Traveling Palawan made today the best day in my life [Battle Trip/2019.10.20]
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Traveling Palawan made today the best day in my life [Battle Trip/2019.10.20]

Are you going somewhere? Yes, we’re going to El Nido. (The last hidden sight in Palawan) It’s so pretty. I want to see it from up there. Where the drone shot it from. I want to take a helicopter tour. This place looks great too. – Gosh! / – Why’s it so nice? It was so beautiful. It’s Nemo. I shot that footage. I shot it with the camera. You can see the fish so clearly. (Going to El Nido) Let’s look at the computer… To figure out where we’re going… El Nido hopping tour. Jia, you can swim with the fish here. – So nice. / – You can do a hopping tour in El Nido? You can do hopping tours from other islands. But this is a hot place where a lot of families visit. We have to go to El Nido. (They booked a group van at the airport) (You can get to El Nido by plane, van or bus) (The best way to get there is by van) (Going to El Nido for a hopping tour) Jia took all those swimming lessons just to go here, right? – Yes. / – Right. (Fantastic hopping tour) (Their first morning in El Nido) Mom! It’s so clear out today. It’s so nice out! I can’t wait for the hopping tour. Jia, take your sunglasses off. It’s so nice out! (How does the sky in El Nido look?) (It looks hazy) I’m a bit nervous about this. Finally. It’s what you wanted, Jia. Let’s go. No! Let’s go. No! Not yet. We booked a hopping tour. When you book a hopping tour, a car comes to pick you up. There’s Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon. We’re going to Big Lagoon. The water color and the fish will look different every place we go to. (They get on the van they booked and head out) Mom, I think my prayer worked. Yeah. Isn’t it nice out? It sure is. (Make sure you check where you leave) (They arrive at the dock with a unique view) (Hopping tour, $9.30 per person) Oh, the hopping tour is pretty cheap. (You can enjoy hopping tour in fantastic nature) (That’s called small heaven of Palawan) (You can go snorkeling at the 4 to 5 points) (Every spot has something different to see) (El Nido hopping tour, A course) – Let’s go! / – Let’s go! Mom, you can see the bottom of the sea. Yeah. You can see it. It’ll be even clearer at a place where we’re going. The water looks so clear. How can the sea look like this? We just started and it’s already so clear. I wonder how clear it looks farther in. Super clear. (They take in the view of the clear sea) So pretty. (Jia and her mom head toward heaven on Earth) How is the water that color? It was so blue like it was painted. (The layers of rock look so picturesque) Mom, it’s so clear out. (After taking in the views, they arrive at the first stop) I think that’s the place. Yeah, I think so too. That must be our stop. I see people floating. Yeah, they’re floating. Wow, look at the color of the sea. You can see through it. – This is Big Lagoon. / – Yes. It’s so nice here! This is Big Lagoon. – You don’t go in by boat. / – Why not? To preserve nature. So the boat stops here. And we take a canoe. The water is so clear. Yeah, you can go snorkeling there. They only allow 2,000 people in here a day. So you have to make a reservation. All these people did. (A hidden attraction of El Nido) (Big Lagoon shines like a gem) Mom! We’re floating on the sea! I hope things get more fun. Wow! I’ve never done things like this before. Wow, so cool. I’m afraid of the water, but it was so beautiful. I made sure to be there for all the stops. Aren’t you happy? I’m so happy! Me too! In my 13 years of living, this is the happiest moment of my life. I feel like flying. In my 41 years of living, this is the happiest moment of my life. – Mom, you’re 41? / – Yeah. I thought you were 42. This is my best my life. – Really? / – This time is really the best. Mom, my gosh! The water is getting clearer! My gosh! I can see the bottom. (The water gets clearer the farther they go) How fascinating. (There’s a big difference in water color) – Oh, fish! / – Fish! Fish! Fish! Fish! My gosh! You can see the bottom of the sea. You don’t even have to go snorkeling. – You can see everything from the surface. / – Yes. (Big Lagoon is surrounded by big rocks) (This is why you have to visit El Nido) I wouldn’t regret it even if it took us several hours to get here. This is the reason to visit Palawan. Not for the underground river. It’s for this place. This is the best day of my 13-year life. (Another way to enjoy Big Lagoon) Jia. – This is the swimming spot. / – The swimming spot. (The water is shallow enough to swim here) (Splash) My feet touch the bottom. Really? It’s not that deep. – That’s a swimming spot. / – Yes, it’s shallow. It’s a shallow area. – It would be great for kids. / – Yes. I want to take my life vest off. Jia, you can take it off here. Show them how you can swim. Give me your vest. (Jia is excited like a fish in water) She’s good. – She learned to swim for Big Lagoon. / – Yes. You sure can swim, Jia. She’s good. (She’s been learning how to swim for this day) Wow, this looks amazing. (Swimming enjoyed in amidst nature) I love how shallow the water is. It’s the perfect depth for swimming. How do you feel? Good. How good? Really good. (They’re both so happy) (They’ll remember this trip for a long time) – Mom. / – What? How could you do that to a kid? (No mercy) This is the most famous hopping tour spot in the Philippines, not just in Palawan. (After having fun swimming) Jia, I said that El Nido has a lot of stops. If we go to a different place, we can see the fish. There is more stuff to see. We’re going to do all of that today? Of course. Let’s get going then. Yeah, you have to see it all when you’re there. (10-minute boat ride to Shimizu Island) (Tour with Mom arrives at…) Look, Jia. That’s Shimizu Island back there. That’s where we’re going snorkeling. The colors are divided. Shimizu Island. So much coral reef here. I bet divers would love this spot. – Right. / – Yes. Should we jump in? We have to put these on first. Yeah? (They get all their gear on!) (Ready to go in) (Jumps right in) I don’t think I can jump. – No, it’s scary. / – It’s so pretty! Really? (She gets in carefully) (Time to check out the second hopping tour stop) (How is it different from Big Lagoon?) (Shimizu Island has all sorts of coral reef) The water is so clear. – It’s like a garden. / – It’s so clear. It’s like a garden in the sea. My gosh! It’s Nemo. – Nemo. / – I saw Nemo too. (Jia is happy) (So is mom) Joowon, you have a diving license. – Yes. / – I bet you want to be there. – When you watch this… / – It’s driving me crazy. – You only got your license recently. / – Yes. And the sea isn’t as clear… – When you dive in Korea. / – Right. – Look at this view. / – The view… (You can’t even see these fish in an aquarium) – It’s Nemo. / – Nemo. So pretty! Jia, isn’t this amazing? Agreed. Jia’s excited. Really excited. (Yeonsu seems more excited) That looks like fun. (This is awesome) People, it’s really pretty underwater. It’s so pretty. – It’s so pretty! / – It’s so pretty! It’s so cool! Mom, I saw one that’s black and white. It was huge. – Really? / – Yeah. (What fish did Jia see?) (A school of black tropical fish) – You shoot that footage? / – Yes! – Moving as a group. / – Jia filmed that. (Staring) – I bet it was wonderful. / – Yes. This view… It made me so happy. The sea felt like space. It was so shiny from the sun. Underwater… (They take in all the views underwater) I have to go to El Nido. El Nido. (How was the hopping tour to Jia?) I think this was the most fun place my mom planned. I’m going to tell all my friends that I want to visit this place with them when we’re all adults.


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