It’s a little depressing looking at vacation photos, right?
And so it is when I look back on our South East Asian adventure captured on my Instagram feed. But being able to experience one of the new seven Wonders of the World brings my total “Wonder” count to six. Depending on whose list you use, of course.
If you ever happen to be kicking around The Philippines, make your way to the still-untouched island of Palawan. It reminds me of what Boracay was like when I visited 15 years ago. You can’t beat the scenery, the local food is exquisite and — hey — you get to go by boat into an Underground River.
If you’re comfortable booking your tour outside of your resort, I suggest taking a 30-second walk to the left of the Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa to find Francis in his “office” — a small hut set back from the beach. For 800 pesos per person, you’ll get return transportation by boat to the Underground River and an official, guided tour. Complete with bat poop. (By comparison, our hotel wanted 1,500 pesos each for what is exactly the same trip.)
If you have a camera, be sure to sit in the SECOND row of the boat. The poor sucker in the pole position has to hold a flashlight during the entire tour.