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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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Alegro Hotel, Catbalogan City

Alegro Hotel, Catbalogan City

No one could have prepared me for the dirty town of Catbalogan. it is a mess there. The roads are dirty, there is garbage everywhere and the place seems under constant construction. Many empty building give it a run down look. In both Catbalogan and Calbayog, a nearby city, both citizens complain about the garbage, the blcoked sewers and the polluted bay, but I wonder how they handle their garbage management themselves. We have never ever seen a more dirty…

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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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Capitaneus, Atimonan, Luzon Island

Capitaneus, Atimonan, Luzon Island

What started out as a nice stay turned into a noisy experience after a few hours. Along the highway just outside Atimonan you find Capitaneus Resort. A Filipino operated resort that also offers day tourism for walkin guests. That usually means there is a lot of loud music and people. The pool which was clear before the guests arrived was not so clear anymore afterwards. There was a lot of screaming and loud music and that continued till two at…

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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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FJ Manila Hotel, Legazpi City

FJ Manila Hotel, Legazpi City

The first thing I need to set straight about this hotel is that it is NOT in Legazpi city. It is close to Legazpi, but it is a long jeepney ride to Legazpi itself. Legazpi offers lots of restaurants and malls and is a nice place to stay. FJ Manila Hotel offers an affordable place close enough to enjoy all that. The standard rooms are just right and for those looking for a little more space there are rooms with…

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