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Philippines random pics

Philippines random pics

Random pictures taken last week in the Philippines. Carabao in field on the way to Nueva Vista in the mountains of Leyte. Sugar cane Fishing boats  stored on a river in Cebu. Nipa palm used in the making of roofs. Hauling bamboo poles with a motorcycle and side car in Zambaonga del Norte province. long […]

Happy snake man in Cebu

Happy snake man in Cebu

This happy snake man was performing on the streets of Cebu last night. I have just arrived a few days ago to get my visa at the immigration office in Mandaue City and enjoy walking around the city at night in the cool of the evening. There is always something going on and the nights […]

Raising a pet monkey

Raising a pet monkey

Philippine monkey as a pet Chunky Monkey – I was given a small female monkey from the mountains of the interior of Leyte that we are planning on raising as a pet. Her name is Moi but I thought Chunky Monkey sounded good, so that’s her Kano name. The mountains in Leyte where this long-tailed […]

Malay Giant Scorpion

Malay Giant Scorpion

Malay Giant Scorpion You can feel the heft of these scorpions when they walk across the palm of your hand. They seem to be non aggressive and are not capable of striking downwards anyway. It actually tickles when they crawl up your arm. Malay Giant Scorpion – beautiful gentle giants These scorpions were raised at […]

Philippine Roro Ferry

Philippine Roro Ferry

Philippine RORO ferry I just completed my 100th boat crossing with my motorcycle and decided to put up a few pointers about using the ferry to transport vehicles between the islands here in the Philippines. RORO is an acronym for roll on – roll off , meaning that you self drive your vehicle on and […]

Beautiful mountain rice

Beautiful mountain rice

These pictures were taken from the road on the mountain pass between Banaue and Bontoc on the way to Sagada. This rice is consumed locally because there is no excess to bring to the markets in the city.  No pesticides or fertilizers are used and here is only one crop a year.  There are elaborate […]

Milagrosa J Shipping Iloilo to Palawan

Milagrosa J Shipping Iloilo to Palawan

Milagrosa Shipping is one option to use when traveling to Puerto Princesa, Palawan  from Iloilo, Panay. It’s handy for overlanders that are coming from Boracay and want to head to Palawan with out backtracking. Milagrosa has 2 boats – the bigger one leaves Iloilo at 7pm Monday nite and the smaller one leaves on Thursday […]

Super Cat Schedule – 2GO

Super Cat Schedule – 2GO

Super Cat Ferry -  now operating as 2GO Ferry The Supercat Fast Ferry Corporation Pier 4, North Reclamation Area Cebu City, 6000 Philippines TIN 215-277-474-001-VAT www.SuperCat.com.ph The Super Cat Schedule effective October 2009 Cebu to Ormoc 05:45 AM, 11:00 AM, 04:40PM Ormoc to Cebu 08:20 AM, 01:45 PM, 07:15PM Cebu to Tagbilaran 08:30AM, 12:30PM, 04:30PM […]