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Luzon Island, high polulation density and a lot of cities, among them Manila, Naga, Batangas to name a few I visited on my road trip.

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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Canyon Woods Resort, Lake Taal

Canyon Woods Resort, Lake Taal

We expected an upscale resort. The pictures on Agoda showed luxury to the max. What we found was a good hotel. Nothing more, nothing less. The rooms are spacious and offer a side way view on Lake Taal, the beds are comfortable and the bathroom is very good. The shower was not as hot as I hoped for, for during our stay it was very cold. The hot water runs out quickly. Bathrobes and those funny hotel slippers were provided…

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Driving Quezon Zigzag road

Driving Quezon Zigzag road

The old zigzag road in the Quezon/Bicol area also known as Bitukan Manok was some adventure on my last trip. On my way to Naga City I decided to sleep over in Atimonan, because of the bad weather, I passed this road because it is shorter than the newer road. I would not have missed it although it was a challenge. Steep climbs and narrow curves and a long slippery descent. You go through the chickens intestines I believe the…

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Ferry schedule from Sabang Beach to Batangas and vice versa

Ferry schedule from Sabang Beach to Batangas and vice versa

Rhealaine Shipping Lines has regular bankas sailing from Batangas Port to Sabang Beach and vice versa. Although other shipping lines like: Father & Son and Minolo also make regular stops in Sabang. Schedules for those shipping lines you can find in the time schedule section of this website  Are you traveling to Boracay or Iloilo from Puerto Galera, than you can plan your trip here  The first trip departing from Sabang comes with free coffee. Mobile telephone numbers of the…

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Traveling from Puerto Galera to Batangas with a motorcycle or car

Traveling from Puerto Galera to Batangas with a motorcycle or car

In Balatero, between White Beach and Puerto Galera you find Puerto Galera Port. Which is not the same as Muelle arrival point for the banka’s. Schedules for passenger banka’s you find here. When you want to visit or leave Puerto Galera with a car or motorcycle Puerto Galera Port will be your destination. Taking a motorcycle will cost 600 php and cars start ar 800 up till 3,500 pesos depending the size of the vehicle. Passengers pay 180 pesos full…

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Trip to Batangas, Philippines

Trip to Batangas, Philippines

How far have I come, did I travel from Batangas to Puerto Galera 2 years ago to enter this beautiful country, now I made a trip to Batangas on my second visit in Puerto Galera. Remembering the first time, when everything was exciting, strange and even a bit scary, now I just go through the hoops and habits of the country and culture. Price for the ferry: 240 pesos per person including terminal fee. Click here for timetables  The video…

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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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