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The 7th Wonder of the World

Updated on March 4, 2013

7th Wonderful Experience

It all started as aniversary gift to us by our three kids, in fact 30 years of solid love and hardships, pains and happiness, most of all the blessing God gave us......JC, Katherine and Joanne.....our lovely kids.

Choosing the tour package was really difficult since the kids wanted to go outside the country like : Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore or Malaysia and they are the one paying. I suggested why not Palawan's Underground River, it just won the title 7th wonder of the world and it is here in our own country, besides what we need is relaxation and a nice place to have a family bonding. So in Palawan we will go.

I was the one commissioned to arrange for the tour which is scheduled on the 26, 27 and 28 of November, as 27 is our wedding day. There were some hitches with the flight schedules but we cannot change dates because the kids asked their respective companies to have a vacation leave on the specific dates. With a lot of hassle and tussle with the travel agency including the tour arrangement and changes, I won over the considerate manager. So off to Palawan we fly.

Arriving at the airport we can already feel the pleasant atmosphere, nature's ambiance, the smell of the ocean and the excitement brought about by being in a mysteriously beautiful island paradise. It is really very hard to describe our feeling and the joy we've experienced in this magical land so with the help of modern technology; I present to you our pictures and corresponding video to show what I mean about our "7th wonderful experience" in Palawan.

Honda Bay

Pictures here are taken in Honda Bay where we spend the morning snorkelling in the calm waters of the Pambato Reef, a protected area of the bay where beautiful corals and different species of fish abound.

Next stop was a deserted beach island called Pandan Island. White and fine sand together with pristine clear waters of the sea welcomes visitors with 360 degree view of a scene worthy of being called a suvivor's or castaway movie paradise.

Underground River

Landing on the beach where the entrance to the trail leading to the riverbank is so captivating. The beach alone is so picture perfect that one could not resist swimming on the crystal clear water backed by fine white sand but the area is protected that no one is allowed to bathe.

Following the trail you will find monkeys and reptiles called monitor lizards roam freely, just make sure not to intimidate them to avoid being attacked while on the way to the station where you have to wait for your turn to ride a canoe to navigate the underground river.

7th Wonder of the World (full video)


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      Rebecca Furtado 4 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

      What a great Hub! Makes me want to go. The water is so clear. Great Job.

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      jocent 4 years ago

      We did have fun the whole really is a wonderful gift from the kids that we will treasure the rest of our lives. Having these pictures and videos will make it even more precious. Thank you too...anglnwu !!!

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      Looks like you guys had fun. What a great anniversary gift. Thanks for sharing.

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      jocent 4 years ago

      Thanks for the compliments and the greeting sgbrown!!! It was really wonderful and a memorable time spent with the family!!! The pictures will tell all.....God bless!!!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Awesome hub, what an amazing place. Your trip looks like it was a wonderful anniversary gift. Your pictures are wonderful and your videos too. Voting this up, beautiful and interesting. Belated Happy Anniversary! :)

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      jocent 4 years ago

      Really great and very exciting....thanks aviannovice !!!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      What a great trip. I really enjoyed your pictures and your commentary. The animals were fabulous. Happy anniversary!

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      jocent 4 years ago

      Yes frogyfish it was a very nice present that will be remembered for the rest of our lives. Thank you too for the greeting.

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      frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

      What a nice present you received, then shared it all together. Thank you for sharing the tour with us too! And, belated Happy Anniversary!

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      jocent 4 years ago

      Thanks Kathryn Stratford, you're right it was a wonderful experience. You can see in our faces that we really enjoyed the trip and had a very lasting memory. The pictures and video will remind us the precious moment we had in that exotic place.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, it looks very pretty. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I feel relaxed just looking at the pictures, so it must have been fantastic being there in person, and enjoying your family. Congrats for being married for so long!

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      jocent 4 years ago

      Thanks kashmir56 , nice of you enjoying with us. It was really a wonderful experience, hope you can visit the place I'll be glad to be your guide.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks for sharing this adventure I've enjoyed the journey !

      Well done ! Vote up and more !

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      jocent 4 years ago

      Distant Mind ....thanks. It is surely beautiful besides the pleasure of feeling nature at its best.

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      Distant Mind 4 years ago

      Looks really really beautiful! :)