La Vie Parisienne is French Bakers, Deli, Wine Library located in 371 Gorordo Avenue Lahug, Cebu City. Opens everyday from 7AM-12Midnight. My second time here at La Vie Parisienne. One of the reason why I love coming back to Cebu. This time was special because it’s my 31st birthday. I love their peach wine and croissant, you should include it in your itinerary. Perfect place to chill with friends and loved ones.
I’d like to say thank you to my friends in Cebu who generously shared their time to meet and tour us. Thanks to Migo Ian (IG: @ian_ko) and idol Sherjade Vanz (IG: @shervanz). I will be back soon Cebu. Photos are edited thru #picsart.
Bantayan Island is on my top 5 beaches in the Philippines. This is my second time here, just enjoying the sunshine, blue skies, turquoise ocean & warm weather on the island. But first let me post shameless selfies lol.
Enough selfie hehe… sharing you the must visit tourist spots when in Bantayan Island. But first you have to rent for habal-habal (motor scooter) for you to explore the island. The rate in the resort is P350 for 24hrs rental but you can negotiate it outside up to P250. There’s no driver for hire, the resort will give you a map of the island, you can ask the locals if ever you’ll get lost, tour yourself – exciting right? Yes it is for my friend Wil lol.
1. Saint Peter and Paul Church – Built in 1863, it is the seat of the first and therefore the oldest parish in Visayas and Mindanao which was founded on June 1580 then known as the Convento de la Asuncion de Nuestra Señora, the parish was under the direct supervision of the Diocese of Manila. Source: http://bantayan.gov.ph/tourism/old-catholic-church
2. Bantayan Island Nature Park & Resort – an 8 hectare wellness and leisure hideaway located in Tamiao, Bantayan Island, north of Cebu, Philippines. This seaside resort is only 20 minutes away from the port of Sta. Fe.
The resort features a spring-fed cave pool, the biggest in the island. It also has the biggest swimming pool in the island. There is also access to a wide expanse of white sand by the cliff side where guests can swim and even indulge in “manginhas” or shellfish picking. We availed the day tour and paid for P100 for the entrance fee. They also have room accommodation, check out their website http://www.ilink.ph/bantayan-island-nature-park-and-resort
3. Bantayan Wharf – drove fast to catch the sunset.
4. Sunrise – woke up 5am to catch the sunrise which is just in front of our room
5. Tabuan – went to the town proper to buy danggit (dried fish). Most of the danggit in Cebu come from Bantayan and Leyte so it’s cheaper here and can bargain the price.
After buying pasalubong, we ate in the turo-turo 😀
The last stop of our package tour (Osmeña Peak, Cambais Falls and Kawasan Falls). Paid for P500 per head – not bad. Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu is a peaceful natural place where you can enjoy many waterfalls of natural spring water. A gentle hush of rushing ice cool water. From the entrance you will register and pay for P10. We also paid for a guide (P200) but it’s not actually needed because there are lots of locals and tourists going uphill. You have to walk for about 1.5 kl to get to the first waterfall.
Kawasan has many waterfalls. The first one is the largest of the three, and is usually the most crowded.
An uphill climb for fifteen minutes will take you to the second falls, and another, and another.
There are cottages for rent rate from P1,500 – 2,500 but we got the table for P300 since it’s me and Wil only. Our guide stayed near the table to look for our stuff while we are swimming/taking pictures. It is a good idea to bring in your own food, the resort’s restaurants are expensive and it does not taste good. You can rent a raft for P300 to take you around the “pool” or for a refreshing “shower massage” under the falling water. There’s shower room after swimming, you just have to pay for P10 and there’s also a sari-sari store where you can buy shampoo and soap in case you forgot to bring.
We left Kawasan around 4pm, there are Ceres buses going to Cebu City. Bus fare is around P120. Gopro shots from Wil, my edit. xoxo
This is the continuation of my trip to Osmeña Peak, the next stop was Cambais Falls in Alegria, Cebu. It was just a motorcycle (habal-habal) road trip from Mantalongon. This was also part of the package tour offered to us for P500 per head. Inclusions are Osmeña Peak, Cambais Falls and Kawasan Falls. Nothing much to do here so we didn’t stay long and proceed to Kawasan Falls.
My second time was with a good friend William. We tried to catch the sunrise so we left Cebu City at 2am. Arrived in Dalaguete junction by 6am and hired haba-habal for 30 minutes. It was a bumpy ride, cold and foggy. It reminds me of Xander and Agnes of Forevermore (telenovela) lol. My third visit would be a sunset session. I personally love this place.
Because Mr. Sunshine didn’t show up, we ate pansit canton, hard boiled egg and grilled chrorizo de Cebu and coffee of course after the climb. We had breakfast first before heading to Cambais Falls and Kawasan Falls. My next post will be waterfalls of Cebu. For itinerary and budget of Osmeña Peak please refer to the first trek post. Photo credits to Wil (IG: @willianism09) my edit.
Wait, am I in Bohol? My reaction when I first saw the green jagged hills of Osmeña Peak because it’s like a deformed chocolate hills lol. And oh, I’ve never been to Bohol.
Osmeña Peak is located in the Municipality of Dalaguete in the province of Cebu. The peak is approximately 1,000 meters above sea level making it the highest peak in the island of Cebu.
Dalaguete is called the “Vegetable Basket of Cebu” because its foggy hillsides are perfect for growing the healthy greens. Every day, 60 tons of farm fresh veggies are harvested in Dalaguete and transported to Cebu City.
I’m not fond of climbing mountains but this one’s an exception. I learned from a good friend Ian who is from Cebu (@ian_ko on IG) that the trek is easier compared to the other mountains so I included this in our 4-days visit to Cebu with Ma-an and Jean.
How we got there:
Get yourself to Cebu. From the Mactan Airport, take a taxi to the Southern Bus Terminal. This won’t cost you more than P150.
Take a bus going to Oslob and gef off Dalaguete junction. The fare is about P95 one way only and travel time is roughly 2-3hours.
Hire a motorcycle (habal-habal) at the crossing or you may contact Kuya Jun-jun at 0946-3793733. The charge per person is P200 – round trip already
Travel time to Osmeña Peak is about 30 minutes.
There are kids who will be the tour guide, you may pay any amount or just give a tip or food.