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Traveling to Semirara, Caluya and/or Libertad in Antique

Traveling to Semirara, Caluya and/or Libertad in Antique

From San Jose on Mindoro Island not only the ferry to Coron departs, but also to the Islands of Semirara (the mining Island) Caluya and even Libertad on Panay Island. All Island are located in the Province of Antique. San Jose port is a long stretched port and the banca departing to those islands is found at Pier 1, at the beginning of the pier you can find the ticket booth. Now, I did not travel this ferry myself. So…

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Ferry schedule Dumaguete and Dapitan

Ferry schedule Dumaguete and Dapitan

Montenegro Shipping Lines provides RoRo vessels sailing daily between Dumaguete and Dapitan (Mindanao) and vice versa. Daily departure in Dumaguete 06.00 am Daily departure in Dapitan 02.00 pm Roro vessels are suitable for the transportation of cars and motorcycles. In order to take your car or motorcycle you need proper papers (OR/CR and drivers-license) to present to the shipping company and coast guard. There is WiFi in the Dumaguete Port Terminal. And a loading dock to charge your phone. Food…

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How to get from Negros Island to Cebu Island with a car

How to get from Negros Island to Cebu Island with a car

Traveling from Negros Island to Cebu Island and taking a car or a motorcycle, you have 2 ports os departure: Sibulan Ferry Terminal, a few minutes drive from Dumaguete or Tampi Port, just a little further north  up the  Western Nautical Highway. Both Roro trips will only take less than half an hour to transport you to Cebu Island. Traveling by bus from Dumaguete to Cebu your bus will take the roror at Sibulan Ferry Port. Both ports on opposite…

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The express lane fee at the Immigration Office

The express lane fee at the Immigration Office

There has been a lot of confusion about the so called express lane fee, to be used at the Bureau of Immigration on handling once visa. Does the express lane fee still exist? And if so, how come some people say it doesn’t? The Bureau of Immigration has seen a little reorganization. And when it comes to the express lane fee, and some field offices had different procedures to handing out passports and visa.Supposedly they reorganazed their budgets and there…

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Road movies on Leaving Holland Channel

Road movies on Leaving Holland Channel

Did you know there is a YouTube Channel filled with One Minute Videos but also road movies? You can follow my trip from island to island in the Philippines, following the Philippine Nautical Highway and its side roads. So far I have travelled the island of Siquijor, Negros, Panay, Mindoro, Luzon, Leyte and Bohol Every island was an adventure and although many men say I should not drive a motorcycle in the Philippines. I manage pretty wel. I must say…

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Ferry schedule Abra d’Ilog to Batangas City and vice versa

Ferry schedule Abra d’Ilog to Batangas City and vice versa

In Abra de Ilog roro depart daily to Batangas city. The port is a little outside the village itself and offers not much. There is a hotel and a diner, but that is about it. For the rest the buildings are port authority, terminal and offices. Montenegro has a schedule (more or less) and Besta Shipping Lines departs when reasonably full. Here are the departure times for Besta Shipping Lines: Boarding the Roro with the motorcycle: Departure times for Montenegro…

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Carmel Inn, Catarman, Samar

Carmel Inn, Catarman, Samar

The newly build white and orange building is unmistakable a hotel. Just outside Catarman a barangay divided in two by the airstrip you can cross by foot during daytime. The bright color scheme of the outside is continued in the rooms. We booked 2 rooms, the orange and green one. Not much of a view from anywhere in the hotel, since it is build in an introvert way. And although nicely tiled in the bathroom it is all just a…

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