Island Life – Tao Expeditions (Day 4)

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Island Life – Tao Expeditions (Day 4) Being the light sleeper that I am, I awoke on my stomach right before sunrise, the early morning glow just enough to light up the beach and Balatik through my bug net. Finally feeling pretty good, I grabbed my camera and tripod and crept out of the open bungalow as […]

Bioluminescence & A Dream Boat – Tao Expeditions (Day 2)

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Bioluminescence & A Dream Boat – Tao Expeditions (Day 2) Palawan, Philippines After a few hours struggling with my ‘seafood intolerance,’ I was at least functioning again, but since I was feeling weak, dazed, and unsocial so I just grabbed some water and my camera and stumbled down to the beach on Linapacan Island. I was shooting some night […]

A Filipino Fiesta – Tao Expeditions (Day 1)

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A Filipino Fiesta – Tao Expeditions (Day 1) Palawan, Philippines We had left Coron sometime mid-morning and by early afternoon, I had already begun to lose track of time. It was just time spent assimilating to boat and island life – lounging and soaking up the scenery, snorkeling through coral reefs, chillin’ on white sand beaches, eating […]

Tao Expeditions

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Tao Expeditions Palawan, Philippines The Philippine archipelago consists of 7,107 islands, one-quarter of which are in Palawan (1,780 islands), the country’s largest and westernmost province. It is considered the most remote region and the Philippines’ last frontier, a pristine ecosystem and UNESCO Biosphere Preserve endowed with habitats of coral reef, mangrove forests, and rare fauna and […]

Off the Grid with Tao Expeditions

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Off the Grid with Tao Expeditions Palawan, Philippines Many who travel yearn to go where few tourists have gone – an inkling of true exploration – But that seems harder and harder to find. Word spreads easily these days and nothing can stay relatively hidden for long. A few years ago when I went to Thailand, we […]

Coron Boat Tour & Lake Kayangan

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Coron Boat Tour & Lake Kayangan Palawan, Philippines In hindsight, I think I’m glad our initial flight from Manila to Coron had been cancelled. Had we arrived as planned, we would have probably ended up on a standard group Coron boat tour, going from stop to stop with the rest of the herd. But since our rebooked […]

Coron & Busuanga, Philippines

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Coron & Busuanga Palawan, Philippines As we flew over the sun-burnt, rolling hills of the islands of northern Palawan, Francisco B. Reyes Airport on Busuanga came in to view. It was a tiny, one-strip runway with a modest terminal to match. The prop plane skimmed the mountains and landed hard, slamming on the breaks and screeching to a halt […]

 
 
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