Travel reports from Philippines

Death in Paradise

The flies

Imagine: Not far off the coast of Palawan rises from the turquoise-blue water a small, green country; It might take two or three hours to wander the islet if there were a path. But thick, green jungle overgrows it, and only where the boat anchors on the sandy shore at anchor, one sees a clearing, grass, overshadowed by elegant coconut palms.