I got invited again by some friends over the long weekend. This time, we went somewhere a little bit farther. So, where exactly did we go?
We went to Samboan, the town next to Santander – the southern end of Cebu. Samboan is around four hours away by bus (3+ by V-hire). So if you can’t take very long trips, make sure to make stops in noteworthy towns you see along the way. (Read: Carcar, Boljoon, Moalboal, Badian, Santander – well, all Cebuano towns are great!)
Samboan is a quaint little town around 150 kilometers away from Cebu City. Little is known of this awesomely gorgeous town. I didn’t know too much about it before the trip, either. So, experiencing the town, the people and the scenes (and not just passing through) is truly a memorable experience for me. I shall never soon forget how Samboan made me let go of all the negatives in me and just enjoy nature, the company, and myself. I’m definitely coming back! Thank you Irene, Ryan and Aiz (and her parents) for the awesome time. And to the lovely ladies – you’re all awesome!
Fishing is one of the main industries in Samboan.
I love this shot. Too much light ain’t too bad at all! Cute kids!
Ryan and Aiz ready for the very long trip.
Last minute shopping – Ampao, Otap, Dried Mangoes, Masareal
The bus has a TV set! Cool!
Magic Tree (Lemon flavor) – Helping you throw up during long rides since 1980.
Ahhh! The South National Road! Gorgeous!
Ai-ai’s parents’ ancestral house looks quite nice. Reminds me of my grandparents’ house in Negros.
Just across the street, past the national road, is the beach! Waaaaaaaaaaaah!
There’s a little sari-sari store next door and it sells some of my most favorite local stuff.
Ai-ai’s mom prepared fried fish, sinugba, and seafood soup (squid) for us!
First time I’ve tried eating squid soup. Not bad, actually.
The ancestral house from a different angle.
A photo of Ai-ai’s great-grandparents can be seen on one of the pillars of the house.
Time to enjoy the beach! Tugnaw!
A little neighbor isn’t too shy when it comes to photos.
While waiting for a bus. Don’t do this at home!
Afternoon view from across the street. Lovely.