20.04.2012 - 24.04.2012
Hello dear friends,
We have arrived to El Nido. The town itself is a small tourist town with two long streets that have hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and tourist shops. However, it's also the departing point to many beautiful places. There are several close beaches that are only a few kilometers away, such as the Las Cabanas beach:
Other than that, El Nido is on the Bacuit Archipelago. There are four tours that take you to several islands. We did the first one (called tour A). The tour yielded the following pictures:
A lot of these islands are made of limestone, which isn't common for me to see. Sometimes you can see limestone cliffs which are 20-30 meters high. Very overwhelming.
Also, the previous night we decided to have a drinking game. With a 90 pesos (about 9 shekels) melon-rum, we had a "Yaniv"-drinking night. Awesome!
Tomorrow we will take an "introduction to diving" course which includes two dives. We are both very excited about this.
Reading take a lot of our time here. Dana has been reading Amnon Dankner's "The days and night of Aunt Eva", which I'm reading and enjoying now. She has also read two more books. I have also read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" which wasn't easy to read, but made me think. I might read it again sometime again in the future. Maybe I'll understand more of it. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.
All the best,