|By the way, please don't get confused. I know Jalet's native bag says Boracay. |
We are not in Bora, Palawan po kami, Palawan, hahaha. Mabuti na ang klaro! =)
During our 5-day vacay, we stayed at Aissa's relatives, Tita Lelet and Tito Rolly Conadera's house.
To Tita Lelet and Tito Rolly: Thank you po for all those delicious foods and taking good care of us, kahit magulo kami! hehehe... Until our next visit po :)
On our first day of visit, immediately after eating brunch prepared for us by Tita Lelet, we started our tour of Palawan. One of the first few stops we did was at BAKER'S HILL.
Baker's Hill is like a small-village themed-park with mini-zoos, human-sized statues, cottages, bakery, and some benches for you to dine in.
It's actually situated on a hill overlooking the city. You'll know you've arrived at Baker's Hill as soon as you smell freshly baked cookies and pastries! Yummy!
Other tourist spots we went to were the following:
RANCHO STA. MONICA
THE ESTRELLA FALLS
OUR LADY OF VIETNAM CHURCH
|The Hungry Baby Crocs :)|
When we arrived at the island, we still have to trek inside the well-preserved forest. I easily get tired walking but this one's different, I enjoyed every minute of it, even if it was a bit scary for me. Pardon me, I'm a city girl and since this is a virgin forest the thought of snakes and bayawak may just be roaming around is really frightening. =( Oh well, I guess that's the result of too much adventure movies.
To my surprise, the monkeys were everywhere on the trail! I wasn't sure if too much sunlight has blinded me or if the monkeys camouflaged themselves so effectively, that's why I didn't see them ahead of time, hmmmm.
After that 10-15minutes forest walk, we arrived at our destination! My jaw dropped in awe, as soon as I see this clear blue river and the cave hole. Hello, Underground River!
|Ready? (at si kuya all-smile din, hehehe)|
It was super exciting! Papasok pa lang kami ng cave and I felt like I am just about to discover a hidden treasure!
The Underground River also is a home to other cove dwelling faunas such as bats.
Inside, we saw a lot of stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes and sizes. The one below looks like a big corn.
As we go deep into the river trail, naging blackout ang paligid at sobrang tahimik. It was too quiet that I can only hear my own breathing; and the only thing that helped us see our way was the light from our banca. According to our manong guide, if we will still continue our journey until the other side of the river, mahihirapan na kaming huminga kasi nga sobrang kulob na 'yung place and wala ng masyadong hangin na pumapasok. Plus, it would be dangerous since there might be crocodiles and other other living creatures that are not used to any disturbance from tourists.
It was another long walk from the main road to get to the cave. It was not easy going there, even if we have a kuyang tour guide. Masakit sa paa promise! But when we reached our destination, parang another scene lang sa "Indiana Jones'" ang aming nakita! Another adrenaline rush for me!
Because we are in Palawan, dapat syempre mag-island-hopping at bisitahin ang beach!
Food-trip is one of the best perks in traveling. I love coffees, sundaes, and cakes, that's why I was so glad that we found Palawan's very own version of Starbucks, the ITOY'S!
|Ok, wag ulet malito, asa Palawan pa din kami at hindi sa Vigan! hahaha|
With all of these adventures, wouldn't you agree that PALAWAN is one hot-spot in the Philippines that you shouldn't miss visiting? If you love the place as I did, why not go ahead and VOTE for Palawan's Underground River as one of the 7 Wonders of the World!