All posts tagged: Cebu

bantayan island

Beating the Summer Heat in Bantayan Island

The first two times I was in Bantayan Island, they were for Gawad Kalinga activities. This third time, it’s for a barkada getaway. Mumu and I (with another friend) were in Camiguin (more on that on another post) during the Holy Week, and one of our personal activities was beach camping. We told my college barkada — D’ Hacienderas — about it, and they were game to do the same in Bantayan! Getting to Bantayan Island It took us just a little over 2 hours to get to Hagnaya from Consolacion (my hometown) early in the morning in our friend’s car. It would usually take longer on a bus because of the stopovers (and the traffic if you travel during rush hours), and the fare is just less than PHP200/head. Because we’re going for camping, we bought food for cooking in Bogo (city adjacent to Hagnaya, San Remigio). The ticket for the barge from Hagnaya to Bantayan Island only costs PHP170/head, and travel is around 1 hour. From the port, we rode a motorela to Sugar …

mount kan-irag (sirao peak)

Mt. Kan-irag (Sirao Peak)

So I’ve noticed on social media (this was before I deleted my accounts) that everybody’s into trekking nowadays. Or at least the people on my then-Facebook friends list (hihi). Ever since our trek to Mt. Pulag, Mumu and I have decided that we should continue this active lifestyle so that all those expensive trekking things will be put to good use. During the first full weekend of March, we went trekking to Mt. Kan-irag AKA Sirao Peak or Pedro Calungsod Peak, which stands approximately at 700 meters above sea level and is actually just within Cebu City. You can reach the peak via an easy trail, starting from Ayala Heights in Busay. I believe the hike can be done in around 30 minutes. But because we were not there for an easy adventure, we took the more difficult trail.

life's a beach

Life’s a Beach: A Summer Recap

Summer has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Aside from summer vacation here in the Philippines (I miss being a student) when I got to blog and read blogs all day and all night, what made me love summer so much is the fact that I get to go to several places and go on several adventures! If you’ve been following my previous blog (, which I took down), you may have read about my summer adventures like the Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge for the past 4 years and all my beach escapades. In this post, I’m going to recap the latter (the former will be on another post) because I MISS THE WATERS SO MUCH! :P