My 40th Birthday: Going to El Nido Palawan on a budget - Day 1

One bucket list checked. It's my 40th birthday on April 13 and I wanted to get back to El Nido Palawan to experience heaven once again. I've been in Boracay for seven straight years (twice in a year since 2000) for vacation until I grew tired of the place because of the moss that surrounded the beach shores. April 11, 2011, my son and I flew by Zest Air promo fare and landed in Puerto Princesa at 4:30pm (in the usual delayed flight). I was surprised to be shouted boarding on the plane by a former student now working in Zest Air, (Dhancel Paliza) and was happy being recognized. Quite different since  Zest Air did not serve any snack this time but I was happy landing safe in the city. We were famished from waiting almost three hours in the domestic terminal in Manila since the flight was delayed so we headed to the nearest place to eat recommended by the tricycle driver in the city, Noki-Nocs.
According to the tricycle driver, Noki-Nocs is their local "Jollibee" so I agreed and we ordered the usual rice with traditional Filipino food, honey bourbon chicken and pork adobo with rice (P120) and one order of their famous halo-halo with vanilla ice cream (P85). I was surprised that their halo-halo (shaved ice with fruits) was comparable to the type of shaved ice of Razon's because the fine shaved ice was heavenly good with distinct choices of ingredients, corn, cornflakes, bananas, sweet mongo beans. The milk with the vanilla ice cream made it creamier with the delicious egg custard slice (leche flan) on top. This halo-halo saved the day and we headed to the cheapest accommodation available (P300) at Bundal Inn to rest.
For more information, Noki-Nocs serves all Filipino food and snacks located at the heart of the Puerto Princesa City Palawan across the church and the RCBC sign in Rotonda.

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