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Thursday, November 24, 2011

One of the Best Videos That I have Seen Online

While I am checking my files, I thought of posting this amazing video of the worlds wildlife animals that you and I wanted to explore. Check for this inspiring video about Wildlife Species.



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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cagayan De Oro’s best: White Water Rafting
Cagayan De Oro, a gateway to Mindanao, is one of the fast growing Provinces in the Philippines not just because of the hard working people living in Cagayan De Oro but because of the tourist spots they definitely treasure and well taken care of. One of those is the Cagayan River with breath-taking rapids that will surely lift your spirit to the highest level. One of the philippine tourist attractions that you shouldn't miss.

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White water rafting in Cagayan De Oro has 21 kilometers of straight and extreme adrenaline rush passing through 21 ranging and wildest rapids. The white water rides will take you 4 to 5 hours to complete.

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Before taking the adventurous ride, the guides or the cruise master will let you choose between the short or the long route. Short route is a 2-hour adventure passing through 17 rapids only. I do suggest you to take the long route for this is where you can come across the beautiful yet the wildest rapids could ever imagine. The cruise master will give you the Do’s and Dont’s before and during the river adventure.


DO’s:
1.       Wear comfortable clothes, swim wear or rush guard.
2.       Put on sun block.
3.       You can do swimming during the adventure but ask your guide master when and where is a good spot to have it.
4.       When passing through the rapids, hold the rope on your raft.

DONT’s:
1.       Do not wear denim jeans or pants.
2.       Do not bring your mobile phones or any valuable things.
3.       If you have underwater camera, do bring it with you. Hand it to the guide master because he will assign someone from there group to take pictures for you.
4.       Do not jump while u r in the middle or a ranging rapid since that said spot is shallow with sharp, big rocks.
5.       Do not hold the person next to you to avoid falling off from the raft in the dangerous spots of the river.
6.       Never stand while passing through the rapids.
7.       Do not bring sharp objects that may damage your raft or may harm you.

Cagayan De Oro can be reach by plane through Cebu Pacific Air, Zest Air, Air Philippine Express or Philippine Airlines and by sea through TransAsia and Cebu Ferries from Cebu and a Super Ferry from Manila. From the city proper, your tour guide will then send you to the pit stop in Taguanao Bridge, Barangay Lumbia.

Here are few agencies that cater the river rafting:
1.       Great White Water Tours - +639177060677; http://www.riverraftingcdo.com
2.       The Red Rafts = http://theredrafts.com/ 
3.     KAGAY - Whitewater Rafting Voyages Outfitter – +63917-7122323; http://www.cdorafting-map.com/

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 For first timers, feeling nervous is normal. It is indeed scary at first once you pass by every rapid but there are secrets not to feel nervous and scared and replace it with fun and enjoyable moments. What are the secrets? Just listen, follow and trust. Listen to your guide during the briefing, and within the adventure. Follow what the cruise master is asking to do. The most important thing is trust your cruise master because they really know what danger is, where danger is and when danger strikes.

Throughout the adventure, your cruise master will give you additional knowledge, information or facts about Cagayan De Oro and the river rafting origin. The best thing to learn more is to ask your guide master anything about the place for they are the best persons to ask.

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They will let you experience your raft tilt and let all of you fell off to the water. They as well let you experience when a raft bumps to a huge stone causing the raft to turn upside down. Having fun with the river of adventure?

But do not worry about danger because they know very well which spot is safe for you. They will assess you who among your group are the weakest when it comes to extreme hobbies such as river rafting. 

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So, all throughout the adventure, just enjoy the splash of the water and let your adrenaline burst out and show the world the adventurous side of you. Here's your hint: whitewater rides



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Magnificent El Nido, Palawan


El Nido Philippines is located at the Northern part of the Province of Palawan in the Philippines. Its geographical location is indeed one of the factors that made it the most beautiful place and one of the tourist destinations in the country.


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What makes it magnificent? For your el nido tour ,it has a lot to offer whatever you’re up to. If you are a beach bum, El Nido is a great choice for it has beautiful beaches with finest white sands. 
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You can have island hopping and you will see the different beautiful coastline each island  that Palawan in the Philippines can offer.  Not just fine white sands but each island has its different rock formations that are unique and different from other islands. 




If you love rock or cliff climbing for your Palawan Tours, every island is a perfect spot. Each island has amazing rock formations best for rock climbing with different difficulty level.
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For scuba diving addicts, Scuba Diving Philippines at El Nido has superb diving spots because the place is well protected not just by the local government but by the residents as well. They have marine sanctuaries.  They really treasure the place for this is where they earn for a living. The people and the local government work hand in hand to protect and preserve the natural beauty of El Nido.
How To Get There.

From the capital city of the Philippines, Manila you can take a plane to Puerto Prinsesa, the main city of Palawan. You can as well get a direct flight to Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan from Cebu. 
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From the airport, there are vans for hire or u can take the tour packages. Here are a few contract persons who can help you with your El Nido, Palawan tour:
1.      WhiteRock travel & Tour – c/o  Ms. Minda 09102436869
2.      El Nido Island Hopping Tour guides c/o Derek 09215189081
3.      El Nido Native rooms for rent c/o Buddy 09286159895

If you opt to choose a tour of your own, it’s more fun and more adventurous but just take extra care.

A vhire vans will then take you to El Nido in 7-8 hours, public buses will take you 8-9 hours but I do suggest you to take the vhire vans or rent your own van to get there because there is an approximately 50 kilometres of rough road. Renting a van will just take you 6 hours of travel to El Nido.

Your chosen tour guide will then give you options or the different tour packages you want. The El Nido Tourism office can as well offer you tour guide once you get there. There is an Environment fee of 200 php for every person in their Tourism office once you have your tour. Below are few of the tour packages I know:
A.    Island hopping (from 10am-5pm) = 400-500 php/pax; minimum of 6 with free lunch
·         Big lagoon
·         Small lagoon with a small cave
·         Hidden lagoon
·         Snorkelling in Marine Sanctuary
B.     Falls trekking and island hopping (from 5am-5pm) = 800-900 php/pax; minimum of 6 with free lunch
·         Big lagoon
·         Small lagoon with a small cave
·         Hidden lagoon
·         Snorkelling in Marine Sanctuary
C.     Scuba diving (half day) = 2500-3000 php/pax; minimum of 6
D.    Rock/cliff climbing = 500 php/pax; without gears (bring your own gears like harness, helmet and safety rope)
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El Nido is not only limited with stunning beaches, amazing rock formations and wondrous underwater adventures. They also have falls and caves waiting for you to explore. So, once you get there just enjoy the philippine tourist attractions, have fun and make the most out of it.
 






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