Since I am inspired to write recently, here are the contact names and numbers as well as the rates they gave me: Useful Contacts: Location Name of Tour Guide Contact Number Notes Bohol Ms Kathy 09278218352 Island Hopping – P1400/6 pax, P1600/7pax Panglao Tour – P1500/car, P2000/van Bohol Countryside Tour P2000/4pax, P2400/6pax, P2700/12pax If you don’t know anyone in Bohol/Cebu, you can ask them Ms. Kathy to book your ferry tickets. Kuya RJ 09273496197 Bohol Countryside Tour – recommended P2200 (Innova), P2500 (van) Island Hopping – P2500 complete package He gave us a van instead of the Innova for the same price. Kuya Jun 09182031833, 09269671510 Tour Guide for Bohol Countryside Tour – highly recommended Very informative, very fun to tour with. Cebu Kuya Danny 09193753071 Cebu – Mactan Tour – P2500 Kuya Mario 09996812488 Tour Guide in Cebu Other Contacts Bohol Kuya Ferdinand 09069509692 Countryside Tour – P3000 inclusive of ride to resort in Panglao Kuya Kevin 09265755808 P990/pax Kuya Doro 09396093005 Island Hopping P1500/6pax Mang Milyo 09497395737 Kuya Ryan 09207191790 Countryside Tour – P2400 Innova Island Hopping – P1600 Kuya Tatsky 09157945556 Countryside Tour – P2400 Innova Island Hopping – P1600/6pax Cebu Kuya Macky 09062080724 Cebu-Mactan Tour P2800 By
To help you plan your solo travel or budget travel or whatever you’re planning to do – here’s a list of my expenses. Remember that I didn’t get to tour Pescador and this isn’t overnight. To read about my experience in Moalboal – click here. For tips in traveling solo to Moalboal – click here. Expenses Amount Total Transportation: Taxi from Airport to Ceres Terminal P200 Ceres Bus: Cebu City – Moalboal P107 Moalboal – Cebu City P107 Tricycle to Panagsama P10 Tours: White Beach Tour P250 Lunch: Spicy Gambas P125 Mango Shake P75 P874 As much as I’d like to pretend that that’s a small budget, I didn’t really get to do much except get a taste of the different beaches in Moalboal and spend some time learning about the locals. I’m sure you can beat this budget.
In August 7, 2011 I experienced my first solo trip – in a place I never expected to be alone in. I have to say, my first solo trip wasn’t much of a success, in terms of things done and places I went to. I’m still pretty much really shy and I could feel my fear the whole time I went. If there’s one thing that makes fear the worst – is the fact that it brings you down. Fear stops me from doing what I want and that is my major weakness. Once I’m scared, I don’t do it anymore. When my family and I separated at the Mactan-Cebu Airport, I contemplated on finding a way to commute to the terminal. Out of fear of getting lost, I decided against it and took a taxi instead. Wrong move! I spent P200 just getting to the Ceres Terminal. That’s a huge minus from my supposed P1000 budget. At the terminal, there is a terminal fee of P5 to be paid at the counter before you can take the bus. Since I was too scared to go further into the terminal, I had no idea I had lined up for the non-aircon bus. I texted Doi of the Travelling Feet, because she was supposed to come with me on my Moalboal
Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Here’s a shortened list of what you should remember in traveling to Moalboal: Bring extra clothes Bring extra money in case you want to join tours and boat trips and go diving If you’re doing a day trip, don’t bring a lot of stuff Contact people before you go so you can arrange boat rides, tours earlier and possibly for cheaper prices Bring canned goods (food can be expensive at P100+ per meal) Don’t be shy to ask questions. People in Moalboal are really nice and friendly You don’t have to worry about riding an open bus to Moalboal because you probably won’t be going through any urban and polluted cities. You may want to get an aircon bus on your way back though. You might want to learn a few basic Visayan phrases just to help you get by. It’s best that you get to the Ceres bus terminal early. First trip to Moalboal is at 6am so if you want to get the most out of a daytrip, get there as soon as you can. Last bus that goes through Moalboal is at 7pm (according to locals) Take the bus going to Bato via Barili Don’t sleep on your way to Moalboal (not because it’s dangerous) but because the view
If there’s one dessert stop in Cebu you cannot miss, its La Marea Pastry Shop in Cebu City. If you want to experience the most delicious desserts in your life, then you definitely have to drop by the Walk for a taste. Thanks to my interview with Edcel Suyo of Soloflighted, I was able to experience the delicious Warm Brownie Cup. I’ve read about the Warm Brownie Cup from many blogs and throughout my Bohol-Cebu trip, I thought I might not be able to get a taste of it because the family’s itinerary had been packed. Thank God for my extra day, right? So, when we settled outside the cozy, little dessert shop at the Walk, I almost forgot we were at one of the places I had been dying to go to! Courtesy of Doi Domasian and Edcel, of course, they gave me my first taste of the heavenly Warm Brownie Cup. At first look, you won’t really find anything special. Warm Brownie Cup just looks like a small chocolate cake, inside a cup, topped with vanilla ice cream, decorated with chocolate syrup. But when you get a taste of it, boy, that’s a different story. Taking a bite out of the Warm Brownie Cup is like plunging your teeth into a soft marshmallow, only this time, it was
During my last night in Cebu, I was toured by Doi Domasian of The Travelling Feet and Edcel Suyo of SoloFlightEd. After a really tiring day, they offered to take me out for the night – and can I say, it was one of the best nights I had – without alcohol! Cool eh? The first place they took me to was dinner – at the Tisa! Siomai sa Tisa or Siomai in Tisa, as they call it, is the infamous dish especially served in Tisa, Labangon where the restaurant opens at night just along the streets. If during the daytime you wouldn’t find anything along the streets, at night, the place is brimming with people eager to taste the famous Siomai sa Tisa. The thing about Siomai is that siomai is siomai. How it looks like is particularly the same everywhere, but the taste is always different. If you’re tired of the siomai sold in the famous siomai food carts, then Siomai sa Tisa will give you the different Siomai experience you crave for. The dining atmosphere may be different than usual but you’ll find the taste especially pleasant with the delicious blend of the pork and its fat, savored with the chili garlic sauce, making perfect partners. You need to be careful of snatchers, of course, so make