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Travel Blogs from Puerto Princesa
... in Australia). Our last night in Puerto Princessa was a big one, Dave strangely enough is a Liverpool fan, so we all got together at our guesthouse and had a big meal on the rooftop with a few beers, and watched online Liverpool stuff arsenal, which pleased Dave a lot. Later we headed out to the GSB for drinks, quite a lot of drinks actually, a lot of rum anyway, what was meant to be a few ...
... long, only 1.5 km is reachable by boat for this tour and once we were inside it is easy to see why. While some parts of the cave have cathedral type ceilings, other areas are so low, we felt we might bump our heads of the stalactite and stalagmite formations. Inside the cave, the glow of the light illuminated the formations that had taken on strange shapes resembling animals, types of fruit and even people. This cave was also home to over 40,000 bats that flew around looking for food. ...
... managed the National Park since 1992. The entrance to the subterranean river is a short hike from the town Sabang.In 2010, a group of environmentalists and geologists discovered that the underground river has a second floor, which means that there are small waterfalls inside the cave. They also found a cave dome measuring 300 m (980 ft) above the underground river, ...
Today we did our tour of the underground river, which is apparently one of the new 7 wonders of nature. It is about a 2 hour drive from Puerto Princesa and then a short longtail boat ride to the mouth of the river. Then you get in a little narrow boat which is paddled by your guide, and the tour of the river begins. It is very dark inside the caves but there is a big spotlight at the front of the boat and the guide points out rock formations, stalactites, stalagmites, ...
... a army of tourists is heading to it. As a result the local government decided that one needs a permit to visit the place – actually a good thing to limit the amount of tourists we thought. For sure the process of getting this permit is a whole different story at all.
The majority of the permits are taken up by travel agencies well in advance. Nevertheless there are one hundred tickets a day allotted to walk in tourists. So we had been ...
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