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Cebu Trip: Snorkelling at Tuble Marine Sanctuary in Moalboal


My friend, Edwin, was negotiating with boatmen in Moalboal, Cebu, while Doi, Gael, and I, set up a table for lunch. Arriving from the night before, we stayed in Basdaku/White Beach in order to spend a day of snorkelling in the Tuble Marine Sanctuary. Tuble Marine Sanctuary Moalboal, Cebu September 05, 2011 Swimming in Moalboal [...]

Sunrise in Malapascua Island Cebu


It’s been a year since I first visited the island of Malapascua in Cebu. Up to now, I haven’t written a good blog entry about it sans for the time when I was able to jump off a 50-foot cliff – read article here. I don’t think I’ll be able to write a better account [...]

Cebu: Afternoon in Basdako White Beach, Moalboal


After Kawasan Falls,  we went back to the main road in order to hail a bus. We were to find a place to eat in the town proper as it was already lunch time. We would be heading to another tourist place in Badian for an afternoon hangout session in Basdako (White Beach), Moalboal. Basdako [...]

Cebu: Revisiting Kawasan Falls


From the Sunday morning market in Mantalongon, Dalaguete, we were able to hire two motorbikes (habal-habal) to Kawasan Falls in Badian. It’s faster than having to ride back to the Dalaguete intersection and wait for a bus. We tried to haggle, but we still paid around 150 Php per person for the motorbike ride. Mantalongon to [...]

Cebu: Mantolongon Sunday Morning Market


Waking up in the morning at the barangay hall in Mantalongon, Cebu, we hurriedly took our turns in the bathroom to fix ourselves. Even if I was a little tired from the trek to Osmena Peak, I still had a good night's sleep especially when I didn't have to pay much (50 Php) for a sleeping [...]

Osmeña Peak Cebu: Descending in the Dark Night


It was already cold to be standing on top of the Osmena Peak in Cebu. Waiting for the sun to set became a little uncomfortable because the temperature became cooler. Good thing I brought a jacket. It was also great that we still had some leftover bread so we could fill our stomachs with food [...]

Cebu Osmeña Peak: Two-Hour Trek to the Peak


We arrived at the Mantalongon Market and asked the townsfolk for directions to Osmena Peak in Cebu. The locals advised to go straight and just turn left on the first intersection. Afterwards, they said we only needed to follow the path to get to the destination. We didn't have a difficult time understanding the instructions [...]

Cebu Osmeña Peak: Stopover at Boljoon


Friday night, I was going over my duties in the office when I received a message from one of my travel buddies about going to Osmeña Peak the morning after. Prior to the climb, we were to drop by the municipality of Boljoon in South Cebu. Cebu Osmeña Peak: Stopover at Boljoon November 11, 2011 [...]

Cebu Trip: Whale Shark ‘Butanding’ Encounter in Oslob


I hurriedly finished my work and delegated tasks to my peers. I also made sure that all my client sessions were in place before I left. I clocked out early so I could meet up with my friends outside. We were going to see the whale sharks (butanding in Tagalog or tuki in Bisaya) in [...]

Cebu Trip: Reaching Osmeña Peak

trek osmena

A few more steps and I was already at the Osmeña Peak in Cebu. Actually, it was a few hundred more but it didn't seem much as I was in a hurry to get to the top. I left my friend, Doi who was resting her swollen leg down below. I would've stayed with her [...]

Cebu Trip: Mangrove Trees in Sayaw Beach, Barili


I had a quick vacation in Sayaw Beach Barili, Cebu, when I went out with a former colleague’s team for an activity to bond out of town. I didn’t have plans of joining as I was bent on spending my weekends at home in order to work. But I soon gave in when it turned [...]

Travelling with Wandering Feet in Cebu


I don’t often go out when I’m at home. I use the time to catch up on backlogs and online tasks as well as get some rest and relaxation in the process. At times, Pinoy Travel Bloggers would drop by and I’d get to hang out with them only for meet-ups. Then there are moments [...]

A Lesson on Responsible Tourism

stalagmites salay cave

A lot of people in this blog can see how 'crazy' I can get for the sake of having a unique photo taken. I slipped and hit my head on a rock in Bomod-ok falls in Sagada, I stood on top of the lighthouse in Capones Island in Zambales, I jumped off a cliff in [...]

My 7 Links: Revisiting Old Blog Entries


Passing off a chain that came from word slayer blogger, AJ Poliquit, whose writing leaves me looking for tissues to wipe my nose. My 7 Links - This is a project by Tripbase "to unite bloggers from all sectors to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that [...]