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A visit to Batangas Public Market

A visit to Batangas Public Market

Living in Puerto galera means: traveling to Batangas every now and then. With the bankas leaving from Muelle there is a good connection to Luzon Island and Batangas is the gateway to Manila as well. Hop on a bus and within 3 hours you enter the metropolis. Batangas offers just a little more than Calapan on Mindoro does. SM Mall for example, with a lot more variety on shops. But also the city center is fun to roam around. I…

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Ferry Schedule from Puerto Galera to Batangas

Ferry Schedule from Puerto Galera to Batangas

Minolo Shipping lines provides high class, fast bankas sailing from Puerto Galera to Batangas and vice versa. They do stop on the way to Batangas at Sabang Beach Pier and vice versa. Minolo Shipping Lines provides, as an extra service, transport to resorts, just ask on board or in the port about the details. Or contact them at the following phone numbers: Muelle Staff 0917-5148587 Landline no. (043)287-3608 Scheduled time departing from Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera Scheduled time departing from…

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A Flash Flood in the Philippines

A Flash Flood in the Philippines

Flash Flood warnings are everywhere in the country. Yet, I lived here 2 years before I actually got confronted with one. A few days ago tropical depression Salome past over my barangay here at White Beach, Puerto Galera. And this is what happened. Subscribe to Leaving Holland Channel

Building sand castles on White Beach

Building sand castles on White Beach

White sand, emerald sea, beautiful beach, lots of tourist having fun and companies doing teambuilding. This time I ran into a sandcastle contest! Subscribe to my channel!

Driving way outside my Comfort zone

Driving way outside my Comfort zone

Some days riding a motorcycle in the Philippines is more a trial than others. When driving in the rain season for example. I have to face my fears and go outside my comfort zone a lot. Specially on this trip. The rain had been battering on me for hours and I was soaked to the bone, cold and tired. Sometimes one puddle is just one puddle to much to cross.

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Sometimes when walking around int he tourist spots in Puerto Galera one has to wonder where those beaches are. In Sabang it is easy, not much m=beach left. Although they make a nice attempt to recreate the beach feel in the right side of the parking area at the end of the road entering Sabang. I saw the other day that that little cove is all sandy now. The other side, where all the stone walls of restaurants and dive…

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What to do when you get a STD in Puerto Galera?

What to do when you get a STD in Puerto Galera?

Puerto Galera has many sides to it. Beautiful nature, nice beaches, and a buzzing nightlife. And it is one of the Philippines hotspots for sex-tourism for both gay and straight. In Sabang, you find the nightclubs and freelance prostitutes that offer their company, while ladyboys serve you drinks and food on White Beach. It might be me, and the way I observe, but it seems that the male prostitution is not so visible as the female prostitution is. For women…

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