My First FREE E-book: El Nido Islands and Beaches is OUT!

I announced it already a while ago, and after a few days of preparation it’s now ready and I’m happy to announce the launch of my first e-book: El Nido Islands and Beaches.

 

Photobook

 

It is a compilations of the beautiful Islands and Beaches of El Nido, Palawan.

I’m so very excited about this e-book because I think it will be helpful to promote the Philippines particularly the province of El Nido, Palawan.

To get your own copy, simply subscribe to my blog updates by registering your e-mail on the form found in the upper right corner of this page and you will then receive an e-mail with the link where you can download my e-book.

For me, this project marked a new chapter in my photography. And since I am currently roaming around South East Asia for indefinite time. I will be releasing one photo e-book for every locations or destinations that I have been to. The books will be a summary of my blog posts of this trip plus a few new images.

I hope you enjoy this photo e-book, Please feel free to share it with your family and friends. You are welcome to share this e-book. Email it to friends. Quote it. Comment about it on your own blog. Make it a download from your blog. You can do just about anything with it as long as you don’t make money from it and you do mention the source: Frameless World. That’s http://framelessworld.com.

I hope you find this entertaining and useful. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement, please drop me a comment here or contact me at –aframelessworld@gmail.com.

 

15 photos that will make you go to El Nido, Palawan

Ah, the pleasures of being in the island of Palawan are truly grand experiences wether you are here as an individual traveler or with your friends or family. I can say that El Nido, Palawan is the most spectacular place I have been in my entire life. From its stunning islands up to the cheerful locals living here…What can one expect to see in Palawan? Here are the 15 photos that will surely make you go to El Nido.

1. Secret Lagoon



El nido - Secret Lagoon
2. Marimegmeg Beach
Marimegmeg Beach

3. Big Lagoon


El Nido - Big Lagoon

4. Learn how to catch an Octopus easily
El Nido

 

5. Cudugnon Cave
El Nido-Catugnon Cave2

6. Shimizu Island
Shimizu Island

 

7. Learn how to make dried fish
Dried Fish

 

8. Snake Island
el nido-snake island

 

9. Pinagbuyutan Island
El Nido - Pinagbuyutan

 

10. Sunset view
sunset in El Nido

 

11. Seven Commandos
Seven Commandos
12. Night Life
El Nido-Nightlife

 

13. See sea creatures during low tide
Octopus

 

14. Greeted by the local kids
El Nido

 

15. Nacpan and Calitang Beach
El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beach

 

 

Dried Fish (Tuyo) of El Nido, Palawan

This is a photostory about  dried fish also known as tuyo in the Philippines. The pictures here were taken in a fishing village along Nacpan beach in El Nido, Palawan.

Tuyo or dried fish is one delectable dish that’s undeniably a favorite among Filipinos. It is a Philippine delicacy . Usually served with fried garlic rice, an egg either sunny side up or scrambled, vinegar with red hot chili pepper as a dip and a hot cup of coffee.

Dried fish can be found anywhere in the Philippines due to the fact that it has ample water area. Be it fresh or salt-water.  Drying the fish has been a source of livelihood in El Nido, Palawan and in most of the provinces in the Philippines.

For some, dried fish smells really bad when it is cooked. There are many types of dried fish in the Philippines and to some of its provinces they have their own specialty of dried fish. Walk into any market and you will find a section dedicated to sun dried fish.

 

El Nido - Dried Fish

 

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish
El Nido - Dried Fish

 

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried FishThe happy people of the fishing village

 

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

 

The procedure in fish drying is not an easy as it may look. It requires a great deal of time and attention. Especially for those who depend on the sun for their drying needs. They keep the fish under the sun for two days before they take it to pack and bring it to the market.


El Nido Islands and Beaches: Nacpan and Calitang Beach

This is the final part of the series of El Nido Islands and Beaches where I save the best for last. Nacpan and Calitang Beach is the best among the beaches that I’ve been to. The Nacpan and Calitang beach which I considered as paradise can be found in El Nido.

If you’re in El Nido in Palawan, the famous island hopping is something that you absolutely cannot miss. I tried tour A & B and both are absolutely fantastic and definitely worth it. One beach is actually better than the other. Fortunately, El Nido at this time is still in its best conditions and the islands are relatively quiet during the island hopping.


El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang BeachThe reciprocal beach

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beachview of Nacpan/Calitang beach


The difference  of these beaches to other beaches and Islands in El Nido is that it is not usually visited by tourists…  Calitang and Nacpan beach is sharing the same shoreline. It only divided  by a paved stone which serves as a marker between the two beaches. The beach is not yet commercialize. Meaning, you will not find any establishments here. A fishing village and a large resthouse are the only structures in here. In case your island tours get cancelled due to reasons like bad weather, while in El Nido, you can consider Nacpan and Calitang as your option. Just rent motorbike or hire a tricycle then you can go to Nacpan and Calitang beach overland. Some said it’s the longest strip of beach in El Nido. It is about 20kms north of El Nido town proper. Granted it’s not easy to get there, the road is tough and the sun is very intense but the rewards are phenomenal.

 

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beach

rough road going to Nacpan/Calitang beach

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beachnice view going to Nacpan/Calitang beach

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beachview of Nacpan/Calitang beach

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beachfine sandy shore

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beachfishing village in Nacpan/Calitang beach

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beachview of Nacpan/Calitang beach

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang Beachcrystal clear water of the beach

El Nido - Nacpan/Calitang BeachNacpan/Calitang Beach

 

Check the following for the previous entries of this series:

Part 1: Small lagoon and Big lagoon

Part 2: Secret lagoon and Cudugnon cave

Part 3: Snake Island and Shimizu Island

Part 4: Seven Commandos and Pinagbuyutan island

 

Photo of the Week: Family in El Nido Palawan

El Nido

 

This picture was taken in a fishing village located in Nacpan beach in El Nido, Palawan. As I was fascinated by the beauty of the beach, I saw this family working together. They’re making dried fish by placing the fishes under the  heat of the sun. The mother and their children is in charge of cleaning the fishes while their father is laying it all under the sun.

 

SPECIFICATION:

Camera: Canon 450D

F-stop: f/11

Exposure time: 1/200 sec.

Exposure bias: 0 step

ISO: 200

Focal length: 46mm

Subject distance: 3.5m

Flash: No flash