Top 10 Places I want to visit in the Philippines

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Keeping this in mind and being the adventurous, free spirit, and nature lover that I am, I decided to make a bucket list of the places I want to visit in the Philippines. I’ve always dreamt of traveling the whole world, but before I do that, I want to explore my homeland first.That way, when I finally started sailing to foreign lands, I can tell the world the wonders of my own country.

Known as Pearl of the Orient Seas, Philippines is a beautiful archipelago with so much to offer — pristine beaches, world-class landforms, magnificent natural wonders, and breathtaking experience with marine life! I’ve been to a lot of wonderful places here like Boracay (which I visit every year), Palawan, Bohol, Bicol, Batangas, La Union, Ilocos, Baguio, name it, haha! But I still have a long list waiting to be checked. My plan is to Continue reading

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Underground River: One of World’s New Seven Wonders of Nature

A few months ago, the Underground River in Puerto Princesa Palawan was declared as one of the new seven wonders of nature. Before it was officially announced, there were many advertisements persuading people to vote for it. Definitely, I was one of those proud Filipinos who voted online and through text. I was vigorously, promoting it in Facebook and Twitter when it occurred to me that I, myself, have not yet seen how wonderful Underground River is. I mean, I voted for it because it is in the Philippines, that’s a given. But does it really deserve to be one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature?

And to answer that question, my family and I decided to see with our own eyes the natural wonder that is Underground River and witness why among many other tourist destinations it was nominated. Continue reading

the wonderful world of untouched reefs

One of the things I love when I go on a trip is that I get to feel nature.  So when my family and I went to Palawan last December 2011, another adventure thrilled me as I explore the underwater which was referred to as “the mini Tubbataha reef“. As we went from one island to another, one of the boatmen said that Pambato Reef was a newly found tourist spot. It was discovered by a fisherman whose hook got entangled in the reefs.

When the fisherman dived into the water to remove it, he was amazed with what he saw about 20-30 feet below water level. Continue reading