Around the world: Philippine Cebu

This is part of the series: Backpacking around the world.

Cebu seems like a better and cleaner city. A mini Manila in itself but with better security. The police don’t stand around with shotguns, but there are police presence in the important part of town. Overall, the lack of police presence is more due to the fact that less crime are committed here than because there are less security.


In short, Cebu can be completed within one day, unless if you plan on seeing the waterfalls in which case you can rent a motorcycle for 500php to get there. But usually the type of people you meet here are travelers in transition from one place to another and sight seeing really isn’t a great option. If you want to see Spanish historic buildings, you are better off going to Spain.












The place I stayed at called Tr3eat Guesthouse has air conditioned room. In Philippines and traveling cheap, that is a very rare sight. So I basically stayed in to enjoy the AC. Met a girl, Caroline, I believe. Who was very talkative. Then met an australian guy who works in Alberta. The two seems to hit it off. I push them along s bit since I missed my chance, but somehow  the guy doesn’t seem that interested. This is the second time that I’ve seen a girl kinda push to have some time together while the guy just kinda let it fall apart without taking the initiative. Also, I don’t know why, but most of the girls traveling seems to have this urge to explain that they have a career, even though their “career” seems a bit too odd after you dug deeper. There’s that interior decorator who sells junk art to her friends. A Hurricane psychology researcher who is in the Philippines to research the psychological impact of a hurricane etc. Whenever someone ask me that, I just straight forward say I am laid off.

In any case, I do not want to drag on Cebu for longer than necessary.

This is part of the series: Backpacking around the world.

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