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Before the Eastern Sunset · 1w ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 8): Calle Colon, the Oldest Street in the Philippines

Do you know that the oldest street in the Philippines is located in Cebu?  I discovered this trivia during one of my walks around Cebu City. The key to my discovery is this obelisk in the...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 2M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 7): The Worst Cebu Hotel

I am not choosy when it comes to accommodations. I can sleep anywhere. I slept in luxury hotels. I slept in good hotels. I slept in a friend’s house. Heck, I even slept in a mosquito-infeste...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 2M ago

2016 in Summary: What A Year That Was!

It is the last day of A.D. 2016! This only means that it is the best time to publish the obligatory year-end post where I will look back to the year that was. The Obligatory Year-End P...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 2M ago

#PaskuhanSaLRT1: Riding the Christmas Train to Carriedo

I was in for a big surprise when I boarded an LRT-1 train this morning. The whole place is shouting “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” The handle bars were dressed as candy canes and they even pla...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 3M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 6): The Colorful Lighthouse of Lilo-an

The town of Lilo-an, aptly dubbed as the Light of the North, has two lighthouses. The old light tower, erected by the Americans, is located on Bagacay Point. The other one, which is more rec...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 3M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 5): The Mysterious Church of Lilo-an

Legend says that in a place called Silot, there is whirlpool created by the flow of the water in and out of the bay. Lilo is the Cebuano word for whirlpool thus the town which surrounds Silo...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 4M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 4): Bagacay Point Lighthouse

There is only one town in the whole Philippines that have a lighthouse (or light tower) in the middle of the highway. That town is the Cebuano town of Lilo-an, which is commonly misspelt as ...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 4M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 3): Feasting on Consolacion’s Fresh Talaba

It’s evening and me and my officemates (those who was also sent to Cebu for an office errand) are looking for something to eat. We didn’t want the usual burgers and fried chickens in the tow...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 4M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 2): Finding Consolation in Consolacion Church

The town of Consolacion is a dwarf compared to its neighboring cities of Cebu and Mandaue. I passed through this town in 2012 on my way to Danao City but I barely noticed it. This town is li...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 5M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 1): My Boat Ride Under the Bridges of Mactan Channel

I got the rare opportunity to ride a fishing boat during one of my visits to Cebu City. I started my adventure in a small fishing village located in the northern coast of Mactan Island. ...