El Nido

El Nido was a stunning, untouched paradise in Southeast Asia. The 2 hour flight and 8 hour bus ride to get there was all worth it once I laid my eyes upon the stunning crystal clear blue water. If you have the opportunity, definitely go on a snorkel tour. You'll see unexplored sea caves and snorkel in the most vibrant and beautiful reeves I've ever seen. The seaside gem that is El Nido remains one of my favorite places I've ever visited--definitely add it to your list of places to see!

Al'Trove Pizzeria

Finding vegan eats in the Philippines (besides fruit) wasn't the easiest task. While I'm happy eating bananas, mangos, and papayas all day everyday, sometimes I crave something more hearty. I had read about Al'Trove online and decided to give it a go because pizza is often pretty easy to veganize. As I suspected, they happily veganized a pizza for me! I ordered a Margharita pizza with no cheese and added green bell peppers, fresh tomato, and onion. The crust was absolutely amazing! I couldn't get over it! It reminded me of pizzas I had in Italy four years ago. I highly recommend this place if you're craving something savory and plant-based.



Calle Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Other notable eateries in El Nido:

-Squidos (order fried rice with no egg, fish sauce, shrimp paste, or oyster sauce)

-Stunning Republic Resort Restaurant (try the vegetable curry, it's made with coconut milk)