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Honda Bay Island Hopping

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“Early morning stillness at the Honda Bay docks”

Last day of the Puerto Princesa trip ūüė¶

Our last day in Palawan was spent island hopping around Honday Bay. ¬†We really only had half a day left because our plane ride back to Manila was at 3:30PM that afternoon, so we had to wake up really early that day so we could maximize our time around the bay and still have enough time to pack and get to the airport. ¬†We got to the Honda Bay docks at around 7AM and it was great because there were barely any people there except for the boatmen that worked the boats. ¬†Since it was very early, the boat rental office wasn’t even open yet so I just roamed around the docks and took pictures until we got a boat that would take us around the bay. ¬†I loved how quiet and calm the dock was, compared to the chaos it was in later in the day.

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To the Batcave (aka Puerto Princesa Underground River)!!!

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“Local transport boats ferry people from Sabang’s port to the cove which houses the Puerto Princesa Underground River; Si mamang bangkero nahihiya pang magpa-picture! lol”

¬†Continuing on from my previous post….

So after a couple hours of lounging about Sabang Beach, we were ready to head to the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR for short) through Sabang Port. ¬†Sabang port was literally 5 minutes away from Sabang Beach (and I did not know this). ¬†We boarded our tour bus from Sabang Beach and¬†I was all ready to have a nap on our tour bus when about 5 minutes later our tour guide asked us to get off the bus and wait for her at the terminal. ¬†There went my after lunch nap plans! Darn! ¬†We then boarded a boat that took us to the area where the entrance of the cave was. ¬†It was my first time to travel by small boat (if you exclude those rides at amusement parks…) and the ride was very enjoyable.

“The Sabang Community Stage at Sabang Port; The stage had been taken over by tourists!”

” A view of the Saint Paul Mountain Range which houses the Puerto Princesa Underground River; The profile of the mountain is shaped like a man lying down on his back (Thats one big stomach!).”

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