Electricity for six hours a day, no ATMs, no hospitals and very very limited internet. I can comfortably say that Port Barton of Palawan in the Philippines is one of the most remote places I have visited.
However what Port Barton lacks in facilities and technology, it certainly makes up for with its location and beautifully remote beaches.
Quite often missed by tourists who usually head straight up to El Nido, Port Barton remains fairly tourist free. Although this means it lacks certain desired requirements such as an ATM, it remains peaceful and serene, making it the perfect place to relax, sunbath and read plenty of books. I have never read so many books in such a short amount of time!
Beach on our doorstep
Some of my best experiences of the trip have involved animals. I’ve never considered myself to be much of an animal person, perhaps because most creatures with fur leave me suffering and sneezing for the rest of the day. Hence why I currently own a goldfish and cannot wait to have my very own tortoise.
In my third instalment I want to write about the time I got to swim with elephants. A couple of friends joined us for a two-week trip around Thailand for a holiday. An elephant ride had been on my to-do list for a while and I was rather excited by the time the day finally came around. We decided Khao Lak in Thailand would be the best place for this and we weren’t short on offers.