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 

Notes on applying for a UK visa in Cebu

Notes on applying for a UK visa in Cebu

* Because I had a semi-traumatic experience at the US embassy, and quite a few there-but-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I moments at the French embassy, I always think of applying for a visa as just slightly more enjoyable than going to the dentist. My UK visa experience a few days ago wasn’t so 

How to get a Schengen visa through Norway’s Visa Application Center in Cebu

How to get a Schengen visa through Norway’s Visa Application Center in Cebu

* Filipinos planning  to travel to Norway, Estonia, Finland, Iceland and Sweden can apply for a Schengen visa at the Norway Visa Application Center in Cebu starting May 7, 2015. Quick facts and links: Address: Norway Visa Application Centre – Cebu Unit 503, 5th Floor, Keppel 

Where to Go in Cebu: Camotes Island

Where to Go in Cebu: Camotes Island

* * It’s a bit harder to play travel blogger when you’re having to run after a two-year-old with boundless energy. I mean, forget proper journalism; you can’t even take a proper selfie. But it was special to share my first time setting foot in 

Malapascua

Malapascua

* White sand, hot sun, blue green waters, and heavenly mango pancakes. Summer is descending on the Philippines and nothing quite says fun in the sun like a day at the beach. In Cebu we’re blessed with beautiful beaches — not in the city center