Patoyo

The story of our very own resort.

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    Glamping in the Philippines, Palawan

    Glamping is an abbreviation for “glamorous camping”. But since all the manufacturers of such glamorous camping seem to be from the United States and because shipping to the Philippines from there is so expensive, if you bring the tent with…

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    The high season is a success

    Since my connection with the caretaker, my situation has felt much more certain. I no longer feel like such an outsider of a village on the verge of pulling out their pitchforks, but someone with possible clout. It went from…

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    Finally met the property’s caretaker!

    It was five months of misery, which I managed to overcome in my usual adaptive way, but it was also a fun time of making lots of pockets in the jungle for the 30 tents I had accumulated over time.…

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    D tent spots (Dimancal)

    At one of the posts framing the entrance to the D area. Our guests often have fun beautifying our camp in different ways.  D1 on beachfront On the immediate left as soon as you pass through the gates above. A…

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    Crossfit Personal Trainer on Beach

    The following video is of a friend of mine who will be staying with me for three months (perhaps longer, on and off) and who is a certified personal trainer and crossfit specialist on the beach. He filled up basketballs of…

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    Five months of rain, typhoons, bugs and misery

    The delux tent purposefully flattened to protect it from getting ruined, behind a temporary wall of coconut leaves. Letter to mom about Ben, June 10 That’s the owner of the property I’m supposed to be developing. He dropped by the other day, bringing…

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    Five months of development

    The high season starts around the time my favourite volunteers leave, a record ten now staying here, which eventually climbs to 14 staying over a duration of five weeks. Great progress is achieved and everyone loves the space. Jungle trails…

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    Successful kitesurfing at last!

    A few kitesurfers pass through and assess the conditions and my equipment. Although a great deal for less than $500 for two (usually they are a thousand a pop), it turns out my kitesurfing kits are from 2001, well before the…

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    Some ventures off the island

    Before I started these island development projects, the idea came to me to start an island hopping enterprise. A country of 7,107 islands, about a thousand of which are in my area alone. A calm area and more affluent part…

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    Owner Who What?

    I make it to the new lot, the volunteers absolutely love it, and soon enough several more volunteers arrive from different parts of the world to bring our working crew up to a record number of 10. Some leave, more…