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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



Maripipi - Sunset 3
  JUNE 2016:   OVERVIEW: In this post, I tell you a secret … I tell you about a little ‘hideaway’: Maripipi 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 MARIPIPI ISLAND: Maripipi is an island in the province of Biliran, Philippines. It is the smallest and least populous municipality in the province. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 6,699 people. Maripipi has a coastal circumference of twenty-four kms. Maripipi is home to the famous Sambawan Island. Maripipi has […]

Maripipi – Philippines – A Secret Escape



Calbayog - Finding a Parking Spot
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Naval to Maripipi and I stayed in the Napo Beach Resort for 3 nights. The Napo were great hosts and I will have more to say about them in a future post … It was time to move on north. My next target was San Antonio Island just off the east coast of northern Samar. To get to San Antonio, I had 2 options: OPTION 1 – VIA TACLOBAN CITY: Head south back to Naval and take Minivans through Tacloban City, Catbalogan City, and Calbayog City. This entailed: A 4:00am […]

Maripipi – Philippines – To San Antonio



Maripipi - Hugging the Biliran Coast
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Ormoc to Naval and I stayed in the QUTCERR BED & BATH for 2 nights. I only stayed for 2 nights in Naval so that I could have a quick look around and organise a trip to Maripipi Island. Naval was surprising pleasant but it is not a town where you want to stay for more than a day or two. If you are coming to Naval, have a look at the QUTCERR; the Aircon Double with cable tv and wifi is good value (for The Philippines) at PHP1,000 / night. HOTEL TO […]

Naval – Philippines – To Maripipi Island