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Cebu City Base: Hostel 7 Cebu Oct 13 - Dec 4, 2022

Cebu City Base: Hostel 7 Cebu

Location Google Map: Hostel 7 Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines

Finding my Bearings
After weeks of planning my transition out of Thailand, I'm now able to put the 'over thinking' behind me. I'm comfortably chilling at Hostel 7 Cebu where I can begin to shift my thinking from 'getting there' to 'finding my bearing'. It's good to be back in Cebu and rediscover it all over again.

Cebu City Base: Hostel 7 Cebu
Hostel 7 Cebu became my cozy home

Hostel 7 CebuHostel 7 Cebu
Cebu, Hostel 7 and Mikko have become synonymously intertwined during this stay. The last time I was in Cebu 5 years ago, I stayed at Hostel 7 Cebu. I liked the place, I liked the food (the family is also in the food business) and I liked the energy. It's a sigh of relief to come back here again. The setup is different this time. From individual rooms, it's now dorm rooms with bunk beds - catering almost exclusively to backpackers. The location is different, but not too far away from where they used to be. It's still centrally located - near Fuente Osmena, near Mango and close to groceries and public transport. DJ Kobe plays his beat and there's always a group partying the night away. The house bar is the hub for locals and hostel guests for socials and drinks. The energy of the place remains vibrant. I feel at home here and I highly recommend staying here.

GCashGCash
Before I got too comfortable, I had to get grounded and put my life back together by covering the basics. Getting a bank account is compelling - as much as I distrust them. I couldn't rely on banks from another country anymore - logging-in from a different country triggers OTP, verification, etc. My bank has to be in the Philippines.

Things have changed a lot here. Now, the mainstream dinosaur banks (Bank of the Philippine Island, Security Bank, PNB, etc.) don't rule anymore. The little online banks (GCash, Pay Maya) have taken over with their nimble efficiency (no long lines, no tellers letting favored clients cut into a long line), accessibility (fewer documentation requirements, 24/7 business hours), lower or no transaction fees, and no incompetence/indifference of bank staff/management. Nearly all banking transactions are now online from mobile phones with many merchants participating as stakeholders.

As much as all these are positive changes, it's all new ground for me. As a cash-guy working from my laptop, I was on shaky ground. I had to learn fast about mobile banking in a cashless society. I had to absorb all of these things by asking around and doing my own research - every question I have seems to be competently answered by Google/Youtube. Even the ones that stumped the locals are correctly answered by the search engines now. Big thanks to Marky who introduced all this to me. Without him, I'd still be signing up with the inefficient legacy banks.

The most popular here, I was told, was GCash. Feeling confident about what I've read, I opened up an online account and applied for a debit card. I started using my GCash app to make purchases. The convenience is a stark difference from the old-school ways. I begin to realize that I was in my bubble the whole time I was in Chiang Mai.

TinderTinder
While still in Chiang Mai, I noticed that nearly all my friends are single. We all gather and talk over coffee. We openly talk about dating and being open to possibilities. But we all go back home alone. None of us actually asked anyone for a date. Yet everyone is on Tinder looking for one (except me until now).

When I asked one friend why this is happening, he simply said, why risk the potentially awkward outcome of asking a friend for a date, when you can get someone with considerable ease on Tinder? If the date doesn't work out, then your social circle is left unscathed. It made sense. Why shit in your own backyard?

So, now in Cebu, starting a new life altogether on a clean slate, why not try Tinder? And I did. The problem is, I don't get attracted to women my age. I feel young and I am drawn to women younger than me. The younger women however, find me a little too old for them. Bottom line? I don't even get a Like. Oh well, at least I've done my due-diligence.

Brown Cup and Mother's Fried ChickenWork Station: Brown Cup and Mother's Fried Chicken
To get things done on my laptop, I had to find a place with internet, comfortable and would allow me to stay long given whatever I order - usually fried meat (I'm not a vegetarian but I'd rather eat vegetables than meat). I am indebted to these 2 places - Brown Cup and Mother's Fried Chicken. I would order my meals with them, but I would stay for up to 5 hours. The things I routinely enjoyed in my hotel in Chiang Mai are a prized luxury here.

At some point, however, I adapted to the bar at Hostel 7. There, I would have my 'usual table' where I'm plugged-in, connected and close to the comfort of home (toilet, shower, personal food).

Theosophical SocietyTheosophical Society (TS) Meetings
I was looking forward to this. On my first attendance, unbeknownst to me, the meeting was canceled. I showed up there with Marky - in hindsight, I understand why this had to happen. Marky would play a bigger role in the days ahead. Marky introduced me to GCash. With this, I cancelled my appointment with Security Bank and signed up with GCash instead.

I was a regular at the weekly TS meeting. It was my oasis in a bustling and busy city. I even moderated/facilitated a meeting with "Yoga of Emotions" as a theme.

Making Barter Deals
Defaulting back to my old ways, I've talked/communicated to merchants about barter deals. For Ayala Mall and Robinsons movies, I made my pitch about writing reviews for their movies in exchange for free viewing - nothing came out of it. I texted a tablea maker to advertise and write about the joys of tablea in exchange for the little bags of tablea (which I intend to gift out as my way of saying thank you) - nothing. They all said NO, but that's ok. What's important is that I'm doing my due-diligence to make it happen.

Cebu Food
I nearly forgot that Cebu has its own regional culinary offering. Once again, I was reintroduced to them as I was simply walking around. Lechon Cebu is definitely on top of the charts. Lechon can be found anywhere in the Philippines, but it's only in Cebu where lechon is iconic. From street-side lechon to high-end lechon, they all taste great. Of course, if there is lechon, there must be chicharon. Hands down, the best chicharon and lechon come from Carcar.

Otap, rosquillos and masareal are favorite pastime snacks.

Other Philippines standards, or perhaps just my favorites, just loomed for the taking - Dan Eric's Ice Cream, hot pandesal at Pan de Manila, batchoy at Itchoy's Batchoyan, lechon chicken (chicken charcoal-roasted on a spit), etc.

And yes, let's not forget Cebu's mangoes - they rank high among the country's varieties - fresh or dried mangoes.

English as Currency
As late as 5 years ago when I last visited, English was spoken in spurts by young, highly educated Cebuanas (females), but the language of choice was Cebuano. This time however, I noticed a stark difference - they speak in pure impeccable English, with the unmistakable collegiala slang. It seems that the better they speak it, the more audible their voice goes. I somehow see this as a veiled totem pole ranking in Philippine society. At least for the highly educated, you get sized-up in the first 5 minutes of the conversation by the way you speak English - the diction, the grammar, the articulation, etc. From that, they decide if you made it into their unspoken circle or not - they can be unforgiving in their verdict. For the educated elite, English is not just a language - it is a currency as well.

From a tactical perspective, it's easy to hack your way up the totem pole ranking by simply improving your English. English is not a monopoly of social pedigree.

Finding my Routine
At some point, I got to establish my routine - water therapy when I wake up, yoga by the bar, refill my 2-liter water jar, vegetable breakfast at the nearby carinderia, shower and sleep again. When I wake up, that's the time I open my laptop and do some work. At 8pm, I go to Abaca Baking to buy half-priced bread/pastry. I hardly have rice in Cebu.

Because I nearly never fail in my daily yoga practice, I would say that I have maintained my strength and vitality despite not being able to deepen my research or continue my reading of Hatha Yoga Pradipika. This routine made me more organized and more disciplined.

Out of the Bubble
I was walking around Ayala Mall and got into a conversation with an Ayala sales rep for one of its condo projects. He gave me the compelling arguments why it's good to choose an Ayala condo - it's located within the Ayala complex where one enjoys 1st-world amenities.

But at the back of my head, I was thinking this '1st-world amenity' is encased in a bubble within the Ayala complex. As soon as I come out of this complex, I cross this great chasm dividing the have-nots from those with wealth and privilege. I step into the real world - dealing with traffic, flowing sewer water on a curb, beggars on the street, homeless along the sidewalk and increased crime in some areas. Would I really enjoy being in such artificially propped-up La-la Land?

In some capitals (Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Chiang Mai), sure, there are poor people and some decaying infrastructure too, but there is no great divide - the condo dwellers and the poor people live in the same world. There is no bubble. It doesn't feel artificial.

Ending Thoughts

Flat Lining
Honestly, despite my due-diligence, Cebu seems flat-lining for me. Jeanne isn't as accessible as she used to be. I've only seen her briefly once and that was it. She was the one I came to Cebu for!! Nearly everyone I knew before wasn't available - some didn't even return my messages. I initially struggled with it.

Changing of the Guard
I took the brush-off as a sign to consider other horizons - opening up to a new group, engaging new activities...like shedding an old skin behind. I realized that my notion of Cebu was 5 years ago. Many things have already happened. I was simply holding on to the last vestiges of the Cebu I have known - the 'old guard' as I would now refer to it. When I let go of that past and embraced new and looming opportunities (largely due to Mikko and his merry band), the horizon broadened once again. The metamorphosis was simply a changing of the guard.

Social Depravity
Cebu itself hasn't really changed except for more high-rise buildings. The traffic congestion and air pollution along the main roads remain the same from 5 years ago when I was last here. Cebu badly needs an urban train commute system like an MRT. If Cebu accommodates more people through the increased residential buildings, then its carrying capacity must also be increased - more roads, widening of existing roads, addition of sidewalks (so pedestrians don't have to walk on the street alongside cars) - I know, easier said than done.

Cebuanos
The Cebu locals remain friendly, affectionate and fun-loving. They like social gatherings and festivities. Despite the worldly carapace, they remain rooted in their traditions.

Zombiefied
But what I find startling is the lack of verve or vitality on the labor workforce - to be more specific, minimum wage earners or those surviving with their adhoc streetside business. They seem to have that zombie-like demeanor when doing their tasks. I haven't met anyone who seemed to be genuinely happy with their job. Even those paid to smile and look happy (receptionists, guest-relations staff, etc.) conceal a resigned fate of being in a dead-end job. I can't blame them - it's true. There is a reason why Filipinos leave the country to work and live abroad. The prospect of prosperity to the little guy with no resources or connections is bleak, even if he/she is talented and works hard. They see no light at the end of the tunnel.

Since I had the privilege to travel and see a better system in place, I cannot help but see the stark contrast between the workforce of let's say Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines (Cebu to be more exact, as I haven't done my rounds in the country since I arrived Oct. 13). In those countries, the minimum wage earners are happy and enjoy whatever is left of their disposable income. Here, there is no disposable income - the entire wage barely fits into rent, food, clothing and transportation. You get sick? That's not in the budget. Good luck! That's how bleak it is.

Moving On
Before leaving Chiang Mai, I really wanted to stay a month in Cebu to sort my life back and get grounding before I start this new chapter. I tried looking for cheap rental rooms or bed space, but as things turned out, I stayed not just a month but 45 days at Hostel 7 Cebu through the kindness of Mikko. The past 45 days have given me reprieve, a sense of bearing, and even momentum to jump-start my new life - I was able to conduct an icebath, deliver a yoga talk to an engaged audience, teach my yoga to Cebu's most popular yoga teacher (Jason) in the most popular yoga studio in Cebu (Dawata) and even air-doped Mikko through an intense pranayama session to boost his marathon race in Singapore. But now that I'm feeling settled, and Mikko leaving the country for his race, and the arrival of Elizabeth from Chiang Mai, the message is clear to me - I should pack up and begin my journey. Staying longer would be complacent.

Thank you Mikko, thank you my benevolent universe!

--- Gigit (TheLoneRider)
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About Cebu City
  • Cebu City is the 2nd biggest city in the Philippine (next to Manila) - and it continues to build and expand. Traffic is getting bad. Decentralization is being developed with the SM Super Mall in the SRP south and the suburban towns in the north.
  • Boat from the airport to the city center - even without traffic, it takes about 4 rides to reach the city. But with Cebu's increasing traffic congestion, it has become a nightmare. Instead of taking the land route, take the water route - no traffic, fresher air and cheaper. From the airport, take the yellow multi-cab straight to the river port and take the ferry (there's only one destination) to the city. Take the 02B jeep and get off at UC near Jones - you're now on the city's main artery.
  • given its size and increasing congestion, Cebu really needs a mass railway system - something that is conspicuously lacking, but no one seems to complain about
  • Cebu is bursting at the seams on the yoga scene. There are about 20 yoga centers in the city - from yoga studios to gyms offering yoga and hotels jumping on the bandwagon
  • a trendy and safe place in Cebu where you can chillout for coffee and enjoy good eats would be at the Ayala Mall
  • there are other pocket-areas for trendy hangouts - Banila Town Center, Crossroads, Escario Plaza, La Vie, etc.
  • the tourist area where most of the budget hotels and restaurants are, are located within the Mango area, although it has a seedy belly feel. Kids may swarm on you pretending to be begging, but they could be picking your pocket or your backpack pockets - be careful
  • many pick-pockets in the Colon area - be careful
Cebu City Google Map

Google Map Cebu City, Philippines

tourist attractions in Cebu City tourist attractions
  • Tops in Cebu City Tops - hilltop offering panoramic view of the city
  • Taoist Temple in Cebu City Taoist Temple - temple on a hillslope in Lahug with panoramic view of the city
hotels in Cebu City hotel
  • Hostel Seven Cebu - newly opened, resto/bar, central location, solo/group travellers
    Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu City
  • S Hotel Cebu S Hotel & Residences - new hotel, luxury rooms, central location
    827 M. Velez corner Andres Abellana St.
cafes in Cebu City resto / cafe / bar
  • Fujinoya Fujinoya - new and refreshing twists to Western style desserts using Japanese techniques
    Wilson St., Lahug, Cebu City - tel. 888.6075
  • Bad Boys Wingz Bad Boys Wingz - Buffalo Wings, unique versions of sauces! Great service, accommodating staff, bad boys vibe
    Kasambagan, Cebu City | (032) 415 4811
yoga in Cebu City yoga
  • Love Yoga World Love Yoga World - yoga studio
    11/fl, Skyrise 2 Tower, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Yoga Now Yoga Now - first Yoga and Wellness studio in Mactan offering daily Yoga Classes
    at The Yacht Club Mactan
mountain biking in Cebu City mountain biking
  • Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure - MTB tours, bike sales and repairs. Bed and Breakfast + Resto Cafe + wifi
    1298-b V.Rama Ave, Guadalupe, Cebu City | 0942.959.7451
Cebu City to Bantayan Island

The best and fastest way is by Ceres Bus at the North Bus Terminal, adjacent to SM City. The bus takes 4.5 hours going north until it reaches Hagnaya Port. From there, you pay the ferry company separately. The bus boards the ferry until it reaches Sante Fe Port (1.5 hours) in Bantayan Island. From Santa Fe, the bus goes to Bantayan Poblacion and then to Madridejos.

Ceres Bus - PHP 260 (to Santa Fe), 4.5 hours to Hagnaya Port + 1.5 hours by ferry.

Schedule: according to the dispatcher, trips begin at 6 pm (this arrives Hagnaya around 10:30 pm but the first ferry leaves at 1 am...that's a 2.5-hour wait at the port), leaving every hour until 1 pm the following day (I speculate that 1 pm is the last trip to avoid rush hour traffic along Consolacion). This doesn't match the ferry schedule so the bus simply waits until a ferry departs. e.g. the 6 pm trip arrives 10:30 pm and waits for the 1 am ferry. The last trip, 1 pm, arrives 5:30 pm, in time for the ferry's last trip.

Bus arrives at terminal 30 mins before departure. Luggages are P150/pc if no passenger.

Alternatively, you can get off the bus at Hagnaya Port and take the ferry independently. There are 2 ferry companies:

Super Shuttle Ferry
PHP 359 + 25 Terminal fee, 1.5 hours


ferry, Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island

Island Shipping
PHP 350 + 25 Terminal fee, 1.5 hours


ferry, Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island

Cebu City to Dumaguete

Cebu City to Dumaguete by Boat

  1. George and Peter Lines - Mon/Thur/Sat/Sun 10pm, (035)225.4337, 0922.557.1023
  2. Oceanjet - via Tagbilaran, daily 6am, dumticketing@oceanjet.net, 0918.898.2188
  3. Cokaliong - Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 12pm, 6 hours, (035)225.3599

Cebu City to Dumaguete via Liloan (bus, boat, jeep, tricycle)

  1. Cebu City South Terminal - take the southbound Ceres bus to Liloan, P200, 5 hours
  2. Liloan - the bus drops you off at the Liloan Port where you board the Fastcraft to Sibulan, Negros Oriental, P62, 30 mins
  3. Sibulan - at the Sibulan Port, the jeeps wait for Fastcraft passengers to take them to the public market in Dumaguete, P12, 30 mins.
  4. Public Market - at the market, you can take any tricycle to your hotel, P8 for short trips
Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol

Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol

  1. Weesam Express - Pier 4, departs 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 2 hours
    one way: Economy (aircon) P500.00, Economy (non-aircon) P400.00, First Class P600.00
    round trip promo (at least 2 days advance booking): Economy (aircon) P600, Economy(non-aircon) P500, First Class P1200
    round trip promo (1 day or on the day booking): Economy (aircon) P800, Economy (non-aircon) P700, First Class P1200
  2. Ocean Jet - Pier 1, departs 6-7-8-9:20-10:40-11:40AM, 1-2-4:20-6:35PM, 2 hours
    Open Air / Tourist Class P800, Business Class P1000
    +63 932 8734 885 / +63 922 8572 300
  3. SuperCat (2GO) - Pier 1, departs 08:15-13:30-15:10-18:00-19:40
    P 500.00
    +63 32 233 7000
  4. Lite Ferries - Pier 1, departs daily 12:30pm, 10:00pm and 1:00pm (Mon, Wed, Sat)
    Standard (Lying) Php 150, Tourist (Lying Aircon) Php 340
    +63 977.822.5483 / +63 998.999.5483 / +63 925.347.5483 / (032)255-1721 to 26 / (032)414-9001 to 03
    info@liteferries.com.ph / www.liteferry.com
Cebu City to Siquijor by Boat, via Tagbilaran

Cebu City to Siquijor, via Tagbilaran

  1. Lite Ferries - Pier 1, departs M/W/SAT at 1:00pm, 10 hours, economy Php 649 (through barkota.com), layover in Tagbilaran 5:45pm-8:00pm, arrives Larena Port, Siquijor at 11:00pm
    +63 977.822.5483 / +63 998.999.5483 / +63 925.347.5483 / (032)255-1721 to 26 / (032)414-9001 to 03
    info@liteferries.com / www.liteferry.com
  2. Ocean Jet - Pier 1, departs daily at 1pm, 5 hours
    Open Air P1600
    +63 932 8734 885 / +63 922 8572 300


Cebu City to Siquijor by Bus, via Liloan (Santander) (as of Jan 2023)

Sugbo Urban
There is only one bus plying this route - Sugbo Urban. Tourist class coach, a/c, comfortable, Sun-Fri (these dates keep changing). P420 for bus, P275 for ferry to Liloan. Leaves Cebu City (South Bus Terminal) at 8 pm (Sundays 1 am), heads south to Liloan (Santander), takes the ferry to Larena Port, Siquijor, docks around 5 am, makes a clockwise roundtrip around Siquijor Island - Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi (stops at Lazi market for breakfast and leaves 6:50 am), San Juan, Siquijor (arrives 8am, P50 from Lazi to Siquijor Poblacion) and catches the 1pm ferry at Larena Port for Liloan, Cebu and resumes its land route. Arrives Cebu City 10 pm.

Sugbo Urban is the cheapest and most convenient way because when it reaches Larena Port (Siquijor), it continues its trip around the island (clockwise) along the circumferential road, passing through - Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi, San Juan, Siquijor...and back to Larena. It spares you the cost of hiring a tricycle or habal-habal which charges exhorbitant fares. Besides, it's a long trip to the other side of the island to be taking by tricycle.

This is also the slowest. The bus arrives Liloan Port around 12:30 am but the ferry leaves 2:30 am (2 hours of waiting time). The ferry trip is a slow 4 hours (this should only take 1.5 hours with Montenegro or Alesson), arriving Larena around 6:30 am. This 4 hour voyage offers no comfortable sleeping - you stay upright on your seat or sleep on the floor on a cardboard. The boat waiting/voyage takes 6 hours. Altogether, the entire trip takes 11.5 hours until the bus reaches Lazi.


Sugbo Urban

Sugbo Urban

Cebu City to Camotes Island

Cebu City to Camotes Islands

  1. via Poro - from Pier One in Cebu City, take the Ocean Jet for Poro, 2 hours, daily trip - 6am and 3pm (0936.823.8762 |0956.270.6610 | 0999.889.9999).
  2. via Consuelo - from Cebu City, take the northbound bus passing through Danao and get off at the Danao Port. At the Port, take a Jomalia Shipping boat for Consuelo (San Francisco, Camotes), P220/pax, a/c, 2 hours, daily trip - 5:30am, 7:00am (special trip), 8:30am, 12:00 noon (express), 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm (express, Fri/Sat/Sun only).

Camotes Islands to Cebu City

  1. Poro - Cebu City (fastest and most direct) - go to Poro and take the 8am or 5pm Ocean Jet to Pier One in Cebu City, P380/pax/aircon, 2 hours
  2. Consuelo - Danao - Cebu City - go to Consuelo (San Francisco) and take the Jomalia Shipping boat to Danao, P220/pax, a/c, 2 hours, daily trip - 5:30am, 7:00am (special trip), 8:30am, 12:00 noon (express), 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm (express, Fri/Sat/Sun only). From Danao, take the Ceres Bus to Cebu City

Blogs Cebu Blogs
Cebu City CEBU CITY

2024

  • Siddhi-Activation Workshop March 22, 2024
  • Cebu City for the Workshop March 20-23 / March 26 - April 1, 2024
  • Cebu City for the Siddhi Workshop Feb 2-5, 2024
  • 2022

  • 2022: A Year in Review Dec 31, 2022
  • Dec Snapshots Dec 31, 2022
  • UP-Ateneo-La Salle Talk Dec 30, 2022
  • Smart Politics Dec 29, 2022
  • Dawata Yoga Studio Celebrates 1st Anniversary Dec 28, 2022
  • Icebath 2 at Hostel 7 Cebu Dec 17, 2022
  • Snorkeling in Mactan with Mikko's Merry Band Dec 11, 2022
  • Life-Hacking Using Yogic Principles at Dawata Yoga Studio Dec 9, 2022
  • Cebu City Peoplescape Dec 4, 2022
  • Fitness in Cebu Oct 3 - Dec 4, 2022
  • Food in Cebu Dec 4, 2022
  • Nov Snapshots Nov 30, 2022
  • Pranayama for Mikko's Marathon Nov 27, 2022
  • Moderating the Theosophical Society Meeting with Yoga of Emotions Nov 26, 2022
  • Yoga with Jason Nov 23, 2022
  • Yoga Classes in Cebu Nov 23, 2022
  • Life-Hacking Using Yogic Principles at Hostel 7 Cebu Nov 19, 2022
  • Icebath at Hostel 7 Cebu Nov 12, 2022
  • Underwear Talk Nov 9, 2022
  • October Snapshots Oct 31, 2022
  • TOPS Farewell Party Oct 21, 2022
  • Cebu City Base: Hostel 7 Cebu Oct 13 - Dec 4, 2022
  • Manila - Cebu City: from Touch-down to my Hotel Oct 13, 2022
  • 2017

  • 5 Nights in Cebu City at Hostel Seven Cebu Sep 2-7, 2017
  • Karma Yoga at S Hotel, Cebu Jul 5-7, 2017
  • Life Coaching for a Competition Dancer Jul 5, 2017
  • Back to Cebu: Life Coaching and Jeanne Jul 3-10, 2017
  • Thank You Cebu Jun 12, 2017
  • Lazarus Jun 12, 2017
  • Palm Grass Hotel Food Tasting Jun 10, 2017
  • Qube Gallery's Ako Si Sabel / Balay-Balay Art Exhibit Jun 8, 2017
  • Ambushed By SM Seaside Jun 1, 2017
  • Cebu Living May 4-31, 2017
  • Conducting Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Classes in Cebu May 26, 2017
  • Rangoli Workshop with Yasha Dabas May 26, 2017
  • Rosti with Fish Fillet on Tomato Puree May 17, 2017
  • Downhill Riding with Cebu MTB Adventure May 13, 2017
  • Healing Yoga by Nonie Fernando at The Detox Bar May 12, 2017
  • Be-In Gathering at Jeanne's May 9, 2017
  • Detox Bar Lunch May 9, 2017
  • Barakki May 7, 2017
  • Ashtanga Primary Series Yoga in Cebu May 5, 2017
  • 3-Night Cebu Stopover Apr 6-9, 2017
  • Coming Back to Cebu City Jan 27-Feb 6, 2017
  • Celebrating Friendship in Cebu City Jan 27-Feb 6, 2017
  • 2015

  • Goodbye Cebu...Daghang Salamat! Dec 20, 2015
  • Into the Realm of Jiu-jitsu Dec 5, 2015
  • Vegetarian Food at Cherry's the SPICE Nov 21, 2015
  • Shadow Fragments by Leopoldo Aguilar at Qube Gallery Nov 17, 2015
  • Yoga Adjustment and Alignment Nov 11, 2015
  • Smoked Salmon-Belly Pizza on BBQ Sauce Nov 8, 2015
  • Meditation Basics Nov 7, 2015
  • Pilipino Time Oct 30, 2015
  • The Benevolent Cebu City Oct 28, 2015
  • Vegetarian Cooking Demo with Chef Sharon at Studio 108 Oct 24, 2015
  • Yogathering 2 Oct 3-4, 2015
  • Lalique and the Lily's Peanut Butter Glass Jar Sep 12, 2015
  • Re-purposing a Broken Umbrella Aug 27, 2015
  • Body Combat Aerobic Workout Sequence Aug 24, 2015
  • Handstand Clinic at Surya Nanda Yoga Studio Aug 23, 2015
  • Stopping Time Aug 5, 2015
  • Peoplescape and Synergy Jul 19, 2015
  • Abaca Baking Company Jul 17, 2015
  • Getting Deeper into Yoga Jul 12, 2015
  • Cebu Yoga at Studio 108 Jun 30, 2015
  • Back to Surya Nanda Yoga, Cebu Jun 18-28, 2015
  • 2014

  • Thank You Cebu, til the Next Time Oct 21, 2013 - May 15, 2014
  • Teaching Yoga May 9, 2014
  • Yoga Dance with Jaya Indra at Dragonfly Yoga Studio May 9, 2014
  • Aqua Yoga with Jeanne Torrefranca at Dragonfly Pool May 4, 2014
  • i-Yoga with Ayee Domingo at Dragonfly Yoga Studio Apr 27, 2014
  • Burning Man on PechaKucha Night at GILT, Cebu Apr 22, 2014
  • Leveling Up: Veer-Yoga with the YogiVeers Apr 11, 2014
  • Kundalini Yoga with Rebecca Youngdahl Lombardi Mar 28, 2014
  • SUP Yoga with Jeanne Torrefranca at Plantation Bay Mar 23, 2014
  • Kitchie Nadal Rocks Cebu City Mar 20-21, 2014
  • U Trade Hosts Online Trading Forum with Tony Herbosa and Roy Reyes Mar 6, 2014
  • Test Driving the 420D BMW Coupe Mar 6, 2014
  • Yoga Immersion with Veer (Vaibhav Rana) Mar 5, 2014
  • Pechakucha Mar 4, 2014
  • Jeanne's Community Outreach Program Mar 2, 2014
  • U Trade's Coming Out Party Feb 27, 2014
  • La Creperie Paris Opens its Doors in Cebu City Feb 22, 2014
  • Cebu Hiatus Feb 22, 2014
  • Joan Hyman Yoga Workshop by YogaHub Feb 18, 2014
  • Idiot on a Jet Plane Feb 15, 2014
  • Demystefying Ashtanga Yoga Feb 13, 2014
  • Abundance in Cebu (Part 2) Feb 11, 2014
  • Shifting Yoga Paradigm Feb 10, 2014
  • Gayatri Mantra Jan 21, 2014
  • Crossroads in Cebu Jan 20, 2014
  • Deepening My Yoga Practice in Cebu Jan 12, 2014
  • New Year Yoga at Dragonfly Yoga Studio Jan 1, 2014
  • Fab People: Vaibhav Rana (Veer) Jan 1, 2014
  • 2013

  • Fab People: Jeanne Torrefranca (Yogini) Dec 25, 2013
  • Coffee Review: Himalayan Java Coffee Dec. 18, 2013
  • YogaHub - Real People, Real Yoga Dec 18, 2013
  • 108 Sun Salutations for Typhoon Yolanda Victims Dec 15, 2013
  • 2-day Yoga Mountain Retreat at Rancho Cancio Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2013
  • Cebu Yoga Immersion Nov 14, 2013
  • Human Neti Pot Oct 23, 2013
  • Car-Talk Cebu City Style Oct 23, 2013
  • 2012

  • Back to Cebu for the Web Workshop Oct 3-18, 2012
  • Abundance in Cebu Jul 19, 2012
  • Theosophical Buffet Breakfast at Parklane Hotel July 15, 2012
  • Parklane Hotel Talk Jul 2, 2012
  • Seekers' Lair Jun 25, 2012
  • Yoga at Cordova Reef, Cebu Beach Resort May 6-7, 2012
  • Vipassana Meditation Course Part 4: Getting Established in the Technique (sit) Apr 25 - May 6, 2012

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    Suggested Destinations in Cebu
    1. Camotes Islands - caves, beaches
    2. Cebu City - rich in culture and history, 2nd largest city in the Philippines
    3. Moalboal - amazing coral reef system, sardine bowl, deep drop-off for freediving
    4. Oslob - Butanding (whale shark) watching
    5. Bantayan Island - long stretch of fine white sand beach, Virgin Island for snorkeling
    6. Malapascua Island - divers' paradise for seeing the rare Thresher Shark
    7. Cantabaco Cave - Toledo
    8. Barile Waterfalls - Barile
    9. Whale Shark Tour - Oslob
    10. Carcar - chicharon and lechon in public market
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