This blog post is part of Penfires Series on Mactan – Cebu Beach and Resort Chronicles, Post Number 3. One of the most popular and favorite beach outing activities in the Philippines is island hopping, this is also very true in the Island of Mactan here in Cebu. And when better to island hop than […]
CEBU CITY TOUR
Summer is near! And summer brings to mind beaches, white sand and calm waves perfect for swimming! Few hours ago, Cebu Travel Bloggers and road trippers Doi (The Travelling Feet), Titus (Field Trip Boy) and Penfires 🙂 finally started on our plan of visiting Mactan beach resorts so we can put up blog posts with […]
To Penfires readers Mia and T-rex, thanks for leaving a comment in my post How to Commute to the Top Tourist Spots of Cebu City. This is my itinerary suggestions for you guys with directions and tips on how to have a cheap Cebu vacation. Visiting Cebu and its historical and cultural attractions can be […]
This is my reply to Penfires visitor Andrea on how to get to Cebu tourist spots by jeepney. I’ve again decided to make this a separate blogpost coz my response I’m afraid is so long hehheheh. This might help you too if you are bound for Cebu and you want to explore the city on […]
The heir to the Yap – San Diego Ancestral House has some big dreams to make this colonial residential house a truly Cebuano and Filipino Heritage Site.
Yap San Diego Ancestral House and Museum: Heritage Site
The Old Parian District where this ancestral house is located used to be community where the Chinese merchants, Filipino entrepreneurs and generally where the wealthier Cebuanos lived during the Spanish era. Original residents here can typically trace Chinese ancestry in their lineage. Lots of the old houses and structures in Parian have been lost with the progress of years but it’s a great thing that the Yap – San
Ever wondered what is the Philippines’ oldest street? It Cebu’s Colon Street.
Colon Street, a 2 kilometers stretch of road at the heart of downtown Cebu City, holds the distinction of being the Philippines oldest street. Calle Colon was named after Christopher Columbus and it is now 446 years old. Imagine that!
Old Colon Street as depicted in a mural
At the end of this street, you will find the obelisk marking the end or beginning (depends on where you started) of the street of Colon. We took this picture around 9am on a Saturday and traffic was very light then. But come noon
I’m often asked what are the popular local food specialties and dishes of Cebu, and it makes me pause and think hard. There is of course Lechon Cebu, but if we are talking about dishes cook in the kitchen of Pinoys like Pampanga’s sisig, Ilocano’s sinanglaw and bagnet, Bicol’s laing and pinangat and the likes, […]