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.
While the journey to Puerto Galera via Batangas Pier was an adventure, the next time I'll fly AirJuan and avoid the headaches.
If you're going island hopping in the Philippines, be prepared for daily electricity brownouts. Bring these three pieces of gear:
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.
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.
I got clipped for $228.72 USD by immigration in Dubai for being an overstay. Here are my thoughts and philosophy on "immigration".
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.
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.
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.