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Island Hopping to Virgin Island of Bantayan Cebu

Virgin Island Hopping from Bantayan

It's the second day of our Bantayan vacation. We rose early with the sun, excited to go island hopping to Virgin Island. Our baon was freshly-catch seafood, a combo of blue crabs, local lobster, fish, octopus, that we are to cook once we get to the island. We also had mangoes, soft drinks, and puso for a complete, satisfying, delectable seafood island feast . Lami dyud!  ;) **For an updated Bantayan travel guide and list of accommodations in Sta Fe, you can refer to this post. We hopped on-board a motorized outrigger boat. Boat rental Continue Reading

Updated Bantayan Island Travel Guide and Accommodation Options

Fiery Sunset in Bantayan Island

Some visitors prefer to skip the city and head straightaway to Sta Fe, Bantayan Island after arrival in the Mactan airport. Can this be done? Yes. But if I may suggest, I’d recommend that you spend the night in Cebu City and then make your way to the Cebu North Bus terminal around 4:45 AM. If you are the type who prefers the ‘no-sleep- adventures’, arrive in Mactan airport late night, then take the first trip to Hagnaya at 1 AM.  There is another one at 3 AM. But this can be taxing on your body, so make sure you have the stamina for the long Continue Reading

The Humble Silhig Lanot from Cebu Made it on TV – Make this your next pasalubong!

The Voice Kids Silhig Lanot from Cebu

It’s a common sight at the Cebu – Mactan airport to see passengers carrying boxes of Shamrock Otap, CNT, Ayer’s, Zubuchon Lechon, dried mangoes and danggit. And why not? These are the popular pasalubong from Cebu.  I do too, but aside from these usual items, I also bring with me silhig lanot. I really do, as in haha.  Cebuanos we should make this our mission to make our silhig lanot famous! Unsa man, agree? Hehehe The first time I brought this broom on my trip back to Manila last 2006, there were 3 big ones sticking out of my duffel bag. Continue Reading

The Angeles City Total Tourists Experience – Visit and Discover!

Angeles City Sisig Pork Dish

How many ways can you enjoy a city? There are a lot of ways! For many, discovering a city starts by exploring its heritage sites and tourist spots, to filling your stomach with a culinary experience you won’t soon forget. Others jumps on the adventure trail for a surefire heart-pumping grand time. Others still, take the more leisurely route by immersing themselves with the local traditions and customs and interacting with the locals. Many also look forward to an amazing entertainment and night life experience. Some take up the ante by truly Continue Reading

Short and Sweet Cebu Visit Plus Cebuano Favorite Eats

Cheap Seafood in Bantayan Island

Spending 12 days in Cebu may be a tad too long for regular tourists to this island province. But am not a tourist, am a Cebuana, and may I add a proud, beautiful one. Hahaha hirit pa dyud. =) This was our first visit this year, my husband and I. 12 days is short but we’ll take it. Our next Cebu visit will be this December 31. Lol, hahabol lang sa New Year’s Eve hehe. Visiting Cebu is always a happy occasion. I get to be with my family again, see my Lolo and Lola, explore new places, and of course, eat. Cebu food trip was one of our main Continue Reading

Freedom to Surf in Baler | Yes!  Non-Swimmers can surf too!

Baler Surfing First Timer

You may not know how to swim, but you can surf. I’ve found this out first hand when the road led us to Baler, Aurora Province this summer. Not only I, also my sister. Kenneth and I grew up in Mactan, our house was a mere 500 meters from the nearest shoreline, but we never learn to swim. So you understand how doubtful I was when told I don’t have to know how to swim to surf. ‘Ma’am Cille kaya mo talaga yan’  assured Shanlee. But of course the experience will be a lot better if you can swim well. ;) We were in Baler for 4D/3N. This was Continue Reading

Art in Island 3D Museum in Cubao – Entrance Fee, Promos, Discounts and other Details

Art in Island 3D Museum in Cubao

My first experience of 3D art was in Malaysia in i-City Shah Alam’s Trick Art Museum, I’ve got a handful of awesome pics from that fun experience, so I know it’ll be a treat to visit another 3D art museum. And this time it’s going to be in Manila. Can’t wait to check out the Art in Island in Cubao tomorrow, said to be the biggest of its kind in Asia! I was doing some research earlier about the admission fees, operating hours, promos and discounts, do's and don'ts, etc. and I’ve collated the info so I can share them with you who may be Continue Reading

PAHIYAS FESTIVAL ng Lucban, Quezon – A Thanksgiving Feast

Pahiyas Kiping Display

Every 15th of May, Lucban San Isidro Festival is celebrated in Lucban, Quezon. This festival, which dates as far back as 1500, is popularly known today as Pahiyas. History says that the Feast of San Isidro Labrador was first observed by the native Tagalogs in order to avoid bad luck, drought and famine. When Lucban's church,  San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish, was established in 1630, the natives bring their select farm-produce inside the new church where the Parish Priest blesses the harvests as a form of thanksgiving to the Lord. As a Continue Reading

Dalitiwan Resort in Majayjay – Cold Spring and River

Dalitiwan Resort Swimming Pool

Is it oppressively hot and humid where you are at? Like you’ve just step off the shower yet beads of perspiration makes a neat trail on your brows and back? Now, imagine you are slowly submerging your body in freaking cold spring water that goosebumps appears in your arms.  And when you look around you, you see mountain walls with its big trees and lush greens. You close your eyes, letting time, worries and the scorching summer heat melt away… Wouldn’t you like that? :D I know I would hehe. Summer is stifling hot in the Philippines, we Continue Reading

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