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The 7th Wonder of the World
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 short.....to 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.
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.
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.