Flights to Tagbilaran, Bohol from Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Korea

Although my husband and I are now based in Mindanao, we regularly go home to Bohol.

On my side of the family, our ancestral house is right there in Tagbilaran. Aside from my brothers and their families living in the City, my relatives from both my father’s and mother’s side are based in Bohol, mostly living in Tagbilaran, Valencia and Balilihan. My husband, on the other hand, also has relatives there from both his father’s and mother’s side. In fact, while I was growing up in Tagbilaran, my husband was growing up in Dimiao. But we only met each other in Mindanao, in Butuan City when we were both working already.

Our usual option in traveling to Bohol is flying to Cebu and then taking a fast craft to Tagbilaran. We have also tried sailing by boat from Nasipit to Jagna and then traveling by private car or bus to our house in Tagbilaran or to my husband’s place in Dimiao.¬†It is good news for us then when there are more options to travel to Bohol ūüôā

Bohol is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, bountiful seas.

Beginning this year, flights have been made available from Cebu to Tagbilaran. I must say, however, that back in the 1980’s, there were flights on the same route but ultimately stopped as I think the preference then was really just to travel by boat. And even if it meant traveling by slow boat for 4 hours as the fast craft was not yet available then (they were introduced in the 1990’s). Aside from taking the slow boat back then as a kid, I remember taking a flight with my mother to Cebu from Tagbilaran. When I studied and worked in Cebu, aside from taking the slow boat, I eventually enjoyed taking the fast craft when it was introduced to Tagbilaran and Cebu waters.

Here are the available flights as of today, October 2017, Cebu-Tagbilaran flights  are via Air Juan Aviation and Philippine Airlines PAL):

Air Juan Aviation 2022
Departure: 8:30 am
Arrival: 8:50 am
Daily flights

Air Juan Aviation 2026
Departure: 11:50 am
Arrival: 12:10 pm
Tuesdays and Fridays only

Air Juan Aviation 2028
Departure: 3:40 pm
Arrival: 4:00 pm
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Philippine Airlines 2873
Departure: 3:30 pm
Arrival: 4:00 am
Daily flights

Return flights Tagbilaran-Cebu:

Air Juan Aviation 2023
Departure: 9:10 am
Arrival: 9:30 am
Daily flights

Air Juan Aviation 2029
Departure: 4:20 pm
Arrival: 4:40 pm
Daily Flights

Philippine Airlines 2874
Departure: 6:55 am
Arrival: 7:20 am
Daily flights

While there are regular boat schedules from Cagayan de Oro to Tagbilaran and back, there are now also flights from CDO (CGY) to Tagbilaran, via Cebu Pacific:

Cebgo (Cebu Pacific) 6784
Departure: 12:55 pm
Arrival: 1:50 pm
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Return flights Tagbilaran to Cagayan de Oro:

Cebgo 6785
Departure: 2:10 pm
Arrival: 3:05 pm
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Map of Bohol with Tagbilaran highlighted
Photo credit: Mike Gonzalez – Wikipedia

And the latest addition of flights to Tagbilaran are flights from Davao City to Tagbilaran City via PAL set to begin November 1, 2017. Once the exact flight times are available, they will be added here.

I must also include here that there are now flights from Tagbilaran to Seoul (Incheon), Korea via PAL:  

PAL Express 2482
Departure: 5:05 pm
Arrival: 11:00 pm
Daily flights

Return flights Seoul (Incheon) to Tagbilaran:

PAL Express 2483
Departure: 2:45 am
Arrival: 6:15 am
Daily flights

You can book find more details and book your flights through the airline websites:

Air Juan Aviation: http://www.airjuan.com/
Cebu Pacific: https://www.cebupacificair.com/
PAL: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home

Have an enjoyable and safe travel!

Car Protection with Malayan’s Automaster

Sometimes we only appreciate something when it is lost or unavailable to us.

One example of that is our mode of transportation, our vehicle, our car. After all, it makes going to work, doing your errands and yes, traveling much easier if you have it. Now, it is, of course, a good idea then to take measures to protect your private mode of transportation. Getting a a car insurance & car insurance policy is certainly one good measure.

Consider then getting ¬†one from¬†Malayan’s Automaster. It provides protection for you and your passengers so that you will be worry-free on the road and have peace of mind.¬†In other words, #InsuretobeSure!

Curious about Automaster’s coverage features and benefits? Here’s a glimpse of them: automobile loss/own damage; third party liability; auto personal accident; acts of God protection; riots, strikes and civil commotion coverage; standard automobile accessories protection; optional valuable accessories protection; loss of use and accredited repair shops. Here is one clear move to ensure your vehicle is safeguarded¬†against accidents, from natural calamities, theft and automobile damage among others.

In the Philippines where typhoons and yes, flooding have become a consistent challenge, getting Malayan’s Automaster could prove to be a wise move. After all, just consider how many cars were destroyed in the typhoon and flooding (considered as Acts of God) we have seen in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in the last 5 years alone?¬†It is not a nice feeling to find yourself helpless in the midst of your car problems. It is not just about losing travel opportunities but it is a cut on your regular mobility which can affect your job and yes, your family.

To know more specifics about Malayan’s Automaster, check out their website. And here’s one cool news: you can also get your quotation via email instantly and buy Automaster online! You can always, of course, communicate with their agents but how convenient that you also have online access for needed information and to actually purchase.¬† You can also check out their social media sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MalayanInsurancePH/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malayaninsuranceph/

Here’s to continued safe travels for you and your loved ones along with your vehicle ūüôā

Getting a Car? Check Out These 4 Tips

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Finding the right car to use or buy whether for travel or work is important. Getting a car not only improves your mobility, it can also spell convenience for you.

Now, whether you decide to buy a new car or a used one will cost you money. That is why it is important to think through and consider several things before making the purchase. Here are 4 tips that might help you in your car purchase:

1. Decide the basics of what you like, need. Since it is you who will be using the car day in and day out, make sure that the one you buy is actually the one you like and need. A friend of mine once picked me up at the airport when I visited her city. She was driving a van and she kept apologizing to me throughout the ride that she was having a hard time driving. It was her husband who chose the car and yet it was supposed to be her who will be using it regularly. She told me that it was not the kind of car she liked or needed.

2. Do the research. Buying a car requires more money than most of your other purchases. And so you have to be sure you know about the cars you are considering to buy. Thankfully, there are sites that can serve you in getting more information about a car, including price estimates. Check out Cars.com. You can even find videos and reviews there by others who have made purchases which can be very helpful. Doing research will help you make a more informed decision about your purchase.

During our trip to Phuket, Thailand in 2014, our friend rented a car to pick us up at the airport. She also rented one we used to go around the city.

3.¬†Tag along an expert friend.¬†Now, should you still feel less confident about making that car purchase alone, then by all means tag a family member along or a friend who knows more about cars than you. A friend of mine who has been looking into purchasing a used car decided to bring along a car mechanic friend. That’s certainly a smart move.¬†¬†

4. Check out several shops, dealers.¬†Don’t get stuck with just one shop or dealer. Inquire from several ones, compare prices. There are shops or dealers that will offer you a better deal than the others like special discounts or other free items that can come with your purchase.

Here’s to a satisfied car purchase to you. And yes, don’t forget to drive safely to your next destination.

When It’s Time to Pack

How do you go about packing your things as you travel? Well, there are three things that I automatically think about as I pack: a list of things to bring so that I don’t forget anything, the kind and size of bags I will be bringing and packing containers or cubes I would need to use to efficiently pack my stuff.

Speaking of packing containers or cubes, I recently came across this 4 Set Packing Cubes РTravel Organizers with Laundry Bag. Here it is:

If you’re wondering about their sizes/dimensions, here they are:

The sizes as we see above, I think, are just right. And yes, a laundry bag would be very useful for your dirty clothes which you would eventually have during your trip. The cubes could be used to divide your clothes, underwear, toiletries and even your gadgets. When you’ve filled in the cubes, this is how the inside of your luggage could look like:

This 4 Set Packing Cubes РTravel Organizers with Laundry Bag is made of high-quality Nylon with YKK zipper. The packing cubes have mesh top panel for easy identification of contents and ventilation. These can easily fit in most airline carry-on suitcases. It can also fit inside your tote, weekender, backpacks and even duffel bags. Drop by Bagail.com and see this travel essential available at an affordable price.

When it’s time to pack, you can do so efficiently. Pack smart and enjoy your trip.