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Baler

posted on 2015-07-19 21:29:49 in May 2015

Baler The town of Baler is the provincial capital of the Aurora Province to the north east of Manila. It is a relatively small city with a population of under 40,000 this number is swelled by the large number of tourists who visit the region. It is often talked about as being the Philippines first surfing beach and regarded by many as one of the Philippines best surf beaches. The province also has a rich history with Spanish, American and Japanese occupation all taking place along the Aurora ...

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posted on 2015-07-16 11:00:06 in May 2015

Bus to Baler Leaving the hotel at 4:45am I was astounded to see how busy the place was, while not as chaotic on the roads compared to the previous evening there was still a continuous stream of traffic and the footpath had lots of pedestrians milling around. Unfortunately due to the one-way system operating on the roads the 800m trip from hotel to terminal took nearly 15 minutes to navigate as it was the opposite direction to the traffic flow and the taxi had to travel down to the next U-Turn...

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May 2015 Wellington to Manila

posted on 2015-07-13 12:28:35 in May 2015

I have caught the 6:30am Wellington to Sydney flight many times now and have never had any trouble getting to the airport for 4:30am This time was no different in that respect what was different I decided to walk to the airport from home. With my pack on my back I opened the front door at 3:55am to a cloudless starry sky and proceeded with the walk. It was a little chilly but the brisk pace I set and laden with 2 bags soon warmed me up, what I didn’t allow for was the strong wind. True to Well...

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