So many things on my plate (but this ain’t a complaint), hence the lack of updates on my blog.
Another “problem” that resurfaces whenever I come back from a semi-hiatus is the nagging thought of changing something design-wise (mostly fonts).
The Puerto Princesa Underground River clearly deserves the title. The view is straight out of a tourism campaign/postcard.
We had to wait for 10-15 minutes for our turn. The actual time spent in the underground river is close to an hour. Tourists cannot go beyond 1.5 kilometers. If one wishes to explore the entire 8.5 kilometer stretch of the underground river, a special permit is required. Also, it will take 3-4 hours, so if you are claustrophobic, the tourist-friendly version of the tour is more than enough.
Initially, I thought that it would be an ordinary paddle boat ride. But as the darkness descended upon us, I felt very uneasy. I can also dip my fingers in the water which was centimeters away from the edge of the paddle boat. All my fears quickly faded away when the tour guide/boatman started talking. His witty commentaries easily distracted me from my fears.
Three things you will see in the underground river: stalactites, stalagmites and bats. Yes. BATS, lots of them.
I won’t go into the descriptive details of stalactites and stalagmites, so I’ll just show a couple of pics with captions.
I was relieved to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This attraction is one for the books. Don’t miss it if you find yourself in Palawan.