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Villazon-Market-Street
NOVEMBER 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I was working my way up through north west Argentina into south west Bolivia. Cafayate is definitely worth a visit. I wasn’t so keen on Mendoza, Salta, nor Tilcara. Anyway, I planned to cross into Bolivia on Route 9 at La Quiaca / Villazon. I researched the internet for information and read some ‘horror stories’ about it being disorganised with multi-hour delays. Readers may find my experience useful for their own planning purposes … GETTING THERE: I started my journey in Tilcara. You may start from another location. TILCARA: I walked down […]

La Quiaca, Argentina – to – Villazon, Bolivia – Journey



San Pascual - Stormed In
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Donsol to Claveria, Burias Island and I stayed in the Montenegro Lodge for 1 night. The Montenegro is the only accommodation in Claveria Town. It was well below GRANDPAcking Standard. I rented a Moto (Hamal / Hamal) to take me to San Pascual in the north of the island with the intention of finding a better place to stay. The accommodation in San Pascual was not much better, so I decided to abandon Burias Island. I quickly looked in Agoda to find nearby towns with hotels. In this area of The […]

Burias – Philippines – To Naga City



Pio Duran - Bangka Skipper
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Masbate City to Donsol and I stayed in the Amor Farm Beach Resort for 3 nights. The Amor was good for the price but it is was empty … I was the only person there! I was in Donsol to SCUBA for Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. The season usually ends in July … but this year it ended early. There were no Whale Sharks nor Manta rays around. I had a quiet (and boring) 3 nights in the resort. It was time to move on to Burias Island. Burias […]

Donsol – Philippines – To Burias Island



Bulan - Ferry Seating to Matnog
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Maripipi to San Antonio and I stayed in the Haven Of Fun Beach Resort for 2 nights. There were only 2 nights available in an ‘acceptable’ quality room. San Antonio is a nice ‘hideaway’ island if you are looking for a quiet place in the real Philippines – away from the busy and popular tourist spots. It was time to move on to Ticao Island. The internet on San Antonio was so bad that I couldn’t do any detailed planning before I left … to some extent, I was […]

San Antonio – Philippines – To Ticao Island



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



Ormoc - Minivan Terminal
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had made my way from Malapascua Island to Ormoc and I stayed in the ORIENTAL PENSION PLAZA for 2 nights. I only stayed for 2 nights in Ormoc so that I could have a quick look around and organise the rest of my trip to Biliran. Ormoc is a grubby little place; don’t bother coming unless you are in transit. Don’t bother staying over-night unless you need to. And, don’t pay more than PHP1,000 / night to stay in a Deluxe Aircon Double at the ORIENTAL PENSION PLAZA. HOTEL TO MINIVAN TERMINAL: My hotel was an […]

Ormoc – Philippines – To Naval