• Cebu,  Philippines,  Travel

    Overdue Post! Mt. Kandungaw, Kawasan Falls, & Moalboal Itinerary + Budget

    Ni Hao everyone! Hope you don’t mind reading this super overdue post that was supposed to be posted last year. I decided to still push through this cause some of my friends have asked me about our budget and itinerary on our Cebu south trip which we had last October 7-8, 2017, so overdue, right? So our DIY 2D/1N south trip covered trekking to Mt. Kandungaw at Dalaguete, short visit to Kawasan Falls at Badian, and Island Hopping at Moalboal.   Day 1 – Mt. Kandungaw and Kawasan Falls 4:00 AM Depart from Cebu City to Dalaguete First on our list is Trekking to Mt. Kandungaw Peak at Dalaguete. To get…

  • Sumilon Sandbar Island
    Cebu,  Philippines,  Travel

    DIY Budget Sumilon Island Day Tour

    Sumilon Island is known as one of the major tourist spots in the province of Cebu and one of the best sandbars here in the Philippines. The sandbar island has an area of 24 hectares and isprivately owned by Bluewater Resorts. Day tour rate is PHP1,500 on weekdays and PHP2,000 on weekends and holidays per head. Inclusions: Entrance fee Buffet lunch with one round of non-alcoholic drink Roundtrip boat transfers (Mainland Bancogon Sumilon Island Mainland Bancogon) Island Activities (kayaking, snorkeling free use of mask and snorkel, island trekking and fish feeding) Use of resort facilities including beach, infinity pool, payags and shower rooms Visit their website for more details:http://www.bluewatersumilon.com.ph/ Entering…

  • Tablea Chocolate Cafe
    Cebu,  Food,  Lifestyle

    Where to Eat: Tablea Chocolate Cafe

    This is just a quick post about a new cafe that I just recently tried; a cafe which was introduced to me by my brother. If you know me well, you know how much I love eating cakes. It’s just one of my comfort food whenever I’m having some mood swings, when I’m burned out, and especially during PMS. So I searched for some dessert parlors nearby our apartment over the weekend because I was craving for a slice of cake to satisfy PMS days. My brother suggested that I should try out Tablea Chocolate Cafe at JY Square Mall (which is just a 5 min motorcycle ride from our apartment). I…

  • Casa Blanca by the Sea
    Cebu,  Philippines,  Travel

    A Quick Holiday Escapade at Casa Blanca by the Sea

    Hooray for a long weekend here in Cebu City! Friday, February 24, was declared a Holiday here in Cebu City to give way for the commemoration of the City’s 79th Charter Day. So because of that me and my officemates had a quick holiday escapade at a not-so-known resort in Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City – Casa Blanca by the Sea. I have just recently discovered this resort on a post from Ella of WanderingElla, and was completely curious at how beautiful the place was after seeing photos of the resort. That’s why I suggested this place as we planned whereto. A day before we went to the resort, I called and inquired…

  • Cebu,  Philippines,  Tips,  Travel

    Osmeña Peak Traverse to Kawasan Falls

    Hello everyone! As you can see, I have officially moved to a new domain (BIASAMBRANO.COM) because my previous domain (ROADBYBIA.COM) is expiring soon and I’ve decided to use my name as my new domain name. But still, this blog will continue to be titled as “Road By Bia”. Ever since I’ve first climbed Osmeña Peak, I was so eager to have another trekking experience and explore the outdoors and the beauty of our country’s nature. A few weeks ago, my officemates planned to have an outing around south of Cebu. So, one of our officemates suggested that we do something new which is to trek from Osmeña Peak to Kawasan.…