Mactan–Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is finishing the transformation of the old terminal 1. While the new international terminal 2 sparkles, dust still swirls trough the domestic part. On April 23, 2014, the Department of...
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2 Ferry Accidents in 3 Days! First the burning ferry off Dapitan port and now the capsized ferry in the Port of Consuelo on Camotes island. This must be very bad news for the...
Ghost Nets are everywhere in all our oceans. These are commercial fishing nets that have gotten lost, abandoned, or discarded at sea. Ghost nets are trapping and killing millions of marine animals including sharks, rays, bony fish, turtles, dolphins, whales, crustaceans, and birds.
Tourist Visa Regulations have been the easiest way to come to the Philippines. Now BI and DOJ are tightening the rules. Read what you can do before it might be too late.
Our House Dragons are of the species Varanus cumingi. They are also known as Monitor Lizards. Currently we have a gang of 3 of these guys living just 10 to 20 feet from our dining table on the veranda. They live in the space between the concrete wall and the bamboo cover.
OTS List of Prohibited Items — Following international standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Office for Transportation Security issued an updated list of prohibited. These items cannot be brought or...
Dengue fever is menacing allmost all parts of the Philippines. By June 2019 the epidemic threshold had been reached. Dengue can kill you!
Basically CEB has installed ADS-B receivers on 21 airports in the Philippines.
They record flight data of an average 500 domestic flights per day. For each flight they collect about 1000 GPS positions.
Cebu Pacific uses the FlightAware FlightFeeder 7.9.2 as I do.
Abuse of Philippines 9A Tourist Visa – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) found that more and more foreigners come to work here illegally. This is why holders of a tourist visa are now intensely screened when arriving.
Because the “GetGo” member website is so comfortable, we automatically earned miles and more miles. It is comfortable because almost all our data is stored in this application. Booking a flight takes less than 5 minutes and a few clicks. Only credit card information has to be entered for security reasons.
Airport Terminal Fee is not yet eradicated but Mactan-Cebu makes a step forward. GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), the company that operates Mactan-Cebu airport, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) announced that the Terminal...
Reactivate the former jungle path from Mainit to the Tuasan falls and make it accessible for wheel chairs. The Mount Timpoong park will still be accessible from Mambajao. Then again you will hear “The humming and drumming getting louder as you approach—it’s the music of the Tuasan Waterfalls”. It will again be the original tune!
Mararison is a small island off the western coast of Panay. Until now this pearl had been protected by the slow public transportation and the lack of hotel accommodation. This will change soon!
Abseits vom Trampelpfad – Off the Beaten Track is a striking book from Sonja Schlenther. Sonja’s path crossed my life several times in the past 10 years. Sonja lived mostly over in Panglao and...
Strong Earthquake near Manila at 5:11 PM – Clark Airport near Angeles City is evacuated.
In the Philippines 170 languages are spoken and only 2 of them are official in the country: Filipino and English. My Butch comes from Bicol. She needs help to understand the local Bisayan dialect...
Camiguin Ferries – Just before the Holy Week the septic tank problem seems to have been resolved on all ferries. Lucky Camiguin. Expect lot of passengers and a lot vehicles. Waiting lines may be veeeeeeery looooooong.