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2016: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: This video shows you what 2 GRANDPAckers can do in 1 year on (an average of) less than US$55 / EU€50 / GB£43 per day. From The Philippines to Central America: So, when are you going to start?! … TTFN

GRANDPAcking 2016



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



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



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



Pilar - Disembark
  JUNE 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Ticao Island to Masbate City and I stayed in the Greenview Hotel & Restobar for 3 nights. The Greenview Hotel was OK for the price but it is a bit isolated. I would advise GRANDPAckers to look for a different hotel located in the ‘north east corner’ of the city peninsular. It was time to move on to Donsol. Donsol is where you SCUBA dive for Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. HOTEL TO MASBATE FERRY PORT: I walked to the port the previous day and enquired about ferry times. There […]

Masbate – Philippines – To Donsol