Against the advise of my thrifty self, I booked myself a non-promo ticket to Puerto Princesa via Cebu Pacific and a return ticket via Philippine Airlines. I leave Saturday afternoon and be back by Monday morning. The schedule perfectly fits my objective of avoiding excess leaves burning more holes in my pocket. My ticket to Puerto Princesa costs Php1,264.48 without check-in baggage while my return trip costs Php1,455.00.
|Marianne Home Inn|
Palawan Provincial Capitol
The morning after we were up early. After a quick breakfast we went to the public market (walking distance from the hotel) to buy some pasalubongs such as kasoy, danggit and dilis. I wanted to see the fresh seafood sold in the market and I only made myself hungry aisle after aisle of fresh marine creatures waiting to be cooked and served. We then went back at the hotel, checked out and went to VIM Pension. After a quick check in, we headed to Divine Sweets to meet my girfriend's highschool friends. Food prices there ranges from Php80 - Php160. A few talks and some photo ops later, we went to a one-stop souvenir shop at the back of Rusty Lopez, to buy the ever so present key chain souvenirs. The souvenirs are pretty much priced the same elsewhere but food is much more cheaper at the public market. But for those with limited time, this is the place to go.
|Chao Long at Bona's|
It was getting dark and it started raining which is just perfect for our next stop, Bona's Chao Long. The Chao Long at Bona's is very tasty and is actually my girfriend's favorite. The dish which is Viatnamese beef stew with noodles costs Php45 per serving. And as recommended, their French bread (Php25) goes nicely with Chao Long.
And just like that my time was up. I had to catch an early flight the next day and my final memory of Puerto Princesa was a quick breakfast with my girlfriend at a cafe right next to the airport. I hope February comes fast.
The Final Roundup:
Airfare (plus Terminal fees): Php2,959.48
GRAND TOTAL: Php6,463.48*
*Food and Accommodations are good for 2 pax. My personal total is Php5,053.48