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