Round the world in 7 months

Travel time: November 2004 - June 2005  |  by Volker (Heusche) Pakulat

Philippines: Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera and its beaches is about a 2 hours drive by bus and then a 2 hours ride by boat.
The usual way to move there is by "trike". It's a small motorbike with a sidecar. It's usually too small and you nearly break your back but it works and it's fun.
White Beach is a nice little beach with (too) many hotels, bungalows, bars and restaurants, but it's still a nice place to relax, enjoy the beach, have a great massage at the beach(3U$ for one hour) and a quiet drink if you avoid the techno bars in the center. Most of the bars are run by ladyboys or transvestites, but they are OK and they do a great job in entertaining you. Don't go there on weekends, it's too crowded. It seems that whole Manila goes there to enjoy the weekend and it's hard to find a place to sleep or a place at the beach. The prices rise to double or 3 times as high as on weekdays. But it's interesting and fun anyway.
Sabang is another famous beach there. There are a lot of restaurants and bars too, but for some reasons it has a special flair that I like. Most of the bungalows are nice and cheap and there is a 24 hour bar and restaurant right at the beach there everybody meet after all other places are closed and sometimes you end up there chatting until sunset. The only bad thing is that there's no good beach. There are three but all are small with rocks and corals and it's hard to find a place to swim. But it's a great place anyway.

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The trip
 
Description:
Ghana, Rio, Caribbean, USA, New Zealand, South Sea, Philipines, Thailand and more. Will try to write my experineces and make you jealous. So check this out once in a while! ;-) There is a guest book too, tell me what\'s going on over there and how envious you are! ;-) Take care
Details:
Start of journey: Nov 13, 2004
Duration: 7 months
End of journey: Jun 20, 2005
Travelled countries: Ghana
Brazil
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
New Zealand
Philippines
Thailand
Germany
The Author
 
Volker (Heusche) Pakulat is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 16 years.
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