Philippines

Motorcycle Road Trips: Samar-Leyte Bridge

A while ago I had the pleasure of riding in the Philippines. I used two motorcycles: The Yamaha SZ 150 and the Kawasaki Dominar 400. I rode huge parts of the Pan-Philippine Highway. And with that, I crossed the awesome structure of the San Juanico Bridge between Samar and Leyte.

The San Juanico Bridge is found at Tacloban in the Province Leyte. It connects Samar and Leyte and is the main highway for transport by land to Mindanao.  It stretches across the San Juanico Strait. The construction of this bridge started in 1969 and it is what they call a Truss bridge. (metal triangles)

Both on Samar and Leyte mainland you can follow routes that bring you close to the waterfront from where you have an amazing view of this bridge constructed during the time President Marcos ruled the Philippines.

 

The Philippines is an awesome country to do a motorcycle road trip

Although traffic can be hectic at times and sometimes right out dangerous, the views along the way and nature you drive through are amazing. And the villages where you buy your food at the public market or drink your 3-in-1 coffee at the local bakery with fresh sweet bread are enchanting.

On Leaving Holland Channel you kind find many impressions of my Filipino road trip. (Visit: Leaving Holland Channel)

At the moment I am Riding in Mexico

I am riding from Pueblo to Pueblo, over 5500KM from Cancun to La Paz, from one side of the country to the other side. Trying to avoid the highway as much as possible and riding roads not many tourists go. I carry all I own with me, just like in the Philippines, a riding nomad. I do this road trip, as I did in the Philippines for most of the journey with my son Arnan from Mototravel.net An international motor riders forum for people that love to make life an adventure. (Visit: MotoTravel Forum, Make Life an Adventure

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Jeanette, a Dutch female nomad, started to travel the world at the age of 17. Walker of beaches, shell searcher and iPhone photographer. Writer and owner of two websites Currently, she lives in Mexico. She is an emigration coach and works online.

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