Last July, I spent one weekend in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, to celebrate the birthday of my boyfriend's older sister Rhina. It was a celebration, all right, with lots of yummy food and great adventures!
We toured the city upon arrival and visited the Crocodile Farm. At first it felt like a trip to a museum, but it got exciting when they showed us the baby crocodiles and warned us that they could bite if we came too near. According to the guide, these three- to five-year-old crocs have the perfect skin for making bags and belts. Poor kids!
Our next stop was the Butterfly Garden, which reminded me of one of my favorite movies of all time, The Secret Garden! There were lots of plants and flowers everywhere, and gorgeous butterflies in different colors and sizes!
We also dropped by Mitra's Ranch for some sightseeing, and had some snacks at Baker's Hill, a popular bakery in the city. Of course I had to taste the chocolate caramel cake, which was good for only 25 pesos a slice. Just look at all that gooey caramel! The cake was moist, too.
For dinner, we went to Balinsasayaw, one of Puerto Princesa's most famous restaurants. We were feeling adventurous during the trip, but not adventurous enough to try crocodile meat! Instead, we feasted on comfort food--grilled chicken, seafood and veggies. These definitely hit the spot.
We headed back to the hotel early to get enough rest for the following day. We were scheduled to go on the Ugong Rock zipline and explore the Underground River. More on that in the next entry!