Sunday, August 14, 2022

3 Days Budget Solo Trip in Boracay Island 2022

Spending my remaining Cebu Pacific Super Pass Tickets August 10 to 13, 2022


My 104th solo backpacking trip and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself (DIY) itinerary from arrival to departure. Also, this trip served as my 2nd Celebration on my successful quest to conquer the 81 Provinces of the Philippines.

#lakbay81Pinas Celebration 2nd part: Boracay for the 5th time. 1st time in Caticlan Airport. #philippines #pilipinas #beach #luzon #boracay 

3 Days Budget Solo Trip in Boracay Island 2022

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Revisited (Walk-in DIY Day Trip)

5 Days Rainy Solo Budget Trip in Palawan July 27 to 31, 2022


A walk-in Budget DIY again, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the return in the Philippines' Natural Wonder of the World (last visit was 2009) #philippines #pilipinas #palawan #luzon #river #cave 

How to Go to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River;
From Puerto Princesa City San Jose Terminal, earliest jeep/van going to Sabang is 0700H with around 2.5 hours travel time for PHP200 fare. Last trip from Sabang to Puerto Princesa is 1500H, same fare. Entrance fee is PHP 172 (includes audio guide). Boat Trip is around PHP 1,100 for maximum 8 passenger. Permit is required but I did it directly walk-in. Tour duration is around 2 hours.

Day 04: July 30, 2022 Saturday
0600H Tricycle to Terminal 20; breakfast 85
0730H ETD Puerto Princesa; jeep 200
0930H ETA Sabang; snacks 100; Subterranean River 172; boat 300
1500H ETD Sabang; van 200
1700H ETA Puerto Princesa; multicab to Centro 15; Baywalk dinner 270
Total: PHP 1,342

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Revisited (Walk-in DIY Day Trip)

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Sightseeing San Vicente Pristine White Beach

5 Days Rainy Solo Budget Trip in Palawan July 27 to 31, 2022


Longest white beach of the Philippines at 14.7km (3x the length of Boracay's white beach) and 2nd longest in Southeast Asia #philippines #pilipinas #beach #palawan #luzon #livealifeyouwillremember 

#lakbay81Pinas Celebration 1st part: Palawan for the 4th time. 24km walk to Bato ni Ningning Viewpoint overlooking pristine white beaches of San Vicente #philippines #pilipinas #beach #palawan #luzon 

Day 01: July 27, 2022 Wednesday 
0100H ETD Home; Grab taxi to Airport 750
0230H ETA NAIA Terminal 3; check-in
0440H ETD Manila; flight 5J 635
0600H ETA Puerto Princesa; Jeep to San Jose Terminal 11; breakfast 155
0800H ETD Puerto Princesa; van 400
1200H Long Beach (New Agutaya); Zaragosa Lodging House 2 nights; snacks 48
Long Beach afternoon drone shots
Total: PHP 1,364

Day 02: July 28, 2022 Thursday
0530H ETD Hostel; walk to Bato ni Ningning (17km); brunch 188
Bato ni Ningning 25; Bemac to Hotel 100; Zaragoza lodge accommodation + meals 1,300
Total: PHP 1,613

Day 03: July 29, 2022 Friday
0600H ETD San Vicente; bus 250; breakfast 55
1100H ETA Puerto Princesa

Sightseeing San Vicente Pristine White Beach

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

5 Days Rainy Solo Budget Trip in Palawan

Spending my remaining Cebu Pacific Super Pass Tickets July 27 to 31, 2022


My 103rd solo backpacking trip and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself (DIY) itinerary from arrival to departure. Also, this trip served as my 1st Celebration on my successful quest to conquer the 81 Provinces of the Philippines.

#lakbay81Pinas Celebration 1st part: Palawan for the 4th time. Puerto Princesa (2009), Coron (2011), El Nido (2012)

Longest white beach of the Philippines at 14.7km (3x the length of Boracay's white beach) and 2nd longest in Southeast Asia #philippines #pilipinas #beach #palawan #luzon #livealifeyouwillremember 

#lakbay81Pinas Celebration 1st part: Palawan for the 4th time. 24km walk to Bato ni Ningning Viewpoint overlooking pristine white beaches of San Vicente #philippines #pilipinas #beach #palawan #luzon 

A walk-in DIY again, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the return in the Philippines' Natural Wonder of the World (last visit was 2009) #philippines #pilipinas #palawan #luzon #river #cave 

5 Days Rainy Solo Budget Trip in Palawan

Monday, July 25, 2022

Metro Manila Solo Biking (45km): Quezon City Loop

24 July 2022 Sunday in Metro Manila, Philippines

45km Metro Manila Solo Biking from Quirino Highway to Blumentrit passing through R-8, Aurora Boulevard, EDSA, Katipunan Avenue and Commonwealth Aveue #metromanila #biking #philippines #pilipinas

My biking enthusiasm got ignited only when I was working abroad due to it's benefit of decrease stress levels and a side trip to visit the famous landmarks. Some notable biking adventure I had outside of my homeland are 4,000 Islands in Laos (2011)Luxor West Bank in Egypt (2012)Hohenschwangau Castle in Germany (2013)Bagan Temples in Myanmar (2014)Stonehenge in United Kingdom (2014)Atacama Desert and Easter Island in Chile (2020), and of course, Sightseeing Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates through Folding Bike Cycling (2020) during pandemic. 


Route Flow : Quirino Highway - Blumentrit - Aurora Boulevard - Katipunan - Commonwealth Avenue
Route distance : more than 45 kilometers loop (start / end in Quirino Highway area)
Cycling tracks : most of the road but shared with other vehicles due to being narrow
Best time / day to bike : Sundays and Holidays (morning)

Metro Manila Solo Biking (45km): Quezon City Loop

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