El Nido is a “managed resource protected area” in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is 420 kilometers or about an hour’s plane ride from Manila.
It has 45 islands and islets, each one a quiet corner to get unmoored from the hustle and bustle of city life.
One can while away the day on a boat, not to go adrift, but perhaps get back one’s bearings.
Or, when the day is done, simply enjoy the sunset, in a place where no one is in a hurry, not even the sea turtles that come to lay their eggs on the shore.
The day is long, as it should be, because when the days are long, then life is long too.