Puerto Princesa Day 29:38:00 PM
So, Puerto Princesa, the city of the living god! My roomie and almost sister, Gabi, have been inviting me since 2011, and I thought now's a good time to go. I still feel guilty for leaving tons of org activities, but this year has been mentally and physically draining, and I badly needed a breather. This is the perfect opportunity.
Day 2. Where else but the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park? It was 1.5 hours away from the airport. Then a 20-minute motor boat ride to the island, then another boat ride to explore the cave.
|Stopover! That's the West Philippine Sea in the background.|
I was actually seated at the front so I was holding the only light source in our cave. It was pitch black without it. It was fantastic for I get to decide what rock formation to illuminate, if our guide wasn't instructing me to focus the light on stalagmites. I've got a few photos, but there were crappy for I decided I wouldn't use flash as to not disturb the bats. The cave was amazing. It was nature at its finest. I couldn't find words to fully encompass the beauty of it. It made me want to visit the other six wonders, too.
|Unintended artistic shot.|
Warning: I have no idea how to do food photography. Bad blogger award.
|Tra Da Chah, iced tea + lemon + honey|
|Pho Bo Koh|
|mint and toge for garnish|
|Banh Mi Po|
|Banh Mi Thit Pate|