EPHESUS

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  • I was here on June 20, 2018.
  • Time needed: 2 hours are more than enough.
  • My score: starting from 3/5, since it depends on how many Greco-Roman ruins you’ve seen before.

If you have seen few, Ephesus will impress you very much, they are the best that exist. Continue reading “EPHESUS”

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SELÇUK

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  • I was here: June 20, 2018.
  • Recommended number of days: none.
  • My score: 1/5.

As in many other cases, this city does not fail because it is dangerous or unpleasant, but because it does not have any relevant tourist attraction itself; it is the closest urban spot to Ephesus though, which deserves a visit and is barely 3 km away. Continue reading “SELÇUK”

TRANSPORT IN CORON: GETTING AROUND AND HOW TO GET TO AND FROM MANILA, EL NIDO AND SAN JOSE

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FRANCISCO B. REYES AIRPORT

The cheapest company is Cebu Pacific with its low-cost subsidiary Cebgo, the worst I have ever used; their flights are canceled and changed frequently and with little notice, due to weather conditions and to place together passengers from two flights into one. At least, whenever they canceled or changed a flight, which was frequent, they offered us a full refund. Philippines Airlines is a much more reliable option. A third company that I did not use is Skyjet. Continue reading “TRANSPORT IN CORON: GETTING AROUND AND HOW TO GET TO AND FROM MANILA, EL NIDO AND SAN JOSE”

KITAKYUSHU: KAWACHI FUJI-EN GARDEN AND ITS WISTERIA TUNNEL

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  • I was here: April 27th, 2013, and that year the flowering was already ending.
  • Time needed to visit it: one hour.
  • My score: 4/5.

After the pristine beaches in Yoron-to, a post-apocalyptic village in Hashima and a fairy-tale river in Takachiho, now it’s the turn of one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, which like the previous ones, practically all foreign tourists miss. Continue reading “KITAKYUSHU: KAWACHI FUJI-EN GARDEN AND ITS WISTERIA TUNNEL”