Travel Log

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 […]

A Filipina and a Cheesesteak!

While visiting Guam this week, we stopped in at the Air Force Base Exchange Food Court one day for lunch. After living in the Philippines for nearly 3 years, it was an easy lunch choice for me to make…I was having a Philly Cheesesteak! My wife decided on Popeye’s Chicken so as she walked over […]

A Trip to Biri Island, Samar

Time for Biri Island Being Retired in Samar, anyone would think that after living here for over two years, we would have already visited the beautiful rock formations at Biri Island. So when my friend and his visiting father dropped in on us for a visit at our house where we live just west of […]

Tacloban and Back!

This past Tuesday, we took a drive down to Tacloban City on the neighboring island of Leyte to get our car serviced. Tacloban is the closest Mitsubishi dealer around, so that becomes thee destination when the kilometers add up to an oil change and needed service on the car. It also provides us with an […]

I Found Scenery at Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines

Sweet Mango Moment…. During our recent Island hopping adventure, we visited Cebu, stayed in Bohol at the Sun Avenue Hotel close to the waterfront, and visited Panglao Island. In Bohol, after visiting the Chocolate Hills, and Tarsier Conservatory, we had lunch on the Rio Verde Floating Restaurant on the Loboc River, and then visited the […]

Looking for a Hotel near NAIA – Manila?

Budget Hotel Near Airport As much as I’ve traveled here in the Philippines, I don’t know why it took me so long to find a permanent hotel site where I can stay with confidence and relative safety. Many times I will fly in and out of Manila and I have stayed at several of the […]

An Auto Dealer Adventure in Tacloban, Philippines

Live and Learn…Again! Several months ago, my wife and I were visiting up in Bataan Province where her sister lives and where we also have friends in and around the Subic Bay area. While there, we decided to buy a new car from Mitsubishi. We settled on a compact and sporty little G4 Mirage GLX. […]