Making a plan in Palawan

Trip Start Oct 19, 2006
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Trip End Apr 05, 2007


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Thursday, January 11, 2007

 This is the biggest town on the island of Palawan, and it seemed nice and small on our escape from Manila. The streets are absolutely full of "tricycles" which are motorcycles with attached sidecars. The funniest thing about the tricycles is that each one is named, mostly with women's names - we even saw one named Kate! The pollution from all the tricycles, and the noise while you're riding in one, are pretty overwhelming, but they are convenient, and the held the two of us and our backpacks pretty easily.
 
We spent most of our time here working on  a plan for how we wanted to spend our time in the Philippines, and gathering information about how to make that happen. Apparently the town itself has some sights - a crocodile farm and a butterfly garden - but when we asked another German tourist how the sights were after she'd seen them, she looked absolutely dejected and said, "What do you expect? They were like crocodile farms everywhere else." So with that report, we never made the effort to go see the "sights."
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