Manila to Sagada

From Manila to Sagada via Banaue

Via Banaue: Take an airconditioned Autobus (one way - P462/head) located in Manila. The bus leaves at 10pm everyday. We suggest that you get your tickets early, like 1 wk before your departure. Try to call this number 735-8096. I think we only had 2-3 stopovers along the way. We arrived in Banaue at 7am. Take a tricycle or jeepney from the bus terminal to the town proper to get a jeepney to Bontoc, a two-hour ride. There'll be some 2-3 stopovers to Sagada, mostly have great views to take pictures on. When you go back via Banaue: You may purchase your tickets at the bus terminal in Banaue when you arrived. The tour is the same, take a jeepney from Sagada to Bontoc then another jeepney to Banaue. The bus leaves at 530pm and you'll arrive in Manila 3-4am. We forgot how much were the jeepney fares, but we're sure the fares would not exceed P500 (bus to banaue not included) for the two of you, one way only.

From Manila to Baguio to Sagada

Via Baguio: Take a Victory Liner bus either from Cubao or Pasay, fare is P385 one way. From Baguio terminal, take a cab to Dangwa Station and take the Lizardo bus to Sagada (fare is P220, one-way). You'll get to Sagada at around 12noon. When you go back via Baguio: From Sagada, take a bus to Baguio and from Baguio, take a bus to Manila.

Angkor Wat Video

Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

Jibudan Goes to Puerto Galera

Seems like that it was our first time to be in Puerto Galera again, hehe. See previous post for the itinerary. Hope you like the video.

Theme song chosen is "All the Small Things" by Blink 182.

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Puerto Galera Again

Puerto Galera is one of the easiest and nicest beach that can be reach from Manila. To get there, from Manila, you can go to Buendia LRT Station and take a bus ( JAM, RCGG, etc ) going to Batangas City/Pier

- From Buendia LRT Station in Manila
- Take bus going to Batangas City / Pier ( 3 hrs drive ) ( Fare :Php 150.00 each )
- From Batangas Pier, take boat ride going to White Beach ( Php 380.00 2 way ticket) , you will need to pay additional P50.00 environmental fee and P10.00 terminal fee.
- Its 1.5 hour boat ride, last trip of boat ride is from 3-4:00pm

Suggested place to stay: VM Resort ( just right in front of the beach)