Travel Log

I’ve Got Something to Tell You!

Retreat! It’s what one does when the going gets overly tough, or the outlook in a given situation becomes bleak or filled with uncertainty. In General George Armstrong Custer’s case (famous American Calvary commander), an early retreat prior to the Battle of Little Bighorn, which cost him his life, would have had a significant impact […]

Mall of Asia, UBER Manila, and a First Flight!

  Subic Bay to Manila We left Subic Bay, after a three days of hanging with friends and seeing some sights we hadn’t seen in years, and headed for Manila for a one-day layover before our flight back to Samar the next morning. We bused it from Olongapo to Manila and once we arrived at […]

A New – Old Beach in Calbayog City

Our Old Beach. Shortly after we arrived here in April of 2012 after a long hiatus in the U.S., we didn’t waste any time packing up some food and refreshments, loading the brother-in-law’s boat, and heading two beaches over from our barangay to a place called Panglobnan Beach. There we would relax and while away […]

SuperCat and a Sourpuss!

Yesterday, I scoured through some old video files (years ago, video footage would have been the correct terminology) and found enough frames (film) to put together a short video about travelling from Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol by way of a SuperCat Ferry. The SuperCat (previously owned by the Fast Ferry Corporation and simply known […]

A Waterfall Visit

A Visit to Tarangban Falls Friends of ours had some visitors from California come to town and asked if we wanted to join them on a hiking adventure to a local area waterfalls. Challenge accepted!  It’s not like I have anything better to do. Teri was just coming off a sinus malfunction and she wasn’t […]

A Visit to Malajog Ridge Nature Park & Zipline

Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines For well over a year, and since this tourism project began construction here in Barangay Malajog, the public has been anxiously awaiting the opening of the Malajog Ridge Nature Park and Zipline. At the time of this writing, the Nature Park has been opened to the public, but the Zipline platform […]

Plumbing, Hardware Stores and the Tacloban “Yolanda” Memorial

Onward to Tacloban! We make an occasional trip now and then to Tacloban on the Island of Leyte, and when we do, we take “The List” with us. It is just a list we compile over time comprised of items we need but cannot find here in Calbayog City, including some things we might like […]

Space Available Travel from the Philippines

Space A – Always an Adventure! We left Calbayog City late on Monday afternoon on a DLTB Bus (Greyhound series complete with CR) and arrived in Manila at the Pasay bus terminal early the following afternoon (about 20 hours). We walked about a half block to the Five Star bus terminal and immediately picked up […]

Best Transport Service – Angeles City, Manila

A Better Taxi Cab Company! I’ve heard all the rumors about the exorbitant fares that tricycle drivers and taxi cab drivers alike charge in Angeles City. It was hard to believe and I’ll admit that it borders on ridiculous, but still most foreigners pay! Why? I say start taking jeepneys! Recently, my wife and I […]