NEW YEAR'S EVE
New Year's Eve on the islands was celebrated with a dinner gala, show, music, floating lanterns release, and fireworks.
FIRST DAY OF 2016
We spent the whole day in one spot. Amelia played at the beach from breakfast to dinner, making sand castles, looking for shells, making friends, kayaking, and swimming. I actually read a book.
Her largest shell find.
THE BIG LAGOON
Our last sunrise kayak was a success! We watched the sunrise at the entrance to the Big Lagoon like last time, but this time it was high(er) tide and we were able to paddle past the opening. It was my favorite part of the trip. It was big, unspoiled, serene, full of wildlife, and we got to enjoy this amazing piece of the world all to ourselves.
SNORKELING AT MINILOC ISLAND
Vlad made palaspas (palm leaf Filipino origami) for all the kids as going away gifts.
With the best guide ever Vlademer Laloy, who made our trip so memorable and fun.
Complimentary palitaw (sweet rice cake) and carabao (water buffalo) sightings at El Nido airport.
This is the fourth of four posts from our trip to Palawan. Thanks for joining us!
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El Nido Miniloc
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
El Nido, Palawan 5313 Philippines
el: +63(2) 902 5985
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Dr. Ricci Sylla is an ObGyn by profession and avid, snap-happy photographer at all other times. She likes taking pictures mostly of food but since the recent population explosion in her family, cute nieces and nephews show up much more frequently in her Picasa files. She hearts cake, ice cream, macarons, cotton candy and fancy desserts.
Local hero Vlademer Laloy is an Activity Guide with El Nido Resorts since 2007. He graduated from University of Iloilo as a criminology officer and worked in the police department before moving to Palawan.
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