Stamps in our passport… The Philippines!

Teaching in public schools, we are given a generous 8 days of paid vacation during the summer break. Since we were going to be unable to make a trip back home to the states for Ryan’s brother’s wedding due to scheduling issues, we started looking around for cheap airline tickets elsewhere.

The Philippines

Every time we look for said cheap tickets, the search results always shows the Philippines as one of the cheapest destinations. However, neither of us had read into this archipelago like we have for other countries. Places such as Vietnam and Thailand always seem to be the most popular places to travel while in SE Asia, but we decided to take a chance, and we booked the tickets anyway. After talking to some of our friends who had been before, we immediately knew that we had chosen, albeit by chance, wisely. Two round trip flights from South Korea to Manila, and two round trip flights from Manila to Palawan. Total cost: ~$200 per person. Not too bad.

Puerta Princesa

Now we are back in Korea and we are beyond excited to share some of our experiences in the Philippines with you! This place was stunning and we had such an amazing time. Most of our trip was spent in El Nido, but we also stayed in Puerta Princesa for a couple of days as well. While we plan to someday explore some of the other and more famous locations the PH has to offer, Palawan was perfect for a vacation mixing adventure with relaxation and beauty.

Puerta Princesa Crocodile Farm

El Nido

Palawan is beautiful and, although we limited ourselves to only two cities on one of the many islands this country has to offer, we highly suggest El Nido for adventure seekers, photographers, snorkelers, divers, and beach bums, alike. Check back later this week and next week for more pictures and details about our most recent stamp in our passport.



2017-03-06T09:21:44+00:00 By |Destinations, The Philippines|8 Comments


  1. alifenotstyled August 21, 2014 at 1:59 am - Reply

    If you ever come back I’ll give you tips! Glad you had fun here. Love your pics 🙂

    • Hedgers Abroad August 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the offer! Your whale shark pictures are amazing! When we go back to the Philippines some day we really want to try to see them. We know who to talk to now!

  2. Miguel August 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Bet you had a hard time bidding farewell to El Nido. 🙂

    • Hedgers Abroad August 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      El Nido is a stunning little town with a lot of charm. It really was tough to leave, but I can see a return trip being likely down the road. Be sure to check out our videos that will all be posted soon for some more glimpses of El Nido and its gorgeous surroundings!

  3. Shanna August 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Your pictures look gorgeous! My husband, baby, and I live in southern China and El Nido is on our bucket list. Where did you stay in El Nido? I can’t wait to hear more about your trip! 🙂

    • Hedgers Abroad August 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      We stayed at the Four Seasons! It is just outside of town so it’s cheaper and a short trike ride away from the town center! Beautiful pool and great for sunsets!

      • Shanna August 28, 2014 at 9:07 pm

        Thanks! Good to know… I think we need to go there ASAP 😉

  4. irfannauri99 August 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Top in the word

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