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 Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City Bag of Beans is one of the must visit places in Tagaytay City. I am witness to how Bag of Beans has grown from a small coffee shop to an established dining place that it is now today.  Bag of Beans has also opened several branches along the Tagaytay City tourist stretch with six branches as of this writing. Bag of Beans caters as events venue and is one of the preferred wedding venues in Tagaytay City. Bag of Beans is also now into Bed and Breakfast accommodation. For this particular visit, me and my Family came for lunch. The food is really nice! Of course coffee and dessert after lunch is a must!  It was definitely worth the travel! Photo Credits: Bag of Beans Here is a short video of our latest visit to  Bag of Beans (Main) in Tagaytay City. Here are some photos taken during our last visit to Bag of Beans. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is another side with English County vibe. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is the

How To Go to Ticao Island (San Jacinto, Masbate) by BUS

Trip to Ticao Island (San Jacinto, Masbate) by BUS

San Jacinto, Masbate is in the Ticao Island. This is around 11-12 hours drive from Manila or around 550+ Kilometers.
Ticao Island, Masbate is endowed with scenic islands and beautiful beaches surrounding the island. Along Ticao Island Strait is the Manta Ray Bowl, where Tourist Divers visit to have a close encounter with the giant Manta Rays. Near this site is also where the Whale Shark commonly known as "Butanding" can be seen. You can also visit the Katandayagan Falls and the Burabangkaso Island.

How to Go there by BUS...

There are several Bus Lines plying the Manila to Bulan route. These Bus Lines are mostly stationed in Pasay City and in Cubao. Check the PhilTranco, JAM Liner and other smaller bus companies within these two areas.

If you are keen on monitoring the places the this trip will pass by... here's how it goes...
Stage 1: South Expressway: Mantrade to Batangas/Lucena Exit (Trip by BUS)
If you are keen on monitoring landmarks to help you estimate how far you have gone, please take note of the following South Expressway exits. This stage will start from Mantrade.
Starting from Mantrade:
  • Merville Exit
  • Bicutan Exit
  • Sucat Exit
  • Alabang Exit
  • Susana Heights Exit
  • San Pedro Exit
  • SouthWoods Exit
  • Carmona Exit
  • Mamplasan Exit
  • Sta. Rosa Exit
  • Cabuyao Exit
  • Silangan Exit
  • Calamba Toll Plaza (SouthBound)
  • Canlubang Exit
  • Batino Exit
  • Batangas / Lucena Exit

Stage 2: Batangas/Lucena Exit to Bulan, Sorsogon (Trip by BUS)
This stage will start from the South Expressway (Batangas / Lucena Exit). Drive along and take note of the towns and landmarks that you will be passing by.
  • Batangas / Lucena exit
  • Sto. Tomas, Batangas
  • San Pablo City
  • Tiaong
  • Sariaya
  • Pagbilao (Lucena)
  • Dalahican Port (Atimonan)
  • Plaridel
  • Gumaca
  • Lopez
  • Calauag
  • Entry point to Tagkawayan
  • Sipocot
  • Naga City
  • Pili
  • Baao
  • Nabua
  • Polangui
  • Guinobatan
  • Daraga, Albay
  • Casiguran
  • Juban
  • Irosin
  • Bulan

The End point for the Bus Trip is Bulan, Sorsogon. Total travel covered around 550+ Kilometers from Alabang! In around 11-12 hours bus ride.

Stage 3: Bulan to San Jacinto, Masbate (By Boat)

Go to the Pier and ask around which boat will be going to San Jacinto, Masabate. Check the schedule and if you still have enough time, check around this town.

Travel by boat going to the town of San Jacinto takes around 1+ hours, depending on the speed of the boat. Max should be just around 1.5 hours.

There are several lodging places... Check out Ticao Lodge or the other lodging places within this town.
Enjoy your stay!
Your Travel Guide Courtesy of Explore MyPHILIPPINES!
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How to Go to Ticao Island, San Jacinto, Masbate by Private Transportation
http://www.exploremyphilippines.com/2008/05/how-to-go-san-jacinto-masbate-by.html
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Visit and enjoy the pristine beach of Burabangkaso Island!
http://www.exploremyphilippines.com/2008/04/burobangkaso-island.html
Visit the scenic view of the Katandayagan Falls!
http://www.exploremyphilippines.com/2008/04/katandayagan-falls.html
Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Dayaw Dalan Festival!
http://www.exploremyphilippines.com/2008/04/katandayagan-falls.html

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Article By Jerome J. Bartolabac for Explore MyPHILIPPINES!

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