I made sure that my sickness won’t hinder me with my plans. After the minor surgery (sty removal) in St. Luke’s, I decided to sleep first then packed my bags. I also bought dalandan for my baon.
I left my boarding house at 6:30 pm and ate dinner in KFC-Ayala MRT at 7:30 pm.
I took a bus going to Alabang and dropped off at the South Station Terminal and took another bus going to Batangas port. I get off the car in Diversion Road because I still need to go to Church and attend the 11:30 pm batch. The fare was so expensive, it was like Uber with surge pricing. Going to the Church by tricycle cost 80Php and it was just less than 2 kilometers. If it was not late, I would really dare to walk.
Too sad, we don’t have an 11:30 pm batch, so I just decided to go to the port and just spend my time looking around. The fare going there was 80Php.
There’s a free shuttle for the passengers during the night. However, it’s only available for Senior Citizens and PWD during day time.
I bought a Fastcat ticket and beside their booth was a person selling van tickets going to different towns in Mindoro. I bought one since I’m planning to ride a boat from Roxas to Odiongan. After paying the fee, I had my midnight snack and my eye cleansed while waiting at the terminal. There was a slight delay on boarding the boat but I think we still managed to leave the port on time.
Mostly of the passengers bought van tickets. However, weren’t complete yet on our van, so we’ve waited for around 20 minutes. There were annoying/complaining passengers and I was quite pissed that’s why it took me a long time before I was able to sleep.
(Batangas Port terminal at night. I’m not able to take a picture of the other passengers because they might not like it.)
I arrived in Roxas, Mindoro and there were dispatchers for the ferry going to Boracay. I talked to the guard and I was told that there’s no boat going to Odionangan for that day. It turned out, there’s only 2 boats traveling that route.
It took awhile before we took off. Since I haven’t had enough sleep, I slept on our way to Calapan. I woke up from time to time and listened to the stories of the locals about the damaged caused by the recent typhoon that hit Mindoro.
We’re supposed to leave the port at exactly 1pm but the ship only started moving around 1:20pm.
I enjoyed the view on the Mindoro port. I also loved watching the waves and seeing the beautiful island between Batangas and Mindoro.
I’ve already removed the cover on my right eye, so I won’t have difficulty seeing the view.
-> island between batangas and mindoro
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