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Finally Homeward Bound!

Finally Homeward Bound!

We all woke up around 6:30 and got ready for the day. Our flight was not til 1PM so we decided to take Lyn’s sisters to the Victory Liner bus station to catch the bus to Solano. We already knew the busses left at 8, 10 and 1 so we really wanted to get them on the 8AM bus if possible. Lyn and I left our stuff in the AirBnB condo as we would come back and check out after…

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Laoag Bound!

Laoag Bound!

So today we are heading to our final “new” location of our entire trip. The plan was to catch the 10 AM bus and we should be in Laoag by lunch time. We all got up and went to breakfast about 8. Afterwards we went back and packed up to go to the bus station. I actually like riding the busses here, so far ours have always been on time, had great AC and sometimes even wi-fi! We checked out…

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Vigan!

Vigan!

Lyn and I are finally sleeping til about 6 AM just about every morning! It feels great to be on local time and to be honest I am surprised it took us this long. Anyway we woke up at 6 and decided to go for our morning walk and check out the area surrounding our hotel. As you know by now I love watching a town wake up and Vigan was no different. As we walked the cobblestone street of Calle…

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Crossing the Bessang Pass

Crossing the Bessang Pass

So today was the day we would be going to Vigan and crossing through the Bessang Pass. We had hired a private car the night before. There was really no realistic way to get there the way I wanted to do it without getting one. If we did Jeepney rides we would need 6 transfers and the possibility of making it in one day would be very small due to the Jeepney schedules. Even the driver that was taking us…

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Out and about in Solano / Banaue Rice Terraces

Out and about in Solano / Banaue Rice Terraces

So after a full day of birthday shenanigans we grabbed our stuff and headed to Lyn’s eldest brothers (Igno) house. This was about a 20 minute trike ride out-of-town. It was beautiful the entire way. We arrived and saw their new house that they had just built about two years ago. The driver that drove us was a friend of theirs and came in and had dinner and a beer with us. For dinner we had some really tasty fish…

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A celebration of life! (Solano style! )

A celebration of life! (Solano style! )

Lets just say in Solano you are greeted by several roosters early in the day every day. Around 5 they start to crow and it seems like the town slowly starts waking up. Lyn and I have decided to take a short walk every morning to get some exercise and see some of the town while it is cooler and not so busy. I really love this part of the day. There is really so much to take in, from…

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Finally Solano!!!

Finally Solano!!!

So today we are finally going to Solano! We have to fly to Manila from Tagbilaran and then catch a 7 hour bus to Solano. Our flight was at 8 so we decided to get picked up at 6:30. Exactly at 6:30 a brand new tricycle showed up and we were on our way. About 5 minutes into town the driver said he needed to switch us to his uncles trike. We switched into a very old purple trike and…

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Bohol Philippines

Bohol Philippines

In an effort to catch up I am going to cover our trip to Bohol in one post. It deserves more but I have to catch up at some point ha ha. If you remember we flew Scoot airlines from Singapore and left just after midnight. We slept on the plane but as you can imagine we were a little bleary eyed as we approached Manila. Manila was socked in with rain and clouds and as we approached at 4:30…

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36 HOURS IN SINGAPORE! (PART 2)

36 HOURS IN SINGAPORE! (PART 2)

Where were we?!?!?? Oh yes we popped right up in the middle of Chinatown about noon. There were people everywhere cool buildings, lots of little shops and of course all kinds of delicious looking food! The entire time Tessie had been talking to Lyn about Lyn’s favorite foods. We were all getting hungry. Lyn and I stopped by an ATM and Juanita and Tessie went ahead to get a table. Once we caught up with Juanita and Tessie we learned…

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36 Hours in Singapore! (Part 1)

36 Hours in Singapore! (Part 1)

Wow so today is the day we go to Singapore. Julie left a little before midnight last night and is on her way home. We had an 9AM flight so we decided to leave around 6:30 just to be safe. We are sleeping through the night now but still waking up early so leaving at 6:30 is really not a problem. We used Grab to catch a ride to the airport and since it was Saturday morning it only took…

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