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Warranty Procedure, my new GoPro Hero5 Black

Warranty Procedure, my new GoPro Hero5 Black

My GoPro Hero 5 Black had a leakage while snorkeling on Siquijor Island a while ago, and a few days ago I published a blog about the procedure of returning it to GoPro under warranty. I had to wait to start the warranty procedure until I had an address I was going to stay for at least 2 weeks. For that is how long GoPro says they need to switch cameras. I can tell you: they are faster than they…

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How to ship your GoPro by UPS, warranty procedure

How to ship your GoPro by UPS, warranty procedure

My GoPro Hero5 Black got water inside the LCD screen in the front. It is a common problem with this camera and GoPro has no problems with the camera being returned within reasonable time after purchase. Mine was bought 8 months before the leakage occurred. I was snorkelling in maybe 2 meter deep water, camera was closed properly and yet the display stopped working and I could clearly see water inside. I took a picture of the damaged camera Since…

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How to get from Cebu City to Siquijor

How to get from Cebu City to Siquijor

There are many ways to get from Cebu island or Cebu City to Siquijor. And for every budget as well. You can go by plane, to Sibulan Airport, close to Dumaguete port and travel from there with the ferry Or you can do the whole trip by bus, which is actually quite astonishing trip with some views that you should not miss. I did that trip the other way around: from Dumaguete to Cebu by bus, you can read about…

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How to travel from Siquijor to Cebu or Bohol

How to travel from Siquijor to Cebu or Bohol

Siquijor has ferries going in all directions. You can travel to Dumaguete, where you can find Sibulan Airport f.e. or travel from there to Cebu by bus.  But you can also travel directly from Siquijor to Cebu Island by ferry, You can even bring a motorcycle or a car. And there are daily ferries leaving for Tagbilaran in Bohol. Make sure you plan your trip in advance, since weather conditions can influence departure. Timetable changes due to weather or maintenance…

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Ferry Schedules From Siquijor to Dumaguete

Ferry Schedules From Siquijor to Dumaguete

Ferry schedules and bus timetables do change every now and then, shipping lines are added or closed down, and busses transferred through other routes, but roughly transportation in the Philippines is an ongoing business, that only has minor changes. Only the weather can be a big pain in the ass, especially when it come to leaving Siquijor Island. High waves can cause small boats to skip a trip. Make sure you check the weather, before planning your trip back 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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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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