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Underground River, My Third Seven Wonders of Nature (Mabuhay Philippines, part 3)

Mabuhay Puerto Princessa!! Awesome! this day is super awesome! After yesterday gaining a lot of energy by doing nothing in hostel’s lazy room, that morning I was so so ready to greet my third Natural Wonder. The minivan had picked me up at the hostel and brought all the passenger to Sabang beach, the place where we will continued the journey by a boat to the Underground river. As usual, inside the minivan, I am the only Indonesian tourist. There were two couple from US and two Philippines family.Β  And as usual, every body started to talk to me in Tagalog. We know that Indonesian, Filipino and some other South East Asian citizen share the same appearance such as the skin color. Therefore, not only that day, but the days before, I also had the same experience when in Manila and Puerto Princessa. Some people I met asked me or greeted me in Tagalog, and then I was like, “Sorry? I don’t speak Tagalog”. And then they were like astonished and starred at me for …

Puerto Princessa City, Simple yet Beautiful (Mabuhay Philippines, part 2)

Mabuhay Philippines, What a lovely morning. I woke up, left Jake’s flat alone and walked to the main road, stopped the taxi and then trapped in the traffic. I was on my way to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), terminal 3 to catch the flight to Puerto Princessa Palawan. Luckily I still had two more hours to go and NAIA 3 is located only 20 minutes to go (without traffic) from Pasay city. Although I wasn’t in rush and didn’t worry about the time, but what I concerned was the taxi tariff. Thanks God, I think the driver was one of the best in town. He took shortcuts to avoid the traffic jam and brought me to NAIA 3 faster than expected. An advertisement i found on the way to NAIA NAIA 3 is dominated with Cebu Pacific airlines. Most rows are occupied with its counter–just like Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta 3 as Airasia base camp. I queued with some other tourist at domestic counter. After checking in, I took breakfast on the 2nd floor where food …