The island of Cebu is divided in two main regions, North and South. They say that the northern part is for the laid-back wanderer where most of the pristine white sand beaches can be found. And while the southern part of Cebu is for the adventurous and more active traveler, I thought, hey! I also have an adventurous spirit in me and journeying to the south might just let me explore it even more.
Day 1 of my DIY Cebu City Tour on a jeep and habal-habal was a huge defeat. Before retiring to bed, I pondered on what I did wrong that day. I went back to the drawing board and worked on a different approach. It was a new day the following day. The debacle that I’ve encountered didn’t stop me from making an effort to start anew.
An hour had passed then finally, “Welcome to Mactan-Cebu International Airport”, was announced over the airline’s PA system…At last, I was in Cebu. As I got out of the airport, I was thinking whether to take the taxi which was readily available right in front of me, or to look for the MyBus terminal or jeepney stop to get to where will I be staying while in Cebu. I was inclined to take the bus or the jeep however, I didn’t exactly know yet where the hotel was. So, after weighing each pros and cons, it was more practical to take a taxi at that time even if it was costly.
A different kind of gem that the locals of Liliw, Laguna have been raving about. Most of them head to Mabini Street not to buy the famed Liliw Tsinelas (Slippers/Footwear) but to get a taste of their favorite Rice Toppings from Kuya Bal’s Chao Fan. But what is so special about Kuya Bal’s Chao Fan that the locals just can’t get enough of it?
So, you’re new to traveling solo but not ready for a DIY tour just yet. You want to go around the area but you do not know how to. It is definitely scary at first especially if you’re not used to being alone in a strange place. To join a group tour would be your best option if you haven’t found that full confidence to be on your own yet. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider to join a group tour.
Huge raindrops started to fall, I ran down to the nearest covered stopover and in no time the whole town was already drenched in rain water. As much as I wanted to go all the way down, I could not risk the gadgets that I have in my bag getting wet, so I have decided to stay put to wait the rain out. That was when my not so ordinary travel story at Mt. Tapyas in Coron all started.
In my quest to explore places, I embarked on a journey to the Ruins of Tulum to understand the reasons what made it one of the most-visited sites in Mexico.
Amidst the highly urbanized city of San Juan in Puerto Rico still lies the walled city of Old San Juan. Travel back in time as you wander the streets on Old San Juan. Here are some of the places that I have stumbled upon when I went on a city walk on the historic cobblestone streets.
Tulum Ruins is known to be as one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites. It was formerly known as Zama which means “City of Dawn” as it faces the rising sun. Apart from Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan, it is third of the archeological attractions in Mexico that is most-visited by tourists. The ruins is located approximately 40-45 minutes away of Playa del Carmen in the Mexican State of Quintana Roo. An average of 3200 visitors travel to this place which is a part of the Maya Riviera in the Yucatan Peninsula.
These defenses are made of solid stone walls that had kept the city safe from invaders since the mid-1500s. Today, these forts are a part of the San Juan National Historic Site and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seeing these defensive walls and especially the guerites (in Spanish, garita), sentry boxes or watchtowers made me reminisce of something familiar from back home, it reminded me of our very own Intramuros, “Walled City” in Manila, Philippines.
It has been a few weeks since I first set foot in St. Maarten’s Mullet Bay Beach and I was taken aback after realizing her magnificence. It was a short and sweet encounter and it seemed to be that I can’t get enough of her; from then on, I made a promise to myself to meet up with her again. The next Wednesday came, I went on my way following the same course to her location feeling more at ease and blissful than the last time.
Tourists flock by the hundreds to take pleasure and plunge in its aquamarine waters, amble on its white sand beach, unwind on a bench under the sun or feast in its local food and beverage from the restaurants nearby. But it has something more than that, something that is peculiarly seen in St. Maarten. Something called the Maho Beach Experience.
The Caribbean region is known to be a first rate tourist destination because of the island’s tropical weather and pristine beaches with crystal clear waters. One of the most sought after island by holiday seekers is St. Maarten (Sint Martin).
It has bedazzled me seeing her for the first time. She’s simple but she can be feisty, fierce and bold. She would let me stare at her with amazement and I can’t help but smile.
It is the only island country in the world that is governed by two nations, the Netherlands and France with Philipsburg (Dutch side) and Marigot (French side) as its capital cities. And this is where the tides had brought and stirred me to pen another page in my biking diary.