Dr. Emilio Osmeña Botanical Garden: A Cool Getaway in Busay

Several weeks ago, by accident, I discovered an exciting new spot in Busay. During one of my usual motorbike trips to the highlands, I saw a sign that pointed me to a certain ‘botanical garden’ somewhere in Busay. Knowing that IG spots are now the ‘in’ thing among business owners and social media enthusiasts, I […]

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Visiting Malabuyoc’s Fern Valley Resort

When my friend Anne posted some photos of a new spot in Malabuyoc, I knew I had to check it out right away. Her roots are from Malabuyoc and she’d been talking for days about it. I had been to Malabuyoc several times in the past, and as a matter of fact, I had also […]

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What Happened to Cambuhawe?

Many years ago, I was able to visit the Cambuhawe Springs in Balamban. I remember that there were numerous springs in the area and one (or two) of them fed a gigantic swimming pool. The water from the pool then flows straight towards a shallow brackish body of water which also flows towards the sea. Two weeks ago, […]

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Hidden Valley Mountain Resort: Pinamungajan’s Secret

A couple of weeks ago, I learned that the town of Pinamungajan now has a wave pool. I’m not sure if this is the very first wave pool in Cebu, but if it is, then this is definitely great news. Now, as a Cebu traveler, I was understandably intrigued and a little confused. I’ve been […]

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Crystal Clear Linaw

So, this week, we traveled all the way to the southern town of Santander for my new bike’s very first long drive. As expected, even though the weather was a bit crazy, it was a pretty fun trip. On our way back, we stopped by the Linaw Pool in Argao. If I’m not mistaken, Linaw […]

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The Search for Lanipao

Weeks ago, my cousin told me about her trip to Lanipao and she said that I should definitely check it out. Anyways, long story short, I decided to go ahead and investigate. I know Guadalupe is such a big barangay but with the instruction to “just follow that road behind the Guadalupe Church until you […]

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Weekends in Carmen

It is official. I am ready to relocate to Carmen. Well, come to think of it. It has gorgeous beaches, it has the super awesome Benedictine Monastery, it has the Uragay Spring, and it has an award-winning Sinulog contingent! Plus, it’s very lovely, quiet, and peaceful and it has some of the most awesome people […]

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Hidden Paradise

Last Friday, we went to a mountain resort in San Fernando for our yearly company outing.  The name of the resort was Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort. I didn’t get the exact address of the resort, however, because I was asleep on my way there (and on our way back.) But my officemates said that there’s a huge sign […]

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The Smell Of Paradise

  (O ha! Unsa ka-corny sa akong title! Nyahahahaha!) We went to Imelda Aroma Mountain Paradise in Catmon last Saturday for our summer company outing. We all had a lot of fun. The place is really nice. And it’s not that expensive pa gyud. So, if you want to leave the city and spend some […]

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Intosan Resort: Danao’s Hidden Gem

Another very interesting resort I discovered recently is the Intosan Resort in Danao City. Unlike the El Salvador beach resort, Intosan is a few kilometers from the main road. So, people who visit the resort are those who’ve tried it or those who know how to get there. But just follow the small signs along […]

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