El Nido island hopping tour

Small Lagoon. Miniloc Island, El Nido, Philippines.

Small Lagoon. Miniloc Island. El Nido, Philippines.

When you visit El Nido, you have to do an island hopping tour. Ceddy found a great one through El Nido Boutique & Artcafe. We did a private tour where we saw, kayaked, and swam around three different lagoons and a beautiful beach.

Ceddy & me kayaking.

Ceddy & me kayaking.

I’m terrible at kayaking or rowing any sort of boat, but Ceddy was able to compensate for my lack of kayaking skills.

Ceddy & me swimming in a cave.

Ceddy & me swimming in a cave.

We even got to swim in a cave.

Big Lagoon. Miniloc Island. El Nido, Philippines.

Big Lagoon. Miniloc Island. El Nido, Philippines.

 

Ceddy & me jumping from a random platform in the middle of the water.

Ceddy & me jumping from a random platform in the middle of the water.

 

Coral & fish.

Coral & fish.

 

Simizu Island. El Nido, Philippines.

Simizu Island. El Nido, Philippines.

We had lunch on Simizu Island. Our guides grilled out & we had fish, pork kebabs, pineapple, rice, & salad. We couldn’t bring the camera onto the beach because the waves would’ve knocked it out of the kayak & into the water.

El Nido, Philippines.

El Nido, Philippines.

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El Nido – a tropical getaway

El Nido, Philippines.

El Nido, Philippines.

After it snowed in Seoul, Ceddy and I escaped the cold and went to El Nido, which is in the southern part of the Philippines called Palawan.

El Nido, Philippines.

El Nido, Philippines.

El Nido, Philippines.

El Nido, Philippines.

We arrived mid-afternoon and enjoyed drinks by the beach before dinner at El Nido Corner Restaurant.

Lapu-lapu fish (grouper).

Lapu-lapu fish (grouper).

Watermelon & rice.

Watermelon & rice.

Shrimps gambas & salad.

Shrimps gambas & salad.

We found El Nido Corner Restaurant while walking along the beach. Ceddy and I shared lapu-lapu, shrimps gambas, salad, rice, and watermelon. Those dishes and the other seafood we tried while in El Nido were the freshest we had on our trip.

El Nido, Philippines.

El Nido, Philippines.

The view from the patio was lovely, too.

North Seoul Tower

North Seoul Tower. Seoul, South Korea.

North Seoul Tower. Seoul, South Korea.

After a delicious dinner at Jung Sik Dang, Ceddy and I headed to North Seoul Tower.  The observation deck has awesome views of the city.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

We rode on the cable car, which took us up Namsan Mountain.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

View from the cable car.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Pathway up to the tower.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Christmas display in the courtyard.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Closeup of North Seoul Tower.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

We rode an elevator up to the observation deck.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul at night.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.