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Loboc River Cruise

Loboc River Cruise

The queue and waiting time seemed endless, but finally we got around paying for our ticket and embarking. My Loboc river cruise was about to begin!!             Facts and Figures Entrance: 450 pesos per person Duration: 1 hour Waiting time: Long! +/- 1 hour Food: reasonable (Filipino dishes) Drinks: Ice tea, other drinks you need to pay for. Seating: Fixed, appointed by front desk entertainment: on board and during the cruise at a certain point…

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Picturesque Sipalay: Market day

Picturesque Sipalay: Market day

Every Monday is market day in Sipalay. Here are the colourful results of taking photo’s at the farmers market in Sipalay, Negros Occidental, Philippines                        

Iloilo the City of Love

Iloilo the City of Love

I really haven’t been able to find out why they call Iloilo ‘The City of Love’. I have been asking around and doing research about the slogan but no one seems to know. They know: It’s more fun in the Philippines, but they sum p numerous things why Iloilo might be called the city of love: lovely people good infrastructure nice place to be the food is lovely lovely local language old buildings And so the lists goes on, I…

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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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Walking around Puerto Galera – Philippines

Walking around Puerto Galera – Philippines

Moving away from the tourist areas and meeting the real Filipino lifestyle may come as a culture shock to many. I knew that it would be different, but I had no idea how much. Sometimes I see a little shack, thinking it is inhabited and than people come out to greet me. Gosh, are they really living there? I feel overdressed most of the time and I might as well have this illuminated dollar sign above my head. Although I…

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Dutch Sunset, my 5 most favorite

Dutch Sunset, my 5 most favorite

Don’t we all love them: Those beautiful pictures of the sun painting the sky in all red, orange and like 50 shades of blue. I think every person int he world can fall still over a beautiful sunset. I’m looking forward to the tropical once. They are short but vivid and abundant as I remember. Very different from the Dutch sunsets. They last a lot longer as the sun slowly sinks behind the horizon around 10 in the evening on…

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Travel Pics: Beauty in Imperfection

Travel Pics: Beauty in Imperfection

Sometimes your eye catches something else than perfection, beautiful landscapes or pretty faces. ButĀ even in imperfection lies a certain beauty. These pictures were taken during my stay in the Netherlands. They show beauty in imperfection.