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How to travel from White Beach to Batangas

How to travel from White Beach to Batangas

Hop on, hop off, that is what you can do for a quick visit to White Beach Puerto Galera, Philippines. The ferries depart daily from Batangas Pier going to Muelle and from there by tricycle to White beach or with Minolo Shiping Lines, free transport in a van. There are direct ferries going to White Beach as well. Returning from your beach break is even more easy, just hop on any of the many ferries departing from White Beach. Traveling…

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Trip to Batangas, Philippines

Trip to Batangas, Philippines

How far have I come, did I travel from Batangas to Puerto Galera 2 years ago to enter this beautiful country, now I made a trip to Batangas on my second visit in Puerto Galera. Remembering the first time, when everything was exciting, strange and even a bit scary, now I just go through the hoops and habits of the country and culture. Price for the ferry: 240 pesos per person including terminal fee. Click here for timetables¬† The video…

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A visit to Batangas Public Market

A visit to Batangas Public Market

Living in Puerto galera means: traveling to Batangas every now and then. With the bankas leaving from Muelle there is a good connection to Luzon Island and Batangas is the gateway to Manila as well. Hop on a bus and within 3 hours you enter the metropolis. Batangas offers just a little more than Calapan on Mindoro does. SM Mall for example, with a lot more variety on shops. But also the city center is fun to roam around. I…

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Ferry Schedule from Puerto Galera to Batangas

Ferry Schedule from Puerto Galera to Batangas

Minolo Shipping lines provides high class, fast bankas sailing from Puerto Galera to Batangas and vice versa. They do stop on the way to Batangas at Sabang Beach Pier and vice versa. Minolo Shipping Lines provides, as an extra service, transport to resorts, just ask on board or in the port about the details. Or contact them at the following phone numbers: Muelle Staff 0917-5148587 Landline no. (043)287-3608 Scheduled time departing from Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera Scheduled time departing from…

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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.

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Sometimes when walking around int he tourist spots in Puerto Galera one has to wonder where those beaches are. In Sabang it is easy, not much m=beach left. Although they make a nice attempt to recreate the beach feel in the right side of the parking area at the end of the road entering Sabang. I saw the other day that that little cove is all sandy now. The other side, where all the stone walls of restaurants and dive…

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Puerto Galera, Mindoro, town centre

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, town centre

Returning two years later to Puerto Galera I do notice some major improvements to the town centre and the shopping area in Puerto Galera. First of all: clear traffic lanes, roads are finished and made of concrete and there is a lot of one way traffic, which makes traffic a lot better to handle than two years ago, when traffic was a massive jam. In the Philippines there is no such thing as ‘lanes’ people just ride, regardless the markings…

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