Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

The opening of the brand new Mactan Cebu International Airport is a blessing to travelers in the Vis-Min area. Several years ago when I was younger, all international flights meant we have to pass through Manila. However, Cebu is fast becoming the preferred regional hub for international flights. Among the first destinations offered in Cebu … Continue reading Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

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Must Try Eats in Siargao *Updated 2019*

Siargao is (so far) my favorite island in the Philippines, and is considered as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. Most of the tourist activity is centered in General Luna in Siargao, and there are plenty of gems in the area to dine, party, and do activities. If it's your first time to visit the beautiful island, this blog will help you identify the must-sees.

Amazing Cebu Drone Reel by Abigail Aquino

Talk about girl power. I am a big fan of this young, bright and talented woman from Cebu: Abigail Aquino. She was a former student of mine when I taught in the University of San Carlos - School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design a few years back. Now, I have seen her work online … Continue reading Amazing Cebu Drone Reel by Abigail Aquino

What to Expect: Flying as a Million Miler

Is flying million miler really worth the experience? I'll tell you. I have two travel personas. The first is when I travel alone or with my usual travel buddies. We backpack, stay in hostels, economy seats, eat in food carts and fly budget airlines, trying to get the most out of our buck. The second, … Continue reading What to Expect: Flying as a Million Miler

10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines

A few years back I had written an article entitled 10 MOMENTS OF CULTURE SHOCK IN EUROPE AS A FILIPINO that had gotten widely popular. What happens though when you lived overseas for a while and come back to your home country? 'Reverse Culture Shock', according to my quick search in Google, is the emotional & psychological distress suffered by … Continue reading 10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines

Ultimate Cebu Nightlife Guide for Travelers *Updated 2018*

THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 2018. For a lotĀ of travelers, nightlife is ineluctably part of their itinerary. Sure, sightseeing and tours are a great way to see the city–but how do you truly know a city unless you’ve seen the night lights… unless you’ve mingled with the locals? To upcoming tourists … Continue reading 2018 Cebu nightlife guide