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Best place to stay in Roxas, Mindoro, Philippines

Best place to stay in Roxas, Mindoro, Philippines

When you take the ferry to or from Caticlan, arrival time or departure time can be on awkward hours. And sometimes you need a hotel to stay overnight or only for a few hours. There is a lot of rooms available in Roxas port and most hotels rent out rooms per hour as well, but the rate is expensive. You easily pay up to 2500 pesos for a no wifi, not clean, sober hotel room, with shared bathroom. The cheapest…

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How to travel from Caticlan to Roxas with a motorcycle

How to travel from Caticlan to Roxas with a motorcycle

The busy port of Caticlan, gateway to Boracay Island holds more ferries than only the shuttles to Boracay. Ferries leave to all destinations there, for example to Roxas Port on Mindoro Island. A 4 hours crossing with Starlight Ferries. They depart at noon from Caticlan, to let you arrive in time in Roxas to find a place to stay for the night. The procedure for taking a motorcycle on board a ferry is pretty much the same in every port….

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How to get from Bacolod City to Iloilo City with a motorcycle

How to get from Bacolod City to Iloilo City with a motorcycle

In Bacolod City the RoRo departs from Banago Wharf. A port area in the north of the city, close to the North bus terminal from Ceres bus company. Be aware that before you can take a motorcycle of an island you need to have accomplished your motorcycle registration and a letter of acknowledgement from the LTO office should be in your possession. You need that letter to proof the motorcycle is yours. Papers needed for transporting a motorcycle on a…

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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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Can you save a palm tree

Can you save a palm tree

This morning I was sitting in the restaurant writing my diary when I noticed the hotel owner and staff were working on the beach, a lot of rope, chains and people and a palmtree in the ocean, tipped over by the harsh winds. They tried to save the tree. Amazing. So I jumped to the opportunity to film it and add it to my fast growing Leaving Holland Channel on YouTube.   And here is the rescued tree. It took…

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