Puerto Princessa ( underground river)


Happiness is spending time with my family. So in one of my vacation in the Philippines I treat  my mother and  my children with their families a vacation  to Puerto Princessa.

The City of Puerto Princesa (lit. City of Princess Port, Filipino: Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa) is a city located on the western provincial island of Palawan, one of 80 provinces which make up the Philippines. source: Wikepedia






This is the aiport. A small one! 





And the place where we stayed. Twenty minutes drive from the airport. Sorry, I forgot the name of this apartelle.



In front of the place we rent. My second daughter, her son and me:) We look alike, isn’t it?



 One of the greatest attraction in Puerto Princessa is the underground river. So we  have to see it. It was around two and half hours drive  and half hour by boat to get there. So we took a rest and took a picture  along the way.





We rode a boat from this place to take us to the other side. The underground river.





This is my son, his wife and their two kids that time. Now they have three!



In the boat together with my fourth grandhild:)


And now, everybody in just one boat to the underground river and we were 12.








The entrance of the underground river!



The PPUR is one of the few such caves which the general public can easily experience and it is navigable up to 4.3 km. and is reputed to be the longest navigable underground river in the World. Park operated paddle boats take visitors for 1 hour tour of the cave to appreciate the different rock formations as well as the thousand of bats and swiftlets that inhabit the cave. Tours are scheduled daily except during extreme weather conditions.




Different rock formations…. it was dark and scary for the kids.


 The guide have a battery driven light, so we could see these awesome sight! The guide paddled and at the same time talked in one hour to tell us the story of the rocks. He was a very funny man, but we learned a lot from him. He was a good storyteller.




He said that this place was also use as a hiding place during the war.



We were so amazed to see how these rocks formed in different shapes in many years. But we were warned by the guide not to touch anything. It has something to do with the growth of the rocks, he told us.




more awesome pictures….





It was a one hour journey back and forth, so we were happy to see the light of the sun again.







Now, it is picture taking time before we leave. Me and my mother!







My second daughter and her family.



My first daughter and her two kiddos:) and her husband. Picture under.



And we have seen a lot including these funny creatures…



who steal  anything you have if you are not watching.



As humans they want to be together. Oh, they just wacthing us as we stared at them:)



But this touched me heart. This monkey carried her offspring wherever she goes.

Well, that is all for now. I will be sharing more pictures from our trip to crocodile farm, in a ranch, a park and island hopping in my next posts.




sharing from my English blog!