Thursday, June 30, 2011

Port Barton

Only 3 hours drive from Puerto Princesa is the sleepy beach town of Port Barton (part of San Vicente). Since we found out about this place, we have been here thrice already because of the accessibility versus El Nido which takes 5 hours drive from Puerto. Another plus factor is that there aren't so much tourists. I'm always surprised to see we are the only Filipino tourists each time we go. Perhaps it is because of the electricity issue. There is only electricity half the day and unfortunately there is no power when you want it the most - from 12midnight to 2pm, something like that. And you know that Pinoys are the ones who need their AC :P

Top view of Deep Gold
We choose to stay in Deep Gold Resort (formerly 360Palawan and Swissipini) because of the reasonable room rates at P800, P1200 or P1800 per night. They also have the cleanest and widest beachfront on the main cove.

Outside the resort huts
















Beachfront
Jambalaya is my fave little nook for breakfasts and easy sandwiches which you can take with you to the island hopping tours which the boatmen all over the place offer. There are only 3 tiny little tables so be sure to set an appointment when you are in a big group. Check out Eezy's philosophical & funny little signages on his walls. They are sure to amuse you while you wait for your food.


During our last trip to Port Barton, we decided to check out Kalipay Island about 45mins away via boat with the Bahay Kalipay group.

Finally we are here! Pi Villaraza of Bahay Kalipay tells us that he lived on this island as a hermit for a year living on coconuts alone. I always wonder what that must felt like.

My beach boys take a dip on the ocean. Like father like son. Water is truly their element!



Kisses for me


I highly recommend that you check out Port Barton for a change. Be prepared to bring cash (establishments do not accept credit card nor there is an ATM) and your own food if you are a picky eater as there are not much restaurants on the island. It helps to bring some staples like fruit and (raw) crackers for snacks on the beach.

Here's another helpful guide to Port Barton. I just don't know if it is updated.

Sending you lots of sunshine your way! 

Auspicious sign, a rainbow on the sky!

In cosmic light & warmth,
Monica

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dreaming of A Yoga Shala

Last October 2010, I traveled for the very first time to Bali, Indonesia (alone!) for a yoga sojourn.  Here are some inspirational Yoga Spaces for me to dream about. I'm totally into the native materials used- good hard wood & bamboo in very clean lines. One day I shall build my own here in the farm.

I snuck a photo at the class before my 1st yoga class at The Yoga Barn, Ubud

 
Visiting the Satyanandra Ashram near Monkey Forest Road, Ubud

My last pranayama class at the old Yoga Barn on top of Kafe

Monday, June 27, 2011

And Then There Were Two

So, it's just you and me for now....


until we see Daddy again. We miss you already! We're counting the days til July.

Love always, Your family

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fresh from FLOW

Here's a fresh video from the FLOW Surf Yoga Samba Team. Memories from last summer's FLOW weekend retreat in La Union.



My fave part in the video would be the syncronicity of our Surya Namaskars at the beach and our ecstatic dance numbers during Samba sunset! Oh, happy times!

Stay tuned for our next event FLOW IN THE CITY on July 30 5pm at Quantum Cafe. It's a vegetarian buffet dinner reunion for all FLOW past participants - to be able to meet and mingle with the rest of us. Open to the public and to the press. I'll post the poster with program details soon.

Ciao!

Kisses & Bliss from the Islands,
Monica

Awaken The Healer Within


Come join us on our next exciting wellness retreat called "Awaken The Healer Within" with Yoga, Qi Gong, Kaikki Massage & Live Foods on July 15-17 and August 12-14, 2011 in Bahay Kalipay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

An empowering wellness retreat to heal and transform yourself!

Learn different healing modalities in one supercharged weekend. Practice yoga to rejuvenate your body and mind, strengthen the immune system with the art of Qi Gong, relieve pain through Kaikki massage techniques and nourish your cells with live foods from the Raw Vegan Kitchen of Bahay Kalipay.

Package Inclusions:

-3 Yoga Classes
-2 Qi Gong Sessions
-3 Kaikki Massage Workshops
-An Introduction to Abhyanga Massage
-All Raw Food Meals
-Shared Accommodations
*airfare not included

Energy Exchange
Package Rate P8750

Retreat starts Friday 10am and ends on Sunday 4pm. Itinerary will be emailed upon registration.

Please email monica.eleazar@gmail.com if interested :)

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