[Philippines] ~ Cebu in City, 07.23-24.15

One need not go very far to explore as much

>>>>>  07.23-24.15

Not my first time in Cebu City but it was first for me to ‘explore’ the city solo. I decided to spend it then walking around in search of a place for beer and music, which fortunately led to discovery of one which reminded me of one of my favorite places for gig in Manila.  Add to this impulsive dash to experience Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency.

20150723_053138Shot from the airplane we see all the time

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From this low

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20150723_073315Because I forgot to bring a smaller bag

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Lechon tasted # 1

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20150723_174918Oh Red Planet, I am loving you more and more

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Small portion of “kalat” (mess)

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20150723_192644First stop in search for a bar : Koa Bar along Gorordo

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20150723_203400Supposedly a place for reggae music but it was still early when I was there so just this quiet

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20150723_203452From the other side of the street

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20150723_204627Stop 2 : Had to take a jeepney and do some walking in a dark street to get to this from Koa. (And now, I cannot believe i forgot what it is called. Outpost. Err.

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20150723_204638Am pretty sure there is attempt at some theme here but I just could not figure it out… 

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20150723_204640Interesting though how these change colors

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20150724_151930At my French-named hostel. Gaaad this is the problem when you write months from when it happened

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20150724_152018Common area that is staple in hostels

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20150724_152039True that,

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20150724_152107Dead when there’s light

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20150724_152248Some ‘art’ on the way back to Red Planet area

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20150724_152907Very Korean

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20150724_152915I wish these signs are true

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20150724_152922Is it just me or does “cafenamoo” sound like a curse in Filipino?  😀 

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20150724_152953Some evil orange

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20150724_153045Seemingly synchronized

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20150724_153104Post and hang it!

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20150724_153110Uncaptured stink 😀

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20150724_153446A letter of difference and it wouldn’t be as wholesome

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20150724_154229And now I forget what this was. Some mint, maybe?

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20150724_160550Because this is a strange-looking toy

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20150724_162404Because this looks like pizza pie

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20150724_162718Luckily this lechon not very far form where I was wandering 

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20150724_162726Err. For future reference?

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20150724_162738I guess there’s attempt at both modern and traditional

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20150724_162806And this one just reminded me of what they have in Fred’s Revolucion in Cubao Expo (which happens to be where I am right now writing this)

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20150724_163445Smallest of a lechon meal all to myself. There was 1/4 left though

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20150724_170339There’s my favorite value hotel from outside

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20150724_174612I wish I can capture wider but that’s panorama from Crown Regency in Cebu

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20150724_174626On my left

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20150724_174632Where my coaster was

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20150724_174701I tried but I did not get any to work

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20150724_174725There’s zipline in the city too but for some reason, I was just not that interested

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Fair warning

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20150724_174857Let’s remember the stamp and other paraphernalia

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20150724_174926Not-so-hidden moon

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20150724_180220So I shall just imagine myself somewhere in this picture

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20150724_180859I read it was a marketing scam but okay, let’s try 6D anyway (I, by the way, should have chosen the front seats. I personally think it was okay – I had the entire mini-theater to myself – but those seats in front just kept on distracting and making the entire experience not as real)

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20150724_191119Okay, if you say so, Sign

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20150724_192241Only souvenir I have from that ride

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20150724_220417Hostel’s bar slightly busy at that time of day

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20150724_221606Handuraw Pizza which reminded me of Route 196 in Manila. It was Coldplay cover night then

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20150724_221728From where I stand in the bar

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20150724_222726It was a crowded night but not captured here at all

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20150724_222732Also a place for catch-up. Gaad I love this place

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20150724_223511Because… girl who sings

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20150724_225116… and books

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I have to source this bracelet

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Let’s inject some wit, huh

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20150724_225352I told myself I shall come back for screenings. And after n month/s later, I did

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Very Route 196 to me

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And this red door just reminds me of Ted Mosby’s telephone booth for some reason

20150724_225557Trinkets

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20150724_225627All 7 days of week

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20150724_230353More local acts

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20150724_231406That man on piano seemingly a local ‘celebrity’

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20150724_232256.. and from this frame, we kind of get why

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20150725_000259Lights on

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20150725_002837This Kukuk’s Nest which intrigued me

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20150725_003043That ‘vibe’ was not there but they have this nice wall

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Obviously from the mirror – from where I sit

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20150725_005959And this just reminds me of tiles in our church

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20150725_010016So how does it feel to have a fan as a head

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For some reason, this looks very Murakami

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20150725_010107Some familiar wall ‘art’

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20150725_010135I am in love with this picture

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So my attempt at the functional details? 

Cebu is one of Philippines’ main cities that it should not be a bother to go there. Cebu Pacific as the name implies flies quite ‘extensively’ from early morning until late night.

It’s a city not very far from the feel of Manila, with the traffic and all but it has easier access to nicer beaches so that should be a plus.

It’s a city with options that you can go from a value hotel such Red Planet Hotel to this hostel I stayed in Gorordo Avenue – accessible to bars Koa, Handuraw and Kukuk’s Nest.

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