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Asia » Philippines » Mindanao March 1st 2019

Ostavam tu dalsiu noc a dnes idem skusit trek na mt.capistrano Tentoraz zapadam v hrnciarni pri ovale, kolma ulica z hlavnej. Dal som si ryzu (fakt velka porcia) a nudle s masom (jeden kusek) Cena ma sokovala, 20p. Tak toto mestecko je extra lacne. Na hlavnej odchytavam mini jeepney a nechavam sa vylozit na krizovatke v dedinke bangcud. Tu ma hned oslovuju motorkary. Vzdy vacsinou cakaju na krizovatkach a ponukaju svoje sluzby. Ang opat len cislovky, z 50p ich davam na 30p ale i tak to je vela za nieco cez 5km. Ideme po fajn cesticke medzi ryzovymi polami, v dialke pekne hory. Tu by sa ozaj oplatila ta motorka. Sofer ma vyhadzuje na zaciatku treku v dedine. Cesticka je medzi dvoma domami. Na jednom napis logbook. Uzaj sprintuje vyberacka. Zapisujem sa do knihy s tym, ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao February 27th 2019

Rano sa budim na sracku, neskor pred mojim odchodom okolo 5.30 vypadol prud, takze balenie sa len pomocou svetla z mobilu. Vonku za bus stanicou velky trh s ovozelom, rybami a kopou ludi. Oproti mne isol aj prvy cudzinec co som tu videl, dost na mna vyjavene kukal. Dufam, ze na dalsom ubytku uz bude zrkadlo, som sa asi 5dni neholil. V pekarnicke, tych tu je kvanta, kupene na ranajky klasicky kolaciky. Opat daky iny druh. Do davao som sa rozhodol ist minivanom, ten stoji 250p, bus bude asi viacej, a je to rychlejsie. Do prveho som sa nedostal, po 5min prichadza dalsi. Sadam aj s dvoma ludmi. Ti neskor prestupuju do prichodzieho, tak ich nasledujem. Sedim vedla vodica, tak kopa placu. Botasky mam tentoraz v igelitke, kvoli zranenim noham. Stupa serpentinami az k vyhliadke na ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao February 26th 2019

Noc bola uplne nahovno. Z ubytka vyrazam nieco po 8.00. Predtym som mal este zelenu sracku. To asi z rias co som jedol. Na recepcii overenie, ze tricykel na dachican beach stoji 30-40p V jednej z mnohych pekarniciek pri trhu kupujem kolaciky na ranajky. Tu osadenstvo tez vo vytrzeny, ze cudzinec. No ale ang hovorit moc nevedeli. Len cislovky. Tricyklisti ma nechceli odviest na plaz. Jeden, ze za 150p. Nakonec odchytavam tuktuk. Ten ang nula budov, hovori 50p, ukazujem mu 40p suhlasi. Neskor este nieco po ceste vravi, zrejme, ze tam idem vip, bo iny sa v tricykloch tlacia. Na ceste samy tricykel, neviem ako sa tu mozu take kvanta uzivit. Vyhadzuje ma pri surf rezorte. Idem cestickou mimo neho, prechadzam pozemok aj s cennikom. Som na plazi, o chvilu pribehne baba, vstup 30p. Nuz sa ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao February 23rd 2019

Z postele vypadnutie okolo 8.30 Zbalenie sa a cakanie v obyvacke kedy pre nas pride cs rodina. U cs nechavam stare slapky a knihu. Prichadza stary hilux a dvaja tazkotonaznici. Cs objednala obed (vysmazane kurata), ryzu spravila doma. Pustame sa do jedla. Hotovy zavod v jedeni. Na korbu nakladame matrac a sup ho do najnovsieho mallu. Pred vstupom do podzemneho parkoviska sbs kontroluje auto zrkadlom, nahodu ci tam neni daka vybusnina. Parkovisko prazdne. Vybiehame kupit dalsi matrac. Predavac si hned mysli, ze cs je moja zena. Nakupne centrum opat obrovske, no ludi tu moc nenakupuje. Matrac nam obsluha doniesla az k autu. Cs im dala neake tie kovove prasule. Smer dalsi obchodak. Nieco na styl obi. Kupujeme dve sprchy a uz si to okolo letiska valime na trajekt na ostrov samal. Vyuzivame najsevernejsi pristav, mensia cakacka, ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao » Davao February 21st 2019

Vcera este posedenie pri bazene, znova hrala ziva hudba vo vedlajsom podniku ale bola to slabota. Opat zobudenie bez budika, no predtym ma este zobudila okolo 4.00 grupa spanielov co sli potapat. V kupelke sa mi stala mensia tragedia. Padol mi na zem vrchnak zo zubnej pasty a odkotulal sa do odtoku na zemi. Takze mam pastu otvorenu. Zbaleny som bol este zo vcera stacilo dobalit len pyzamo a plavky. Pri bazene skontrolovane maily na tragickom nete, docapovanie vody a odchod. Zastavil ma sbs, musel skontrolovat ci som nieco nejedol/nepil na sekeru. Pri skole sa uz rozkladali predavaci sladkosti. Ti maju trzbu z deti kazdy den. No ktore by odolalo chipsom, sladkostiam. Stanok maju hned pri vchode do skoly. Ranajky som chcel dat v hranciarni ako vzdy ale okolo 6.10 este zavrete. Prichadzam na plaz bounty. ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao » Camiguin March 8th 2017

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Asia » Philippines » Mindanao » Zamboanga del Norte September 3rd 2014

The sky is gray, occasionally spitting rain. Palm trees by the shore are swaying to the strong winds. The waves, not really big but strong, are crashing to the shore. I climb the ledge overlooking the sea and try to gain a wide-angle perspective of where I am. Except for a couple of souls strolling, the oceanside boulevard feels desolate. Pop music blares from the restaurant row fronting the beach but they're practically drowned by the howling winds. I'm in Dipolog City with my mom and a group of her former colleagues for a convention and the opening of a new local branch of the central bank. I'm not here for any of those, however. I'm here to see for myself a part of Mindanao I haven't been to before. And reignite a stalled love affair ... read more
Casa redonda
Dipolog City Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao » Davao August 9th 2013

At first glance, the street outside the dim sum restaurant looks like one in downtown Manila. Roadside vendors line the sidewalks, college students stroll along, and all the trappings of development are apparent. Inside, the restaurant’s staff roams around in a hurried pace, a steady drone of chatter fills the air, and all the trappings of a Binondo diner are apparent. But linger a little bit longer and the differences set in; it’s a lot less hectic than the Philippine capital, the odorous durian assaults your nose, and the language is Bisaya, one I’m a bit familiar with but cannot fluently speak. I’m actually in Davao City, the economic and cultural hub of the Mindanao Island, as well as the country’s largest city in terms of area. It was in 1994 when I first came here ... read more
Eid al-Fitr
Taking it to the dance floor
It's a hoot!

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao » Camiguin February 18th 2013

Our next island to visit was one we’d seen back in 2009. At that time we were sat on Anda Beach, Bohol and thought how nice it looked with it’s own personal volcano stuck out there in the middle of the sea.. we never thought we’d be visiting it 3 years later and had been looking forward to it since we arrived in the Philippines, we hadn’t anticipated we’d be so delayed in getting here but we were finally on our way. With the camera’s arrival now unknown we didn’t want to hang around Dumaguete for another few days so reluctantly headed over to Camiguin. We say reluctantly because it would mean we would have to make a return journey to Dumaguete for the 4th time and ditch the plans to go to Mindanao but part ... read more
Bugong Beach sunset
Jeepney
Bugong Beach kids

Asia » Philippines » Mindanao January 11th 2013

Happy New Year!!!! I have been absent, stealthing around in Somaliland and other such places.... more of that in future posts. But first, and since I get most comments and hits from Filipinos:)) I recently undertook a major research project on investment in South-east Asia. Now I know this is not strictly travel, but I thought all the clowns that think I am racially or otherwise biased against the Philippines might like to read this from my report: "The recent outbreak of peace in Mindanao in the Philippines probably offers the most exciting opportunity because if there is an almost perfect agronomic environment it is in e.g., Agusan, Bukidnon or Cotabato. We place Mindanao at the highest point in our ranking because its location and agronomic conditions are almost ideal for future development” Yes, dears, Mindanao ... read more




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