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Videos: Super Typhoon Yolanda – Destruction and Rebuilding in Tacloban (4)

December 6, 2014 – 11:28 am
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Videos: Super Typhoon Yolanda – Destruction and Rebuilding in Tacloban (3)

December 6, 2014 – 11:18 am
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Videos: Super Typhoon Yolanda – Destruction and Rebuilding in Tacloban (2)

December 6, 2014 – 11:07 am
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From Cebu to Kuala Lumpur

September 25, 2014 – 12:56 pm
My bike and luggage in the Kuala Lumpur airport.

Thursday September 25, 2014
6:30 a.m. Cebu City, Philippines
Doug Health Check: It’s a good thing that I don’t (as the Filipinos tell me I should) have a bunch of children to take care of me in my old age. I’m already there. My phantom kids would have to start taking care …

Getting Fingerprinted at Cebu Immigration

September 24, 2014 – 12:34 pm
My bike wrapped up in plastic as per the Air Asia policy.

Wednesday September 24, 2014
6:50 a.m. Cebu City
I have to admit I was feeling a bit negative yesterday. It was the combination of three broken spokes, riding into Cebu, and then getting the exit visa from immigration. None of that was much fun, and it was all stuff I could have …

The Horror of Cycling Into Cebu City

September 23, 2014 – 12:20 pm
Memories of Siquijor to keep me motivated while cycling into Cebu

Tuesday September 23, 2014
11:25 a.m. Cebu City
A lot has happened very quickly in the short time since the Aloha Pink House. The town of Carcar was only about 40 kilometers from Cebu City, but those 40 kilometers might as well have been 400. That’s standard for whenever you try to …

Three Broken Spokes on the Rear Wheel

September 22, 2014 – 11:46 am
Replacing 3 broken spokes on the rear wheel.

Monday September 22, 2014
6:00 a.m. CarCar, Cebu
Room 4, Aloha – Pink House
I don’t think there is much memory left in the NEO, but we’ll see how far I get.
A somewhat eventful day yesterday and I’m feeling the effects this morning. Tired and sore. The Doug Health Check wouldn’t give very …

A Night in my Tent in Oslob

September 21, 2014 – 11:05 am
My tent in the hotel's yard.

Sunday September 21, 2014
6:00 am. Oslob, Cebu
Back on the island of Cebu and back in Oslob. Were I a rich man, I’d probably go check out the whale sharks again this morning since I’m so close. I was actually thinking yesterday about how different life would be if you were …

Last Day on Siquijor and Boat to Dumaguete

September 20, 2014 – 10:37 am
Aleson Shipping Ticket Booth

Saturday September 20, 2014
6:20 a.m. San Juan, Siquijor
Last morning coffee on Siquijor, sadly. I’ve started to feel quite at home on this beautiful and relaxed island. But flights to Malayasia and trips to Cebu Immigration beckon.
It’s not very clear what is going to happen today. I learned at the last …

A Beach Walk and Snorkeling Adventures

September 17, 2014 – 12:26 pm
Coco Grove Beach Resort

Wednesday September 17, 2014
6:15 a.m. San Juan, Siquijor
Room 2, Casa Miranda
I had an absolutely lovely day yesterday with even some perfect moments sprinkled in. I started the day with a bike ride into town for breakfast. My favorite “carenderia” was open, and I got a tasty and simple meal of …

A Bike Ride Around Siquijor

September 16, 2014 – 11:32 am
Salagdoong Beach

Tuesday September 16, 2014
6:45 a.m. San Juan, Siquijor
Room 2, Casa Miranda
Another beautiful day on the island paradise of Siquijor. Not sure what the day will bring, as I have no specific plans, but I doubt it will involve much cycling. I went for a ride around the entire island yesterday, …

Another Photowalk on a Siquijor Beach

September 15, 2014 – 7:32 pm
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Monday September 15, 2014
6:30 a.m. San Juan, Siquijor
Room 2, Casa Miranda
Yep, the typhoon weather did clear out much faster than anyone expected, and I was able to spend yesterday out exploring the island. The pattern on Siquijor is a pretty clear one. The main ring road is too far inland …

A Category 1 Typhoon Hits the Philippines

September 14, 2014 – 7:17 pm
Siquijor Beach

Sunday September 14, 2014
7;20 a.m. San Juan, Siquijor
Room 2, Casa Miranda
The big story of the last 24 hours was the typhoon. I never did manage to get online or see any official reports, but I was told that it was a Category 1 typhoon and that it made landfall or …

Encounters with Other Cylists

September 13, 2014 – 11:01 am
Corporate Values and Slogans

Saturday September 13, 2014
7:20 a.m. San Juan, Siquijor
Room 2 Casa Miranda
A pleasant day yesterday. The weather broke grey and overcast, so I put on hold any plans for long bike trips around the island or snorkeling trips to nearby spots. Instead, I hopped on the bike and rode into nearby …