Dapitan – Glorias Fantasyland

On our first evening in Dapitan, I went with my family to Gloria’s Fantasyland in Dapitan and was more than surprised.

Entrance of Gloria’s Fantasyland in Dapitan

The place is spotless and very well maintained. A huge difference to the normal, rather scary, rusty, and squeaky rides you find usually in the Philippines.

 

Fantasyland Dapitan – Map of Attractions
Rides at Fantasyland Dapitan
The rides were…

Dumaguete – Mifune Japanese Restaurant – Revisit

Signboard – Mifune Japanese Restaurant
Last Sunday I went with my Family to Mifune, a Japanese Restaurant in Dumaguete for a revisit. I have been there a couple of times, but I think this was the second time, or so, we went together. They adjusted the interior a little bit and it is more “Japanese”, although the seats and benches are a kind of “cheap-ish” hammered…

Brigada Eskwela in Dumaguete

Brigada Eskwela is the name of a maintenance week in the public schools in the Philippines at the end of the summer holiday, where teacher, parents, kids and officials organize themselves to do whatever is needed to start the new school year. With my friends from the Thursday Club in Dumaguete we decided earlier this year to support the Elementary School in Candau Ay.

Brigada Eskwela…

Captain Ribbers – Dumaguete

After a year or so we went back to Captain Ribbers in Dumaguete. We, that is my little monster, my boss and I,… as the sponsor. The place is conveniently located in Silliman Avenue, close to the boulevard. Captain Ribbers had a bit a construction going on and has now an aircon area. I took some pictures, but some people didn’t want their picture online and I respect that….

Vegetarian Chicharon

Chicharon – an awesome, unhealthy spanish snack which goes along perfectly with a lot of alcohol and a bad-ass movie on the sofa at home. Now it wouldn’t be the Philippines if they would not try to invent something new.
The Vegetarian Chicheron
No more greasy fingers, the taste of old fat which need to be washed away with beer or rim ‘n coke. Just a boring crunchy chew without any…

Dumaguete Airport

So I left Dumaguete to visit my parents in Germany. My daddy turns 70 and that is more than an appropriate reason to pay a visit. It’s been a while since I was in Germany; around 7 years and 30 kilos. They probably don’t even recognize me anymore… I found a good flight to Nuremberg, where my brother will pick me up. From there it is just a 30…

Singapore Zoo – Visa Run Part IV

We decided our second full day in Singapore will be spend in the Zoo. The Singapore Zoo is considered widely as the best rainforest zoo worldwide, as the best is just good enough, that was the place to go. We figured out our route with MRT and Bus, which would take us about one to 1 ½ hours going there. The Singapore Zoo is a northeast of Geylang at…