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Riding mud roads and flooded streets

Riding mud roads and flooded streets

I collect a lot of footage. With the GoPro on the bike every ride,  it adds up. And now with the Sony action cam on the back of my sons motorbike, it becomes a massive amount of gigabytes. This time I made a compilation of driving around after storms and heavy rain, like tropical depression Urduja (Kai-Tak) and the cold front surrounding upcoming storm Vinta. It is amazing how the attitude of Filipinos is when it comes to flooded houses…

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Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

In the following video I show you the large Unitop in Calapan city and a visit to the next door Jolibee. But there is more! Watch me ride my motorbike. We mounted the Sony action cam to the back of my sons motorcycle and took some ‘backward video footage’. Since I’m usually the one to follow, there was footage of me driving as well. Watch what happens and enjoy the Christmas and endless T-shirt parade at Unitop! Did you know…

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The crazy traffic in Calapan City

The crazy traffic in Calapan City

Driving a motorcycle int he Philippines is madness. White men keep telling me that over and over again. And I know that the day I hit the pavement they will all say: Told you so! I do not care so much for what they think. I’d rather think outside the box than inside and coloring between the lines has never been one of my skills. So, here I am, I got my driver’s license in the Philippines, I learned to…

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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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