Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Puerto Princesa
... 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.
- Halo Halo: Norma’s favourite snack and sweet; ice cream, jelly, ice, milk and lots of random candies mixed together.
- Friendly People: Big smiles, friendly conversations and excellent English.
- Scenery: Rice terraces, cliffs, caves, sandy beaches, coral and fish... it had it all.
- Western Food: It was easier to eat western food. Here we have snacked on cheap burgers and hot dogs, donuts, pasta and pizza. ...
... an expired driving license and a set of car keys on them?? Cebu Pacific Airlines Suck!!!!
Then we landed.
Back in Manila G and I decided to see a bit more of the city than just The Mall of Asia. We went off to find the Cathedral and Fort Santiago. We jumped in a jeepney and got to the right part of town and then with a bit of help from a lovely push bike tricycle driver called Arty we found both. We learnt all about ...
... that the sites are just offshore so we saw plenty of people swimming out and emerging from the sea. With your own gear, you'd only have to pay for tank refills, so could make a very cheap diving holiday. As interested as we were, we were keen to save money for a better dive elsewhere. Maybe Bali. We did also discover there were two more much prettier, and less polluted beaches just around the headland, with amazing snorkelling. The reef was so shallow ...
... these Southeast Asian fishing boats floated in an ombre sea, flanked by proud limestone cliffs.
A 5 minute walk along the beach later, we crossed through a mangrove forest, and were soon at the mouth of the underground river, where we had provide our "bio-data" on a sign-in sheet "for statistical purposes, ma'am", I was told. Someone had mistakenly filled in the blanks where my name was, so I became Male, from Manila, and was a "Self-Employed ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center