caving

Perak, Malaysia: Caving Challenge at Gua Kandu (Kandu Cave) with Nomad Adventure

Posted on May 2, 2016

I’ve visited Gopeng before, a sleepy historic settlement that was once a mining boomtown. Little did I know that the place had more exciting things to offer in its hinterlands through a second familiarization tour. Through the professional tour company Nomad Adventure – one of the best in Malaysia established in 1994 – we got to take on a challenging caving experience through Gua Kandu (Kandu Cave). Located inside one of the many karst outcrops across the Kinta Valley, Gua Kandu is aRead More

Caramoan, Camarines Sur: Swimming Up Manapot River to Umang Cave

Posted on June 2, 2015

The peninsula of Caramoan in Camarines Sur and its offshore islands have been established as a popular island-hopping destination in the Philippines, owing largely to the tourism-inclined governance of the province and its inclusion as one of the locations for the hit reality TV show, Survivor. In 2012, I had an incredible time celebrating my birthday weekend here with a large group of friends. Besides its pristine limestone islands and beach coves, however, this tropical paradise still has a lot upRead More

Quirino Province: Underground Adventure at Aglipay Caves

Posted on December 31, 2014

One of the better known attractions of Quirino province are the Aglipay Caves and Campsite, a limestone cave system located in Barangay Villa Sur in the municipality of Aglipay. While nonstop rain spoiled our boating excursion at Governor’s Rapids in Maddela for safety reasons, our team of 10 travel bloggers finally enjoyed our first taste of what the landlocked province had to offer at this subterranean attraction. It continued to pour as our jeepney pulled into the cave entrance, but the weatherRead More