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Puerto Vallarta - Beach North
  JULY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Puerto Galera to Manila and I stayed in the Leesons Residences for 10 nights. If you read my Puerto Galera to Manila post, you will see that I DO NOT recommend the Leesons Residences unless you: Can get a massive 60-70% discount off of their Rack Rate; and Are happy to be stuck in the middle of nowhere Manila was my last stop in The Philippines and, indeed, South East Asia. It was time to start the 2nd phase of My Plan and head for Mexico. MY FLIGHT PLAN: I had booked […]

Manila – Philippines – To Puerto Vallarta – Mexico



Puerto Galera - Ferry Arriving
  JULY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Marinduque Island to Puerto Galera and I stayed in the Sabang Inn Dive Resort for 7 nights. Even though I was there at the end of the ‘season’, and the service starting falling apart, I recommend this resort. The Sabang Inn was very good value for the PHP940 / night that I paid. It was a decent sized room with many ‘comforts’ not typically found at this price in The Philippines: a wardrobe, satellite movie and sports channels, hot water shower, fridge, furniture, and plenty of power ports (some […]

Puerto Galera – Philippines – To Manila



Bantayan - 33 - Obo Ob Coast Road
  MAY/JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: You can come to The Philippines and hit all of the popular spots from Palawan Island (Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Port Barton and El Nido) to Coron to Boracay to Siquijor to Panglao to Malapascua … But the Central Spine offers more of an authentic Philippines experience at a cheaper price without the crowds … with beaches and experiences that are just as good. In this post, I suggest a 1-2 month itinerary for those who want to follow a ‘Road Less Travelled’. All on a GRANDPAcking Budget of US$54 / […]

Central – Philippines – A Road Less Travelled



Marinduque - A&B Sunset
  JUNE 2016:   OVERVIEW: In this post, I tell you about a little ‘hideaway’: Marinduque Island … I tell you how you can spend a month living in peace and quiet on this idyllic little island … and do so on a GRANDPAcking Budget. ABOUT MARINDUQUE ISLAND: Marinduque is an island province in the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA Region. Its capital is Boac. Marinduque lies between Tayabas Bay to the north and the Sibuyan Sea to the south. It is west of the Bondoc Peninsula of Quezon province, east of Mindoro Island, and north of the island province of Romblon. Couple […]

Marinduque – Philippines – A Perfect Escape



Pinamalayan - Pier
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Lucena City to Marinduque Island and I stayed in the A&B Coral Resort for 3 nights. I recommend this resort. The A&B was very good value for the PHP1,000 / night that I paid. In fact, it was one of the best value for money beach resorts that I have stayed in at that price after 5 months in The Philippines. I was in Marinduque Island as a short cut to Puerto Galera. Taking this shortcut meant that I got to see one more island before leaving The Philippines […]

Marinduque – Philippines – To Puerto Galera



Marinduque - Disembarking
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Naga City to Lucena City and I stayed in the Castle Bernardina for 2 nights. The Castle Bernardina was OK for the PHP1,000 / night that I paid. I got it at a good price because I used an AsiaTravel discount voucher. Without that voucher, it would have cost PHP1,300 / night. At that latter price, it would have been poor value for money. I was in Lucena to make my way to Marinduque Island. My plan was to spend 4 nights in Marinduque en route to Puerto Galera, Mindoro. The […]

Lucena – Philippines – To Marinduque Island