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Breakfast at West 35


If you’ve had a very busy week and you want to get away from it all, the town of Balamban has the perfect spot for you.

Two weeks agao, a new friend and I visited the West 35 Eco Mountain Resort in Gaas, Balamban. If you’re traveling from the city via the TransCentral Highway, this beautiful mountain resort is located 35 kilometers from the Cebu Provincial Capitol.

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The mountains of Balamban as seen from the viewing deck of West 35

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A Humbling Journey


Two years ago, a neighbor saw MyCebuPhotoBlog and told an Augustinian priest friend about my photos. The priest later came to our house to ask if I would be interested in traveling to Surigao and covering a small town fiesta. He said I didn’t have to worry about food and accommodation. All I had to do was take pictures. The deal seemed pretty sketchy at first. And honestly, a little unbelievable. Why would they get a blogger to do the job? I’m sure a lot of professional photographers would be more than willing to volunteer. I was certain that the plan wouldn’t push through. And when the earthquake and the super typhoon came, the deal became completely forgotten.

A few months before the end of 2014, however, I heard from Fr. Leo Mario F. Singco, OSA (the priest) again. He personally visited me at home and once again asked if I was still willing to do it. There was no way I was going to say no to a free trip. And especially not after I found out who I was traveling with.

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Pinamungajan’s Secret


A couple of weeks ago, I learned that the town of Pinamungajan now has a wave pool. I’m not sure if this is the very first wave pool in Cebu, but if it is, then this is definitely great news. Now, as a Cebu traveler, I was understandably intrigued and a little confused. I’ve been to Pinamungajan so many times but I’ve never really heard of this resort.

So, this morning when I woke up, I made up my mind that the trip to Pinamungajan to investigate was going to happen TODAY.

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Hidden Valley Mountain Resort – Barangay Lamac, Pinamungajan

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Sinulog sa Carmen 2015


Last January 25, I was able to witness (for the first time ever) Carmen town’s very own Sinulog. In case you guys haven’t heard yet, the town of Carmen holds its very own Sinulog celebration one week after the end of the festivities in Cebu City. Sinulog sa Carmen has been around for quite a while now. And in fact, it is now considered one of the largest in the whole island.

This year, to finally see it with my own eyes, and to support my good friend Alex of Tribu Lumad Basakanon, we traveled all the way to Carmen (and endured the heavy traffic) to witness one of the most colorful festivals this side of the island.

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Sinulog sa Carmen 2015! Viva Pit Senyor!

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Ghosts in Santander?


My cousin Anthony gave me a copy of a group photo taken last Sunday, February 8. The photo was taken by Harry Celeste, a friend and a fellow motorbike enthusiast. Their group, VegaForce Riders Pack Cebu, went on a round-south trip over the weekend. Just before 6 pm, the group stopped at the Sanayon Park in Santander for a quick photo shoot before going on a non-stop ride back to the city. They plan to have the photo published in a magazine and they thought that the spot was perfect. But they didn’t know that they captured something else in the photo.

Can you see them?

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