Off to Palawan Island

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Philippines_Puerto_Princesa_Viaje_Asia_2014-2015_IMG_5520People say that if you can only visit one place in the Philippines it should be Palawan, as it offers a little bit of everything there is to see in the country. We arrived in Puerto Princesa (the capital of the island) after a short flight from Manila and, although the rain continued to join us, our moods lightened. The city itself has a more relaxed atmosphere and the billion motorized tricycles make it easier to move around.

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In Puerto, as the locals referred to the city, we had the best and most authentic Filipino food we’ve had. We feasted on Crispy Pata (roasted pork leg), Care-Care (Ox tail in peanut sauce), Sisig (pork bits in a creamy sauce), sweet and sour Lapu-Lapu (grouper), and even tried Tamilok or ‘Mangrove Worms’—a mollusk that is eaten raw with lemon and chili peppers, looks like worms, and tastes like squid…

Phillipines_Puerto_Princesa_Viaje_Asia_2014-2015_2014-09-03_20.52.17Tamilok, one…

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