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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Park N Fly, Pasay

When the whole family went to Palawan for a vacation late last year, the husband decided to just leave our vehicle at Park N Fly Pasay. It was a very good decision since, we didn't have a driver to send us off to the airport and pick us up. It was a good thing that, they have vans to transport clients to and from the airport, all you have to do upon arrival is call them.

Just recently, i inquired about their rates because we might be needing their services again and as of Jan. 26, 2013 the rate is Php381 per 24 hours. For the first day it's got to be Php 381 minimum but the succeeding days, they already charge fraction of a day.

Park n fly Pasay is at PTT Gaxs Station Cor Mia and Domestic Rds with telephone no. (632) 852 1946

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Getting Older..

I think i get it now why I used to hear older people say that the abuse you do to your body will be felt by you in your maturing years especially in your 40s. Or maybe, lack of regular exercise can also be considered as abuse as well as partiality to salty and sweet food.

I can certainly identify several body aches that are constant in me especially at night when i'm about to go to sleep. I don't feel it much in the business of day, but at night suddenly you are overwhelmed with thoughts of dis-ease and resolve to do something about it when the light of day comes.

There's this discomfort in my right just below the ribcage, this forever pain in my right leg, this hyperacidity hounding me, persistent back pain. Sometimes, i can feel my muscle twitches just about anywhere without particular rhyme or reason. That's not even factoring the lab results, high cholesterol and uric acid count.

Oh well, it's just the way it is. Youth is unappreciated by the young. Old, however is being thankful of what has been, a deep appreciation of what is and hopeful of what tomorrow brings. Just this time, a deeper sense of faith in The Almighty reigns.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Road Trip - Luzon to Visayas to Mindanao (Leyte to Surigao Part)

For the longest time, i have been wanting to write a post about our road trip experiences every time we go home to our home island, Mindanao. My good intentions vanished when i can no longer find all the receipts of all the expenses that we paid at ports. It's a good thing that last 2012 Christmas vacation, i was able to keep some that part where we have to ride the ferry boat from the Benit Port of San Ricardo, Southern Leyte of the Visayas to the Mindanao Port of Lipata, Surigao City.

There are two entry ports from Southern Leyte with which to depart from: Liloan and San Ricardo. From previous experiences, road tripping from Samar, you have to drive an extra 41 kilometer from Liloan to get to San Ricardo and although the roads are properly maintained, you need to drive through an extremely tight and winding road called Saddle Point which even the DPWH has considered to be dangerous.

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Anyway, since ferry boat ride is much shorter in San Ricardo(1 hour) as opposed to Liloan(4 hours) many still prefer Benit port.

Here's a breakdown of the fees that we paid:

Vehicle fare (starex)- Php 2,110.00
Adult fare-140.00
Child fare-70.00
Terminal fee-16.00
PPA fee- which i think was 20.00 per passenger. I lost the ticket :)

Anyway, i posted here some photos of the tickets i was able to keep. I really hope, i will be able to improve this post to be able to help other Road trippers to try the Maharlika nautical highway and explore the Philippines by car. Let me just add that the drive from Samar to Leyte is the most refreshing and such a sight for sore eyes for urban dwellers. The coast is such a beautiful sight to behold and food along the higway through small carenderias are tasty , fresh and inexpensive, if you know how spot one. It's easy actually, you only need to find one that's clean looking.