Wanders and Flowers

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Carcar: Heritage City and Home of Good Lechon

Carcar City

Carcar is a small city about two hours south of Cebu City. Oftentimes it is a nodal point for people who want to visit the famous Oslob for whale sharks. Also, if locals or foreign tourists go to Moalboal for the sardine run. Most of the time, they have a quick stop at the public market to buy the infamous Carcar Lechon (roasted pig). We did not go to either.. Read More

Cebu: Asia’s Cradle of Christianity

Cebu may be known abroad as haven for divers and dried fish. But beyond that, it will always be recognized in Philippine history not only as the country’s cradle of Christianity but of Asia. When I mentioned to my family that we will meet them in Cebu, everyone especially our two little kiddos (RM and LJ) got very excited. Based on our city tour itinerary, RM did an online search .. Read More

A Week at Crimson Paradise

Changing our hotel to Crimson was a great choice. Coming from my Monday class a few weeks ago, my husband welcomed me at home with “Let’s go to Cebu!” The following day, I found myself consulting my friend Bernadette about flights, hotels, and itinerary. Through her agency, Discover Fun Travel, we were able to finalize things in a week’s time.     She booked us at Crimson Resort and Spa in.. Read More

Quick Trip to Manila and Baguio

Manila.. a place that me and my husband call home in the southeast. Despite the chaos and troubles it bring, there is always a unique and intriguing charm that makes us want to come home. Last week while most people in Japan enjoy their Golden Week holidays, my husband and I decided to go home to see our family and friends in the Philippines. Our trip was short for we only.. Read More

Sagada: A Journey Worth Travelling

It has been seven years now since I first came here in Japan, which means that it has also been seven years since I last went to Sagada in the northern part of the Philippines. For most people, Sagada is a place to reconnect with nature, be familiar with one of the country’s ethnic roots, or a cool haven away from the urban heat in Metro Manila. Going there is.. Read More