Since we’re tackling airports, another relatively new airport in the Philippines that opened just this January 2008 is the new Bacolod Airport in Silay. Their old airport used to be in Bacalod City itself. I thought it was a good move for the province since I personally like Silay more than Bacolod itself. It is another international standard airport here in our country.
Transit: Iloilo Airport
I’m still rummaging through my archives for this year until my next upcoming trips. I realize I still haven’t posted some of my Iloilo materials from early this year. With the Dinagyang Festival coming early next year, I’m sure the region would be getting a lot of tourist traffic by that time. And most of them would go through one of the relatively new airports in the country – the Iloilo Airport.
Transit: Guide to Manila Airports
There had been a number of queries and searches here regarding the new airport. In particular the NAIA terminal 3. This posts is for the benefit of those who are quite new in air travel here in Manila and for those are looking for directions going to the airports. Believe me there are still a lot of Filipinos who have just started taking the benefit of cheap air travel lately. It would also be useful especially this coming holidays where we can expect lots of traffic in these terminals.
China: Last stop in Guangzhou
After getting back from Tianmenshan, we had lunch at the city and I prepared for my afternoon train to Guangzhou. Another train I thought. I survived my last train ride from Chengdu, I think I can take another one. Initially I wanted to get my own soft sleeper on this train but the tickets were all sold out the night before, so I had to take the hard seater again. I had no choice if I want to get home in time for my flight the next day. Taking a plane was way too much of what’s left on my budget. So the night before, we purchased the 178RMB train ticket to Guangzhou.
Transit: Manila NAIA Terminal 3
By this time, there may already be a number of impressions posted about the NAIA Terminal 3, the not-so-new spanking airport to open in Manila. Last week, I finally got to see the new terminal when my friends Oggie and Eric were headed to Bacolod for the long weekend. For many travelers, this is a welcome development since the old domestic airport and the NAIA Terminal 1 is already aging. So what do I think of the new airport?
Transit: Flying to Busuanga
To explore the whole of Palawan is another one of my Holy Grails here in the Philippines. I was able to explore the Taytay Palawan years ago and definitely enjoyed that piece of the region and wanted to actually see more. Last weekend, another spot has been crossed out. Me, along with 4 other adventurers flew to the island of Busuanga for the weekend. All of us were new to the place so it was pure discovery and exploration backpacking style!
Cambodia: Arrival in Siem Reap
Siem Reap International Airport facade
Our flight going to Siem Reap was around 10am that morning. What I really don’t like about the KL airport is that we have to drive around at least an hour just to get there from the city. We took an AeroBus service which is a Ringgit cheaper than AirAsia’s SkyBus. Fare is 8RM one way and 14RM round trip from KL Sentral. Some people go to Siem Reap via a 6 hours bus from Thailand crossing the border but I don’t want to waste that much time and I’ve heard a lot of Bus Scams there where the bus intentionally tire out their passengers and check them in on an affiliated (commissioned) hotel. So the 6 hours travel extends longer. However, the flight from KLIA to Siem Reap International Airport took only about 2 hours. And boy what greeted us on our arrival is one good looking airport.