One of the highlights of our trip! Introducing one of the new Seven Wonders of the World: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park!
To get there, we had to travel by land for about 2 hours. It was a rough ride! Some parts of the road was bumpy and full of zigzags which makes it tough for people who easily gets dizzy. A random fact about Puerto Princesa: It’s the consistent winner of the ‘Greenest and Cleanest City’ according to Wikipedia (which is not a very reliable source, I know, but still)! 🙂
Ironic picture! We live in San Pedro, Laguna.. only to find it in Palawan too! 😀
Amaaaazing view! Which made our road trip not-so-boring and nakakabagot! Just look at that fog!!! Actually, Manila has the same kind. Only it’s called POLLUTION. Lol. I hate Manila. You could die young there. 😐 I live for fresh air in provinces!
After arriving at the harbor, we waited for a few minutes for our boat that would take us to the Underground River. We look so happy! 😀
My friends and I, with our tour guide Ate Princess, have a separate boat because one boat holds 8 people! The boat ride takes about 20-25 minutes, but the relaxing waves and breathtaking view makes it seem like 10!
Clear blue waters!!! There’s a little beach over there, and it was so isolated, we were speechless with shock as we stared at it! “I wanna live there.” – Cito
Alas, we have arrived! The Underground River was declared as a natural world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. 🙂
Soooooo proud of my country!!! Kudos to all who voted! The Philippines are receiving a lot of negative vibes lately and it needs the right motivation for people to get off their asses and start doing their part in making our country a better place. We need inspiration!! Let’s do the beauty of our country justice!
Registration! Ha ha ha. Cito has the worst handwriting I have ever seen!
We’re now ready for our awesome adventure!!
They got separated because the boat can only hold 8-10 people. Boooo! 😦
Our tour guide (Kuya Ading) was funny as hell! I wouldn’t post his jokes here, as they wouldn’t make sense, thus won’t do them justice. Hey, did you know that a rock formation grows 1-3 mm a year? Yes, the rock formations inside are about 25 million years old!!! Here are some awesome rock formations inside the cave:
A t-rex head, and a crocodile head (at the back).
Two people hanging upside-down. 😦
The “Sexy Lady” Lol 🙂
There are different “rooms” inside the cave. They were called “Fruits and Vegetables” and “Meat” rooms. The reason behind the names were because the rock formations found along that part of the cave were, yes, fruits, vegetables and meat! 😀 My favorite room was the “Cathedral”. We all had goosebumps because the rock formations were so detailed and vivid, you would’ve thought they were carved!
This is called the “Pegasus”, or the winged horse from Greek mythology.
“The Last Supper” on top of a giant “Melting Candle”!
“The Three Kings”
Other rock formations found there are The Blessed Mary, half of Jesus’ face which his nose appears to be bleeding, and an Angel. Nature and God truly is awesome!!
My seatmate throughout the ride!
Feeling fulfilled after the ride! Kudos to Kuya Ading for being a hilarious tour guide!
Happy and proud faces! Eco-tourism beats popular tourism in my book! This is what I was telling you in the past posts. I would rather experience something new and adventurous than lay in the sand doing nothing. Beaches are boring, and wouldn’t give you any sense of satisfaction and is only meant for relaxation. I want to spend my summer by being productive and fulfilled! I always get tears in my eyes whenever I see the beauty of my country. I want to become President so I can fix everything!!! 😦
Yes, it truly is more fun in the Philippines!!! ❤