Thursday, July 22, 2010

three stop

on our first day we had a lax itinerary, instead of going around the town center we decided to make some stops slightly away from the busy streets of Puerto Princesa.
[1] Lawiswis Organic Shop
the first stop requires few steps uphill which leads you to a small house surrounded by a garden and a man-made mini-pond. you won't realize that it is a shop of organic soaps and ointments as it looks more like an abode for someone who loves ornaments.it has a nice garden where one can actually relax in a hammock or just walk around the compound. though there's not much to see it is worth a short stop when you have some extra time.the products are available only on this shop and you can request for the owner to spend time explaining how and why we should use organic.

estimated time from Puerto Princesa town center: 30mins


[2] Mitra's Ranch
long way up to another hill leads you to a viewpoint of the Sulu sea and a part of Honda bay. one of Palawan's most influential person used to have this as his vacation house and home to some of his horses.

now, it's a place where one can just sit on grass lawns and enjoy the view from above. there's not much to do around so a short stop will be just right.

estimated time from Puerto Princesa town center: 20mins


[3] Baker's Hill
a place that looks so much like a shop in Tagaytay where one can buy some pasalubong. choose a spot around the area and a good place to relax while you try their newly-cooked serve-hot ube hopias. did i say it's just P40 for ten pieces?

estimated time from Puerto Princesa town center: 20mins
next stop our home for three days.

19 comments:

Hilda said...

Love the facial expression of the dog at the top of the stairs. ;)

Looking forward to the rest of this series. Been to Palawan several times already but never to Puerto Princesa.

witsandnuts said...

Mitra's Ranch is the most interesting to me. :)

pamatayhomesick said...

stop over palang ito...ganda!
buti pa si dogie sarap ng upo at pagbantay...:)

journeyingjames said...

dude, i lived in puerto for a year, i haven't been to lawiswis. where is that? btw, mitra's ranch and baker's hill are nice places to run to! haha stunning view of honday bay from the ranch. the peacock and ostrich at baker's hill are amazing too!

Luna Miranda said...

i like your photo of the wind chime. i missed Lawiswis when i was in Puerto Princesa.

Borneo Falcon said...

This place looks ideal for a retreat. Looking forward for more photos here.

Bengbeng said...

looks likje this is a financially prosperous area

SandyCarlson said...

Love the face of the dog, too. What a neat place. Thanks for taking us along!

princess_dyanie said...

Aloha Dom! Free ba yung entrance sa Mitra's ranch or may bayad? if meron, how muchos?

docgelo said...

wonderful captures again, dom.
i particularly like your photo of that wind chime. was it bamboo or wood? looks like bamboo to me.

i wish to go to palawan too one day. my late maternal lola was from puerto princesa and she gave birth there to my mom like 58 years ago. my parents and grandparents had been there several times but they left us at home wondering what's on that part of luzon.

pls don't tell me this was another sponsored event, because if it was, which it seemed, i'm green in envy again. =)

alicesg said...

Look like three nice places to relax and hide from the madding crowd. Sometimes I wish I could be away to a nice place where no one can find me...lol.

chyng said...

mahusay talaga! ang ganda ng detailed ng bawat shot. nakakuha ako ng tips, as always!

nuts said...

when i saw the dog in your first photo, kala ko si panda na.. Yun pala ang Mitra's Ranch. I remember his ad when he ran for pres., kelan nga ba yun? tagal na..:)

Sarap naman magrelax sa Lawiswis! tsk! galing ng mga shots mo ever!

Photo Cache said...

I was taken by the organic soap store. I could linger there forever.

beero said...

wooow! sobrang ganda ng pics sa mitra's ranch kuya dong. kaya gustong-gusto ko talaga makapunta sa palawan eh.

SandyCarlson said...

Way so beautiful place!

Pietro said...

I also like the photo with the dog. Three really nice and relaxing places. Thanks for sharing!

rd sean said...

ang linaw ng kuha.. wahhh ang ganda. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Lovely photos! I wish more places can embrace the idea of organic products.

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