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Ayvalik - Town - Waterfront Boats
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.87). I was making my way slowly up the Mediterranean (Turquoise) Coast from Antalya to Istanbul. My last stop was Kusadasi: It was, now, time to move north to Ayvalik (via Izmir) … GETTING THERE: Kusadasi to Izmir: I walked out of my Kusadasi waterfront hotel to the nearest Bus Stop. I was there at 11:15am. I caught the No 5 bus to the Otogar (T$2.50). A taxi costs EURO3. I was […]

Ayvalik – Turkey – Information



Coron - Apo Reef - 25 - Marine Park
FEBRUARY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I have already provided Information about Coron and the GRANDPAcking Costs. The Cost Of Existence (COE) in Coron Town comes out at 76% of a GRANDPAcking couple’s budget (US$41 out of a daily budget of US$52). This doesn’t leave much for LIVING. In this post, I suggest how GRANDPAckers can LIVE 10 nights in Coron on a GRANDPAcking budget of US$52 / day. To do so, GRANDPAckers need to compromise on the quality of their accommodation (but not too much)… GETTING THERE: I assume that you are in El Nido (the most likely place). If […]

Coron – Philippines – LIVING on a GRANDPAcking Budget



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FEBRUARY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start at the main Ferry Terminal 5kms from Coron Town and include: 1 night in a GRANDPAcking Standard Aircon Double Room 3 Days & 2 Nights on an Apo Reef SCUBA Diving Liveaboard; Drinks on board 5 nights in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard Double Fan Room with Shared Bathroom Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Transport from Coron to San Jose, Mindoro CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Coron – Philippines – Information. 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 […]

Coron – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs



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FEBRUARY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start at the Bus Terminal near Carong Carong Beach and include: 1 night in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard room 9 nights in an BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard room on the beach Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Trips & Tours A Ferry from El Nido to Coron CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about El Nido – Philippines – Information. 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 […]

El Nido – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs



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FEBRUARY 2016: INTRODUCTION: I was staying in El Nido for 8 nights. One of the main things to do in El Nido is Island Hopping. I had already done Island Hopping in Honda Bay whilst in Puerto Princesa and, again, Island Hopping in Port Barton. The Honda Bay trip cost PHP1200 PLUS PHP150 for Mask & Snorkel PLUS PHP150 for Watershoes PLUS PHP150 for Fins. A total of PHP1650 with less than 5 hours on the water. The Port Barton Trip cost PHP700 PLUS PHP50 for the Permit. The Port Barton Trip was much better than the Honda Bay one, had better […]

El Nido – Philippines – Island Hopping Trip



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FEBRUARY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Port Barton Town Centre and include: 1 night in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard dorm 5 nights in a GRANDPAcking Standard cottage 100m from the beach Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Trips & Tours Transport from Port Barton to El Nido CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Port Barton – Philippines – Information. 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 […]

Port Barton – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs