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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 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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Traveling from Dumaguete to Boracay by bus

Traveling from Dumaguete to Boracay by bus

Time for some traveling, from Dumaguete to Iloilo and on to Boracay. By bus, as usual. I think Ceres Bus and also Dimple Star, and on some island even local busses, offer a great opportunity to travel cheap, reasonable comfortable and it is a great way to see the country. When you travel from Dumaguete to Boracay by bus and ferry, you will pass the following significant cities where you have to change transport: Bacolod Iloilo Caticlan Dumaguete City In…

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Stormy weather in the Philippines

Stormy weather in the Philippines

It is the rain season, one typhoon warning after another tropical storm notification is given by Dost-Pagasa. And forceful winds beat up the coasts of this Archipelago. Some areas are more effected than others, like the north of Luzon is under heavy weather these last few weeks. But also east of Mindanao gets it pretty bad as do Samar en Leyte (again) Traveling in the rain season and using public transport is always a challenge. Will the bus make it…

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Bus trip from Sipalay to Dumaguete

Bus trip from Sipalay to Dumaguete

Time to move on. Time to renew my visa. So I’m on my way to Dumaguete. Jamont Hotel (former Sipalay Suites), the hotel where I’m staying in Sipalay, is right opposite of the Ceres Busstation. So I can walk to my bus. I have a choice: take the 4.15 AM Air Con bus to Dumaguete or travel with liners all my way around the south point of Negros Occidental and Oriental. I choose for the liner option. Although I once…

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5 Things you must do in Sipalay

5 Things you must do in Sipalay

Some people write that there is not much to do in Sipalay, Negros Occidental. I found the opposite true. When you are paying this town a visit with the idea of having a great night-life, than you have come to the wrong place. There is nothing to do in Sipalay after 8-9 o’clock pm. But during day time? there is lots to discover and to do. Here are my 5 tips, of the beaten path of spending time in one…

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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