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Iloilo City, on Panay Island. Cheaper than Manilla and Cebu, lots of sightseeing and tourist attractions and a good transportation al through the island of Panay by Ceres Bus company.

Day Trip to Guimaras Island

Day Trip to Guimaras Island

From Iloilo pump boat wharf it takes only 15 minutes to visit the island of the sweetest mangos in the world. Buy your ticket at the small ticket booth outside the wharf, enlist and embark for only 14 pesos (0.28 euro) Arriving at the other side you can take one of the many tours that are listed on the information board just outside the port entrance. tricycle drivers, jeepney chauffeurs and multi-cab owners will offer you numerous possibilities and prices….

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Fire in Iloilo City Proper

Fire in Iloilo City Proper

Working at the hotel poolside I noticed a bad smell and it looked like the patio was filling up with smoke. Other people were noticing it too and it was getting so bad that I had to close the laptop and go inside. The hotel was in the line of the fumes of a huge fire right behing the public market that is just across the street. Sometimes the sun got blackened by all the smoke. And the whole street…

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Visit to Guimaras island

Visit to Guimaras island

There is a new set of videos online at the YouTube Channel of Leaving Holland.  I’ve changed the videos: finally found my own way in that whole YouTube thing! You get short 1 minute videos of daily life in the Philippines, no intro, just click and BAM, you are in my life for one whole minute. See, hear and experience Filipino life in short, no nonsense, raw videos. Live the Philippines as it is. My visit to Guimaras Island and…

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The Iloilo Museum

The Iloilo Museum

The modern somewhat cubist architectural building looks inviting. It is a bit hidden and that does the architecture of the building no right. It would be more findable and attractive if it were in an open space, so you could clearly see the contours of the building. It looks modern, hip even. The coloured facade immediately draws your attention when you pass by on Bonifacio Drive. The museum was build in 1971 and it is the first government sponsored museum…

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Travelling from Puerto Galera to Iloilo, via Caticlan – costs, time schedules etc.

Travelling from Puerto Galera to Iloilo, via Caticlan – costs, time schedules etc.

Time to move. I’m going to Iloilo for Christmas and New Year. So I say good-bye to the Badladz Beach Resort in Small Tabinay and a tricycle brings me to Puerto Galera Jeepney terminal. There I take a UV-Express Van to Calapan city Pier.The busstation near the public market. Price for the tricycle is 20 pesos p.p. Price for the Express Van 100 pesos p.p. Duration: Busstation Puerto Galera to Calapan City Pier : 1.5 hours (depending traffic) The journey…

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