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Pump Boat Broke Down 4 Times – Don’t take The Blue Penguin!

On the way back to Batangas Port from Sabang Beach, our damn pump boat broke down four times. The Captain fixed the diesel engine with a wood saw. The engine was running rough from the start. I can't recommend the Blue Penguin.
My Journey to Puerto Galera via Batangas Pier - Next Time I'll Fly AirJuan

My Journey to Puerto Galera via Batangas Pier – Next Time I’ll Fly AirJuan

While the journey to Puerto Galera via Batangas Pier was an adventure, the next time I'll fly AirJuan and avoid the headaches.
Three Pieces of Gear for Island Hopping in the Philippines

Three Pieces of Gear for Island Hopping in the Philippines

If you're going island hopping in the Philippines, be prepared for daily electricity brownouts. Bring these three pieces of gear:
How to Extend Philippines Tourist Visa Cebu Immigration J Centre Mall

How to Extend a Philippines Tourist Visa – Cebu Immigration Office Info

Here's how to extend your Philippines tourist visa for 29 days. I went to the immigration office in Cebu City and it was a fairly easy process.
How to Get to Bantayan Island, Philippines on the Midnight Bus

How to Get to Bantayan Island, Philippines, on the Midnight Bus

Here’s how to get to Bantayan Island from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. I took the midnight bus on this trip and it worked out great for me.
Overstayed my visa in the UAE. I was an illegal alien for 7 days!

Overstayed My Visa in the UAE – I was an illegal Alien for 7...

I got clipped for $228.72 USD by immigration in Dubai for being an overstay. Here are my thoughts and philosophy on "immigration".
How to Get to Subic Bay from Angeles City, Philippines

How to Get to Subic Bay from Angeles City for $10 USD

Here's how to get to Subic Bay from Angeles City, Philippines for 500 Pesos. Take the Southern Cross Shuttle from the Brass Knob Hotel.
How to Get to Angeles City from Manila Airport

How to Get to Angeles City from Manila Airport – $15

Here’s the best way to get to Angeles City from Manila Airport in the Philippines. This route has worked for me and helps break up the trip.
Abu Dhabi to Dubai

How to Get to Dubai Airport from Abu Dhabi for $8.99 USD

Here’s how I got from the main bus terminal in Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport Terminal 1 for $8.99 USD. It was too easy taking the bus and train.