This is where im living till the weather warms up

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by hondav2, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    For the last four winters I leave NZ and stay at a beautiful island in the Philippines. Bantayan Island is located about 90 mins ferry ride off the top of Cebu Island . It has a population of over 100k and the locals are very friendly people . My main mode of transport is a mountain bike and there is plenty of roads and tracks to explore. This morning I was on a track that had lots of mud so a bit of walking the bike was required. When I got back on the pavement I had 2 bust spokes and bent rear rim so rode to Bantayan Town where a guy sits under a tree on side of road and respokes rims . He took of the wheel , removed tyre and tube, replaced 2 x spokes , straightend rim and tightened spokes in about 40 mins and wanted 40pesos ($1.15 NZ ) I gave him 100 and he was so happy . Here is some pics of around here .

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    I rent the top floor of a house looking over this beach for $350 NZ a month . That includes power and unlimited wifi.

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    Virgin Island about 40mins away by boat

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    My girlfriend loves the water

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    Hilantagaan Island about 30mins from here , 3 of us took our bikes over in boat . Cost 35pesos ($1 NZ ) for 1 person and bike .

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    Kabangbang Elementary School at the Palawood Festival . They won 1st prize in there class .

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    Cataingan , Masbate Island , hard core bikers in this town, this cute lady comes complete with balls .

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    This is pump boat ride of 3hrs 30mins from Masbate to Samar top pics is crew rope starting motor, cargo was 2 black pigs , fighting cocks, and green Mangos.

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    Tacloban Market . Most of the bikes here are 125cc - 200cc . 50kmh is fast enough to travel here with dogs, kids , and older people who never look crossing the roads

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    SanFernando on Ticao Island

    If any of you guys want to get away from NZ for the winter and have a stress free time , here is the place to go . Motor bikes can be hired for $8 a day. Cheers Toddy
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  2. XTC

    XTC Taz

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    Beautiful. Sounds Idyllic.
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  3. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Yes its a laid back lifestyle, Small bottle beer 90c NZ 1 litre $1.60 , 200 smokes $8 Large bottle rum $2.50. Fish $2-3.50 kg , Fruit and veges cheap.

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    Biri Island Northern Samar . To get here is 1 hr boat ride and only transport is motorbikes , They stretch them to carry more people , The engineering skills here is great , no tig or mig welders . All stick welding .

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    Macaret Island where my girlfiend is from , no electricity but a beautiful place.
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  4. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I already dislike you :rofl
    Even the chooks have motorbikes :huh...

    I love the island..best place in the world to dive....
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  5. BOETJE

    BOETJE Been here awhile

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    Pinoys are the nicest people on the planet !
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  6. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    The best thing about traveling here is that English is 1 of the main languages taught at school and even a lot of the old people know enough to have a reasonable conversation with them . There is no road rules here, biggest wins , park anywhere and never get a ticket.
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