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Driving way outside my Comfort zone

Driving way outside my Comfort zone

Some days riding a motorcycle in the Philippines is more a trial than others. When driving in the rain season for example. I have to face my fears and go outside my comfort zone a lot. Specially on this trip. The rain had been battering on me for hours and I was soaked to the bone, cold and tired. Sometimes one puddle is just one puddle to much to cross.

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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How I prepared for my first voyage on a motorcycle

How I prepared for my first voyage on a motorcycle

I did not get much sleep the day before I left for my first big motorcycle trip. As a new driver I had only experience on the island if Siquijor in the Philippines. There in the wide stretched roads and in relatively quiet traffic I mastered the art of riding a motorbike. But going on a ferry and moving to another island, passing through big cities and highways….gosh: i was nervous. Arriving in Dumaguete and riding to Bacong was the…

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On road or off road, riding a motorbike in the Philippines

On road or off road, riding a motorbike in the Philippines

The philippines have pretty good roads, especially around the big cities. But when you live in the countryside roads may look nice when you enter them, and give you a big surprise half way by ending in dirt trails, messed up asphalt or concrete, or been blocked by a landslide. The weather, heat and/or rain take a toll on the pavement here and that is noticeable. Many road repairs, road construction and renewal is going on on every major island….

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A motorcycle ride through the rain in the Philippines

A motorcycle ride through the rain in the Philippines

It is rain season in the Philippines, and sunny days sometimes change in rainy days. And when I say rain, I mean rain. Like raining cats and dogs, pouring, a gray fog of water between you and the rest of the world. Streets turn into rivers and big potholes are emerging, landslides, mud roads, you name it, during rain season it all occurs. Sometimes you are on a road trip, like I was the other day, when lovely weather turns…

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