A whole new world under the sea

Fact is, I’m a mountain person. But I’ve always been fascinated with the underwater world… an ecosystem on its own, with sea creatures big and small (turtles are my favorite), and colorful reefs. Unfortunately I could only go as far as the surface to snorkel (in a life vest, of course). Yes, it’s a pity – especially since I’ve been living in Cebu for 2 years now and it has some of the best diving spots in the world. Continue reading

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Canyoneering in Badian

For someone like me who’s not a swimmer (and hence, cannot cliff jump but has always wanted to), canyoneering was a perfect excuse to do it. A fairly new term for us here, the activity involves navigating a canyon’s river by jumping waterfalls, swimming, climbing, etc. In this case, we explored Matutinao River in South Cebu.

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Bantayan for the beach bum

First of Cebu’s many islands that I finally got to visit – Bantayan island in the north!

It takes 3 hours by land plus a 1 hour ferry ride from the city to get here. It takes some effort but is definitely worth it if you want some peace and quiet. Wish I could have stayed longer to maximize the trip!

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DIY Weekend: South Cebu

It was an all-nature (mis)adventure weekend when we headed down to the southern Cebu towns of Dalaguete, Badian and Moalboal.

Our group of five left Manila on a Friday night. We checked-in at a hotel near Colon St. in downtown Cebu, walking distance to the South Bus Terminal. The next morning, we boarded a bus headed for Oslob, which will pass by our first stop, Dalaguete.

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