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Traveling from Leyte to Bohol, ferry schedules

Traveling from Leyte to Bohol, ferry schedules

When you are visiting Leyte there are 2 ports to travel from when you want to move on to Bohol Island. Both Hilongos and Bato offer daily bankas (native ferries to Bohol) And bato offers RoRos to Ubay, Bohol. The schedules are not very complicated and basic simple: daily around 9.00 am. a banka leaves and a RoRo. From all ports. In Bato at 10.00 a.m. there is an extra RoRo leaving when there is a demand. Prices are 320…

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CitiHotel, Hilongos Leyte

CitiHotel, Hilongos Leyte

Whoever thought of it as a good idea the build a hotel on top of a gas station must have been drunk or something. Maybe it works for the owner, but for his guests absolutely not. The whole night motorbikes without muffler pass by, the gas station is a hangout for youngster from the town and it is noisy as hell. Combine that with the endless base and drunk karaoke singing from the rooftop (karaoke)bar right above what they call…

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GoHotels Tacloban and GoHotels in general

GoHotels Tacloban and GoHotels in general

After my forced excessive stay in Tacloban due to a storm I must say I’m done with GoHotels. In my earlier review on GoHotels in Bacolod with the bunch of free roaches in the room back than for the very affordable room price of 888 pesos. Nowadays they charge an average of over 1400 to 1900 pesos depending which day of the week. The rooms are so small that 1 person with luggage hardly fits in. I carry 1 dry…

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Ferry schedule Abra d’Ilog to Batangas City and vice versa

Ferry schedule Abra d’Ilog to Batangas City and vice versa

In Abra de Ilog roro depart daily to Batangas city. The port is a little outside the village itself and offers not much. There is a hotel and a diner, but that is about it. For the rest the buildings are port authority, terminal and offices. Montenegro has a schedule (more or less) and Besta Shipping Lines departs when reasonably full. Here are the departure times for Besta Shipping Lines: Boarding the Roro with the motorcycle: Departure times for Montenegro…

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Christina Resort, White Beach, Puerto Galera

Christina Resort, White Beach, Puerto Galera

Upon arrival in White beach we went immediately to Christina Resort in San Isidro (White Beach) A newly build apartment building right in front of the elementary school. When arriving in White Beach from Puerto Galera you take the first street on the left, just behind the tricycle terminal, drive up that little road until you reach the first building with a pool and a mural of Swiss mountains and snow. Although newly build, the apartment complex is already deteriorating….

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Red Koi Residences, Sorsogon City

Red Koi Residences, Sorsogon City

Red Koi Residences is by far out one of the nicest and cleanest places I have stayed in the Philippines. The introvert build hotel offers a quiet hideaway in the busy city of Sorsogon. Walking distance from the city center, this newly build boutique hotel offers the luxury a travellers seeks. Rooms start just a little under 1700 pesos and for that you get a lot of fluffy towels, nice hot shower and good mattress and pillows. Plenty of amenities…

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Carmel Inn, Catarman, Samar

Carmel Inn, Catarman, Samar

The newly build white and orange building is unmistakable a hotel. Just outside Catarman a barangay divided in two by the airstrip you can cross by foot during daytime. The bright color scheme of the outside is continued in the rooms. We booked 2 rooms, the orange and green one. Not much of a view from anywhere in the hotel, since it is build in an introvert way. And although nicely tiled in the bathroom it is all just a…

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