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General Siquijor Siquijor

Siquijor: From underground to the highest point of Siquijor Island

Cantabon Cave natural bath tub

Cantabon Cave natural bath tub

Apologies for the slow updates here as I’ve been caught in between some side projects and work related projects as well. Promise to do my blog rounds as soon as I’m able. For the meantime here’s one of my last few entries for Siquijor. After doing some rounds of beaches and mangrove sanctuaries surrounding the island, it’s time to go inland and go subterranean and explore some underground wonders, after which, we’ll do a short hike up to the highest point of the island.

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Bohol General Rivers

E.A.T. Danao: Bohol’s new adventure destination

Kayak and tubbing in Wahig River, Bohol

Kayak and tubbing in Wahig River, Bohol

Note: I’m reposting this entry as before I was asked kindly by the folks at Smile Magazine to remove the post until the issue is out. Now the October/November issue of Smile Magazine is out, and it’s an Adventure Packed issue, so if you are flying via Cebu Pacific Airlines anytime between October and November, don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Smile. You could preview the line up at their website www.cebusmile.com.

For the meantime, forget about anything you commonly know about Bohol. Forget about the chocolate hills, the historical churches, the tarsiers, the beaches and the diving. Now open yourself up as we go inland off-center to the heart of Bohol where extreme adventures awaits for every nature lover and outdoor thrill seekers. Let us now venture into Danao, Bohol’s newest adventure mecca.

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Batanes Batanes Philippines Travel

Batanes: Hataw sa Mahatao

Sightseeing at Valugan Bay

Sightseeing at Valugan Bay

When you’re in Batanes, always expect the unexpected. This small region is governed by the weather and the people’s strong belief. So whatever plans you’ve layout here, prepare to change it, as every turn on its winding roads, every change in the wind’s direction and the changes in the tide of the sea holds a few surprises. This we learned in extreme ways during our stay in the region.

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Da Nang General Mountains Vietnam

Marble Mountains of Da Nang

View of the Marle Mountains

View of the Mountains from Thuy Son Mountain

I’m close to wrapping up my series of entries on Central Vietnam. And as 2nd to the last entry would be one of the most fun destinations in my opinion close to the city of Danang.

Entrance to Ling Ong Pagoda Cave

Entrance to Ling Ong Pagoda Cave

After visiting My Son Sanctuary we continued our journey and headed to the famous Marble Mountains, which is a cluster of 5 mountain peaks jutting out flat lands towards the sea. The mountains are also called Ngu Hanh Son or Mountains of the Five Element since each peak represents five elements; Thuy Son (water), Moc Son (wood), Kim Son (metal), Tho Son (soil) and Hoa Son (fire). The sight itself from the main road going into the city was very interesting. It just makes you think how those mountains ended up there together when most of the landscape is flat.

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Aklan General

Pangihan Cave

Pangihan Cave entrance view

View of the impressive stalactites at the entrance of Pangihan Cave in Malay, Aklan.

Another attraction in Malay, Aklan is Pangihan Cave. Just 15-20 minutes from Caticlan Airport, is Barangay Poblacion where you’ll find the cave. The cave is said to have 8 chambers but we were only able to explore 3 since we were pressed for time. The whole cave system is said to have an area of 5,001 sq. m and can be explored in 45-minutes.

Pangihan Cave chamber

Cave interiors and guides.

The cave still has impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations but sadly there were lots of Vandalism in the interior walls. I guess the local tourism was too late to regulate and protect the area. Still it has good chambers. One of the guides said an international horror movie was shot inside this cave. Too bad the guides can’t recall the title of that movie. might have been interesting to watch.