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The Island of Healing, Siquijor, only one and a half hour away from Dumaguete and definitely worth a trip.

How to travel from Siquijor to Cebu or Bohol

How to travel from Siquijor to Cebu or Bohol

Siquijor has ferries going in all directions. You can travel to Dumaguete, where you can find Sibulan Airport f.e. or travel from there to Cebu by bus.  But you can also travel directly from Siquijor to Cebu Island by ferry, You can even bring a motorcycle or a car. And there are daily ferries leaving for Tagbilaran in Bohol. Make sure you plan your trip in advance, since weather conditions can influence departure. Timetable changes due to weather or maintenance…

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Ferry Schedules From Siquijor to Dumaguete

Ferry Schedules From Siquijor to Dumaguete

Ferry schedules and bus timetables do change every now and then, shipping lines are added or closed down, and busses transferred through other routes, but roughly transportation in the Philippines is an ongoing business, that only has minor changes. Only the weather can be a big pain in the ass, especially when it come to leaving Siquijor Island. High waves can cause small boats to skip a trip. Make sure you check the weather, before planning your trip back to…

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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 And posting schedules on a website involves the risk schedules are outdated, I do wish to publish the ferry schedules from Dumaguete to Siquijor.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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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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Islandia Beach Resort, Gold Sky Sea View and Coral Cay

Islandia Beach Resort, Gold Sky Sea View and Coral Cay

Siquijor offers a wide range of resorts and homestay facilities for both short stay and long stay. From dorm to high quality resorts, all is available. During my one year stay in Siquijor I used both homestay for long stay rent and resorts. Here is an overview: Islandia Beach Resort A little outside the hustle and buzz of the tourist strip in San Juan you can find Islandia Beach Resort. Their beautiful palm tree planted beach is a pleasant place…

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Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Every year during Holy Week, faith healers and herbalists of Siquijor Island meet on Mount Bandilaan to prepare their special ‘medicine’. A black sticky substance that can only be prepared during the week before easter. In the weeks before holy week the harvest they herbs and burn them to ashes in order to prepare a year long supply of this magical material. They call it ‘medicine’ but it is not a medicine like: pills or potion, you do not take…

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Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

When you visit Siquijor Island and you want the full Island experience, there are a few nice local places to eat. Eating in an eatery can be quite adventurous when you come to Asia the first time. But believe me: it is good, tasteful food, completely safe and cheap. For me it is a matter of how busy a place is. The more visitors the faster the food is finished the more likely it is to get fresh cooked food…

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