Arrived last night on a short domestic flight from Manila. Good to escape the crowds and pollution of the Metropolis. First impressions here are: a lot more greenery, mountains in the near distance and less bustle.

Mainly spent the day doing some investigative research on upcoming logistics and familiarizing myself with the capital of Palawan: Puerto Princessa. Found some quality and giant fruits in the market: Green Mango, Avocado and even Mangosteen. As well as tasty baked goods from the many bakeries around town. There's a small influence from Vietnam here, which I noticed by the many noodle soup shops around. Although now minor, there used to be a strong refugee community that left during the American Conflict in Vietnam.

I've been continuing my experiments with HDR and heavy-duty image manipulation with Lightroom. Below are a few images from the landscapes around Puerto Princessa.

After today I'm leaving the provincial capital and headed for the western shore of the Island to a town called Sabang and maybe from there heading by boat to Port Barton. I'm hoping to see some big views west to the setting sun on the South China Sea and explore some of the forest and caves in the area. There will likely be no internet connection for the next week or so. So enjoy these images, it will be a few days to wait for more :)

Out the window: Manila to Puerto Princessa, Philippines

Port in HDR, Puerto Princessa, Philippines

Bay View in HDR, Puerto Princessa