Monday, November 19, 2007

El Nido or Phuket?!

El Nido is one of the Philippines' most celebrated beach resorts. It's for the elite and well-heeled, something that backpackers might think twice before visiting.
I always thought that the Philippines had the bestest beaches to offer, not thinking that its neighbors had equally beautiful yet more popular beach destinations.
Thanks for Leonardo diCaprio's The Beach, I wouldn't have realized that Phuket, Thailand's well-loved tropical island, hosts a very similar scenery with my El Nido, only it is more popular with foreign tourists.
I have the picture for both tropical gems. However, it is up to you to decide which is which?!
which of the two countries is picture number 1 located?

or how about picture number 2?

***if you've been to either one of the two, please don't spill the darn bean...:}***

8 Responses to “El Nido or Phuket?!”

Abad said...
November 19, 2007 at 2:52 PM

I have been to El Nido ages ago so I could be wrong. I'm guessing the second picture is Amanpulo. Btw, was I right on your Paris post? Keep posting. :D

"Super Sam" said...
November 19, 2007 at 3:24 PM

Hey, interesting comment on my blog about the Planetwalker. Not sure whether it was meant to be abuse, or constructive, but no I'm not American. I am sensitive to environmental issues if that wasn't clear, which as I note from your blog profile you mention nothing about despite working in Automotive... so do you drive a Hummer or a Prius?!

curbside_puppet said...
November 19, 2007 at 3:27 PM

yeah abad, that was paris. the tower at the center on buenos aires could have been a give-away. :}

curbside_puppet said...
November 19, 2007 at 3:59 PM

super sam, its an isuzu. a japanese- SUV maker. but i always you the MRT (Manila's subway). how'd you know my work's related to automotive.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...
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Pisanu for BISEAN said...
November 20, 2007 at 1:18 AM

Bisean is scheduled on a trip to El Nido, Palawan Island on 16-20 December! See ya!

Pic1. Phuket. Pic2. El Nido...ooops! sorry. I can resists answering. =)

curbside_puppet said...
November 20, 2007 at 8:36 AM

pisanu, too bad i can't go to el nido. got school and work! but hey, that's quite close to our christmas vacation!
and abad, the second pix was el nido, not amanpulo. i don't think amanpulo has limestone cliffs. you can see some islets in amanpulo though. :)

Benz said...
January 9, 2008 at 5:28 PM

I have been to Phuket and I would love to go back. It is a paradise. Sad thing is I'm living in the Philippines but havent been able to visit El Nido. I will try to plan a trip this year, promise!!!! :)

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