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Bus Schedule Dumaguete – Cebu and vice versa

Bus Schedule Dumaguete – Cebu and vice versa

Schedules are hard to find in the Philippines and not always reliable. Ceres Bus liner, the biggest in the country, provides regular busses between almost every city and barangay in the Philippines. The point is to find the right and most comfortable bus. Going with a regular bus can be a fun experience and you meet a lot of locals. Windows open, chickens on board. But also a stop at every corner and little to no comfort. In between the…

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Eating a Big Mak in the Philippines

Eating a Big Mak in the Philippines

This lady had been up and running since 8 on December 26, being the only one open in town where you can buy food. She had a good business going on, but with the buy 1 get 1 free, she told me, she makes no profit, unless people buy drinks. She is a keen business woman. Being open that day, knowing prices by heart and doing the maths all in her head. She looked tired, but she was in total…

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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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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.

Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

There are a lot of rivers in the Philippines. Some are swimmable, other too wild. Some are all over Google because they are famous and well visited, others are hidden. Almost all of them are used for washing, either clothes or people. They are seldom used for transportation, for they run wild. Although….in some places not so wild anymore. Since canalisation of river beds is happening all over the place to prevent flooding. I took some photos of rivers on…

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Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Many Governments issued a negative travel-advice for the Philippines after the so called Bohol Incident. And a lot of people wonder if it is safe to travel to the Philippines or to live there. Since the experience of safety is a personal one, I can only speak for myself. Please do take note that whether it is a real threat, a political game or just a hoax to scare off people: whenever a government gives a travel advice you are…

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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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