To Coron, Alone!
I am one step away from fulfilling two of my travel goals this 2012 – travel solo and go to Coron (thanks to Cebu Pacific‘s PromoFare). I was thinking of spending my 29th birthday in Coron but I still prefer spending it at home with my family (especially because my dad & I have the same birthday). So, I’ll be there the week after my birthday. I am so thrilled and I wish October comes soon!
Goal # 1: Travel Solo
I’ve always wanted to go on a trip by myself. However, I haven’t had the courage to really do it. Whenever I mention traveling alone to my friends, they usually ask, “Why would you want to do that?” Some say, “It’s no fun!” since you don’t have anyone to talk to, or take pictures with. But, that’s precisely why I want to do this. I want to travel solo because I want to know how it feels like to not know anyone, to not worry about anything except yourself, and to not have anyone to depend on except God. This is the kind of adventure that I want to do! I look forward to meeting new people and discovering new things about myself and the world. I’m sooo excited!
Goal # 2: Coron, Palawan
I think it’s just fitting that I’m doing my first solo adventure in one of my dream places to go to in the Philippines – Coron, Palawan. The reason why I chose Coron is because it seems a good place for a personal retreat. Since it’s going to my birthday, I’d like to take some time to examine my life. Usually, communing with nature helps me introspect so Coron’s majestic landscapes will surely provide a perfect milieu for personal reflection. Don’t worry, I’m not going to be introspecting the whole time I’m there. I’ll make sure to spare enough time to explore the best of what Coron and the nearby islands have to offer!
Anyway, got any suggestions or tips for me about traveling solo and what to do in Coron? I’d be happy to read your advice in the comment box below. Thank you!
I’d like to end with my version of Dept. of Tourism’s “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” meme:
This photo of me was taken by Karen Sioson in Anilao, Batangas.