Saturday, June 16, 2012

Puerto Princesa Underground River

Let us visit the waters in the Philippines.  Proudly presenting one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature - the Puerto Princesa Underground River.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is known to be the longest navigable underground river in the world.  The entire catchment of the underground river is included in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP).  PPSRNP is located about 76 kilometers northwest of Puerto Princesa City, facing the South China Sea.

Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan province, can be reached by air and sea.  This site Bambua Nature Park Resort provides a good information on how to get to the Underground River.

For interested tourists who wish to visit PPSRNP, please take note of this booking notice:

Booking status of Puerto Princesa Underground River can be found in this link. As of this writing, booking schedules are "all open" from July to December 2012. (last update was done on May 15, 2012, 12:20 a.m. PST)

Bookings and other information for the Tour can be made at the Underground River Booking Office and are confirmed on a first come, first serve basis.

Notice is hereby given to the public not to be misled by pronouncements posted in the internet and other medium that going directly to the Park or staying overnight in Sabang (village) is a guarantee for the issuance of a Visitor Entry Permit to the Underground River Tour.  The Park denies the existence of such a policy nor has it authorized anybody to make such commitments.  These claims are inaccurate and are designed to promote private interests.

The above notice is found in the official website of Puerto Princesa Underground River.

This new Wonder of Nature is my next destination in two-months time.  Excited!

Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa

(Photos from google)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Outdoor adventure

If you are in Dumaguete City in the Visayas region, Philippines and you want to go nature-tripping, go no farther.  The next town of Valencia, just a few minutes away from Dumaguete, offers you a breathtaking view of the mountain and the sea.  The Rush Zipline Tierra Alta is a highly recommended outdoor adventure with your family and friends.

The ride is only Php250.00 per person.  They have complete safety gears so no need to be alarmed.  They have competent personnel to make sure you are well secured before trying the Zipline.

There are four different ways to ride the Zipline:  superman, tandem, sitting and inverted.  I suggest you choose that which gives you the best view from above.  It is 600 meters ride, so I am sure you will enjoy the moment.

See views of the place and some locals enjoying the Rush Zipline:

Rush Zipline ad

The Tierra Alta

A view from starting point

Inverted way

Sitting in tandem

I can't find Superman.. :(

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Oh, my God!"

As RSS Editor of a NZ-based community news website, I have the advantage of being informed of what's new in New Zealand.  This particular news item on tourism caught my interest.  It's about the world's highest cliff jumping.  The operator, Shotover Canyon Swing in Queenstown, that developed a "unique new jump style that offers adrenalin seekers another dimension and a whole new level of scariness."  Imagine sliding off a very high cliff edge from a height of 109 meters?!!  Oh, my God!!!

Read the full article below:

The world's highest cliff jump operator has done it again - developing a unique new jump style that offers adrenalin seekers another dimension and a whole new level of scariness.

In what is believed to be a world 'first', Shotover Canyon Swing's jump masters are 'stoked' over the company's newest jump style, 'The Slide'.

The Queenstown-based thrill ride is already renowned as an 'undie-staining', high-speed adrenalin activity that involves throwing caution to the wind by launching off a platform at the top of a very high cliff edge.  And now customers can literally slide off that cliff edge from a height of 109 metres.

"We're lucky to have very dedicated staff who are committed to finding innovative jumpstyles, and very willing customers happy to enjoy something they can't do anywhere else in the world!" said General Manager, Matt Hollver.

"'The Slide' evolved out of the efforts of our new ideas and testing team who put in a mammoth effort in our stunning outdoors laboratory, perfecting the ultimate jump style, while keeping professionalism and safety always on top of mind.

"After a lot of testing on our in-house 'lab rats', otherwise known as the sales and marketing team, we're pretty sure by the scream decidel level this is the best way to jump we've found yet."

Not your average playground slide, customers get massive speed acceleration from the top of a relatively short aluminum slide.  When they reach the end of the slide, they accelerate faster into free fall, before gently transitioning into a high speed giant swing over the stunning Shotover River.

Continue reading:  Shotover Canyon Swing adds another dimension


Is this not the scariest of all?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Runway fail

The following photos are compilation of models falling down in runways that I stumbled on the net.  This shows  modelling is not an easy job.  Apologies to the ladies.

Fashion show

Fashion show

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fashion show

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Fashions how

Monday, June 11, 2012

Philippine Fashion Week: Holiday 2012

I love the collection of Pablo Cabahug.  So light, sexy and feminine.  


Check out more designs by Pablo Cabahug for his website at and the FASHION page in

More summer grabs

We call this halo-halo, a mixture of sweetened caong, brown beans, nata strips, crispies, small slice of leche flan and a scoop of ice cream, in special orders.  Having halo-halo is more satisfying if the crushed ice is finer and has own taste.  This is served with milk and sugar.

A smaller version of banana split.  Yummy too, but not as satisfying as the one in Subic, Pampanga.