For my second 7-Questions blog entry, Mustachio and I will be taking you to the postcard-perfect Coron in Northern Palawan. It belongs to the Calamianes, which is a group of islands known for its purple limestone karst seascapes, white beaches and deep blue seas.
Mustachio is a former colleague, an intrepid traveler and a book hoarder like myself. I am glad that he still agreed in doing this, knowing that I’ve regretfully (and consistently) declined all his travel invitations ever since.
Here’s to hoping that I will be atoned for my travel absences with this blog entry. Meanwhile below is Coron in just 7 questions.Why go to Coron? [Bren] My quick answer to this is that you can embark on a variety of adventures at Coron: beach bumming, island hopping, shipwreck diving, among many others. But despite the many activities that the island has to offer, it still exudes a charming and laidback feel. It doesn’t pretend to be the next Boracay. And I do hope that it stays that way as well. [Mustachio] My quicker answer to this is: Why not? :D
|Sky, sea, sand. Photo taken at CYC Beach.|
- Try the pitik (slipper lobsters) that are offered in various restaurants in town. It is cheaper compared to the usual lobsters but you can save some more if you can request your hotel/inn to cook some for you.
- Danggit lamayo, for me is the ultimate Pinoy breakfast. It is the product of the curious marriage between marinating and then drying danggit (rabbitfish). You can have one at Foodtrip, an open-air eatery near the public market.
- Savor on Filipino dishes at Kawayanan Grill Station, whose interiors are largely made out of bamboo. The incessant playing of an album from Tribu Calamianen, a local band, completes its semi-exotic vibe.
|The piglet at (L-R) Mt. Tapyas, Calauit and Kayangan Lake.|
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