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The Iloilo City Move! Riding The Tawash on Guimaras Strait.

Had just arrived with our rented jeepney at the Jordan Wharf a week ago this past Tuesday afternoon in Guimaras. Part two of our trek to Iloilo City was is progress. Our local porters, young Joseph and the mullet-wearing Neil,…

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The Coming of The Kiwi

Saw a pump boat on the Guimaras Strait coming from the Parola Dock. It had been about 25 minutes since Murray from New Zealand had sent a text message informing me he had arrived at the Iloilo City Wharf. As…

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Unhappy Goats and Chickens, and a Philippines Resort

Nothing beats sitting in the shade of the Jordan Wharf enjoying the gentle breezes blowing from the Guimaras Strait with a plastic bag of Pepsi in hand with my beautiful asawa seated next to me. OK, I'll admit that if I…

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Philippines Tourism: Three Pesos to Pee

Sitting near the Guimaras Greeter at the Jordan Wharf waiting for Murray from New Zealand to arrive from Iloilo City. It was of those absolutely perfect Sunday mornings that was reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting with a Filipino twist….

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Philippines Tourism: The Guimaras Greeter

Looking for an alluring Philippines beach resort? I highly recommend visiting Guimaras, a rural province in the Western Visayas region on this archipelago of 7,107 islands. And when you step off that pump boat from Iloilo City and dock at…

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The Pump Boat Adventure to Iloilo City

Only a 15-minute, 14 peso (33 cents) journey to the Ortiz Dock at Iloilo City on a pump boat from Jordan Wharf on Guimaras Island. The vessels carry around 44 passengers and Coast Guard personnel are usually on hand at…

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Heavy Rains Don’t Dampen My Sinigang Soup

Tropical storm "Juaning" made landfall the other day and gave us  the roughest ride on the pump boat to Iloilo City that I've experienced in the two years I've lived in the Philippines as an American expat. My asawa, who's…

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Four American Expats Go to the Moon!

Paul from Iloilo. Brother Tom. “Krazy Kano” Jeff. “The Kano,” Dave. Now immortalized in the annals of American expat history forever. Two “Joe's” from Guimaras. Two from Iloilo. Ex-military. Living in the Philippines and loving it. Who would have ever…

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