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Feb Snapshots Feb 28, 2023

Feb Snapshots

Location Google Map: Siquijor Island | Dumaguete | Valencia, Philippines

Central Visayas
Central Visayas reveal some of her charm if you catch the moment

Dumaguete's Boulevard
Dumaguete's Boulevard

Dumaguete's Boulevard

(Feb 05, 2023 Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines) Dumaguete comes alive with its expanded Boulevard. From simply a promenade, land has been reclaimed to transform this walkway into a wholesome family park. Dumaguete is forward-thinking and forward-moving. Dumaguete gets it!

Valencia's Magnificent Trees
Valencia's Magnificent Trees

Valencia's Magnificent Trees

(Feb 05, 2023 Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines) Valencia's rich culture and history is exemplified by its magnificent trees.

Budbud Cabog
Budbud Cabog

Budbud Cabog

(Feb 06, 2023 Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines) Budbud Cabog is nowhere in Cebu, Siquijor, Bohol, or perhaps anywhere else - just in Dumaguete. Once you taste it, you'll never go back to Budbud Pilit, Budbud Tanjay or plain suman

YOGA and Breakfast by the Seawall
YOGA and Breakfast by the Seawall
YOGA and Breakfast by the Seawall

YOGA and Breakfast by the Seawall

(Feb 07, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) After a yoga workout, breakfast by the seawall as the sun rises, as gentle sea breeze livens up your face, as little waves wash on the shore, as the tide moves in...who needs deadlines, rush-hour traffic, frayed nerves, congestion, and a dysfunctional environment?

Tuba to Start the Day
Tuba to Start the Day

Tuba to Start the Day

(Feb 08, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) Tuba (fermented coconut tree sap) is the Philippine's unsung hero - refreshingly invigorating, nutritious, cheap and abundant. It's the poor man's alcohol. I'll be a poor man anytime if that's what it takes.

Oh wait...I was never rich!

Locong Falls
Locong Falls

Locong Falls

(Feb 09, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) With tourism commercializing nearly everything in Siquijor, there are a few remaining hold outs that remain largely for the locals. Locong Falls is one of them. Lazi is blessed with a good number of natural wonders that still remain obscure and largely untouched by tourism.

Pants Patch

Pants Patch

(Feb 10, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) It's hard to let go of your favorite pants...even if it's already falling apart and has been repaired many times already. Latest hack, patch the holes!

Night Sea Foraging

Night Sea Foraging

(Feb 25, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) One night, as I was doing my nightly yoga practice, as if on cue, a lot of people just showed up and went to the shallows to forage for sea food - urchins, small crabs, etc. Normally, it's empty, especially at night. Did they talk about it? Was this an auspicious date on their calendar? Was it the tide and moon configuration? How did they all know it was that night and time?

Cable Ties

Cable Ties

(Feb 28, 2023 Maria, Siquijor, Philippines) My bike fell down and the light mounting was broken. With a possible ride back at night, do I abort the ride? Quick thinking took me to a hardware store for cable ties. It worked, the ride went on as planned.

Ocean View

Ocean View

(Feb 28, 2023 Maria, Siquijor, Philippines) On a long uphill bike ride with just concrete in front of you, it's refreshing to see the ocean view on the crest of the road before the downhill section.

Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps

(Feb 28, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) This lonely collapsed concrete column by the water is like a human time, it's bent, twisted and irreversibly damaged.

The Tuba Vendor

The Tuba Vendor

(Feb 28, 2023 Maria, Siquijor, Philippines) When all the tuba has already been sold but you still have to be open

Ending Thoughts
The Philippines, starting from Central Visayas, is a gem to discover...through the lenses.

--- Gigit (TheLoneRider)
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Siquijor Island Local Info

Jeeps - there are only 2 routes for jeeps within Siquijor Island - and they are rare. Most people have their own motorcycle transport.

  1. Siquijor Port to Lazi - last trip leaves at 3pm from station near market
  2. Lazi to Siquijor Port - jeeps depart from the Lazi Port area. 5 jeeps, the last trip at 12:30 pm. Lazi to San Juan, P50.
  3. Larena Port to Lazi - jeeps are unpredictable. As of this writing, there is only 1 jeep plying the Larena-Lazi route. This jeep leaves Larena for Lazi at 9:50am. After that, no more jeep. You'll have to take a tricycle to Siquijor Pob for jeeps going to Lazi
  4. Lazi to Larena Port - 6am (daily) and 9 am (M-Th)

Food - these were suggested by a local to me

  1. Lechon manok & liempo - roasted pork belly and chicken at Joel's in Siquijor Poblacion. I've tried this myself...yummy, even if the chicken was no longer hot
  2. Bibingka - sweetened rice cake by Fidy's Bibingka (P30) in Sawang, Maria. I've come back for this and I buy for other people as well as 'pasalubong' - they love this
  3. Siopao - at the Rosita store near Thrifty (P25) in Siquijor Poblacion
  4. Peanut butter - by Rene. Just ask around in Siquijor Poblacion. It's popular
  5. Torta - sweet cakish bread at the Thrifty story in Siquijor Poblacion
Siquijor Island Map
Siquijor - Dumaguete Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)
  1. Montenegro Lines - at Siquijor Port, P234.00/pax, P169/bicycle, 7:30am/10:00am/2:00pm/4:30pm/7:30? or 9:00? pm
  2. Ocean Jet - 40 mins,at Siquijor Port, 0919.066.5964,,, 6:00am/6:00pm, P350/pax (tourist/open air), P580/pax (business class)

    Ocean Jet
  3. Atlantis Yohan Express - Siquijor Port or Larena Port?

    Atlantis Yohan Express

    Atlantis Yohan Express
  4. Aleson Shipping Lines - Siquijor Port, P200/reg, P250/a-c, 6:00 am daily, 1:30 pm & 6:30pm M-Sat

    Aleson Shipping Lines

    Aleson Shipping Lines

    Aleson Shipping Lines

Siquijor - Tagbilaran - Cebu City Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)

En route to Cebu City, the ferries usually make a stop-over to Tagbilaran (Bohol) to pick-up more passengers or unload.

  1. Ocean Jet - 2 hours, 8:20am, at Siquijor Port
    To Tagbilaran: P800/tourist & open air, P1200/business class
    To Cebu: ?
  2. Lite Ferries - at Larena Port,
    To Tagbilaran: T-Th-Sun, P475/standard, 7pm, 3 hours, PHP?
    To Cebu: T-Th-Sun, 7pm, 7 hours, PHP 650

Siquijor - Plaridel Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)
  1. Lite Ferries - at Larena Port, T-Th-Sun, 2:00 am, 5 hours, PHP?

Siquijor - Cebu (Liloan) - Cebu City BUS Trip (as of Jan 2023)

There is only one bus plying this route - Sugbo Urban. Tourist class coach, a/c, comfortable, Sun-Fri (these dates keep changing). P420 for bus, P275 for ferry to Liloan. Larena Port around 5 am, makes a clockwise roundtrip around Siquijor Island - Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi (stops at Lazi market for breakfast and leaves 6:50 am), San Juan, Siquijor (arrives 8am, P50 from Lazi to Siquijor Poblacion) and catches the 1pm ferry at Larena Port (Sundays at 3 pm) for Liloan, Cebu and resumes its land route. Arrives Cebu City (South Bus Terminal) 10 pm.

Sugbo Urban is the cheapest and most convenient way because it goes around the island (clockwise) along the circumferential road, passing through - Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi, San Juan, Siquijor...and back to Larena where it takes the ferry at 1 pm. This saves you the hassle and high transport cost of a tricycle. Besides, it's a long trip from the other side of the island to be taking by tricycle.

Sugbo Urban

Sugbo Urban

Suggested Destinations After Siquijor Island

These are the nearest popular destinations from Siquijor by boat

  1. Bohol - Bohol is an island northeast Siquijor. Tourist attractions are Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Monkey, Loboc River Cruise, Beaches of Panglao, whale sharks (recent offering), freediving (recent offering)
  2. Cebu - Cebu City is the usual gateway into the Visayas. But in Cebu Island itself, there are many offerings - Whale Sharks of Oslob, sardine run at Moalboal,Thresher Shark of Malapascua
  3. Dapitan (Zamboanga del Norte) - I haven't been there but a lot of island ferries ply this port. There must be something here.
  4. Dumaguete - Dumaguete is a small charming progressive coastal town in Negros Oriental. Cafe and restaurants line the famous Boulevard Boardwalk. Tourist attractions include Japanese Shrine, Casaroro Falls, snorkeling along the southern coastline (Dauin, Masaplod Norte, etc), Balinsasayao Twin Lakes
  5. Plaridel (Misamis Occidental, Mindanao) - I haven't been there but a lot of island ferries ply this port. There must be something here.


Siquijor Blogs
Siquijor Island
  1. Mar Snapshots Mar 28, 2023
  2. My Mar Yoga Practice: a Journal Mar 21-28, 2023
  3. The Thief, the Shaman, the Elves and the Police Mar 20-, 2023
  4. Finally Acquiring the Motorbike Mar 18, 2023
  5. Bitcoin Blunder Mar 15, 2023
  6. Maria's Unsung Beaches Mar 11, 2023
  7. Lagaan Falls Mar 9, 2023
  8. Tibhong Spring Water Source Mar 8, 2023
  9. Bolo-Bolo Natural Spring Mar 2, 2023
  10. Feb Snapshots Feb 28, 2023
  11. My Feb Yoga Practice: a Journal Feb 21-28, 2023
  12. Camagung-Ong Natural Spring Feb 28, 2023
  13. Heeeere's Johnnie! Feb 26, 2023
  14. Manifesting a Motorbike from Thin Air? Feb 18, 2023
  15. The 'Bad Guy' of Siquijor Feb 15, 2023
  16. Amazement from Drivers License Renewal in Siquijor Feb 15, 2023
  17. Locong Falls Feb 9, 2023
  18. A Case of Inguinal Hernia? Feb 4, 2023
  19. Jan Snapshots Dec 31, 2022
  20. In Search of Tubod Cold Spring Jan 27, 2023
  21. 1:4:2:3 Nadi Shodana Jan 26, 2023
  22. Lazi's Boulevard Jan 22, 2023
  23. Lazi: A Monthly Stay Jan 21, 2023
  24. 7 Days in Maria, Siquijor Jan 14-21, 2023
  25. Capilay Spring Jan 17, 2023
  26. Siquijor: In Search of Resonance Jan 9-14, 2023
  27. Riding Around Siquijor's 86km Coastal Road Apr 3, 2012
  28. Exploring the Cantabon Cave of Siquijor Feb 23, 2012
  29. Jovee and Missy's Excellent Adventure Nov 6-7, 2010
  30. Freediving in Siquijor's Marine Sancturaries Apr 23-24, 2010
  31. Island Tour of Siquijor Apr 22, 2010
  32. Kram's Siquijor Wedding Apr 21, 2010

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