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Monday, February 19, 2018

Camiguin Island Travel


The Island Born of Fire: #FeelCamiguin

From Cebu to Camiguin we booked a Philippine Airline flight that costs Php 1,698 pesos round trip.
Dated: January 25 to January 28, 2018

DAY 1:

Our arrival at the airport is 12:25PM so we rode a tricycle called "rela" going to Mambajao Market.
Then from the market we roam around to look for the cheapest restaurant. And finally we saw "Favoritos Restaurant " that serves chicken for 79 pesos only. It was a good lunch!

After that we rode a jeepney going to Mahinog market. The fare is 20 pesos per pax.

We really plan to stay on my dormmate's home for us to lessen the costs of our travel. And his home is like located at the last part of the barangay called Puntod.

So we rode a jeepney going to Brgy. Puntod, second to the last house near dam area. The fare is 15 pesos per pax.  We put our things on the house and then we travel to see the nearest attraction which is Mantigue Island.

We rode a motorcycle again back to Mahinog market and then a tricycle to the port where we can pay a boat to Mantigue Island.

Expenses: 600 pesos boat fare to Mantigue Island. The boat is good for 6 pax and you can stay on the island for 4 hours that is the time limit only. You can just walk the whole island, the sand is so powdery.

Around 4:30PM we already went back to Mahinog to buy some fish for us to cook for dinner.

DAY 2: 

We rented a motorcycle for 500 pesos to start our island tour.



First Stop: White Island - The boat fare is 450 pesos good for 6 pax
Second Stop: Katibawasan Falls - Entrance Fee: 30 pesos per pax
Third Stop: Ardent Hot Spring - Entrance Fee: 30 pesos per pax
Fourth Stop: Sunken Cementery- If you snorkel you will pay 100 pesos
Fifth Stop: Old Church Ruin - No entrance fee just donation
Sixth Stop: Tuason Falls- Entrance  Fee: 30 pesos per pax
Seventh Stop: Santo Nino Cold Springs- Entrance Fee: 30 pesos per pax



Day 3:

We decided to meet our batchmates in high school staying in Camiguin.

Kantunggan Park - Entrance fee: 20 pesos per pax
Giant Clams Sanctuary  - Entrance fee: 20 pesos per pax

We ate in the famous Northern Lights Pizza in Catarman and then went home since it rained so hard.

We went back to Mahinog riding a jeepney via Mambajao.

So roam around Camiguin Island twice and it was really very worth it. :)



Thank you for reading!!!





Sunday, February 18, 2018

EL NIDO Palawan Travel Guide




From PPS Airport ride a van to El Nido Van Terminal : 600 pesos normal price but you can haggle.
We have an early reservation of the van we got at 400 pesos per pax (travelling as 5 pax)

From El Nido Van Terminal ride a motorcycle to your designed accommodation.
We stayed in El Nido Sands Inn, renamed to Bacuit Bay Sands Inn.

Dorm Type: 300 pesos per person, per night.

Please check our video from our room: Bacuit Bay Sands Inn (El Nido Sands Inn)

You must do the island hopping Combo Tour A and C , we only paid 1800 per pax, this comes with free lunch already. :)

Island Hopping Tour A and C Destinations:
Since we only have limited time, not all islands was covered. Only Matinloc Shrine and Star Beach we didn't went through since they have like entrance fee.
  • Small Lagoon 
  • Big Lagoon
  • Secret Lagoon
  • 7 Commando Beach
  • Helicopter Island
  • Secret Beach 
  • Hidden Beach


Island hopping is from 8AM- 5PM. This is for DAY 1.

On our Day 2 we rent a van. We went to Nacpan Beach in the morning and in the afternoon we watched the Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach and Las Cabanas Resort.

Please check our videos here: Traveling to Las Cabanas Resort El Nido Palawan


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Malapascua Island Sample Itinerary


Travelling from Cebu City North Bus Terminal.

190 pesos for air-con bus leaving 4AM. Arriving 8AM at Maya Port Daanbantayan (4 hour travel )
Bus leave every 20 minutes from NBT
From Maya Port ride a boat to Malapascua Island. Fare is 100 pesos. (30-40 minutes by boat)

First Trip is 6AM from Maya Port then last trip is 3PM. From Malapascua last trip is 5PM


Where to stay?

Malapascua Budget Inn: 
Phone: +639778203111
Email: malapascuabudgetinn@gmail.com

Dorm Type: 400-600 per night.
Rent a Tent: 400 pesos with free use of comfort room


White Sand Bungalows: 
With tent: 150 pesos payment with free use of comfort room
Phone: +639269909388 (Jeramil Ygot)
Dorm Type: 350 person with common comfort room
Private Room: 500 per night for 2 pax 5 minutes walk to the beach
Tent: 100 pesos per night.

Villa Sandra Guesthouse Malapascua
Dorms: 300
Double: 650
Hammocks: 200
Pitch Your Own Tent: 300 (2pax) , 200(1pax)
Phone:  +639771300642

Malapascua Tourist Info: Give them a call at +63977-813-1269

Activities:

Island Hopping to Kalanggaman Island
Rate: 800 pesos per person with lunch

Biking: Bicycle or Motorbike available

Expenses:
North Bus To Maya Port Daan Bantayan: 190x2 = 380 pesos round trip
Boat to Malaspascua = 100x2 = 200 pesos round trip.
Day 1: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - 150 pesos
Day 2: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - 150 pesos
Accommodation: 500 per night.

Total Expenses: 1380 Pesos skipping island tour to Kalanggaman Island (800 pesos).











Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Siargao Island Itinerary


This was my itinerary last November 21, 2017 to November 24, 2017

Accommodation: Moonlight Homestay: 350 pesos per night with free breakfast :)

Owner: Vivian AntonioContact: +63946-554-9017 . Please mention my name as Lance when reserving you may get a discount :)

I usually book my accomodation at travelbook.ph. Feel free to sign up using the banner above.


"No one has ever changed the world by doing what the world has told them to do."-Eddy Zhong

2 Day Island Hopping for 2,000 Pesos: Care of Ate Ivy: 0907-708-0930


Day 1: 21NOV Tuesday 

7:50AM - Flight from Cebu to Siargao
8:50AM- Arrival in IAO airport
Waiting area for land tour
9:30AM- Travel to Sugba Lagoon
10AM- On ride with boat 50 pesos entrance
11AM- Arrival at Sugba Lagoon
12:00PM Lunch @Sugba Lagoon

1:00 PM - Leave Sugba Lagoon Travelling to Magpupungko Rock Pool
2:00PM- At Rock Pool
3:00PM- Travel to Cloud 9 Boardwalk
4:00PM- Surfing @ 500 Pesos
5:00PM- Sunset at Boardwalk

6:00PM - Moonlight Homestay

Day 2: 22NOV Wednesday
7AM- Travel to the port for Bucas Grande Island @2hours travel time
9AM- Arrival at Bucas Grande Island

450 pesos entrance fee per pax.
Attraction: 
Sting-less Jellyfish
Hagokan Cave
Sohoton Cove

11AM- Lunch at Bucas Grande

Afternoon: Island Hopping
1PM- Naked Island
2PM- Daku Island
3PM- Guyam Island
4PM- Back to Moonlight Homestay


Hostels in Camiguin Island



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HOSTELS/ INNS Below 500 pesos in Camiguin Island: 
1. CSAT HOTEL
Address/Location: Barangay Poblacion, Mambajao
Rate starts at Php200 per night: (Note: Rates may change without prior notice. Call or email them to find out the latest rate)
Contact Number: (+6388) 387-0303 / (+63918) 3731544
2. GAMOROT/PABOLOLOT HOMESTAY /COTTAGES
Gamorot-Pabololot Cottages
Address/Location: Yumbing, Mambajao
Rate starts at Php350 per night: (Note: Rates may change without prior notice. Call or email them to find out the latest rate)
Contact Number: 09278462598 / 09276075116
Email Address: N/A
Website/Other Resources: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gamorot-Pabololot-Cottages

3. GV TOWER HOTEL / PENSION HOUSE
GV Hotel
Address/Location: Burgos Street Mambajao
Rate starts at Php350 (promo rate) per night: (Note: Rates may change without prior notice. Call or email them to find out the latest rate)
Contact Number: +63 88 387-1041
4. ISLET BEACH RESORT
Address/Location: Mahinog, Mambajao
Rate starts at Php 350.00 per night: (Note: Rates may change without prior notice. Call or email them to find out the latest rate)
Contact Number: +63(88)3874005
Email Address: N/A
Website/Other Resources: N/A

5. J & A FISHPEN – LAGOON TRAVEL LODGE
Address/Location: Benoni, Mahinog
Rate starts at Php500 per night: (Note: Rates may change without prior notice. Call or email them to find out the latest rate)
Contact Number: (088) 387-4008 / 09197538996
Email Address: jackiel05@yahoo.com
Website/Other Resources: N/A
Guests’ Reviews/Comments: We had the dormitory room, a steal at only 1,000 pesos – a room good for 10 people. With such a cheap price, there’s not a lot to expect. It had 5 bunk beds, no air conditioner (just an electric fan) and common bathrooms. But since we were the only ones staying the their dormitory rooms, we still had the bathrooms all to ourselves

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6. LAGUNA LODGE
Laguna Lodge
Address/Location: Tagunines Lagoon, Benoni, Camiguin
Rate starts at Php500 per night: (Note: Rates may change without prior notice. Call or email them to find out the latest rate)
Contact Number: 0063 929 522 1607
Email Address: lagunalodge555@gmail.com
Website/Other Resources: http://www.simplycamiguin.com /https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laguna-Lodge-Hotel-Camiguin
7. MORNING GLORY BEACH COTTAGES
Address/Location: Agoho, Mambajao
Rate starts at Php500 per night: (Note: Rates may change without prior notice. Call or email them to find out the latest rate)
Contact Number: +63 (0) 88 387905 / 09066726321
09268997988
Email Address: juwinauguis@yahoo.com
Website/Other Resources: N/A

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

20 Wise Money Quotes


This is originally posted by success.com.


1. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.” —Thomas Jefferson

2. “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” —George Lorimer

3. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” —Marlene Dietrich

4. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” —Jim Rohn

5. “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” —Edmund Burke

6. “A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.” —Joe Moore

7. “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” —James W. Frick

8. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” —Benjamin Franklin

9. “Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.” —Frank A. Clark

10. “Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

11. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” —Ayn Rand

12. “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” —P.T. Barnum

13. “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” —Dave Ramsey

14. “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” —Robert Kiyosaki

15. “The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.” —T.T. Munger

16. “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” —Jonathan Swift

17. “Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.” —Timothy Ferriss

18. “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” —Will Rogers

19. “Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.” —Aristotle


20. " An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." --Benjamin Franklin

Monday, August 28, 2017

Airport Terminal Fees in the Philippines


Philippine Travel Tax — Citizens of the Philippines on international departures may be required to pay this travel tax at the airport. The full fee is P1,620 for passengers on economy class plane tickets and P2,700 when flying in first class. The Philippine Travel Tax is mostly not applicable to transit passengers and non-immigrant foreign tourists traveling in the Philippines on a short visit. If you need more information, go to tieza.gov.ph for the full details.
The airport terminal fee and Philippine Travel Tax, mentioned above, does not apply to arriving passengers.


AirportTerminal Fee (PHP)
Bacolod (BCD) Domestic200.00
Bacolod (BCD) International700.00
Basco (BSO)100.00
Busuanga (USU)100.00
Butuan (BXU)150.00
Cagayan de Oro (CGY)200.00
Calbayog (CYP)50.00
Camiguin (CGM)50.00
Catarman (CRM)100.00
Caticlan (MPH)*200.00
Cauayan (CYZ)100.00
Cebu (CEB) Domestic*220.00
Cebu (CEB) International750.00
Clark (CRK) Domestic150.00
Clark (CRK) International600.00
Cotabato (CBO)150.00
Davao (DVO) Domestic200.00
Davao (DVO) International700.00
Dipolog (DPL)150.00
Dumaguete (DGT)150.00
General Santos (GES) Domestic150.00
General Santos (GES) International700.00
Iloilo (ILO) Domestic200.00
Iloilo (ILO) International700.00
Jolo (JOL)100.00
Kalibo (KLO) Domestic200.00
Kalibo (KLO) International700.00
Laoag (LAO) Domestic200.00
Laoag (LAO) International700.00
Legazpi (LGP)150.00
Manila (MNL) Domestic*200.00
Manila (MNL) International*550.00
Masbate (MBT)100.00
Naga (WNP)100.00
Ozamis (OZC)100.00
Pagadian (PAG)150.00
Puerto Princesa (PPS) Domestic200.00
Puerto Princesa (PPS) International700.00
Roxas (RXS)150.00
San Jose (SJI)150.00
Siargao (IAO)150.00
Surigao (SUG)100.00
Tablas (TBH)100.00
Tacloban (TAC)150.00
Tagbilaran (TAG)100.00
Tandag (TDG)100.00
Tawi-Tawi (SGS)50.00
Tuguegarao (TUG)150.00
Virac (VRC)100.00
Zamboanga (ZAM) Domestic150.00
Zamboanga (ZAM) International700.00
*Terminal fee included in ticket price.
Note from Cebu Pacific:

Travel Tax and Terminal Fee


Philippine Travel Tax

Philippine residents, and guests holding Philippine passports, can conveniently pay for the Philippine Travel Tax online at www.cebupacificair.com, instead of lining up at the airport! 

Terminal Fee

  • For guests traveling from the Philippines, except Manila, Caticlan (y) and Cebu. Terminal fee shall be paid at the airport upon check-in.
  • For guests exiting and transiting Manila and Caticlan (Boracay). Terminal fee is included in the total payment and collected at time of booking.
  • For guests exiting and transiting Cebu. Terminal fee for flights within the Philippines is included in the total payment and collected at time of booking. Terminal fee for international flights shall be paid at the airport.