I woke up earlier than the ringing of my alarm clock. It’s a brand new day and I’m all psyched up and energized because, finally, my dream of going inside Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) has come true. I have been dreaming about this vacation even before PPUR made it to the New 7 Wonders [...]
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I had done some international touring in my 20s, but had I really done overseas adventure travel? I wasn’t sure. It all depends on your definition of adventure. Journeying to New Zealand in my mid-thirties I was determined to go for it. I went on one of their “great walks” (Milford Track, 4 days, 53.5 [...]
Nestled in the Saint Paul Mountain Range of Puerto Princesa island is the Underground River, reputed to be the longest navigable underground river and now a finalist in the new 7 Wonders of the World. Hearing about this nomination piqued my interest. Pictures I googled proved insufficient to my growing fascination and I just knew [...]
After having my blood drawn out and being diagnosed with acute gastritis, I went to Baguio City in a moment’s notice (and at 4 am to boot!). “Let’s go to Sagada!” I told my friends. Sagada is a 12-hour drive from Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is famous for its picturesque view of [...]
June 21, 2010 in Climbing, Caving
Guidelines To Purchase Adequate Climbing Equipment Rock and mountain climbing is one of the most popular of the extreme sports. One of the things about rock climbing is the equipment which can cost a pretty penny but you do want to make sure that you are buying only the best because you want to be [...]