Thanks to Penfires’ visitor Angela for inspiring me to finally write this post about our local church, Parish of the Virgen de la Regla or simply Opon Church to us. =) Titus aka FTB could not believe his eyes when our usually sleepy city (take out the export zone, the resorts and the airport and…
There is little information available online about budget travel tips on where to go in Cebu for cheap and more affordable Mactan beaches and resort options. Sure Shangrila Mactan, Hilton Resort Mactan, Plantation Bay, Maribago Bluewaters Beach Club, Portofino, Cebu Tambuli Beach Club, Cebu White Sands, Imperial Palace Mactan etc are almost always mentioned in…
If there is anything that defines Mactan Island, Cebu in the eyes of tourists besides world class beaches and Lapu-Lapu Monument, its none other than guitars my friend! And the good news is tourist like you can go direct to the source and visit guitar factories and see how guitars are made by the island’s master guitar makers.
The widely popular Cebu made Classical Guitars
Cebu’s handcrafted guitars are usually made in guitar factories in Abuno, an outskirt barrio in Mactan Island. And the best factory to go to when you are on a hunt for great quality handcrafted
The first leg of our Cebu Island Adventure was a visit to Sta Rosa Island and Olango Island Wildlife Bird Sanctuary. Unfortunately it’s not yet migration season hence we didn’t see any migratory birds which Titus was looking forward to. Locals told us that October is the best time for bird watching as birds from as far as Siberia, Japan and China flock to the island to escape the hard winters of these countries. The birds uses Olango as a major pitstop on their journey to Australia and New Zealand, and as they go back to their nesting grounds.
Government protected Bird Sanctuary