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Delving into Calbiga Cave, Philippines

  

                       We’ll be in the Calbiga cave for two days

                                                                                        And you’ll only see a tiny part of the cave…

  

“You cannot imagine the scale, the tunnels of the Samar caves are infinite.

You can climb across the rocks for hours, days, and not reach the end”

  

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We’ll sleep in the cave, eat in the cave, even $#!+ in the cave

                                                             …but we carry that back out with us

    
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“We will camp at the football field, a giant chamber next to an underground lake.”

 

The Calbiga Langun cave is the largest in the Philippines

                                                                       and currently ranked the 4th largest in the world

900 square km of grand tunnels and soaring chambers carved by the rivers that wind beneath the steamy jungle

 


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“The local people never went into the cave, they believed it was full of bad spirits.”

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“Not that many people have visited the giant caves of Samar in the Philippines – one of the hidden secrets of the jungle.”

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“Caving is one of the only ways you can be an explorer in the 21st century.” J. Bonifacio

“We’re still exploring, maybe one day we’ll find some of the other huge caves nearby join into Calbiga. Samar could still have the worlds largest cave.”


 

                                                                                     Thanks to Joni Bonifacio for the tour of Calbiga

                          Stay tuned for I’m Not Home‘s stories of this unique caving experience.

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Steve was a geologist, hiding on the west coast of Tasmania growing damp, stale and moldy in the cool mountain air. In early 2010 he escaped, quit his job, sold most of his worldly goods, slung a guitar on his back and hit the road. He is now living the life of a travelling expat, bouncing in and out of the jungle clad mountains of Laos.
  1. Maddycat Reply
    This new layout really makes the photography stand out, don't you think? PS Thanks for reminding me I pooed in a plastic bag and poured my wee into a group wee bottle! Did I just lower the tone of the post? You brought it up! Maddycat recently posted..A fantastical theme park - Vientiane, LaosMy Profile
  2. Naths Domingo Reply
    Nice and cool pics of Calbiga cave. Will be exploring this cave in the coming weeks.
  3. thirupathi car packages Reply
    just wonderful pictures...

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