Life Under the (Mactan) Bridge – Part 2

Four years ago, I blogged about my very first time under the First Mactan Bridge. I shared photos of what life was like under the bridge (Mandaue City side). If you’re unaware, hundreds of families live under the First Mactan Bridge. A lot of these families live on the edge of the water. And an […]

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Caohagan Island: Through The Eyes of a First-Timer

Believe it or not, but I’ve never been on an island-hopping tour in Mactan. As a matter of fact, the only island in Mactan that I’ve been to (other than the mainland) is Olango. So when a friend said that we would be going on an island-hopping trip for his birthday, I didn’t say no. […]

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Shell Island: A World Away

After an event at SM Seaside City Cebu, a friend and I decided to visit the small sea-side park near the South Road Properties (SRP) entrance.  The park offers an amazing view of the Mactan Channel and is frequented by those who want to ‘escape’ the busy weekend traffic in the city. My friend said […]

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10,000 Roses Cafe: After the Deluge

In early 2017, 10,000 Roses Cafe and More opened its doors to the public for the very first time. The opening wasn’t such a big deal. The events that followed, however, made headlines in local dailies and littered (almost) everyone’s Facebook newsfeed. A new Cebu tourist destination was born. And every single one wanted first-hand […]

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Cebu Updates 24

Hello, guys! I’m back after a very long break. I apologize. As a peace offering, here is a pretty big update. There’s around fifty photos in this blog post so be ready. 🙂 If you haven’t been back in Cebu in recent months (or years,) you will find these changes amazing, surprising, or even shocking. […]

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Life Under the (Mactan) Bridge

I was on my way to Lapu-Lapu one day to check out a wonderful spot. Anticipating horrible traffic along A. C. Cortez in Mandaue, I decided to take the smaller roads which I knew would lead me straight to the bridge. But, as fate would have it, I missed a turn or something and instead […]

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Pawod: A Neglected Natural Treasure

If you’ve been to Hadsan, Maribago Blue Water, White Sands, Costabella, or any popular resort on the eastern side of Mactan, there’s a big chance that you’ve seen this pretty little watering hole just along Mactan’s circumferential highway. Visitors and guests refer to it as a ‘spring’ or ‘well’ in Mactan. The locals of Barangay […]

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Cordova: One Year and Three Months Later

Over the weekend, I drove all the way to Cordova to revisit a lovely little barangay called Bang-Bang. If you can remember, Bang-Bang was one of the worst-hit areas when a huge oil-spill plagued the Cebu Strait and the Mactan Channel a year ago. The spill was caused by the collision of passenger ship MV […]

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Lapu-Lapu City Opens First Skate Park in Cebu

Last November 16, the city of Lapu-Lapu officially opened the ‘first publicly funded skate park in the country.’ I saw the photos posted by the official FB page of the Lapu-Lapu LGU, and I couldn’t help but feel excited for all the skating enthusiasts in Cebu. Finally, they have a place that’s far from moving […]

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Good Food an Island Away

One of the hottest culinary destinations in Cebu today is the chain of native restaurants called Lantaw Native Restaurant. Lantaw is a Cebuano word which can mean a few things. The most common definition however, is ‘to look from a great distance.’ So, what’s so special about Lantaw? Well, aside from offering a wide variety […]

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Movenpick, At Last!

So, interesting story. Two weeks ago, I got an invite from the marketing head of Movenpick Resort and Spa in Mactan (previously Hilton.) If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll notice that the resort has been featured a couple of times since I discovered Olango (my new favorite.) So, anyway, Movenpick was recently awarded the […]

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Cordova

If you want to de-stress without having to shell out a fortune, go to Cordova. Only twenty minutes from Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova offers peace, quiet, and lotsa fresh air. And don’t forget the amazing food and the jaw-dropping view of Metro Cebu! Work has been crazy lately, so last Sunday, exactly one week after my […]

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