Traveling to the Philippines Day 1 (Yuri in Philippines 2)

Yuri travels from Denver to Seattle to Taipei to Cebu.  On her first day she has to shop for basic needs to stay for one month with her sister Purple Shadow and nephew Jay.

It is a sad when she leaves her husband but exciting for her to see her family who she has been apart from for 2 years.

This is Yuri’s first day back in the Philippines.

Yuri Philippines Travel (VLOG022)

Over the course of 2 months, Yuri prepares for Philippines travel. She sends a balikbayan for gifts and donations. Bruce and Yuri start packing bags and getting things ready for the big trip!



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best hotel in cebu

The best hotel in Cebu is difficult to find because there are so many incredible hotels in Cebu City its hard to choose one.  But here is our list of those that are among the best.  We chose them based on quality of staff, service, online reviews from actual guest and accommodations.
1. J Park Island Resort and Waterpark formerly Imperial Palace Cebu Waterpark is one of the most luxurious resorts in Cebu with a variety of amenities at 5 star quality.  The location is in Phil BXT Corp Tourism Economic Zone in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. J Park Resort consists of 556 rooms in a 7.5 hectares land area. It has very good review from its guests.

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Reviews from tripadvisor :

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2. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa is one of the best.  Based on my personal experience the food, the drinks and accommodation are top notch.  If you go, make sure you try the beach bar.  The have great drinks and a great view. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Shangri-La has a small beach area but I would say the customer service, cleanliness and landscape really makes up for it.  The management does an excellent job hiring great people to work there.

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Review from Trip Advisor:

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3. Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu formerly Hilton Hotel is located beside Shangri-la Mactan. It has a beautiful interior and exterior design. Great ambiance.

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Hotel Review from

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4. Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is another luxurious 5 star resort hotel in Cebu. It also consistently gets good reviews from the travelers and their previous guests for their food and accommodation.

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Crimson Resort Review from;dcid=1;origin=disamb;srhash=2061482106;srpos=1#tab-reviews

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5. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu has probably the best variety in their breakfast. I would rate it as excellent. It is expensive but it is worth it. The rooms are nice.  The experience matches the price you pay. Customer service is good.

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Hotel Review:

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6. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino is a 3 star hotel located at Lahug, Cebu City. The exterior needs better landscaping but you won’t be disappointed by the interior. The rooms are all carpeted. The customer service is fine, but could use some improvement. They should train and hire better staff who know about their jobs as some are not so attentive, or friendly.

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7. Marriott Hotel is located beside the Ayala Mall. It has good set of breakfast buffet and a very comfortable bed. The staff is very professional and attentive to guest’s needs. Its average room price is around P 8,000.00 but its worth it for the service and the amenities you get.

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8. Mandarin Plaza Hotel is rated as a 4 star hotel that also has good reviews from people. Its location is in IT Park Lahug. Guests had given a rating of good to excellent. Its given high marks for its excellent food, accessibility and good accommodation.

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9. Best Western Plus Lex Cebu is a newly built 4 star hotel located at capitol site Escario St. Cebu city. It has been rated in Tripadvisor as number 4 of the recommended hotels in Cebu City from people who have stayed there. One great thing about Lex is its location. It is very accessible to the hang out spots, malls and tourist spots around Cebu City.

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10. Cebu Parklane International Hotelbest hotel in cebu city 1 is located next to Ayala mall. It is very accessible, fine rooms and its rates. It has an indoor pool and a fine buffet breakfast but not so much variety of food.

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11. Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu is located beside SM Mall Cebu. It has a huge, luxurious lobby. They also have a fine landscape around the hotel and a nice pool. Radisson blu has a function room called Santa Maria Grand Ballroom that can cater 1500 people.



12. The Henry Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel in Cebu City. It has a very unique and cool design. It has great reviews on customer service as well.. although there are no bathroom doors lol. For travelers that are into art, I think this hotel would be fun!

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13. Diamond Suites And Residences is rated as a 4 star hotel located a few steps away from Ayala mall. Great location and customer service. The hotel is new, modern type with great online deals lower than 50 usd. Very good value for your money.

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14. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is a very beautiful 5 star resort. It has an amazing landscape and a peaceful environment. It offers the privacy that guests need with a cultural dance entertainment at night time. What you see in pictures are exactly how it looks in person.

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15. Alta Cebu Resort is located in Cordova, Lapu-lapu City. It has a mini zoo and a quiet environment. Alta Resort has 2 pools , a mini bar and a restaurant. They also offer huge budget rooms for guests that are in big groups.

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Philippines tourism top 10 tourist destinations

Philippines tourism Top 10 Tourist Destinations

1. Banaue Rice Terraces is a masterpiece. It was previously listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world.

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2. Boracay Island is like a smaller Miami Beach of the Philippines. It has a very fine  powder like white  sand.

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3. Bohol

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is where the smallest monkey Tarsiers live. It also has a small version of Boracay called Alona Beach. Chocolate Hills of Bohol is one of the Must see tourist attraction in the Philippines. It is very unique and very beautiful.



4. Palawan is where the underground river is located,Tubbataha Reef Marine Parkand El Nido white sand beaches.

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5. Cebu is rich in diving spots, beaches, islands (Malapascua , Bantayan) and  historical places.

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6. Manila has many tourist attractions, US embassy , MOA – the biggest mall in Asia and opportunities for investments.

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The Fortress of Intramuros

7. Davao is famous for its durian fruit.  It smells weird but it taste good. Davao has many tourist spots and is a very clean city with a strict ordinance. 

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8. Vigan also known as ‘ The Old City’ with 150 stone houses built during the Spanish era.

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9. Camarines Sur (Camsur) province is located in Bicol Region. It has lots of beautiful beaches and islands.

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10. Baguio City is one top destination of local tourists. Philippines has a very hot climate and only Baguio City has a cold temperature that filipinos want to experience.

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country code philippines

Country code Philippines

If you are traveling around the Philippines you may eventually need to call out or have someone call in.  Whatever the case, you may want to take a look at the country codes of the Philippines and maybe zip codes.

The country code of the Philippines is 63.  Here are other additional information of zip codes and phone area code in some cities .

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cebu clubs part II

Our scientists and engineers here at the Dimetravel Institute of PartyRocking have done hours of research into the clubbing scene of Cebu.  What we have discovered more cebu clubs.

To see the results of our findings, you will have to go to Mango street and checkout the following clubs:

Club ULTRA is next to Club J Ave. It is an open pub with decent dance music in different.  There is not much room but they have some comfortable seats.  Overall, it’s a fun place and is ideal for groups of friends.  Less crowd and less hookers lol.

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Clubholic is another club in Mango Square. Most of the crowd consists of teenagers. The teenagers tend to go in big groups.  There are young Koreans and filipinos that frequent the club.  It is always packed every weekends as it is a hot spot for young people in Cebu City.

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Mango Square also has a few restaurants and fast food chains nearby like Jollibee, Mcdo and Chowking.

See Our Top 8 Cebu Clubs here.








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“J Ave”是拥有许多宿雾女孩的大俱乐部,她们渴望高大白皙的食物。如果你有白皙的外貌,这在菲律宾将备受尊崇,她们将簇拥你,像一群虎鲨一样将你撕裂。如果你想快速的一夜情,你的大部分时间将花费在床上。一夜情后,这些女孩可能希望得到一点钱。















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Travel Shop Cebu- Imported goods

If you are an expat or traveler and want a taste of home while in Cebu, you are in luck!

Here is a list of Malls for Travel Shop Cebu imported goods such as spices, liquors and other food ingredients.

 1. Rustan’s Supermarket Banawa sells american baby back ribs , thai spices, a few korean spices,noodles and seaweeds. Rustans mall also has other imported food ingredients for pastas and spreads.


2. Sm mall has a duty free shop at the ground floor for all imported goods, chocolates, perfumes liquors and more.

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3. Ayala mall supermarket has an imported section that has diff kinds of cheese, sausages , korean spice,a few japanese food ingredients, chocolates and liqours.


4.  Robinsons mall ground floor has a few imported noodles,can goods, liquors and sausages.They also sell salmon sometimes.

5. ONG KIN KING AND COMPANY, INCORPORATED located at 28-30 Plaridel Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines (near Carbon Market) – sells baking products,plastic bags, Styrofoam, fertilizers and boxes.

    – another branch is located at Arellano Boulevard,North Reclamation Area,Pier 4

        that sells all baking products and equipment


6. Machiya Mart located at Banilad, Cebu City ( before turning to Ma.Luisa Village)  sells all japanese food ingredients.

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7. Indian Curry House located at F. Cabahug St. Mabolo, Cebu City (near Hindu Temple) sells all indian food ingredients,delicacies,spices like curry powder,turmeric, classes of beans and more.

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8. Korean Mart located at Mactan Circumferential Rd., Maribago, Lapu-lapu City  sells all korean products food ingredients spices and drinks.

bohol news

As of 9 Dec 2013, the news in Bohol is grim.  Earthquake aftershocks are continuously occurring in the provinces of Bohol & Cebu as well as neighboring countries.  Bohol officials have also received information that looters from samar/leyte are starting to go to the island. The residences are warned to close their doors and guard their properties as there have been reports of people stealing, killing and raping women.  Electricity in the city of Cebu and Talisay are cut an hour a day to be distributed to the island of Bohol as construction continues.

Locals have not recovered yet from the natural disaster.  Government offices and businesses have not fully recovery operations yet.  Infrastructure is slowly being rebuilt. Some people have also moved out after the typhoon. All government related affairs are frozen until everything is fixed including the tourism of Bohol.   This includes the restoration of all the historical churches and other tourist spots that has been destroyed.  Aftershocks has been going on for almost 2 months now.  – abs- cbn news

Recent Bohol News: President Ninoy Aquino had released 1 billion pesos budget for the restoration and assistance for the people and its livelihood. Other countries have also donated millions of dollars to help rebuild the place. Hopefully everything will be back to how it was for the year 2014. People fear that the island will be divided from the mark the earthquake had left and for the continous aftershocks . Lets all pray that Bohol island can recover from everything that its going through now.  Philstar

Plantation Bay

Plantation bay is an exclusive beach resort located at Maribago, Lapu-lapu City.  It offers a 5 star amenities, luxury and activities for guest enjoyment and entertainment.  Plantation bay beach resort has several villa accommodations surrounding the pools and slides.  It also has a man made ocean like beach inside the resort and a lagoon.Guest can also do jet ski ride and kayaking.  It has a pool bar that serves the drinks while you chill in the water.  The staff is very welcoming, attentive and friendly.  The resort also has performances that include cultural dances and other forms of entertainment. Plantation bay conducts city or neighboring island tour packages.  They have a hotel pick up and transfer for it’s guest convenience.

Plantation bay has a strict security. It is very safe and provides a peaceful and privacy atmosphere.  It is a good value of your money.


Room rate starts at P 8,300.00 and above

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