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.


Posted on January 21, 2012, in Papanam?: A Traveler's Journal and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I also wanna travel alone… my first time will be this September and I’m going to Davao. I’m kinda scared…. but I hope everything will be fine…

    Don’t forget to blog your experience in solo-traveling! I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

    • Hahaha! Thinking about it scares me, too. But yeah, I hope and pray everything will turn out well for both of us. Cheers to our upcoming adventures!

      • Wow, we’re just thinking about the same thing! I’ll be going to Coron this long weekend of Nov 2012. On the halloween. I’ll be going solo since my travel buddy won’t be able to make it. Please share your solitary Coron experience. It’ll be of great help. Thanks! 🙂

      • Hi, Kaye! Sorry it has been sometime since I last visited my blog so I just saw your comment. Sadly, I wasn’t able to push through with my trip to Coron last year since I became busy with school stuff. I hope I could do it this year. Did you push through with your trip? I’d love to know how it went. Maybe you can give me some tips? 🙂

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