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Friday, January 16, 2015

Butuan-Surigao Del Sur-Surigao Del Norte-Butuan : Day 3 - Getting to Bucas Grande

January 10, 2014
Day 3

Because of the change of plans, the whole day of day 3 was spent travelling from Surigao del Sur to Surigao Del Norte. 

We braced ourselves for a day of butt-numbing ride.

At 10 AM we left Barobo terminal and headed to Tandag City via bus. We paid 50 pesos fare. Unfortunately, there is a bridge under construction that's temporarily closed for all types of vehicles. It can be crossed though by foot and at the other side of the bridge are vans/bus are waiting to take passengers to Tandag.

We arrived in the bridge at 11 AM.

After crossing, we rode in a van and continued our travel to Tandag City. We paid the driver 80 pesos each and waited for the next two hours til we arrive in Tandag bus terminal.

At 2PM we arrived in Tandag bus terminal. We hopped in a bus bound for Surigao City but must alight in Claver, the drop off for Bucas Grande. 

My friend asked the conductor what time we'll get to Claver, the conductor said something like "it doesn't matter what time we arrive, what matters is we'll get there". 

In our minds we were like, okay kuya you are OA!! Kasi naman my friend, so excited!

The bus left at 2:30PM and arrived in Claver a little before 5 PM. 

We checked in at Revlun Pensionne located along the highway. Paid 2000 good for 6. Our room is supposed to be only for 4 persons max. But insisted that we all share the room and paid extra bed. 

The room is airconditioned, with TV, private toilet and bath. The room is fine enough to spend the night. We planned to leave at 5AM the next day anyway.

For dinner. We ate at G.Anne Diner. I was expecting an american food but no, they serve Filipino food. Their calamares and spicy sisig are their best sellers.

Compared to other towns we saw, Claver is more developed. I think its because if the mining industry in this area. There are ATM's, pawnshops, small shopping centres.

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