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Traveling to Semirara, Caluya and/or Libertad in Antique

Traveling to Semirara, Caluya and/or Libertad in Antique

From San Jose on Mindoro Island not only the ferry to Coron departs, but also to the Islands of Semirara (the mining Island) Caluya and even Libertad on Panay Island. All Island are located in the Province of Antique. San Jose port is a long stretched port and the banca departing to those islands is found at Pier 1, at the beginning of the pier you can find the ticket booth. Now, I did not travel this ferry myself. So…

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Megaworld in Iloilo, Philippines

Megaworld in Iloilo, Philippines

Iloilo is a fast developing city. Many subdivisions arise to supply houses for both buyers and rent-to-own. But the most impressive development is by far out Megaworld. The area around SM mall, across the river from the old center. Around the Iloilo Convention center an area is being developed with offices, condominiums and food places. All build in a colorful style that has vague reminders of Disneys Magic Kingdom Small World attraction or maybe even the Caribbean, due to the…

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Alegro Hotel, Catbalogan City

Alegro Hotel, Catbalogan City

No one could have prepared me for the dirty town of Catbalogan. it is a mess there. The roads are dirty, there is garbage everywhere and the place seems under constant construction. Many empty building give it a run down look. In both Catbalogan and Calbayog, a nearby city, both citizens complain about the garbage, the blcoked sewers and the polluted bay, but I wonder how they handle their garbage management themselves. We have never ever seen a more dirty…

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6 Signs Your Date Likes your Money

6 Signs Your Date Likes your Money

Dating in a third world country can be tricky. With all the stories of scams going on and people only dating you for your money it is hard to rule out that underlying doubt wether or not your date really likes you. In the Philippines many conversations evolve around money. You buy something new, the first thing they ask is how much you paid and usually that story is followed by the many dreams they other person has for him…

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Ferry schedule Dumaguete and Dapitan

Ferry schedule Dumaguete and Dapitan

Montenegro Shipping Lines provides RoRo vessels sailing daily between Dumaguete and Dapitan (Mindanao) and vice versa. Daily departure in Dumaguete 06.00 am Daily departure in Dapitan 02.00 pm Roro vessels are suitable for the transportation of cars and motorcycles. In order to take your car or motorcycle you need proper papers (OR/CR and drivers-license) to present to the shipping company and coast guard. There is WiFi in the Dumaguete Port Terminal. And a loading dock to charge your phone. Food…

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How to get from Negros Island to Cebu Island with a car

How to get from Negros Island to Cebu Island with a car

Traveling from Negros Island to Cebu Island and taking a car or a motorcycle, you have 2 ports os departure: Sibulan Ferry Terminal, a few minutes drive from Dumaguete or Tampi Port, just a little further north  up the  Western Nautical Highway. Both Roro trips will only take less than half an hour to transport you to Cebu Island. Traveling by bus from Dumaguete to Cebu your bus will take the roror at Sibulan Ferry Port. Both ports on opposite…

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Sunset from the Ivory Tower

Sunset from the Ivory Tower

It is the fourth night I eat the same meal. I really should learn to cook smaller portions. But it tastes good and every day I add something different to the dish so there is some variety. I need to hurry if I want to be in time for the sunset. I put the food in a bowl and take a bottle of water from the fridge. All ready! As I sit down on the terrace I can see the…

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