Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Photo narrative of our visit to Caticlan, Aklan Philippines; information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, local festivals, accommodations and dining. Caticlan is the gateway to Boracay Island.  Information on ferries (including RORO), parking and travel from Iloilo through Antique Province. Caticlan Port, Aklan with Boracay Island in the distance RORO ferries at loading Caticlan, Aklan. Destination Batangas. You can travel to and from Caticlan via these ferries.  The ferry from Caticlan lands you in Roxas, Oriental Mindoro.  You can take your own vehicle or use one of the buses plying this route.  Here’s a link to Montenegro Shipping Lines I found this site a bit buggy but finally got it to work.  From Roxas you can drive to Calapan, Mindoro and take another RORO ferry to Batangas on Luzon, opening up a host of further travel opportunities.  Or you can drive from Calapan to Puerto Galera. We’re not sure about the condition of the Calapan to Puerto Galera so if you you are, please leave a…

Photo narrative of our visit to Sebaste, Antique Province, Philippines; information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, local festivals, accommodations and dining. Municipal Hall, Sebaste, Antique Province, Philippines Sebaste, Antique (207KM) is a unprepossessing jewel of a community.  While Sebaste is the location of Igpasungaw Falls and certainly other attractions, for me the charm was more pervasive.  While…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to Culasi, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, such as Lipata Point, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations and dining. Continuing north, Mararison Island comes into view. We had our binoculars with us when we had lunch at Neil’s (below) and were able to give take a good look at Mararison Island.  It looks like a great place to visit with lots of white sand beaches and a considerable settlement on the easterly shore.  Unfortunately, it’s also where a cargo ship MV Ocean Papa sank on June 21, 2008 on it’s way…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to pretty Laua-an, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations and dining. Laua-an, Antique Muncipal Hall After Bugasong, at KM 152, came Laua-an , Antique.  While Laua-an did not seem to have any specific landmarks, it was very impressive for the obvious pride that the residents and their government took in their town.  Everything was neat, clean and well-maintained.  The immaculate central school was a very visible symbol of the importance that parents, teachers and students place on educating the children of Laua-an. With only a few exceptions, we found that the communities of Antique Province, which certainly must not be wealthy, were proud of their home towns and kept them them painted, landscaped, neat, clean and free of litter. Clean…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to Belison, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations and dining. Back on the National Highway, we reached Belison, Antique at KM118.5.  (Note that the mile posts on the National Highway are measured from Iloilo City.  We are using the same.  Some maps, including the