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Langun Gobingob Cave: Into a Monster of Epic Proportions (Part 2)

Langun Gobingob Cave: Into a Monster of Epic Proportions (Part 2)

Human being’s notion of self-importance is a delusion. There are powers all around us that are far too massive for us to comprehend. We can feel the immensity of those powers when we face the full grandeur, the breathtaking beauty, the awesome might, the real danger, and the total indifference of Mother Nature. During our […]

Langun Gobingob Cave: A Mountain Under a Mountain (Part 1)

Biggest. Widest. Deepest. Most beautiful. Superlatives in Mother Nature never fail to astound us. They give us a feeling of awe, respect, and reverence. In the Philippines, we are blessed with some of the most wondrous superlatives that capture the world’s imagination. In fact, we are blessed to have one of them right smack in […]

Central Cave: A Crystal Kingdom Where Time Stands Still

Central Cave: A Crystal Kingdom Where Time Stands Still

Beneath the frontier island paradise of Samar is a realm of exquisite beauty. It is a fragile place where time is in suspended animation, its raw magnificence carefully preserved in glittering crystals. It is a domain of grandeur and enigmas where one can actually see the process of Mother Nature giving birth to the foundations […]

Lobo Cave: Samar’s Captivating Underground Realm of Many Faces

There’s an alien world right under our feet. It’s a world where nothing is what it seems, where wonders defy imagination, and where the most trivial decisions can determine whether we live or perish. The world of mysterious caves is a part of our beloved blue planet. Yet we know more about the twinkling stars […]

Sohoton Cove National Park: A Silent, Enchanted, and Otherworldly Realm

Some natural wonders seem to be alive—as if they have a mind of their own. They seem to choose who should see their majesty, decide when they should reveal their secrets, or determine how they should β€œtest” the mortals to be worthy of entering their domain. It just shows that greater powers are at play […]

Crystal Cave and Bolitas Cave: Into the Strange, Deep Bowels of Bucas Grande

Caves are some of the most amazing natural wonders on Earth; they are worlds within the world! Inside each cave is a rich and delicate ecosystem that rivals the underwater world in mystery. Inside each cave are rock formations so beautiful and bizarre that they almost defy logic and fire up one’s imagination. In this […]