Cebu

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Swimming with Whale Sharks

The first time the boatman urged me to go below the surface, I resolutely plunged downwards and went as deep as I could go. Unfortunately — apparently — this was as deep as I could go:

Of Sunrises and Forgiveness

Of Sunrises and Forgiveness

♥ Photography’s blessing and curse is that it can bend reality — a curse in that it creates unattainable ideals, a blessing in that you can choose to look back on imperfect times with a more forgiving filter. . . Clumps of mud can look like a cluster […]

The Sumilon Island Bucket List

The Sumilon Island Bucket List

SGMT | Sumilon Island — Sumilon Island is one of my favorite places in my home province of Cebu. It’s nearly 4 hours away by bus — plus a short boat ride courtesy of the resort that operates the island — but the experience has […]

What You Need to Know About Online Passport Application in CEBU (2016)

What You Need to Know About Online Passport Application in CEBU (2016)

25 June 2016 | What You Need to Know About Online Passport Application in CEBU  — Good news! You can now apply for a passport online in Cebu and elsewhere in the Philippines. Now there’s no need to start standing in line at the crack of dawn. […]

Where to Stay (or Staycation) in Cebu: 8 Newtown Blvd

Where to Stay (or Staycation) in Cebu: 8 Newtown Blvd

SGMT | Cebu Airbnb  — Last week, my family and I made the most of the final days of summer by having an overnight staycation at 8 Newtown Blvd, the three-tower complex of luxe condos located at Mactan Newtown. H is a little water monkey […]

No, Anthony Bourdain didn’t say Zubuchon was “the best pig ever”

No, Anthony Bourdain didn’t say Zubuchon was “the best pig ever”

* As someone who: loved Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations so much, it inspired her to write about travel, actually watched the episode where he came to Cebu and other parts of the Philippines, lived in Cebu her whole life, and grew up eating lechon, sometimes for Sunday […]