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I visited Dumaguete on Negros Oriental for just one week. Read about my visit, watch the one minute videos I took from daily life in this almost famous expat hub.

Ferry Schedules from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Ferry Schedules from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Although bus and ferry schedules in the Philippines are due to weather conditions, maintenance and strategic changes. And posting schedules on a website involves the risk schedules are outdated, I do wish to publish the ferry schedules from Dumaguete to Siquijor. So many people wonder if you can make it from Sibulan Airport to the last Ferry leaving for Siquijor Arriving from Cebu Airport on the afternoon flight in Dumaguete you can make it to the last ferries departing from…

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My experience in Well Beach Resort, Zamboanguita

My experience in Well Beach Resort, Zamboanguita

The access road is a nightmare, arriving there on a motorcycle I was in for a big surprise. One would think that a good access road is a golden threshold of your resort. Hugh covered private parking, but no space for guests to park. I managed to park my motor on a small strip next to the new reception area. The hotels is a quiet place, waterfront, I would not call it beach. Since there is only a small strip…

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Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

There are a lot of rivers in the Philippines. Some are swimmable, other too wild. Some are all over Google because they are famous and well visited, others are hidden. Almost all of them are used for washing, either clothes or people. They are seldom used for transportation, for they run wild. Although….in some places not so wild anymore. Since canalisation of river beds is happening all over the place to prevent flooding. I took some photos of rivers on…

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Bambulo Resort in Bacong, Dumaguete, Philippines

Bambulo Resort in Bacong, Dumaguete, Philippines

Tucked away along the road to Valencia, in Bacong there is a little resort called Bambulo. I had the pleasure of staying there for a night or two. It is a gated resort with only a few bungalows and they rent out a few gazebos for family parties and gatherings. Combined with a restaurant and a swimming pool it makes the property complete. The mix of bungalow guest and day guest make it a lively place, lucky for those not…

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Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

It was time for my visa extension and since there is no Bureau of Immigration on Siquijor, I went to Dumaguete. Once in the office I learned that now I can do a six months visa extension in Dumaguete, no need to go to Cebu, Bacolod or Iloilo for that. Great improvement, but I needed to visit the ATM first, before applying. Since a 6 months visa is more expensive off course. But first things first, I got a question…

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Do i miss Dumagete, the number one retirement paradise?

Do i miss Dumagete, the number one retirement paradise?

I have moved, after living in Dumaguete for 4 months it was time to leave. People wonder if I will miss the place. Long story short?
No. I do not miss Dumaguete. I wrote about it a few months ago, that I miss the magic of Dumaguete. And after moving back here and living here in a Barangay just a few minutes walking from Robinsons Place, I still miss that magic. Time for me to move. Maybe it is because I…

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Dentist visit in the Philippines

Dentist visit in the Philippines

My molar broke, a huge chip in the back came of and the sharp edges reminded me every jaw movement that I should go see a dentist. No pain, but I had a root canal ages ago on that same tooth. So no worries right? I’m scared shit for the dentist, to put it mildly. I always feel I’m at the wrong end of the drill. So for me to go to a dentist is a nerve wrecking, exhausting experience….

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