D119 . Dec 28 . Introducing Palawan

Capture d’écran 2013-12-29 à 12.06.28Back from Banaue at night, we had a flight to the Palawan island, a long stretch of land on the Western side of the Philippino archipelago. We spent our afternoon in Puerto Princesa…

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Those boats are called Bangkas in Tagalog, the Philippino language. There are 1 billion and a half bangkas in the Philippines !!! Though, they are essentially of Balinese origin, and Indonesians call it Jukung. You can even find them in Polynesia.

On Saturday, we had a ride from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, far north Palawan. On our way, we stopped by a village were kids were fishing from a bridge, only using a nylon rope and a microscopic hook…

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In another village, people were gathering seagrass and drying it, before selling it as a fertilizer.

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Palawan has one of the richest fishing grounds in the country. About 45% of Manila’s supply of fish comes from here.

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After six hours of ride, I finally got to feel like a fish of my own invention…

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