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Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Dalaguete June 29th 2014

Osmeña Peak, Mantalongon, Dalaguete 09° 49.209N; 123° 26.541E June 29-30,2014 1013 MASL On June 29, 2014 we celebrated the birthday Party of our climbing buddy at the highest peak in Cebu City. That was my fourth time to visit the place but I was amazed just like before to see the beautiful place. Our group itinerary is posted below and I will upload photos. Day 1 - June 29, 2014 12:33 PM Cebu South Bus Terminal to Dalaguete 02:58 PM Mantalongon-Dalaguete Junction 03:19 PM Mantalongon Market 06:09 PM O'peak Campsite 07:30 PM Dinner Time 11:04 PM Lights Out Day 2 - June 30, 2014 05:30 AM Rising 05:45 AM O'Peak Summit 06:30 AM Breakfast 09:40 AM Descend 12:50 PM Bound to Cebu 03:35 PM Cebu South Bus Terminal Watch my Video below and select 720p Quality ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Cebu April 23rd 2014

Guide books do unquestionably play an important role for travelers. Even in an age where "independent" backpacker tourists want to be distinguished from the unwashed masses, "off the beaten track" often means that a simple guidebook is consulted on how to find a particular experience - actually leading an arguably free spirit down the path of counter-culture conformity. One particular book (lets call it the LP) is unquestionably the backpackers bible and it has had this role since quite some years. It has been crossing my mind several times that this particular company has an unbelievable amount of power on whether or not tourists visit (or even like and recommend) a particular destination. During my short Easter trip to the Philippines I have experienced this very phenomenon on my own skin and of course need to ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Cebu City March 19th 2014

Leaving the heart of Isaan in Udon Thani, it was an extended 10h traffic-jammed bus ride back to the capital, for a quick couple of nights in transit, before I left the Land of Smiles. Yes, it was finally time to say goodbye to my second home country for a fourth time, and say hello to my destination that is the Philippines. I'd already been there last year of course, in the northern region of Luzon, with some fond memories of the spectacular rice terraces of the Cordilleras, and swimming with the whale sharks. This time, I'll be exploring the central Visayas islands, with the country's second largest city of Cebu being my first port-of-call. And after an inconveniently timed red-eye flight, with a 3h layover in Manila, I'd finally arrived. LP said that Cebu is ... read more
Magellan's Cross
Fort San Pedro
Chu Un Temple

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Dalaguete February 19th 2014

Been planning this trip for ages, but the bad weather meant we had to postpone for over a month! With our travel companions Dave and Marj, we rode North from Moalboal to Dumanjug, then took the road across Cebu to Sibonga. Had to ask the locals exactly where the road begins as it isnt that obvious. The road over to Sibonga was an easy ride, paved almost all the way and some great scenery. Then visited the Mama Mary Shrine near Sibonga. Huge place built on the hillside and full of devotees in hope of a miracle. Mass was underway just as we arrived, so lots of peolpe there. Very impressive and beautiful Shrine and well worth a visit. Then we rode South to Dalaguete and rested overnight there. Next morning, with a hangover from too ... read more
Dumanjug Church
Inside the Church
Road to Sibonga

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Moalboal January 27th 2014

I said to my self before to explore other countries i must explore first my own land. I believe theirs a lot of beautiful places in the Phils.... read more

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Barili November 15th 2013

From Moalboal we decided on a daytrip to Barili. First stop was Mantayupan Waterfalls just outside of Barili. First tier are three small falls then next is very impressive 90 meter falls. We were the only people there most of the time, so very quiet and relaxed. Next was to a Talapia Farm just outside the Waterfalls where you can try to catch your own fish and the restuarant will then cook them for you. We didnt have much luck catching the fish, so just asked if they could catch them for us! One kilo of grilled Tilapia was 170 peso so good deal! Next was to Sayaw Beach just few km outside of Barili. Not as nice as the beaches around Moalboal, but still nice to go somewhere different..... read more
Lower tier of falls
Walkway to  upper falls
Upper falls, very big!

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Cebu City November 3rd 2013

Mt. Kan-Irag (Sirao Peak) Cebu, Philippines November 2-3, 2013... read more

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Cebu City November 3rd 2013

Mt. Kan-Irag (Sirao Peak) Cebu, Philippines November 2-3, 2013... read more

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Cebu City October 23rd 2013

Pocherohan and seafood house... read more

Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Bantayan » Sta Fe October 22nd 2013

After almost a month on Bantayan we decided to try something new, so we decided on a daytrip over to Virgin Island. We spoke to the caretaker where we are staying and she said her husband could arrange a banca over to the Island for the day and that we could also stop at a neighbouring Island, Isla Cabaliod, to buy some fresh fish and Squid. Our neighbours Dave and Marjory also thought this sounded like a good plan, so we decided to set off at 7 am the next morning, taking our Caretaker Mianne and her husband Romeo along with us. First stop was Isla Cabaliod where we bought a freshly caught 3.6 kilo Tuna and lots of Squid. Then short banca ride to Virgin Island. Didnt think Bantayan could get much better, but the ... read more
Approaching Isla Cabaliod
Off to find some fish
Weighing our fish

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