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Cebu Home

home cebu kitchen dinning room

home cebu kitchen dinning room
Windy Hills
Banawa, Cebu City

The townhouse is ideally located by Banawa, Cebu City.  This Cebu Home is conveniently located within 10 minutes walk to Paseo Arcenas Banawa where you will find RCBC Bank, Rustan’s Supermarket, Yum Yum tree, Surfin’ Ribs and other restaurants.

The townhouse is very accessible to everything you need. It is less than 10 minutes drive away from private and public hospitals, Ayala mall, Robinsons Mall and Mango Square. Its location  never has a heavy traffic,  its not polluted, and or crowded. It is near to everything but you get  the peace and privacy of one of the best areas of Cebu.

*Title is ready for transfer of ownership

Cebu Home Specifications:

  • 4 BR –  master’s bedroom,  rooftop bedroom, 10 sqm bedroom and 18 sqm bedroom
  • All rooms have built in cabinets.
  • 4 T&B – ground floor and 2nd floor, t&b masters bedroom & rooftop
  • 1 Carpark Garage
  • 2 balconies – masters bedroom & rooftop

Cebu Home Features:

  • Long span pre-painted galvanized roof sheets
  • Structural steel for roof framing system
  • Anolok framed sliding windows and doors
  • Solid steel-reinforced concrete walls
  • Standard painted ceiling
  • Painted and sturdy room partitions
  • Ceramic tiled flooring for toilet and bath
  • Standard resident plumbing and electrical system
  • Polished wooden stairs
  • Concrete kitchen counter with stainless kitchen sink

 

Price: P 4,000,000.00

Point of Contact: Christy  

Mobile Number:  +63932- 701-2599

Landline:  (032) 260-8511

Email: travelfun13@gmail.com

Things to do in Pampanga

Things to do in Pampanga

Tired of Clubbing and bar hopping in Angeles?

Pampanga is sorounded with beautiful mountains and rich agriculture. It has other things to offer except the ‘Walking Street of Angeles girls. The town welcomes couples and families  to visit the tourist attractions and check out their famous “Kapampangan delicacies’’ that are worth trying for an unforgettable spicy food experience.

kapampanga

things to eat pampanga

things to eat pampanga

 

Things to do in Pampanga :

elkabayo clark pampanga-resto

elkabayo clark pampanga-resto

1. El Kabayo Riding Stables

horseback riding, tours, training for horse back riding.

elkabayo clark pampanga
elkabayo clark pampanga

According to the El Kabayo Riding Stables website you can ride “in the picnic ground or forest trail, calesa rides, group or family camp-out, evening cook-out, horseback riding lessons, and much more.”

 

 

El Kabayan Horseback Riding Prices

  • P 250.00/Person Riding Tour
  • P 350.00/Horse/Thirty (30) Minutes
  • P 650.00/Horse/Sixty (60) Minutes

El Kabayan Carriage Rental (3-4 Persons) 

  • P 475.00/Carriage Tour
  • P 750.00/Carriage Rental/30 Minutes
  • P 1,300.00/Carriage Rental/1 Hour

Group Horseback Riding Rates (Minimum of 10)

  • P225.00/Person Riding Tour
  • P325.00/Horse/Thirty (30) Minutes
  • P625.00/Horse/Sixty (60) Minutes

Address: Gil Puyat Avenue corner Panday Pita, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

Phone:+63 45 499 0920  More Info

2. Puning Hot Spring – enjoy a dip at the spring

puning hotsping

puning hotsping

FILIPINO PROMO PACKAGE TOUR

Package Price: Php 1,800/pax (minimum of 5 pax)
Day tour trip only
8:00 am – last trip 3:00 pm

Inclusions:

– HOT SPRING ENTRANCE (13 POOLS)
– FOOD/LUNCH(buffet style)

black eyed puning

black eyed puning

Rice, Pork BBQ, Pork Adobo, Fried Chicken, Egg, Omelet,
Pancit Canton, Chopseuy, Vegetable Salad and Chicken Soup.
– USE OF 4X4 JEEPNEY (7 SEATERS)
– SAND STEAM (HOT SAND)
– SERVICES OF LOCAL GUIDE
– COTTAGES (OPEN AIR TYPE)
– BRGY. ENTRY FEE AND CONSERVATION FEE
-FREE USE OF TOWEL, T-SHIRT, SHORT AND GOWN

BASE CAMP (1st Station)
– Office receiving area
– Restaurant
– 4×4/ Local guide starting point

SAND SPA (2nd Station)
– Sand steam area
– Mud pack area
– Use of towels/shirt/short /gown
– Shower area
– Rest room/locker

HOT SPRING (3rd Station)
– 11 hot spring pool
– 2 warm pool
– Cottages/rest room
– Shower area
– Open sauna steam

Puning Hot Spring & Restaurant is the thermal springs along Sacobia River where temperatures range from 40 degrees to 70 degrees. The surrounding area looks like burning furnace as smoke endlessly billows from mountain crevices. It’s also scientifically tested by the Dept. of Science and Technology (DOST) as a results show zero cauliform and pH level at neutral 7.5 pH.

Address: Sitio Target, Brgy., Sapang Bato, 2009 Angeles City, Philippines

Phone: +63 919 339 2795

3. Mount Pinatubo Sky tours – There are a few tours that offers sky tours for Pinatubo

Pinatubo tour
from lakwatsero.me

Package A – Mt. Pinatubo Sky tour

Inclusions:
round trip A/C van transfer from Manila
flight
service of a tour coordinator
Rates:
6-10 passengers: Php6,500/person
3-5 passengers: Php7,500/person
2 passengers: Php9,500/person
1 passenger: Php12,000

Omni Aviation Offers Pinatubo Sky Tour

5,000.00 per person in  a four-seater Cessnar aircraft   Tel: +6345/ 892 6664  or 599 5524

Inquire at the travel agencies for more infos.

4. Another thing to do in pampanga is the Hot Air Balloon festival in Clark that happens every february.

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Where to eat?

1. Sm mall – they have plenty of restaurants at sm mall. Walk around to check the options. It has a big foodcourt where you can taste Pampanga delicacies and other filipino cuisines.

2. Fastfood – McDonalds , Jollibee and other fastfood restaurants are located inside Sm mall. Both of these fastfood restaurants also has branches by the Walking Street.

3. Korean/Japanese Restaurants – there are many Korean/ Japanese Restaurants lined up beside the main road on the way to Angeles from the airport.

 Warning: Do not eat at the restaurant of the fancy Grand Lewis Hotel. Food sucks. Really.

 

For people who like to gamble, here are the list of Casinos:

 1. Casino Filipino Angeles

2.Casino Filipino Mimosa

3. Fontana Casino

4. Hotel Stotsenberg’s Casablanca Casino

Kind of Transportation:

1. Private Cars – Hotel Cars  P 350.00

2. Jeepneys –  P 8.00 fare

3. Pedicabs- P 70.00- P 100.00 per ride

4. Buses –  fare differs depends on  the travel distance

 

Learn filipino basic words and phrases

Tagalog Cebuano Basic Words and Phrases

One of the best things you can do when traveling to another country is to learn to speak a few words of the native tongue.  I have done this in many countries and it works 90% of the time in making friends quickly.

Just the act of trying to speak a the local language will earn you MAJOR “cool points”!!  It shows respect, interest and love to the culture, especially in the Philippines.

Filipinos feel more comfortable and welcoming when a foreigner can speak a little Tagalog or bisaya (Cebuano language). The best way to build good relationships is to learn filipino words.

Here are the list of Tagalog Cebuano Basic words & phrases to help you out while in the Phils:

 

basic-cebuano-and-tagalog-words

courtesy of sarahtibben.blogspot.com

10 Polite Tagalog Words/Phrases To Learn

 

1. Greetings

Magandang Umaga – Good morning’

Magandang Tanghali – Good noon

Magandang hapon – Good afternoon

Magandang Gabi – Good evening

2. Kumusta po kayo? – How are you?

3. Mabuti naman ako. – I am fine.

4. Salamat – Thank you

Maraming Salamat po – Thank you very much

5. Walang anuman   – You are welcome

6. Pwede pong magtanong? – May i ask a question?

7. Ano ang pangalan mo? – What is your name?

8. Saan ka nakatira? – Where do you live?

9. Maganda ka. – You are pretty.

Gwapo ka. – You are handsome.

10. Aalis na po ako. – I will go now.

 

5 basic words

1. Pagkain – Food

2. Tubig – Water

3. Uhaw – Thirsty

4. Gutom – Hungry

5. Sakay, sasakyan – ride, automobile

 

SALAMAT PO:

As you notice, most of the phrases and sentences have the word ‘po’ on it.

The word ‘po’ in Tagalog is use as a sign of your respect to the person and commonly use when talking to the older people.

10  Phrases/ sentences in Cebuano

Greetings in Cebuano

1.Maayung Buntag – Good morning

  Maayung udto – Good noon

  Maayung hapon – Good afternoon

  Maayung Gabie – Good Evening

 

2. Kumusta ka? – How are you?

3. Ok lang – I’m fine

4. Salamat – Thank you

  Salamat kaayu – Thank you very much

5. Walay sapayan – You’re welcome

6. Asa ka padung? – Where are you going?

7. Gwapa ka – You are pretty.

  Gwapo ka. – You are handsome.

8. Ka cute nimo. – You are so cute.

9. Asa ka nagpuyo? – Where do you live?

10. Unsay pangalan nimo? – What is your name?

5 basic Cebuano words

1. Pagkaon – Food

2. Tubig – Water

3. Uhaw – Thirsty

4. Gutom – Hungry

5. Sakay,sakyanan – ride, automobile

People in the city can understand and speak English so the communication is easier.  While some people in the provincial areas can barely speak English although they are very helpful and kind.

7 Tips for Foreign Exchange Student Philippines

7 Tips for Foreign Exchange Student Philippines

7 Tips for Foreign Exchange Student Philippines

How do Philippine Colleges Rank in the World ?

If you are considering being a foreign student going to Cebu there are a few things you should know before you go.

1. Student Visa – All the foreigners that want to enroll at the Philippine schools are required to apply for a student visa before studying in the Philippines.  Students have to renew the visa each year. Another way would be to visit as a tourist and enroll in a school. Schools always assist the foreigner students during its process for the visa application. You may also ask for more informations at the Philippine embassies at your home country .

foreign-exchange-students

courtesy of su.edu.ph

This is the link to the immigration website and the corresponding fees of student visa and extensions.

http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=62&Itemid=43

2. School Registration – Choose which school you wish to enroll.  Schools have a foreigner student fees and some  are provided with their own facility in school.

List of Schools / Universities in the Philippines


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Universities

Locations

1  University of the Philippines Diliman

Quezon City …

2  De La Salle University

Manila

3  Ateneo de Manila University

Quezon City …

4  University of the Philippines System

Quezon City

5  University of the Philippines Los Baños

Los Baños

6  University of Baguio

Baguio City

7  University of San Carlos

Cebu City

8  University of Santo Tomas

Manila

9  Aquinas University of Legazpi

Legazpi City

10  University of the East

Manila …

11  Ateneo de Naga University

Naga City …

12  Silliman University

Dumaguete City

13  Mapua Institute of Technology

Manila …

14  Ateneo de Zamboanga University

Zamboanga City

15  Asian Institute of Management

Makati City

16  University of the Philippines Mindanao

Davao City

17  Saint Louis University

Baguio City

18  University of the Philippines Manila

Manila …

19  Xavier University

Cagayan de Oro City

20  Angeles University Foundation

Angeles City

http://www.4icu.org/ph/ -more to  lists of colleges

Note: Some of the schools conduct entrance examination and have requirements that are needed to comply with.

3. Know English – You don’t need to know tagalog to get along in Cebu (or anywhere in the Philippines) but you should know English.  Most of the staff speaks good or fluent English.  The homework and lessons will be in English.

4. Learn When Classes Start – All classes in the Philippines starts every June,  a short 2 weeks vacation on december 3rd week for Christmas and New Year.  The summertime is April

5. Where to live – There are many apartments located in the center of the city. Average Monthly rental for a studio pad is  P 5,000.00- P8,000.00 and 1- 3 bedroom apartment is P10,000.00 to P 25,000.00 depending on the location. Choose a safe place to live in a gated compound or

Here are list of where to find places to live:

a. http://www.ayosdito.ph/

b. http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/classifieds+directory/…/apartment+for+rent‎

c. http://www.cebuclassifieds.com Apartments & Lodging Apartments for Rent

d. http://www.olx.com.ph/houses-apartments-for-rent-cat-363‎

e. manila.en.craigslist.com.ph/apa/‎

6. Where to have fun – Nightlife are found on big cities and touristic places except some provinces at Mindanao Area.

More information of the nightlife, things to do, types of transportation are found in the previously written articles.

Cebu

http://dimetravel.org/things-to-do-in-cebu-city/  – attractions/transportation

http://dimetravel.org/lotus-of-lapu-lap/   – nightlife

http://dimetravel.org/party-cebu-top-8-cebu-clubs/  – nightlife

Manila

http://dimetravel.org/things-to-do-in-manila/ – attractions/transportation

7. What to expect – Since the  Philippines is a third world country , expect that the infrastructures are still into its development. Some Areas in Manila and Cebu have high percentage of crimes so always ensure your safety. Avoid going out alone at midnight and walk / travel with a companion. Be alert and watch your stuff when you are out. Don’t hand money to the beggars as it is a criminal offense in the Philippines.They  can also be sneaky stealing money from people.

Conclusion:

There are a few great advantages to going to school in the Philippines.   Its much cheaper to go to school in the Philippines and there is lots to do.  The bad thing is that with the except you University of Philippines, some of the colleges listed may have questionable standards.

Things to do in Manila

Things to do in manila

Manila is the capital of the Philippines.  Here you will find businesses, investments, jobs, lots of  shopping malls, nice parks, and nightlife.  Manila consists of many a few large cities such as Makati City, Pasay City and Taguig City.  Each city offers all of the conveniences of a modern city.  As a country that prides itself on its tourism industry, foreigners on vacations are quite welcome.   The cities infrastructure lends it self to comforts that include huge shopping areas, big hotels, casinos, high-end condominiums and all kinds of entertainment.  The continued growth, modernization and development of Manila’s cities has trickle down to the many  clubs.  So you can find high quality disco’s and even decent strip clubs.

things to do in manila

picture of manila

List of Malls:

1. Market Market Mall at Taguig City

2. Greenbelt at Makati

3. SM Megamall at Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

4. Landmark- Makati

5. Mall of Asia – Pasay City

6. Sm mall – Pasay City

7. Glorieta mall Makati

8. Rockwell Center Makati City

 

‘A personal recommendation would be malls in Makati and Taguig area because it has easy access of transportation and restaurants that serve good food .’

 

Attractions around Manila :

1. Fort Santiago

2. Manila Ocean Park

3. Manila Bay

4. Star City , Pasay City Manila

5. Rizal Park

6. Malacanang Palace

7. National Museum of the Philippines

8. Black Nazarene at Quiapo Church

9. San Agustin Church, Manila

10. Manila Metropolitan Theater

11. Manila Cathedral

12. Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden

 

‘There are many travel agencies around Manila that conduct tours for certain amount but if you are up for an adventure, you can travel around the city with a map.’

 

Types of Transportation:

1. Jeepneys-  fare is P 8.00 for the first 5 kilometers

2. Taxi cabs – average fare for a short distance is less than P 100.00

3. Buses – P 10.00 and P 12.00 for the aircon buses

4. Lrt (train)- P 12.00 – P 20.00 varies on distance

5. Fx – it’s a mini -van that can  occupy  less than 10 people but this kind of transportation is not available throughout the entire city.  fare is around P  12.00 aor higher depends on the distance of travel

ladyboys While Traveling to South East Asia

its hard to detect lady boys

its hard to detect lady boys

Ladyboys While Traveling to South East Asia

Congratulations WORLD!! Congrats for LBGT !!  Great Job USA!!  ladyboys While Traveling to South East Asia one of the most amazing phenomenons you will see is that transformation of men into women.  I say it’s amazing because sometimes transsexual (especially) ladyboys are actually very attractive and its extremely hard to tell just by looking.

In the case of Thailand, lesbian, gay, bi, trans is accepted that many there don’t think anything of it.  In fact, the top “ladyboy” is considered more beautiful and feminine than a straight woman!  The Philippines also have many ladyboys although its not as accepted as in Thailand.  But both countries are a very interesting place.

 The danger is when ladyboys try to deceive straight guys.

Tips on how to spot it:

1.   Adam’s Apple – it is one of the top signs of being a guy. So when you are meeting the a woman always check if there’s an Adam’s apple.

2.   Broad Shoulders – Look for broad shoulders and narrow hips.  This is a turn on to some guys.  Its a feature that is normally lacking in women.

3.   Tone of voice –  Some women have deep voices, this is true.  So really its the combination of deep voice with every thing else.  As sweet, loving filipina ladyboy will have a small submissive voice.  Voice alone is not enough.

4.   Muscular Arms – women don’t normally have very large upper body builds even if they are very strong.

5.   How they walk – a sexy ladyboy can walk sexier than your sexiest woman.  However, not all are born with this skill.  So watch the sway of the hips.  If they are overdoing it like a model with a ‘’catwalk on the streets’’ it might be a ladyboy.

6.   Extra – Nastiness – While its not ALL ladyboys, but SOME really ladyboys let their testosterone get out of hand and forget about the subtle estrogen that makes woman so mysterious on their sexual needs.

 

Travel Warning Manila

Travel Warning Manila

This is a travel warning to anyone going into Manila International Airport:  Beware of thieves and extortionist when you arrive in the Philippines.

Although Manila has many things to do and see there is a lot of corruption there.  In my opinion, Manila is a poor representation of Filipinos because many people that I met in Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, Cagiun were cool.

I have noticed that most overcrowded cities are full of mean, unhappy, people in a rush to go nowhere.  Many people in Manila are not actually from Manila but came from other towns.  So if you ask directions you will notice that only few people are familiar of streets & avenues around the city.

Metro Manila has developed a lot over the years.  Make sure you have a map or better yet a gps to help you get around the city.

An experience I had in Manila Airport:

A taxi driver service tried to rip me off the minute I got into Manila.  I came in on Ninoy Aquino International Airport and needed to go to Cebu.  An older gentlemen told me that I need to go to Manila Domestic Airport Terminal 4.  Since I am familiar with the lies, deceit, corruption and hustling that goes on in Manila, I did not immediately trust this well dressed gentleman.  Since I had NO idea where to go, I followed him and thanked him as he offered to put my luggage toward a waiting taxi.  He spoke a quick phrase of Tagalog.. too fast for me to catch the few words I knew.

He ushered me in the cab on its way to Manila Domestic from Ninoy Aquino and then had the crazy audacity to ask for a tip.  I don’t know what the custom is in the Philippines, but in the US its rude.  Tips are earned by good service, gratuity is expect for waitresses.

“100 pesos.. no, thats to small in my country.  500 pesos.. yeah.. thats about right”.

Since I could not be bothered to take 2 minutes to know the conversion of dollar to peso BEFORE I got to Manila, I was hustled for a 10 dollar tip.  The mother fuckin’ taxi drive laughed and the clean cut Filipino man shut my door to send me on my way.

At that moment I realized I am a dumb American about to be led to god knows where.  The taxi driver smiled with a little small talk, “where you from?”  “where you going?”  “on business?”  At this point I was pissed off.  My answers were short, cold as I began to work up the nerve to punch this guy in the face or fight my way out of any awaiting ambush.  I kept thinking of his laugh at my HUGE tip.

By the grace of god, the taxi driver took me to the right place.  “That will be 500 pesos,” he said with a straight face.  500 pesos for a 5 minute ride.

“Are you trying to hustle me?”  I asked him.

“No, sir.  Thats the price.”

“I will give you 150.  You know,”  I said.  “I am here to spend money and enjoy your country.  I am a guest.  If you treat tourists like this.. no one will come here.”

He gave a nervous smile.  I paid him and I got out.

“Welcome to the Philippines,” I thought.

 

Travel Warning Manila

Chief Saballa my old boss, a Filipino-American, gave me a warning about roaming around Manila alone.  “Foreigners in Manila.. even me, have to be careful.  You should not go alone.  And definitely don’t walk around alone and drunk.”

Another bit of advice about Manila, I have gotten from several people is to watch out for the street kids.

 

“I saw a kid cut out a guys back pocket and take a wallet,” — and old co-worker

“Allows put your money in your sock just incase they take your wallet” — old boss

“Put your wallet in the front.. NEVER in the back pocket” — girlfriend

“poor kids?  No.. they will rob you.. you have to watch out”  — friend

“You give those kids money. YOu know what they do with it.. They give it to a handler” — girlfriend

Tip:  ‘’Always walk fast, ignore the kids and any strangers.

s and any strangers.

Camotes Island

Camotes Island is a very affordable vacation spot frequented by people from all over the Philippines.  Filipinos love it because it has so much to offer.  There are caves, a lake, beautiful beaches with white sands, hotels, and not as many drivers and tourist guides trying to lure you into pricey deals.  All of this is available at a fraction of the price you would pay in famous islands like Palawan, Bohol or Boracay.

Santiago Bay is one of the more popular places in Camotes that has the hotel accommodations.

                            

Hotels Located in Santiago Bay, San Francisco Camotes, Cebu City:

1. Santiago Bay Beach Resort – rates start from P1,000.00 – P 5,000.00

camotes santiago bay

2. Bellavista Hotel -P 1,300.00 overnight stay

camotes Bella Vitsa Hotel

Camotes island consists of three main towns:

1. Poro

2. Tudela

3. San Francisco

*Pilar is the fourth town of Camotes but its separated from the island. People need to ride on a boat to reach this neighboring town because there’s no bridge built to connect them.

There are 3 small Restaurants Located in Santiago Bay, Camotes:

1. Pito’s Sutokil

                                  

2. Nena’s Grill and Drinks

Camotes Nena's Grill & Drinks

3. Rees’ Sizzling and Seafood Restaurant

camotes rees'

These restaurants have a few rooms to stay although there’s NO AIR CONDITIONING and private bathroom.

Disadvantage of Camotes

The biggest disadvantage of the island’s hotels is that there’s no wifi and they only have 1 cell tower, its Globe Telecom.

My Camotes Journal

*Jeepney to Port*

On Thursday morning January 24, 2013, I woke up early for my trip to camotes. I rode a jeepney from the mall at the back street of A.S Fortuna. Mandaue. Luckily, the driver sent me directly to the port but they usually drop off the passengers in the terminal. The jeepney routes have now changed. It used to be across Jollibee in A.s. fortuna branch.

Jumalia Shipping trips were cancelled on Jan. 23, 2013 so I had to take a pump boat on the way to Sonog Port.

Outrigger Style Boat (terrifying)

Travelling in the passenger pump outrigger style boat is quite shaky and sometimes scary especially if its raining with big waves in the sea. In the middle of my travel in the wavy sea, I was getting bored yawning looking at the water when I saw a dolphin beside the bamboo ama of the boat! I was very excited and happy seeing more group of dolphins!

Upon arriving, the small boat had a hard time departing because of the big waves. The locals had to help the boatmen pull the rope and successfully tie it on the rocks.

It was continually shaking so I ran fast from the plank to get down from the boat. It was already passed 5 O’clock when I arrived. I hired a driver to send me to a resort to stay for the night.

camotes dock

Sonog port

                               

A Tour Of Camotes

He offered me a tour for a cheap price since we would pass the tourist spots on the way to the hotel. There were three top tourist places I wanted to see in Camotes: A cave, an untouched,very white sand beach and a big lake.

There are many other places to see in Camotes. Places to visit :

1. Timubo Cave – P 15.00 entrance

Camotes Tamubo Cave

2. Bakhaw beach – P 10.00 entrance

Camotes Bakhaw

3. Lake Danao – P 15.00 entrance

Camotes Lake Danao

4. Bukilat Cave

5. Holy Crystal Cave

6. Tulang Diot

                                   

7. Taliwang Bas

8. Mangodlong Rock Resort

As the tour finished, we headed to the resort for my overnight stay in Santiago Bay beach.

As I had a long tiring day, I went to bed early.

The Santiago Bay beach has a very wide beach with white sand.

I started swimming quickly even if the water is only up to knee. After an hour, it was time for breakfast, and a cup of coffee. I took pictures while waiting for the food.

After eating, it was time to pack and check out from the hotel room to catch the afternoon boat trip from Jumalia Shipping, a cargo ship. I felt safer because I didn’t feel it shaking so much from inside while resting in my seat. What I learned is to never travel by sea if there’s a nearby typhoon around Visayas area because its really dangerous.

EXPENSE:

1. Jeepney fare Mandaue -Danao. – P 30.00

2.PumpBoat fare Danao -Sonog – P 180.00

3. Terminal fee – P 5.00

4. Tour + fare to Santiago bay – P 400.00

5. Fare from Santiago bay to port – P 50.00

6.Jumalia shipping boat fare – P 200.00

7. Terminal fee -P 5.00

8. Jeepney fare Danao -Mandaue. – P 30.00

Camotes Boat

Camotes Danao Boat Schedule

Things to do in Cebu City

Things to do in Cebu City

What to do in Cebu City?

cebu cityCebu is is the second capital of the Philippines which is also called as the Queen City of the south. The city is surrounded with the nearby beautiful islands for diving & snorkeling off the shore of white sand beaches.

You can go to whatever beach you want.  It just depends on your budget and how far want to travel.  The budget will determine the accommodations and it ranges from very cheap prices of resort to luxurious resort location on paradise islands.

A little Cebu History

cebu city Rajah HumabonMore than 300 years ago, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan came to introduce Christianity to  Rajah Humabon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajah_Humabon), the leader of Cebu City . Magellan made a cross as a symbol of their friendship that now became one of the tourist spot in Cebu.  Today, this is a popular tourist spot in Cebu City known as Magellan’s Cross Cebu city Magellan's Cross.

 

Magellan’s Cross is not the only place to visit in Cebu.

Other places to visit  are the following:

Lapu-Lapu Shrine – Statue of the warrior Datu Lapu-Lapu, a native leader who defeated Spanish soldiers.cebulapulapu

Parian Monument – cement, steel, collage depicting the Cebu heritage built right on the original Plaza Parian in Cebu City.Parian Monument

Yap Ancestral House – One of the oldest existing structural residential houses in the Philippines located in the Parian District of Cebu City.

cebu city

Skywalk and edge Coaster of Crown Regency Hotel Fuente Osmena – Roller coaster attraction built on the tallest building in Cebu.

cebu city crown regeny coaster

Sto. Nino Cathedral – Oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Sto. Nino Cathedral cebu citty things to do

Fort San Pedro – Military fort built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano labourers under the command of Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in the 18th Century.

ft san pedro cebu city

Museo Sugbo – Cebu Provincial Museum located in Cebu City.

museo sugbo cebu city                                              from totally cebu.com

Casa Rosario – house built in the mid-19th century in the historic Parian district of Cebu City.

cebu city Casa Rosario                                              tripvisor – casa rosario

Taoist Temple – 1972, the Cebu Taoist Temple

taoist temple cebu city

Tops – popular observation deck that offers romantic views of the city.

cebu city tops                                              Cebu City, Tops

Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Cebu City

Sinulog Festival in Cebu City

The most Interesting to see in Cebu City is the Sinulog Festival that happens only once a year every third Sunday of January, where cebuanos and participants from different provinces joins for the contest of dances with colorful glittered costumes. This dance contest celebration started for the worship of people for Senior Sto Nino the son of God.

source: filipino star news

Places to eat

If you are curious to try Filipino food, here is the list of restaurants with delicious variety of food:

Golden Courie  – located at  lahug and in ayala mall

Abuhan Restaurant– located at IT park and ramos St.

Mr. A – located on top of the mountain . overview of cebu city while eating

AA’s Barbecue – located beside the plaza independencia and Mabolo

Joe’s Chicken – for tasty chicken barbecue with cheap price

Jerry’s Grill – ayala and sm mall

Mang Inasal – Colon, E-mall, Sm mall, Grand mall Lapu-Lapu, La Nueva Lapu-Lapu, Gaisano Mactan &                                                                                                                                                                     Gaisano Tabunok

Lantaw Restaurant – located at Cordova Cebu City, seaview restaurant

Sutukil Restaurant– located in Opon and Mactan Area

American food and other type of cuisines are available around the city.

This is just a small list of things to do while visiting the Queen City of the South.  Each of these things offer rich culture for very little money and in many cases free.  If you are not Filipino you may catch a lot of stares from the locals however you will find most people their are ok and even accustom to different faces.
Types of Transportation:
1. Jeepneys – P 8.00
2. KMK buses – route is Sm – Talisay City /vice versa- fare is P 20.00
3. Cabs -meter starts at P 40.00, average fare around the city is less than P 100.00

Bohol Tour

A Perfect Dying AfternoonI have been travelling to Bohol for my job since 2008 but I only got the time to go on a tour this year to the Island. Bohol is a very memorable experience that everyone must try. Its really a great feeling to be on top of Chocolate Hills. I never knew what people were talking about until I saw for myself the beauty and majesty of those popular hills in Bohol.

Bohol Chocolate Hills I always thought all the talk was an exaggeration. People called them “Chocolate Hills” because they look like chocolate in the summer..  I thought it was a myth.  But I saw it for myself.  Its true.  While standing on top of one of those hills, I feel like I am in a factory full of giant chocolates around me. It turns into a brown color as the grasses die and starts to grow again on during the rainy seasons.

There are now 3 popular tour packages which are very affordable. Countryside tour is what I’ve chosen.. Part of the Countryside tour was seeing the Tarsier Sanctuary.

Bohol Tarsier SanctuaryTarsiers are cute little monkeys with big eyes and very tiny with a long tail. They are nocturnal animals which needs to rest during daytime.  During the tour, it is not allowed to be noisy because they are asleep on the trees. Tourist guides accompany the tourists from the entrance up to the exit of that the forest area. I hope that they can be more strict so that the abusive tourists won’t interrupt the tarsiers just to capture good pictures of them.

Another place to visit of on the Countryside tour is the Loboc River Cruise, it is beautiful when you ride on the boat at night time full of bright lights passing. The food in their buffet has limited less options though. There is another river cruise in the town of Loay too, just ask and the driver to go there instead of Loboc river.The trip is a whole day so you can drop by in between to have lunch there.

Bohol Loay River Cruise Loay is cheaper and offers more food to choose from seafoods to Filipino cuisine.  It stops by a tribe that gives a show for tourist. You can also wear costumes like what they wear for picture purposes.

Other Bohol tour packages offered are the Panglao Tour and the Island Tour. One spots of the Island tour is the Balicasag Island for diving.

Tourism is booming in Bohol so people made it their main livelihood. They now have a lot of transportation availability for the land and island tours which makes the competition very high. So now, they made the prices even cheaper to get the guests and customers.

TOUR Packages:
1. Countryside Tour
Transportation
Van  (10-14 persons) –  P 2,000- P 2,500.00
Car (2-4 persons)       –  P 1,500- P 2,000.00
Hanging Bridge . Chocolate hills . Billar man-made forest . Tarsier Conservation . Butterfly Garden . Baclayon Church . Prony the Snake . Blood Compact . Loboc River Cruise . Loay River Cruise
2. Panglao Tour
Van  (10-14 persons) –  P 1,800.00
Car (2-4 persons)       –  P 1,500.00
Hinagdanan cave . Mag- aso Falls . Bayoyoy the smallest man . Bohol Bee Farm. Panglao White Sand Beach
3. Island Tours
Balicasag Island . Virgin Island . Dolphin Watching

Tour Contact Person: Feliciano Agta

Mobile Number : +639177198291

 

Loboc River Cruise Ride and Buffet : P 650.00

Loay River Cruise and Buffet           : P 350.00

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