Bohol + Cebu Quickie: Roaming Around Cebu City

Cebu City was the real destination for this trip so early in the year, and as a runner Cebu City Marathon was naturally the expected reason, but this time it is not.  The real reason behind this trip: to go to Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño to give thanks for all the blessings.

Cebu Lechon Chronicles: Tune Hotels (Review)

One of the newest hotel chains in the Philippines today is Tune Hotels, and unlike other hotels, you only pay for what you need so you can really keep your cost to a minimum.  Here are my thoughts.

Cebu Lechon Chronicles: Islands Stay Hotels (Review)

If you’ve been travelling around the Philippines you may have noticed those Islands Souvenirs shops selling souvenir tees so I wasn’t that surprised when the words Islands Stay Hotels came up.  I had the chance to stay for a night in their Cebu City branch, and here are my thoughts.

Cebu Lechon Chronicles: Historic Tour

For my last day in Cebu it was a must for me to revisit the sites I wasn’t able to visit the last time I was here, and the first one on top of my head was of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.  Since the location is in the vicinity of historic sites, a…

Cebu Lechon Chronicles: Globe Run for Home

Globe Run for Home is my second race in Cebu this year and my first non-marathon distance.  It was just a bit over two months ago since I last ran here and I was surprised at how big Cebu races could be!  This race is the most attended one I’ve seen so far in the…

Dried Mango Chronicles: Cebu City Food Trip Part 2

For my last day in Cebu City, there’s not much to do but roam around and eat!  For this day I got to try some new restaurants, gone to a place that’s long due in my must-see list, and revisit an old favorite.

The Great Visayan Adventure (Preview)

After five days and five nights in Bohol and Cebu, it’s now back to reality.  With tons of photos and a few videos to process, not to mention heaps of emails to read and respond to (both from work, media relations, personal messages, etc.) I can’t begin to imagine how to start sharing those wonderful…