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Travel Blogs from Puerto Princesa
... and towering trees. It was kind of a strange place, this conservation park. Half the time we thought it was odd the way some of the animals on display seemed to be forgotten about, and other times it seemed more like a real jungle setting. Either way, we appreciated the beauty and especially the beauty of the surrounding area as giant mountains were the backdrop everywhere we looked.
From here, we made two more stops: one to a lookout point and another to Baker's ...
... water and felt like we were on the set of Lost or Survivor. Once off the beach and into what can only be described as a jungle, we were surrounded by wild monkeys. They were in the trees, on the sand and along the walkways. They were obviously not afraid of us as they came right up to us, sat by our feet and lounged without a care in the world. One even tried to snatch one woman's purse, but luckily was unsuccessful. It was such a surreal moment to have these wild animals casually ...
... either. Essentially it's the joyousness of the people and the diversity of the islands. Also most people speak a bit of English and signs are in English and Tagalog. Puerto Princesa styles itself the city in a forest, which I can't argue with, there are acres of woodland everywhere. Palawan is a UNESCO favourite and I'm hoping we'll see a stink badger or a peacock pheasant when we go to the underground river ...
... nearby. It was a neat place,
the customers were mainly Filipino so it felt like a bit more of an authentic
experience. The food was good, the portions were huge. Needless to say we left
with full belly's ready for bed after a long day.
July 11, 2013
The Filipino government only
allows a certain number of people to enter the Under Ground River each day, in
order to visit you must apply for a permit.
... a short while later, we were now in our 3rd room in as many nights at the same hotel, and we began to feel it would be appropriate if we stayed in all the rooms in the hotel.
That day was almost a carbon copy of the first day, in that we spent most of the day relaxing out on the lawn, but with the exception of munching on chips and popcorn (the latter of which helped Norma’s cold immensely). On the evening we shared a giant bottle of beer (1 Litre) ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed