Larsian is one of those places that almost all Cebuano’s have been to (but is not a good place for those with queasy stomach and no appetite for street foods) most frequented by those on the look-out for cheap but delicious meal. My tagalog friends often remarks that you can see resto grills, barbeque stands…
I have become familiar with both Carcar, Cebu and Liliw, Laguna’s footwear industry. And if I compare the produce of these two towns, when it comes to any abaca laced sandals or wedges, I have to give it to Liliw made. When it comes to espadrille I think they are at par with each other in design and quality wise. Liliw ladies espadrilles’ price range is from P230 to P300 comparable to that of Carcar made espadrilles.
Carcar famous espadrilles!
I am a proud Cebuana but I just have to lament the fact that Carcar produces so many cheap sandals that easily disintegrated, these are the ones you see all
At the constant prodding of my brother Nicko, we finally made the trip to Carcar, Cebu and the main reason is espadrille. Espadrille, that come back kid from the 80’s, has become so popular again! In fact I am noticing espadrilles everywhere in Cebu – in malls, in tiangges, in sidestreets – it feels like an espadrille invasion has overtaken the city! Despite its availability in all sort of places, we decided to head south, travel to where espadrilles are made, you know maybe we can get a good bargain from direct suppliers of espadrilles in Carcar, you can never know heheheh.
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