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Carnaza Island

As the sun alternately hid and peeked from the moving, scattered cumuli, the morning breeze blew gently to our dopey visage. Though there were intermittent drizzles, the weather, somehow, pepped up our tired, sinful souls. It was, indeed, an awesome day to explore new places. The Turbulent Sea However, as we approach the jetty of Tapilon, things became quite unsettling. The coast was disturbed with breakwater, and the surface of Read more

Malapascua's North Beach front

Malapascua is one of the smallest inhabited island in the Philippines. It only measures 2.5 by 1 kilometer. Being a cleaning station for thresher sharks and manta rays and a home to diverse coral species, Malapascua became a famous dive site. The island is also a host to multiple white-sand beaches and interesting rock formations. Malapascua, by the way, floats 6.8 kilometers northeast of Cebu island. I’ve been receiving recommendations Read more

Docked at Pandanon Island

It was azure at first. But as we approached the shallow water of Pandanon Island, the tint of the water slowly turned viridescent. We all witnessed how the water gradually shifted from all the shades in between blue and green. The squeaky-clean sea makes the corals 10 feet below pretty evident. And as the corally feature morphed to sand, the 6-feet looked more like a knee deep. Pandanon island, by Read more

Speaking for myself, under normal circumstances, nothing is lazier than waking up in a dawn chill. Pulling yourself up is one hard thing to do, and dragging your indolent body to the shower room could be pretty demanding—unless you have one good, convincing reason to hasten the process. When I finally came to my senses, I suddenly feel the urge to rush everything out. I barely had an hour to Read more

Turtle Moalboal

That elusive photo chasing a sardine run, that priced selfie with a marine testudine, and that noteworthy beach camp gracing the sunset are just few of the expectations listed on every Moalboal goer. Moalboal, a once sleepy town seating 90 kilometers southwest of Cebu City, offers a laid-back vibe. Stunning white strips adorn its edges, where clear and calm ripples regularly wash off the shore. Beneath are unassuming underwater wonders. Sea turtles are frequently seen Read more

Dessert bites, creations by Chef Jakie Laudico

Chef Roland Laudico carefully scooped the remaining yoke and separated it from the embryo. He then made a paste out of these two ingredients. The egg white, on the other hand, was cut into thin strips and were tossed around the savory paste. On a shot glass rimmed with salt, Chef Lau collected the balut juice, and then mixed it with local vinaigrette. This novel creation is called Balut Napoleon Read more

Tim Ho Wan's best-selling pork buns

Cebu is one the Philippines’ hot spot for gastronomic adventure. A wide variety of cuisine and dining options dot around the city. From time to time, new food stalls and restaurants spring up like mushrooms, adding more entries to the long list of dining destinations. And soon, a Michelin-starred food chain will be among its additions. Hong Kong’s famous Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant, Tim Ho Wan, is opening its 7th branch Read more