Samar – A Hidden Paradise

Have you ever wanted to explore parts of our planet where nobody has ever been? These days, unless you to venture far north to the Arctic Circle or far south to the Antarctic, chances are somebody has been there and done that. With the exception of the deep sea, the Amazon Rainforest (which consists of 50% of our earth’s rainforests) and the Central Range, New Guinea, are impenetrable in places due to hills and thick vegetation and are yet to be fully explored. Other than these few locations, unexplored land is limited but there are still some unexplored places. Caves are one of them.

Did you know that Samar is the caving capital of the Philippines? Don’t feel bad, I didn’t either until I began this research. Of the estimated one thousand caves in Samar, only 100 are believed to have been explored. So there you go. If you feel the need to go where no man has gone before…go spelunking in Samar.

For more information about exploring Samar’s caves and other adventures, one should go straight to the expert – Mr. Joni Bonifacio of Catbalogan City, Samar.  Easier yet, visit his information rich and photo packed website Trexplore Adventures.

See you in Samar! 🙂


About RandyL

I first arrived the Western Pacific (Guam) in 1974 and for several years, I lived and traveled across the Pacific region and fell in love with the SE Asian lifestyle. Once bitten by it's culture bug, it never really lets go, and lingers on as a permanent affliction...forever. So henceforth, myself and my Filipina bride of 26 years, have decided that our best antidote is to simply return to the Philippines and take up residence in the Eastern Visayas on Samar Island. Our mission - to step back in time, relax, live....and Discover Samar Island before others do! Please visit my Blog for information that might help or inspire you to find your island in life.
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2 Responses to Samar – A Hidden Paradise

  1. Adam Smith says:

    Retire in Samar ,are you crazy? Have you seen the rip-off hoops the PI bureaucracy wants you to jump through? This country is NOT retiree-friendly,period.

  2. RandyL says:

    Crazy, no. And yes I am very familiar with what is needed to retire in the Philippines. The requirements are not that different from many other countries. The Philippines government have their laws and it’s just the way it is. I think that for the majority of the more than 65,000 expats (registered) that currently live there, they probably feel it is worth their efforts to jump through a few hoops. So if I can ask, what are these rip-off hoops that you are referring to? Just curious.

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