Monday, February 24, 2014

More Fun in the Philippines

    In my recent travel, I was able to capture along the way an amazing mode of transportation. It was a single motorcycle with seven passengers on it and there are still space for more passengers. We are able to passby this along Cagayan de  Oro - Butuan Road. I was lucky enough to capture this while both our vehicles are moving. There are really a lot of things that will surprise you along the way while traveling the islands of Philippines. It is really more fun in the Philippines.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sultan Kudarat: Kalamansig


     
             Kalamansig is a town from the southern part of the Philippines. It was already far but a beautiful white beach was hidden there. Our travel to Kalamansig was materialize when our church mates who were fond of motorbikes invited us to a road trip to Kalamansig.


           
           It was really an enjoyable motorbike ride with the smooth and curve road in going there. Though it was a bit tiresome but this view awaits us there.

   
     Since some parts of the beach is private property, you must ask permission to the owners first but others goes there directly by boats.


        I was able to see there a huge Acacia tree and I could not help myself taking a photo of it.


         Well that's our ride and though we were able to encounter minor accidents, we still be able to enjoy the place, relax and had an awesome road trip.


Picture from google. 

       Just so you want to know where Kalamansig is, the picture above shows its location and where it could be found in the Philippine map.

Have a safe trip everyone!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Palawan: Baker's Hill

It's free. Everyone is welcome in Baker's Hill Palawan. It is visited often by tourists of Palawan due to its overlooking view of Puerto Princesesa City and its beautiful houses in here with landscapes, garden, flowers,mini park, and animated statues. It is very accessible from the city wherein it is only a tricycle ride.  
Look who enjoyed this place the most, no other than my husband's nephew. He wants to have a picture with some of the statues in there.

Another nephew and niece were added to the picture and this time with the animal statues. 

   
Aside from their statues, there is also this noticeable garden with beautiful landscapes. 
 
Below is also a garden landscape with smiling masks of Palawan.

Baker's Hill also created certain spots where you could have your photoshoot with the place's name on it.

Below is also another beautiful spot where you could have your picture taking.
 
Baker's hill brought me to a different place like in a foreign country where I had never been before. It's restaurant, bar, houses, garden, park and of course it's bakery brought a memorable experience.  Before leaving this place don't forget to drop by in their bakery and try their tasty pastries. It is so affordable and tasty that we even brought back home some of their pastries as our pasalubong. Until the next  visit Baker's Hill Palawan.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Palwan: Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

     This is Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center or also called Palawan Crocodile and Nature Park. It is located in Palawan City that if you would be staying within the city, it is very much accessible. You would only have to ride  a tricycle, which is the number one means of transportation in Palawan City,  and you would be able to reach this place.


     Yup,that's me, facing my fear and holding a baby crocodile. We have this session while waiting for our time to enter the crocodile facility and the park. Well this picture taking session is not free, this is worth twenty pesos and if you want to purchase a copy of the picture it is worth around 150-200 pesos.

   
  This is what welcomes you inside the facility where a short orientation is to be given by the staff. This crocodile is used to be the largest crocodile captured in the Philippines, not anymore because of the captivity of Lolong.


These are fresh water crocodiles around four to six years old.


These are bigger crocodiles outside the facility but in the cages. There is a pathway above their cages that visitors could pass through that pathway and could have a chance to feed them as well.



Inside the park, aside from crocodiles there are also different species of birds.


This is a stopover inside the park where you could a picture taking with this bird or the Palawan bearcat below. I never pass the chance to have a picture with this very cute creature, a Palawan bearcat. This was indeed an unforgettable  travel experience.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Travel Info

Traveling is fun and arriving in different tourist spots is an achievement as a traveler. Places, people, culture and food are some of the things a traveler look forward to in every places visited but each traveler should not forget also the smell in each place. There are times that some smell in each places that are new to us and may not be pleasing to our nose. It may be from surroundings, food, body odor, flowers or even from e cigaret. So if you travel to a new place, don't forget to bring menthol candies, inhaler or oil to pacify one's self from displeasing smell.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Palawan: Underground River





This was a dream travel for me. I never imagined that I would be able to visit the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River which is now belong to the new 7 wonders of nature. Since my companions and I were already in Palawan, we never missed the opportunity to visit this famous tourist spot.


Along the way, I could not refrain myself from not taking a photo of this. This is a solar lamp post which means that the light produced by it is powered by solar energy which comes from the light of the sun. According to our travel guide, this was designed by a German engineer. It amazes me to see a lamp post without long electricity wires and very environmental friendly. 



Back to my travel to the famous Underground River, so after more or less four hours of travel from El Nido, Palawan we reached our destination. After listing our names and paying for the boat we are now ready to go. During our visit, there was an incoming storm that our short boat ride was a bit rough because of the big waves and thank God that we were able to reached this very beautiful cove. 



So this it. We already reached Puerto Princesa Underground River. This is one of the landmarks in there. 


This is the signage at the entrance. 


Along the way, there are these park facts and figures along with park rules.


During our visit, there had been a lot of the tourists as well that we have to wait for an hour for the availability of the boat. No worries because that is already the entrance of the cave.


At last, the boat ride to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River begins. We were so amazed and entertained by the beautiful stalactites,stalagmite and rock formations, the high ceilings, a lot of vats and the facts about it. Truly God's creation is beyond comparison.
The picture above is the only one which is presentable from all the photos I've taken inside the cave. I find difficulty in capturing good photos inside the cave because it is dark and I was seated in the front seat that I was tasked to hold the searchlight. At least I have this good photo of what they called the "Titanic" rock formation. 


Of course, a picture of myself with the entrance to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River was never forgotten. This was a dream come true. 



Travel info: 
*** The ticket to the Puerto Princesa Underground River must be secured at their office in Puerto Princesa City not on the location which is worth P150 pesos.
*** The ticket does not include the payment for the boat so reseve a money for it.
*** According to the tourist guide, if you were from Puerto Princesa City the travel time for the  land trip from the city to the Puerto Princesa Underground River is more or less two hours. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Puerto Princesa: Ugong Rock



Ugong Rock Adventures is located at Brgy. Tagabiniet, Puerto Princesa City. If you are on your way to the famous Underground River, you could pass by to this place. Caving, splunking and zipline adventure are the activities offered here. 

 
This is one of the passages inside the cave. Ugong Rock was named after a musical instrument "ugong". There are some rocks inside the cave that if you knock on it, it would create an ugong-like sound. 


One of the many features inside the cave are these stalactites and stalagmites formations. This is a stalactite that looks like a chandelier but as time passes by it already reached the ground.


If you would be in Ugong Rock Adventures, finish the activity by enjoying their zipline adventure. So far this is the fastest zipline I had experienced with a travel time of 21 seconds.


As always do not forget to take pictures. 
As a whole I enjoyed the activities here. In terms of expenses, it costs me less than 500 pesos for the caving, splunking and for the zipline. For this souvenir picture, it costs me 150 pesos for a printed copy of it.
 Hope that in your Palawan trip you may include Ugong Rock Adventures in your iterinary. I know that it would be fun and full of adventures. Enjoy!!!