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)

Jeanette, a Dutch female nomad, started to travel the world at the age of 17. Walker of beaches, shell searcher, and iPhone photographer. Always horizon bound preferably on a motorcycle. Currently, she lives in a desert village in Baja California Sur in Mexico. She is an emigration coach and works online.

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