September 4, 2016

There’s No Place Like Home

The plan is I will go home for ten days. I board an Asiana Airplane in Cebu, Mactan Airport at midnight on September 3rd bound for Incheon, South Korea (the airport about an hour away from Seoul). I arrive in Incheon at 6:00AM on the 4th (they...

September 1, 2016

*Aside Title* What do you do when home is calling?

While we were still in Moalboal we made plans for the next stop: Malapascua. Moalboal is on the east coast of Cebu Island, Philippines. Malapascua is a small island way up off the northern tip of Cebu Island. The easi...

August 22, 2016

*Aside Subtitle*: We Only Kill the Babies

Wednesday August 10, 2016 Transfer to Moalboal
To put it mildly, after the trip to El Nido on the bus, I’m bus-resistant. The bus ride to El Nido was torturous.  However, based on the advice given to us by Dennis and Emily on t...

August 5, 2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016 Coron, Palawan, Philippines.
The first thing we notice when we arrive in Coron is that it smells like something is burning, but no time for that right now. We need to get situated. Our arrival at the 2Go Ferry dock in Coron goes much more smooth...

July 27, 2016

Monday July 18, 2016 Goodbye El Nido: Hello Port Barton and Prince John's Lodging and Restaurant.
After our experience on the Cherry Bus, we allowed our next host to arrange a van to Port Barton. We are ready and waiting before the appointed 7:00 AM but 7:00 AM comes a...

July 13, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016 Back in Manila
We booked an adorable little AirBnB condo - actually another Avida Tower unit, but more north and slightly west of our original Manila, Makati location. The space is smaller than the previous space - all one  room - but two walls are...

July 6, 2016

Saturday June 25, 2016: Dumaguete
We reverse our trip from Puerto Galera back to Manila: boat, then van, then arrive Manila Airport. Atlantis has made arrangements for our transfer to Dumaguete. We claim our luggage from the van, flow through security, and wait in line...

June 7, 2016

Disclaimer: This entire entry made be considered by many as an *Aside,* so be forewarned.

We were told we should bring toilet paper with us to the Philippines: in most places there would be none. After careful consideration, even though in the western world this proba...

June 5, 2016

As we rode the Air-Con (air-conditioned) bus into Subic Bay, Baloy, the rolling hills and the plots of growing crops reminded me of Ohio. Not really that much different . . . Except for the palm trees . . . And the fact that the crop was rice . . . Oh, and the guy plow...

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