After much controversy, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 is finally open! It’s big and it’s cold inside. Most of the people who has used the airport has been pretty impressed. Then again, next to the small and cramped Domestic airport and the ageing NAIA Terminal 1, Terminal 3 is indeed a welcome addition to the country’s airports.
Last June, I went to explore Coron, Palawan with fellow travel bloggers, Gail, Marc, Eric and Ferdz. We were pleased to find out that Coron is quite an affordable destination. It also helped that we traveled as a group — major expenses, like the boat rental — was equally divided into five, so the cost per person was significantly lower than if we were traveling alone.
The cheapest part about this Coron trip was the food. Coron town is pretty small, and there’s plenty of cheap dining options. If you’re not to picky, there’s plenty of carinderia near the market that serves pretty good food at affordable prices. If you love fresh seafood, head on to the market to buy shrimp for as low as Php 180 for a kilo, and a huge lapu-lapu for Php 140. We treated ourselves to a fancy dinner at La Sirenetta after a long day of island hopping. While the food was great, the service was disappointingly slow. This dinner was our most expensive at Php 380 per person.