PALAWAN: Paradise Found

The sun is bestowing its early morning blessing; shimmering in the stunningly clear waters. Rainbow colored fish flurry the colossal coral plates that have risen from the seafloor. I swivel like a thrilled child while surveying the underwater glories. Parrotfish (Scaridae) and royal angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus) glided by, damsel fish (Pomacentridae)  drift near large plate corals, Moorish idols (Zanclus cornutus) …

Culion, Palawan Travel Guide

Blissfully situated in the Calamian Group of Islands in Palawan, Philippines, the municipality of Culion is an erstwhile leper colony during the American colonial period. It was picked as a colony because of its sheer isolation, and its topography offers great opportunities to leprosy-inflicted patients to engage in agricultural activities. Culion was once the largest leper colony in the world. …