Cebu 2014 Photo Gallery

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 Place: Cebu City, Philippines

Date of visit: August 2014

All shots taken with my Sony RX100

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Larsian sa Fuente

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Saging lang ang may puso

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BJ

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Simala Church, Sibonga

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1st Station

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Lantaw Floating Restaurant

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Alegre Guitars

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Do you play string?

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Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Mactan

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A-tapang a-tao…

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Butingtings

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Taoist Temple

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Dragons on top

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Hong Kong and its Iconic Landmarks

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Hong Kong’s Finest

I already blogged about our Hong Kong Disneyland visit, blabbed about our extreme Ocean Park experience and discussed on how to tour Macau in 8 hours. This time, I cover the conclusion of our 4-day trip in Hong Kong by giving you our visits to Hong Kong’s most famous landmarks. Let’s get this over and done with, shall we.

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North Cotabato’s Pride: The Majestic Asik-Asik Falls

Awe-inspiring

A year ago, Kaye and I were contemplating on where to celebrate my 27th birthday. Surely, it wasn’t an easy decision given the 2 previous birthday celebrations I had (my 25th was in Singapore and my 26th was in Hong Kong) but since we haven’t planned on going to an international destination, at least for this year, we decided to go local instead. Then we had the green light for my 27th birthday: to stay at Midsayap, my ever beloved hometown, and a visit to one of the most fascinating tourist destinations the Philippines has seen in the last decade, Asik-Asik falls.

How to get to Asik-Asik Falls

Before we delve into the details of our buwis-buhay adventure, let met give you key points when going to Asik-Asik falls. Bear in mind that since I’m a proud son of Midsayap, I will be using Midsayap as the starting point. If you have questions on how to reach Midsayap, you can ask in the comments section.

Type of Payment

Amount

Double-tire Jeep (Midsayap to Alamada proper)* – 45-minute travel

 Php70/head

Habal-habal (Alamada proper to Upper Dado and vice versa) – 1-hour (super bumpy) travel

 Php300/head

Tourist Registration Fee (Upper Dado Brgy. Hall)

 Php30/head

For an audio-visual perspective, check out Tim & Glo’s Asik-Asik Youtube Vlog. They went to Asik-Asik Falls last January 2015 with this blog as their reference.

*This information is based on what I know is the current prevailing rate as we did not experience the double tire jeepney ride first-hand. We rode a private vehicle from Midsayap to Alamada. The actual rate may vary.

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8 Hours in Macau

Planning a side trip to Macau during your Hong Kong vacation? Don’t have the luxury of time or money (or both) to spend in Macau to have an overnight stay? Thinking of touring Macau in mere hours time? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then our story might be of help. This is our Macau tour, and we did it in only 8 hours.

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#TBT (#ThrowbackTravels): Isla Reta 2013

Isla Reta, Talicud Island, IGACOS

Isla Reta, Talicud Island, IGACOS

Isla Reta is one of the best beaches Samal has to offer. With its white sand and pristine waters, this beach attracts not only local tourists but foreigners as well.

Peek-a-boo

I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me. Papa-Paparazzi.

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#TBT (#THROWBACKTRAVELS): Singapore Flyer 2012

The Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer was one of the attractions Kaye and I went to during our Singapore trip last August 2012. Back in 2012, the Singapore Flyer WAS the world’s tallest Ferris wheel (now, it’s the High Roller in Las Vegas), taller than the famous London Eye in the United Kingdom.

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#TBT (#THROWBACKTRAVELS): Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 2012

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Gardens by the Bay is one of the newer attractions in Singapore. From the world’s most exotic flora and fauna to the marvelous wonders of man-made goodness embodied by the Super Trees, you’ll be awed by the sheer brilliance of your surroundings.

Located at the back of Marina Bay Sands, you won’t want to miss this place. Be sure to go inside Cloud Forest and Flower Dome to maximize your Gardens by the Bay experience. -rod-

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