If you live in the Philippines or are looking for adventure… the Philippines offers 7107 islands to visit. One of the most cost effective ways to travel through the Philippines is via the ferry system which connects all of the major islands.
If you have the time this is a very good way to travel, since you have bathroom facilities, food, snacks, and drinks available, and can see many interesting ocean sights as you cruise along.
Often times you can see a brace of flying fish scurrying just off the top of the water… like a spray only to disappear into the depths and maybe outrun whatever larger fish is chasing them.
You can also see Dolphins following the boat or running alongside showing off some of their acrobatics just to impress you! I saw one albino Dolphin flip backwards and almost laugh at approval as everyone clapped and tried to take his or her picture.
As a bonus if you are a senor citizen you can get a discount on the already fairly priced ferry sytem throughout the Philippines. I left from Bantayan Town on Bantayan Island and took the four hour ferry trip to Cadiz. The cost of my ticket was about 150 pesos which is three dollars US.
Where else can you enjoy the fresh air, watch a myriad of Islands pass by, and stimulate your imagination… that you could someday live on one of these un-inhabitied islands and be an Island unto Yourself.
Just when you thought there wasn’t any civilization within miles you see a series of fisherman in pump-boats heading toward an island so secretive… that even the IRS could not find you here! In many ways you see sights that only Magellan the Explorer saw when he entered the Philippines.
After marveling at the blue ocean and all of this space the ferry edges up river toward the port town of Cadiz. This bit of navigation is very exact as the river narrows and the Captain sails along as if he knows every ditch and obstacle that needs negotiated.
Not beautiful by some standards, but reminiscent of novels from Somerset Maugham… you see a lot of rusted tin roofs and different types of rust bucket ships that have made their final run and are resting in their own graveyard.
As you make your way by tricycle you can choose any number of pension houses in maintown Cadiz or discover a hotel on the beach. They have one very good resturant named Garden Restaurant and one modern hotel just at the edge of town.
As you wonder through the local marketplaces you can see plenty of dried fish either hanging on racks, on tables or packaged in plastic bags to take home. As Cadiz is nearly sorrounded by water it has a reputation for its good fishes.
So there you have it! If you love adventure and want to travel inexpensively…. then hop on a ferry and see where the destiny travel wheel takes you.
QUOTE:”Like the little stream Making its way Through the mossy crevices, I, too, quietly Turn clear and transparent.” Dailyzen
– Hakuin (1686-1768)
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” Robert A. Heinlein
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Save Your Marriage!
Trying to save your marriage? Easy.
If your partner and you have mentioned about the D word ( Divorce) a lot of times already, a time off period will do the both of you good. You may want to spend some time away from each other to think about things.
1.Focus on the things that made you fall in love with your ex. Try to calmly approach to go through your problems when the time comes that you get to see your partner again. Try to fix your own problems or issues. This could mean your personal issues as well that could have affected your marriage as well.
2. While in a “time-off” period, it would be best to repair the issues that you may have. Avoid pointing fingers and putting the blame on your partner especially if abuse has taken place during the relationship.
3. Fix conflicts. If after your cooling down period you have already made significant thoughts to how you may have added to the conflict, allot some time for you and your partner to talk things over without being interrupted.
4. Try Counseling. If you feel like being in a wrestling match every time you attempt to work matters out, try doing it in a wedding counselor’s office. A neutral third party that is well knowledgeable about how to save a marriage can help keep things sane and can help you make some real improvements.
5. Spend time quality time with each other; not being able to spend some quality time together is what gives the marriage issues. And when this happens, your relationship starts being on the rocks and you start spending time apart more often than you know, making it too late to save. Fortunately, this is a simple trend to change. Find something that you both love doing and make sure that you can talk to each other while doing so, and schedule it to happen twice a week.
Patience is a key in saving a marriage, and you will need it as change can not happen overnight. However, a lot of these methods you can try out right away.
If you think that being together will work better than being apart, or otherwise, do something about it and do it the right way.The main thing to do is dong something about it and not throw away time thinking that things will just happen all alone.
Do you have a plan? It is certainly possible to save your marriage. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jane_Artisan
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It’s all in Zee Travel. Hop a ferry today and see where the wheel of destiny takes you!
From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.
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