A few months back, I was just one of those people who keeps on scrolling through photos of ‘Apo Island’ on Instagram and get envy with people who actually dived into its depths. Fast forward to weeks after that, I never imagined it would come into reality! One of my friends messaged me regarding my Ho Chi Minh City trip that resulted to asking me if I want to hop on a plane and explore Visayas – mainly Cebu City, South of Cebu, Dumaguete City & Apo Island. Without hesitations, I booked a plane ticket a week before the trip and packed my bags.
Hailed as the “queen city of the south”, Cebu is a mix of both historical and modern city in Visayas. It is one of the most highly-developed provinces in the Philippines, as a result, foreigners flock the city to experience its culture, explore the provinces and taste its good foods. Of course, every January people go to the city to join the fun in the most popular festival in the Philippines – Sinulog Festival. Needless to say, Cebu is like a second home to my mom since she studied there for as long as I can remember and everytime we have a random convo, she always stresses out: On how Cebuanos are really dovoted to their religion, how hospitable they are and how they cook extremely good food. So, when my friends planned a trip there, we took the chance to explore the south and metro of Cebu. Here are some of the things you may want to insert in your ititenrary whilst in the queen city.
August has always been the busiest month here in Davao ever since I could remember, even before I was still in college. With Kadayawan Festival and events popping here and there there’s sure no room for that eight hour sleep. So, as courtesy of being inactive for almost the whole month I will now publish the last leg of my Ilocos Trip. Basically, after pagudpud and only a little hour up in our sleeves we decided to rush things and head on to tourist spots instead like Patapat Viaduct, Calle Crisologo, Paoay Sand dunes and the list goes on just for a day! How crazy is that? Nevertheless, I enjoyed every single trip (mostly food trip! Ilocos’ food is tummy worthy!!) Hope you enjoy this post. P.S. I’m writing this post in my hotel room here in Ho Chi Minh City as I leave for the Philippines tomorrow! See you in my next blog post 🙂
A blessing in disguise took its form in a way of school activities (for my friends) and cancelled class schedule (for me). So, we decided to visit the unfamiliar and took the trip just for a breather. We’ve been going back and forth the roads of the north of Davao and deciphered to try the south of General Santos City for a change, hence the title. We then found ourselves devouring chicken inasal from lunch to dinner, walking inside a farm of durians, lanzones’ & pineapples and seeing the sun set whilst chit chatting life and all its mysteriousness beside a cliff. I think that’s the best spontaneous decision we ever made.
“Like time suspended, a wound unmended — you and I.
We had no ending, no said good-bye.
For all my life, i’ll wonder why.”