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Oriental Spice Gourmet A Must Try Restaurant in Mactan, Cebu

Craving  for some honest to goodness delectable Southeast Asian dishes like Phad Thai, Hainese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Tom Yam Chicken and those other savory and nakakatakam spice-laden dishes of our neighboring countries? You are in luck! We are in luck to be precise hehehe. Our latest food trip brought us to Chef Cyril and Mary Ann’s Oriental Spice Gourmet Restaurant in Basak, Lapu-Lapu City. After our trip to Kuala Lumpur when we first tasted authentic Malaysian dishes, we've been asking ourselves where to go to eat Malaysian cuisine here in Continue Reading

Bantayan Island Tourist Traps and Tips to Avoid

As with any place frequented by tourist and visitors, there are bound to be tourist traps and not so good practices. Bantayan is no exception. I’m just hoping that local government and stakeholders will change ways a bit to make the island even more ‘tourist friendly’ than it already is. Tourism is everybody’s businesses and everyone should ensure that what tourists and visitors bring back from their trip are wonderful memories, not memories of being harassed, or the feeling of being ‘scam’. There is always a room for improvement is what I am Continue Reading

Bantayan Island Cebu Travel Guide and Tips

Heads-up! Bantayan is not Boracay. This famous vacation destination in Cebu is laidback. There are no loud all-nighter parties, no lines of restaurants meters off the shoreline, no regular sighting of celebrities. You will even find it difficult to find beach resorts that offers a wide array of aqua-adventure facilities like jetskiing, parasailing, kit-surfing, bananaboat ride. They are almost non-existent in the island. But you can always amuse yourself like these foreign visitors playing badminton in the waters. Fun time in Bantayan   Or Continue Reading

Haggle When You Buy Cebu Guitar in Mactan Island

Everyone at our house can play the guitar except mom. It’s not such a surprise if you consider that we live in the island where guitar shops and factories are located.  These Mactan guitars, commonly called “Cebu guitars” are famous all over the Philippines for its craftsmanship.  Some handmade acoustic guitars and other string instruments like ukelele and cocolele are even exported to many countries across the globe for decades now. I had a customized Mactan guitar at aged 14. I can play the guitar not exceptionally though but it’s passable. Continue Reading

Pintos and Budbod Kabog: Best North Cebu Pasalubong

Your best bet for a Cebu pasalubong center when you are traveling up north of the island is the central bus terminal in the City of Bogo. This is where you can get local delicacy as your pasalubong. If you are thinking of what to bring back home, I suggest getting the kakanin called Pintos and Budbod Kabog. Have you heard about this two Cebuano delicacy? If you haven’t and curious about this kakanin, well for starters; these two are popular pasalubong food items from Cebu North particularly Bogo City, Catmon, Tuburan, Tabuelan and nearby Continue Reading

How to Go to Cebu North Bus Terminal: Tips and Latest Info

Summer normally starts by March but as early as February I together with my mom, sis and bf visited Virgin Beach Resort Cebu or simply VBR, an affordable Cebu resort in Daanbantayan. If you are still making your summer plans, check out my post about discovering VBR so you'll be inspired to get to Daanbantayan! I have not been to the town of Daanbantayan prior to last weekend’s adventure. All I know is that the town’s pier is the jump off point for tourists heading to the attractions of Malaspascua Island. So I was curious and interested to Continue Reading

Virgin Beach Resort Cebu Summer Getaway

I mostly blog about things that captures my interest. And you would probably guess that one of my major interests is blogging about travel destinations and hidden gems and places in our country and sharing my experiences in the hopes of inspiring someone to discover more of the Philippines.  So it was a nice surprise for me that last December I opened a message that invites Penfires to experience a beach resort tucked away and off the beaten path in Daan Bantayan, Cebu. The email was from Ron Perry, owner of Virgin Beach Resort Cebu. Finally Continue Reading

Bantayan Island Resorts Directory, Contact Numbers, Travel Guide

Bantayan Island north of Cebu is the province answer to Boracay's long white sand beach. You have probably seen lots of pictures of its white sand beach and and crystal clear blue waters. This island destination used to be a 'hidden paradise' and a well kept secret of Cebu but more and more people have discovered what this beach haven offers, thanks mainly to awesome feedbacks and reviews of all those who have visited Bantayan Island and also for those Cebu travel blogs that spreads awareness of what this town has in store for travelers and Continue Reading

Life’s a Beach! At Mangodlong in Camotes Island!

We came for the white sands and pristine beaches of Camotes Island, and we got them and more! Our first day was rocked with  huge waves and an unexpected intense adventure on the high seas . On our second day in Mangodlong Rock Resort , Mr Sun made up for the previous days of no swimming because of rough waves! Hurray! We woke up early, ate our silog breakfast at P80 per plate with free coffee. And then it was play time on the sand and beach! The sea giant rises aka Titus ( the words of my cousin hehehe) Tantan loving the sunny day A Continue Reading