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Mar Snapshots Mar 1-28, 2023

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Location Google Map: Siquijor Island, Philippines

Community Finds
If you look into the nook and cranny of a community, there's always an Easter Egg to be taken a picture of.

Lazi's Angkor Wat?
Lazi's Angkor Wat?

Lazi's Angkor Wat?

(Mar 1, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) As I was strolling into the inner paths of Lazi Poblacion, I came upon the town cemetary. What immediately caught my attention was the entrance - it's as if the walled entrance was taken over by the roots of the adjoining Cambodia's Angkor Wat!

Almost Still Life (Art Shot)
Almost Still Life (Art Shot)

Almost Still Life (Art Shot)

(Mar 2, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) Nothing life-changing...just a mirror reflection turned into 'art'

Choose your Wild
Choice your Wild

Choose your Wild

(Mar 3, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) Best to make a choice while you're still alive. Stuffed in these boxes? burned? or fed to the pigs?

Don't desecrate my body by embalming me, don't inject me with formaldehyde, don't put me in a coffin and have people look at my disfigured corpse for 9 days...just feed me to the pigs! I've eaten so much pork that I'd rather pay forward as I'm part of the food chain...seriously!!

Still Affectionate after all these Years
Still Affectionate after all these Years

Still Affectionate after all these Years

(Mar 4, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) In Pinoy machismo culture, the husbands leave their wives behind and go drinking with the guys and talk about the girl they banged. But there are a rare few who would rather spend time with their wives because they find happiness with the one they chose to spend the rest of their lives with.

Foraging for Seashells
Foraging for Seashells

Foraging for Seashells

(Mar 10, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) When the tide is low, day or night, the locals come out to forage for seashells

The Line Fisherman
Lazi's Angkor Wat?

The Line Fisherman

(Mar 11, 2023 Maria, Siquijor, Philippines) A fisherman tries to catch fish under the scorching heat of the midday sun. A torture to most, but just another day at the office to those hardened by life.

Good Roads Destroyed for New Roads
Good Roads Destroyed for New Roads

Good Roads Destroyed for New Roads

(Mar 16, 2023 Siquijor, Philippines) Good roads are being destroyed for new roads while bad roads remain bad. This is where taxes go?

Yoga by the Seawall with Kris
Yoga by the Seawall with Kris

Yoga by the Seawall with Kris

(Mar 19, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) Yoga by the seawall with visiting friend from Thailand, Kris (a Lithuanian)

Soup on a Motorbike
Soup on a Motorbike

Soup on a Motorbike

(Mar 24, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) This guy carried his soup on a open bowl with his left hand as he drove his motorcycle with his right hand. Only in Siquijor!

Carnal Kalamay on Banana
Carnal Kalamay on Banana

Carnal Kalamay on Banana

(Mar 27, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines) A beautiful lady friend I had been flirting with from Cebu gifted me some kalamay from Jagna, which I put on top of my banana. Best breakfast ever! But on second glance, there was something inherently carnal about the picture. When I showed her the picture, the reply was, "Eto naman! Aga aga eh (What the...? too early for this!)"

Ending Thoughts
When you look into the familiar spots with fresh eyes, a whole new unseen-before layer takes center stage.

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(April 1-30, 2023) For April, the spotlight is on Lazi with the opening of its port. This opens up doors to commerce, trade, tourism and easier access. Optimism is in the air....more »»

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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

  2. Montenegro Lines, Siquijor to Dumaguete

  3. Aleson Shipping - at Siquijor Port, 6 am and 6 pm daily, 1:30 pm M-Sat, Regular P200.00/pax, Aircon P250.00/pax

  4. Aleson Shipping, Dumaguete to Siquijor

  5. 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

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. Canghaling Cave November 14, 2023
  2. Kings and Queens November 13, 2023
  3. Barangay Vote-Buying October 22, 2023
  4. Real Estate Mapping October 1, 2023
  5. Learning Cebuano: Oct October 1-31, 2023
  6. Oct Food Hack: Pizza, Kinilaw, Coconut Bread, Fish Okuy, Carrot Omelette,Lemon-Grass Tea October 2023
  7. Sep Snapshots: Fisherman, Granny, Pedicure, Big Fish, Garbage September 1-30, 2023
  8. Sep Food Hack: Fish Tinola, Ratatouille, Chayote Omelette, Flat Bread September 2023
  9. Together Forever Sep 11, 2023
  10. The Cigarette Talk Sep 1, 2023
  11. Siquijor Star Meditation Center Aug 31, 2023
  12. The Lost Dogs of Siquijor Aug 27, 2023
  13. Moving to a Bungalow! Aug 22, 2023
  14. Aug Chronicles: CDO produce August 31, 2023
  15. Aug Snapshots: Pan de Sal, Palpitate, Taho, Tuna, Pineapple August 1-31, 2023
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  17. July Chronicles July 31, 2023
  18. July Snapshots July 1-31, 2023
  19. Learning Cebuano: July July 1-31, 2023
  20. June Chronicles June 31, 2023
  21. June Snapshots June 1-31, 2023
  22. Learning Cebuano: June June 1-31, 2023
  23. May Chronicles May 31, 2023
  24. May Snapshots May 1-31, 2023
  25. Learning Cebuano May 1-31, 2023
  26. In Search of a Cool Climate May 25, 2023
  27. The 64 km Bike Ride May 16, 2023
  28. Lazi Fiesta May 15, 2023
  29. The Boulevard Opening May 5, 2023
  30. April Snapshots April 1-30, 2023
  31. Learning Cebuano...Again! April 1-30, 2023
  32. Kris Visits Siquijor Mar 17 - Apr 15, 2023
  33. Exploring Siquijor with Marky Mar 25 - Apr 11, 2023
  34. Siquijor Healing Festival April 5-8, 2023
  35. The Talk at United Church of Christ April 2, 2023
  36. Mar Snapshots Mar 1-31, 2023
  37. Vigil for the Ghost Ship of Siquijor March 31, 2023
  38. Judging an Essay on Gender Equality Mar 29, 2023
  39. The Thief, the Shaman, the Elves and the Police Mar 20, 2023
  40. Finally Acquiring the Motorbike Mar 18, 2023
  41. Bitcoin Blunder Mar 15, 2023
  42. Maria's Unsung Beaches Mar 11, 2023
  43. Lagaan Falls Mar 9, 2023
  44. Tibhong Spring Water Source Mar 8, 2023
  45. Bolo-Bolo Natural Spring Mar 2, 2023
  46. Reasons to Get a Wife March 1, 2023
  47. Feb Snapshots Feb 28, 2023
  48. Camagung-Ong Natural Spring Feb 28, 2023
  49. Heeeere's Johnnie! Feb 26, 2023
  50. Manifesting a Motorbike from Thin Air? Feb 18, 2023
  51. The 'Bad Guy' of Siquijor Feb 15, 2023
  52. Amazement from Drivers License Renewal in Siquijor Feb 15, 2023
  53. Locong Falls Feb 9, 2023
  54. Inguinal Hernia? Goodbye ABS! Feb 4, 2023
  55. Jan Snapshots January 31, 2023
  56. In Search of Tubod Cold Spring Jan 27, 2023
  57. 1:4:2:3 Nadi Shodana Jan 26, 2023
  58. Lazi's Boulevard Jan 22, 2023
  59. Lazi: A Monthly Stay Jan 21, 2023
  60. 7 Days in Maria, Siquijor Jan 14-21, 2023
  61. Capilay Spring Jan 17, 2023
  62. Siquijor: In Search of Resonance Jan 9-14, 2023
  63. Riding Around Siquijor's 86km Coastal Road Apr 3, 2012
  64. Exploring the Cantabon Cave of Siquijor Feb 23, 2012
  65. Jovee and Missy's Excellent Adventure Nov 6-7, 2010
  66. Freediving in Siquijor's Marine Sancturaries Apr 23-24, 2010
  67. Island Tour of Siquijor Apr 22, 2010
  68. Kram's Siquijor Wedding Apr 21, 2010

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