Monday, March 9

Palawan Teaser

Sam & I enjoyed 4 beautiful days & 3 relaxing nights at El Nido Lagen Resort in Palawan, Philippines. It was amazing!!

We took hundreds of breathtaking photos, but haven't had a chance to sit down & organize them all quite yet. So, in the meantime, I will just post a few of my favorites. In the coming days, however, I hope to post our day to day adventures & escapades in paradise. I never want to forget our fabulous 11th anniversary celebration! I'm not sure we can ever top this... unless we come back! :-)

Our first day at the resort, we hiked to a private beach on the opposite side of the island. On the hiking trail, we passed this massive tree with roots that towered above us. It is hard to appreciate the enormous size of these roots until you see them in person.

Amberly & Sam exploring a cave

Snorkeling in paradise
(Have I mentioned how much weight my awesome hubby has lost?! Check him out...)

Nemo in his anemone home
(We have more great pictures of some beautiful clown fish up close & personal. They were pretty territorial & did not like us snapping photos of their home! Who would've thunk it??)

Baby Sea Turtles
(Born 30 minutes prior to this photo)

Entalula Island, Palawan
(My favorite beach!! Gorgeous!!)

Sunset at Pangalusian Island, Palawan

Amberly & Sam at Entalula Island, Palawan
(At 7 am! Which just proves how much I loved this beach!)

Where we spent our last morning in Palawan... ahhhhh!

School of fish at El Nido Miniloc Resort

Brightly colored fish
(Have no idea what kind!)

Elaborately patterned brain coral

More to come later... !!


Rachel said...

Amberly, that is just beautiful! How cool that you guys got to take advantage of your location and go somewhere like that for your anniversary? Awesome!

Heather said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! What a great way to celebrate your anniversary!!

Lynn Leaming said...

Looks like such a wonderful place! Glad you could enjoy it and have a special time together!! How ironic my verification word on your site today is seatank :)

Dana Lynne said...

WOW!!!! What a beautiful place to celebrate your anniversary! You both look great! Congratulations!!!

Tam, Matt, Cade said...

Man, it looks so beautiful! I'm so jealous. Wished we had the time to squeeze Palawan in before we leave. Your pictures are wonderful. That underwater camera was well worth the money. Can't wait to see the rest!

Achilles said...

It's not expensive to visit the islands of the Philippines.

The most misconception about the islands that they are not safe but Amberly and Sam prove them wrong.

Happy Anniversary.

Your family makes The Philippines more beautiful!

Thank you and God Bless.

Amberly said...

Achilles, thank you so much! We love living here! Would love to stay longer, if given the opportunity, but we are grateful for each moment! It is a great country & very safe. Friendly, hard-working people who are so proud of their paradise home... love the Filipino culture!