Posted by: buntuan72 | January 13, 2012

Puerto Princesa . . .

For some time now, I have been longing to travel to live in this quite intriguing place along the South China Sea (or the West Philippine Sea). From what I know of this place (or what I’ve read about it on blogs and the news), it may be the only city in the archipelago that is right beside a forest . . . a REAL forest.

Due to this, Puerto Princesa City is probably the cleanest city in the entire archipelago. One of the tourist attractions of the city was recently put on the world stage with the search for the  New Seven Wonders of the World.

Although the results of the voting has yet to be published, it appears that the Puerto Princesa Underground River has made it to the initial list of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

According to Wikipedia:

Folk etymology attributes the name “Puerto Princesa” to a princess-like maiden who in the early days is said to have roamed around the place on certain nights of the year. On the other hand, practical people attribute the name to the geographical advantages of the place as a seaport – naturally protected the whole year round and endowed with a depth that can accommodate any size of shipping – a royal haven for vessels or a virtual princess of ports as thus indicated by Spanish Colonizers on the country’s map.

I can’t say that I know more about this place but I’m currently planning to finally visit the place and probably live there for a while.

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