Negros: San Carlos to Sibulan - no Jeepneys!

Trip Start Nov 20, 2013
Trip End Feb 13, 2014

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Casa Margaritha Sibulan
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Philippines  , Central Visayas,
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The stretch from San Carlos to Sibulan is un-even splitt up into a very long first part to Bais and a remaining short part to Sibulan. Therefore I start early cycling and around noon I have already > 50km on the meter.
The ride is very pleasant, often directly along the beach, but also often through for Negros typical sugar cane fields, allways flanked by the mountains.

Two ladys in a little shop tell me its about 45km to Bais which I think is feasable, despite the fact the map shows a total different figure. So what, the Map was not very reliable so far and transportation found quickly if needed.
But things seem a bit different in Negros, no Jeepneys in this area and allmost no minibuses (called "for hire"), only the newer Ceres liner busses without a roof rack, and two ladys who have no clue about distances (ok guys, I know, fits the stereotype...).

How the story ended: with 90km on the meter, still 45 ahead, desperately looking for a ride
-> a government official, a bus driver & some others finally found a bigger tricycle that gave me a lift to Bais. "Ende gut, alles gut", thx a lot again!

Today, the remaining 40km to Sibulan were an easy 'cycle' and I reached Mary-Anns Casa Margaritha before lunch. Really an oasis! Here I will stay until Dec 24th and then pick up a friend in Cebu who will join me cycling for a few weeks.

By the way, the Visa extension I got allready this afternoon, so all I have to do for the next days: enjoy myself and go diving - yes!

Visa extension from 2 to 3 month: very expensive because they order an ID Card for you which you will never get travelling because it takes 4 weeks to issue it, but you get a receip to show that it is issued...(dont get it? :-)
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