TRAVEL NOTES| December and January: Food, Places and People

Travel NOTES: Unpublished Photographs from my "cheap" P and S camera. These Photographs were taken during long holiday vacation - on third week of December up to the second week of January. Li'l bit personal but part of my 7107islands journey.

December 17, 2011| Starbucks at SM City Cebu enjoying free wi-fi while waiting for colleagues who are busy shopping for exchange gifts.

Still waiting for more than one hour. After finishing regular size Starbucks cold coffee drink, I transfer to Gelatissimo stall  and tried one of their "Gelato ice creams."

7:45 PM  SM City Cebu| While in the long line @ the "Taxi Lane"- I found myself taking photographs of the newly-opened Radisson Blue Hotel.

December 22, 2011| Lunch at Gerry's Grill with my wife and our babyNicole. 
Wew,  Hot Bulalo and Sisig...

December 26, 2011| Breakfast at Reyes Barbecue in SM Marikina after almost one hour travel fromAlabang then visited relatives in Provident Village.Da best ang goto at barbecue plus java rice!

January 07, 2012| While roaming around SM City Cebu. Got the chance to take photographs of  Christmas Village of Hope and "Una."

"UNA"  is the first car in the world manufactured using indigenous materials exclusive to Cebu patterned from the 1959 Porche 356. Designed and manufactured by Clayton Tugonon, the exterior is purely made from coconut flower's stalk and rattan stripes. The dashboard comes from a blend of two-toned shells while the steering wheels and the knob are made from Shagreen. It was one of the highlights @ the 2011 famous exhibit in Manila to showcase what Cebu can do.- NORTHWING SM City Cebu

Enjoyed affordable Lutong-Bahay lunch at NEO-NEO in SM Cebu. 
Dinuguan: 35 pesos
porkchop with rice: 49 pesos
fresh buko: 28 pesos

January 09, 2012|  "Tambis" while walking along the streets of Pinamungahan, Cebu -after visiting one of our program member.

January 10, 2012| While waiting for the Bus' departure @ Tuburan Terminal going back to Toledo City from Unit Monitoring.

While inside the "infamous" COROMINAS bus- the only bus line traveling from Cebu City 
to Tuburan (vice-versa)

View from the bus' window: Flooded fields of Colonia, Asturias, Cebu

View from the bus' window: 6:00 pm @ Balamban highway - rush hour! workers from the nearby  Shipyard are  going home.


  1. I have been in Cebu last year. It's not that different from Metro Manila. I stayed at Crowne Regency and spent a few days roaming around the city. I love lechon cebu. I remember we waited in a long line in SM to buy lechon. We were able to buy but they don't have rice anymore. I think they call their rice "puso".

  2. puso' nga Kc jejeje, the best lechon in Cebu is in Carcar and tabunok(for me)been staying here for almost 3 years and feels like it's my home:)

  3. You've got a wonderful chronology of events enhanced with candid and vivid pictures. Cebu is a place I always frequent every time I'm selected to attend a job-related seminar-workshop. I love Cebu, especially at night.

  4. Missing Cebu City. Was there last year. MIss travelling. Will do again, especially after I buy a new DSLR. What's yours?

    Did you go to the oldest street there?

  5. How was the Gelatissimo special ice cream? There was so much hype about it awhile back. Is it really that good? Also, my interest in piqued by the UNA exhibit. Do you have any more photos of their cars? I think that's such an awesome idea! :D :D :D Great photos, over-all! Di halatang point and shoot!

  6. @ rey p and s lang jejeje, yah been to colon street the oldest st in the country medyo careful lng ng konti dmi snatchers;)@ michelle - really good taste much flavorful than the ussual ice cream;) umm 2 photos lng ni UNA nkuha q dhil lobat cam q;(ganda nung car en also unbelievable na from that material makakabuo ng world class car;)

  7. Missing starbucks because of your post. I'll be looking for one here in Thailand. Great photos btw.

  8. Are you from Cebu? Working there? I'm from Cebu and you made me miss my province tuloy. =(

  9. just working here kaye for more than 2 years but my house is in muntinlupa;) will definitely miss cebu kapag nalipat aq;)

  10. I've been to Cebu so long ago.. Nung time na Di pa Uso ang digital camera... Hehe ;-) I have a few photos Lang tuloy , I have to scan pa! Hope to go there again very soon! Nakakagutom naman food trips mo... Walang nang Gerry's grill dito sa subic.. Miss ko na tuloy... Yummy!

  11. Thanks for this nice post. I would love to go here.

  12. you have been to busy on that vacation.. and i bet you really enjoyed it . You get along with your family there...
    by the way i love the car !!

  13. i've been to Cebu many times, and the people are very nice talaga.. they are also very creative.. When I become rich, i will buy that car on your photo, for my house.. as a center attraction :)

  14. galing ng UNA, saludo ako sa creativity ng mga cebuanos

  15. Nice photos ah! :D I actually drooled on the sight of food, especially upon seeing Gelatissimo. I super love their gelatos! Btw, I've only been to Cebu once but I'm planning to go back this year :)

  16. Ginagawa ko na itinerary ko sa Cebu.. haha wish to visit those on your pics.. yay!

  17. sarap talaga kumain sa Cebu... mas mura

  18. hope i can visit there too...

  19. I'm from Cebu but I havent explored Tuburan part of the province, sad :/

    When I saw the pic of the fruits, I immediately exclaimed "Tambis!" hehehe love that as a kid =)

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