“Coron”-ing

Cock-a-doodle-doo! The roosters have woken me up early in the morning. As I opened my eyes, the stars greeted me a good morning. The dawn is just leaving as the sun is rising. I thought to myself, “That’s a good start. I’m pretty sure this day would turn out great.”I waited for the sun to rise completely before going down. Making my way down, I was greeted by the two dogs and the cat who were awake long before I woke up. I had breakfast and prepared myself to finally start my journey.

Having been situated just beside the mountain which is basically isolated, I had to figure out how to get to the town. I decided then to hitchhike since there were no trikes passing by. Luckily, a good old Jewish man just dropped off his kids on the nearby school. He was kind enough to give me a lift to town.

Reaching Coron town, I immediately rode a trike to the bus terminal to ask about the trips to Busuanga. I was then told that the bus will leave at around 10:30. Since it was still early, I went back to the town area and walked around. The first place I went to was the church. After giving thanks for a safe arrival in Coron, I decided to give myself a walking tour. The sun was scorching and my stomach was rumbling so I went to a breakfast place. I had some omelette, toasted bread with mango jam, and a banana. Simple yet it was a really good meal. Checking the time, I figured I had to go back to the terminal so that I can get a good seat at the bus.

Since the bus didn’t seem to be going yet, I walked over to the marketplace just behind the terminal. The fruits were vibrant in colors and oozing with freshness. I asked around how much these were and was actually surprised that they came in for a pretty cheap price. Even their seafood and basically everything else in the market were all good deals.

I thought to myself, “This is just the first half of my first day in Coron, but I am already drawn into this place.” I wondered what’s ahead and was pretty excited to savor each coming experience I would have in this little paradise.

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