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The Smiling Hammock of Sabang, Puerto Princesa: Photo of the Day

We asked our kid what pops in his mind the first time he saw this photo. His answer is, uhm, brilliant: “I don’t know. A hammock?” Yes, it’s a hammock, silly, but look closer. Try this — smile, then squint your eyes and look at the photo, you’ll actually see the tropical universe smiling back at you. You don’t see it? Try opening your mind. The beauty of travel, as in photography, is the option to see the bigger picture or the focused view, even at the same time, and to see what is there or to see with one’s imagination. This no-frill hammock is daring us to kick our feet up, take time off from the daily grind, and relax. We hear the soft, salty breeze and Bobby McFerrin crooning “don’t worry, be happy.” Fortunately for us, Mike Plana graciously agreed that we feature this photo he snapped in Sabang, Puerto Princesa, Palawan (check his Instagram account for more awesome photos). So, going back, look at the photo again and tell us what you see. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading The Smiling Hammock of Sabang, Puerto Princesa: Photo of the Day

Puerto Princesa Underground River among the New 7 Wonders of Nature

It’s official (well, sort of, since the organizers already made an announcement, with the caveat that it’s subject to verification and confirmation, that Puerto Princesa Underground River is among the New 7 Wonders of Nature. After the end of voting on 11 November 2011, the New 7 Wonders of Nature announced that 7 out of 28 made it to the final list. Here’s the list, in no particular order and subject to confirmation in 2012: Continue reading Puerto Princesa Underground River among the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Kalui, Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

While it may sound like an exotic location somewhere in Hawaii, Kalui is actually a restaurant located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It’s really not much to look at from the outside, but wait till you get inside. The paintings and art installations, coupled with the cool lights and local-themed interior, create a perfect ambiance. You could choose to sit on the floor and eat with your hands, which we did, and you won’t even notice that there are also other people eating there. Everything else is immaterial — just you, the place and the food. Continue reading Kalui, Puerto Princesa (Palawan)