Applying for a Korean Visa in Cebu (October 2019)

Applying for a Korean Visa in Cebu (October 2019)

My family and I are hoping to travel to South Korea this winter so, last week, we applied for a visa at the Korean consulate in Cebu. Our passports are scheduled for release mid-November so we still don’t know if we’ve gotten approved for a…

Passport Renewal with Senior Citizens and/or Minors at DFA Cebu

Passport Renewal with Senior Citizens and/or Minors at DFA Cebu

Most of us in the family had passports expiring in the middle of the year so we all trooped down to DFA Cebu today to have our passports renewed. There were four of us — two senior citizens, a 5-year-old minor, and me — so we got to use the Courtesy Lane; that is, we didn’t have to secure an appointment and were able to just walk in.

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.…