Monthly archives: April 2016


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APRIL 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Dumaguete, Negros and include: Transport from Dumaguete to Siquijor Island 3 night in a ‘just made it’ GRANDPAcking Standard Fan Chalet 50m from the Beach 1 day Scooter hire plus petrol Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Dumaguete To Siquijor and Where To Stay On Siquijor. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): Accommodation: My accommodation […]

Siquijor – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs



Siquijor - Where To Stay
APRIL 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with Sabang, Port Barton, El Nido, Coron, Tablas, Carabao, and Boracay the costs of pre-booking accommodation online where too high for my GRANDPAcking Budget. Siquijor prices were higher than I was expecting – for an island that is supposed to be ‘off the beaten track’ … There were several budget options to choose from but most looked very basic. I decided to book something online in advance (for 3 nights), so that I could look around the island and choose a nice beachfront location. My plan was to stay for a further […]

Siquijor – Philippines – Where To Stay



Dumaguete
  APRIL 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 3 nights in HAROLD’S MANSION in Dumaguete, Western Visayas. I was slowly making my way south from the famous Boracay Island to Siquijor Island. My trip had taken me via Roxas (Panay), Iloilo (Panay), Bacolod (Negros) and now Dumaguete (Negros); I was unimpressed by all of these cities … in fact, I have been unimpressed by all of the cities that I have visited in The Philippines from when I first arrived in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Puerto Princesa is meant to be the ‘cleanest’ city in The Philippines. I have come to the […]

Dumaguete – Philippines – To Siquijor



Bacolod - Dumaguete Aircon Bus
  APRIL 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 3 nights in the SUITES AT CALLE NUEVA in Bacolod, Western Visayas. I was slowly making my way south from the famous Boracay Island to Siquijor Island. Dumaguete was my next stop on the way. My trip had taken me via Roxas (Panay), Iloilo (Panay) and Bacolod (Negros); I was unimpressed by all of these cities so far … in fact, I have been unimpressed by all of the cities that I have visited in The Philippines. Dumaguete is a University City with lots of students around … I am hoping that their […]

Bacolod – Philippines – To Dumaguete



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  APRIL 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 3 nights in the RIVERSIDE INN in Iloilo City, Western Visayas. I was slowly making my way south from the famous Boracay Island to Siquijor Island. Bacolod was my next stop on the way. I was glad to say ‘goodbye’ to Iloilo City; I didn’t like it. HOTEL TO ILOILO RIVER WHARF: The fast boats to Bacolod leave from Iloilo River Wharf which has recently moved from the south side of Iloilo River (Ortiz) to the north side of the river (Lapuz). The Riverside Inn was on a main road; Tribikes are (apparently) […]

Iloilo – Philippines – To Bacolod



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  APRIL 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 3 nights in the WALLABIES HOTEL in Roxas City, Capiz, Western Visayas. I was slowly making my way south from the famous Boracay Island to Guimaras Island. Iloilo City was my next and last stop on the way. HOTEL TO ROXAS BUS TERMINAL: As with almost all Philippines cities, the bus terminal is on the outskirts of town. The Iloilo City Bus Terminal is about 5 kms from city centre. I already knew from my trip from Boracay to Roxas City that the Tribike fare from the Bus Terminal to my […]

Roxas – Philippines – To Iloilo City