It’s Summer/Fall in the Philippines, Sort Of

It’s Summer/Fall in the Philippines, Sort Of

“I am so over winter!” Not a day goes by that I don’t see this, or something else snow-related, in my News Feed for the past few weeks. I hear one US senator (God bless his simple heart) even brought a snow ball into one of 

How to Get the New Postal ID in Cebu

How to Get the New Postal ID in Cebu

If you don’t have any government-issued ID, the easiest to obtain is probably the Postal ID. After the Philippine Post Office incorporated security features (including a QR code) into the card, supported by a centralized database containing each individual’s fingerprints, photo, signature, and personal details, the new 

A Beginner’s Guide to Airbnb

A Beginner’s Guide to Airbnb

* First things first. What is Airbnb? How does it work? Airbnb lets you rent someone’s home — that’s the simple explanation. Instead of booking a hotel when you’re traveling, you can use Airbnb to find accommodations in the place where you’re going. Will I 

What to Do in Cebu: Climb Osmeña Peak

What to Do in Cebu: Climb Osmeña Peak

Even if you’ve never climbed a mountain in your life, you will want (and be able) to climb Osmeña Peak, Cebu’s highest mountain, whose raw and rugged beauty arguably rivals the better known pastoral charms of Batanes and even evokes — dare I say it 

Where to Stay in Cebu City: Apartment in Grand Cenia

Where to Stay in Cebu City: Apartment in Grand Cenia

* Well, I actually live in Cebu City and wouldn’t normally stay anywhere other than home, but a Citibank/Airbnb promo gave us the idea of going on a staycation of sorts during this year’s Sinulog festival. Searching Airbnb, my two most important criteria were: A location 

5 Things I Always Wish I Remembered to Do Every Sinulog

5 Things I Always Wish I Remembered to Do Every Sinulog

Every time I go home after Sinulog, there are always things I wish I’d done that would have made my Sinulog experience even better. I finally remembered them this year (though not quite in time for #4). This counts as my advice to Sinulog newbies