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Ferry Schedule from Puerto Galera to Batangas

Ferry Schedule from Puerto Galera to Batangas

Minolo Shipping lines provides high class, fast bankas sailing from Puerto Galera to Batangas and vice versa. They do stop on the way to Batangas at Sabang Beach Pier and vice versa. Minolo Shipping Lines provides, as an extra service, transport to resorts, just ask on board or in the port about the details. Or contact them at the following phone numbers: Muelle Staff 0917-5148587 Landline no. (043)287-3608 Scheduled time departing from Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera Scheduled time departing from…

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A Flash Flood in the Philippines

A Flash Flood in the Philippines

Flash Flood warnings are everywhere in the country. Yet, I lived here 2 years before I actually got confronted with one. A few days ago tropical depression Salome past over my barangay here at White Beach, Puerto Galera. And this is what happened. Subscribe to Leaving Holland Channel

Building sand castles on White Beach

Building sand castles on White Beach

White sand, emerald sea, beautiful beach, lots of tourist having fun and companies doing teambuilding. This time I ran into a sandcastle contest! Subscribe to my channel!

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Sometimes when walking around int he tourist spots in Puerto Galera one has to wonder where those beaches are. In Sabang it is easy, not much m=beach left. Although they make a nice attempt to recreate the beach feel in the right side of the parking area at the end of the road entering Sabang. I saw the other day that that little cove is all sandy now. The other side, where all the stone walls of restaurants and dive…

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Puerto Galera, Mindoro, town centre

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, town centre

Returning two years later to Puerto Galera I do notice some major improvements to the town centre and the shopping area in Puerto Galera. First of all: clear traffic lanes, roads are finished and made of concrete and there is a lot of one way traffic, which makes traffic a lot better to handle than two years ago, when traffic was a massive jam. In the Philippines there is no such thing as ‘lanes’ people just ride, regardless the markings…

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Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

After the first stage of the journey through the Philippines I arrived in Puerto Galera again. It was two years ago since I first came here. I started my adventure in October 2015 in Puerto Galera, where I did an all inclusive in Badladz Beach Resort. The benefits of an all inclusive in those days were that you can get used to the country and overcome your culture shock within save boundaries of hotel grounds. With not a lot to…

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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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