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Memories of September

Life in El Nido, Palawan By November 16, 2012 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Our last few days in El Nido last September were spent hanging out at the beach in the afternoons….

Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan

A friend of ours has a cottage in Corong-corong and we would swing by sometimes to hang out.

Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan

The beach in this part of Corong-corong is not known for being clean because there are a lot of trees and leaves fall on the beach.

Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan
Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan

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The Before-and-After El Nido Photo-documentation Project – Sirena Street

Life in El Nido, Palawan, Photography By October 15, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Where Rizal Street ends is where Sirena Street begins. Sirena Street runs parallel to the beach, as well as a part of Calle Real, both terminating at the port.

Rizal Street, El Nido, Palawan

Sirena Street, a very narrow, one-way street, can easily be missed. At the corner, on the left side is a clothing store, painted in green, and a sari-sari store on the white building on the right side.

Rizal Street, El Nido, Palawan

On Sirena Street, construction was in full swing on the lot right next to the clothing store when I was documenting during the month of September. It used to be a cozy little restaurant called Vicenta’s, that we loved to eat at back in 2006 because they had the most delicious seafood dishes.

Vicentas Sirena St

We used to feel uncomfortable walking on this street because it was crowded and a bit scary. It’s looking a bit better now, but it is still the street I like least in El Nido.

Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

 

On this street, one will also find the Tao Philippines booking office.

TAO EXPEDITION

Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan
Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

And the Palawan Pawnshop, one of two in this town. I used to ignore this shop until I realized how important it was in a town that had no banks or ATMs. It is the only way to send or receive money from outside of El Nido.

PALAWAN PAWNSHOP AND EL NIDO SANDS INN

Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

I’ve never even noticed it before, but a photo from 2006 tells me it’s been there ever since.

Palawan Pawnshop

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