7 Reasons to Visit Mercado: Food Edition at the Outlets

7 Reasons to Visit Mercado: Food Edition at the Outlets

We’re less than a week away from our annual Christmas bazaar. The Mercado: Food Edition at the Outlets is starting to look very promising.

The bazaar is going to be at the Outlets in Pueblo Verde, MEZ II, Basak, Lapu-Lapu City on December 12, 13 and 14.

There are plenty of reasons to visit.

Where to Find Millions of Sardines in Cebu

Where to Find Millions of Sardines in Cebu

Only a few people know about the huge schools of sardines in Cebu. They are either divers, people with environmental advocacies or the fisher-folks in the areas. Where Do You Find These Huge Balls of Sardines? Lucky for me, I freedive and get to explore the seas of Cebu – from up north to south: Malapascua, Bantayan, Camotes, Mactan, Moalboal, Badian, and Oslob. There were only two places in Cebu I’ve encountered them: Moalboal and Mactan island. Moalboal’s Sardines The photo shows a humongous number of sardines in Moalboal, Cebu, along Tañon Strait. They number in the millions as they swarm the tiny island of Pescador, just a few kilometers from Moalboal’s shores. Though sometimes, they transfer to the Panagsama reef. They don’t look as splendid when they spread across the wide reef of Panagsama though. In the reef, they don’t form a huge ball because they are dispersed along the vast drop. This storm of fish has been missing for about two years beginning late 2011, but returned in 2013 in full strength. In my opinion, it has grown larger in number and in fish size too. The diving community in Moalboal was delighted to see them back. It was not known why they disappeared, but many had their theories. Some said it was because they were fished. Others said that it was because of the series of earthquakes that shook the area. The sardines in Pescador island can be seen by just snorkeling. They swim in the shallower parts, about 10 feet deep. Sometimes they go to the edge of the reef, and scuba divers 50 feet...
5 Places to go for Holy Week

5 Places to go for Holy Week

Anyone who has spent Holy Week in Cebu City knows that it becomes a ghost town. Establishments close, traffic is nonexistent and most people leave for white sand and beautiful beaches. This seems to be the only time when people DON’T stay in Cebu City. Here’s what an empty Cebu looks like. There’s a reason for the empty streets. Cebu happens to be near many great places to go for Holy Week. It’s a perfect jump off spot for a quick vacay. Let’s start with the most obvious choice. Bantayan This is first on the list of many Cebuanos. Holy Week in Bantayan is EPIC. People flock to this beach island to experience non-stop parties, gigs and beautiful people all while basking under the heat of the sun. If you are looking for a good time, this is the place to go. Most of the action happens in Sugar Beach. Word was the parties used to get CRAZY! But after the banning of the bikini shows, things have calmed down a little bit. Who knows what this year in Bantayan will be like? PS – Remember to book your hotels and boats early. Lots of people go!  PPS – 3/16/15 This is an update to the post. If you’ve been wondering what Bantayan has been like since the Yolanda tragedy, we visited it recently and blogged about it. You can read it here. Bohol Wild partying isn’t your thing? You want to spend Holy Week with the family? Or maybe even a short getaway with the girlaloo? Bohol is a great alternative location. Of course, you’ve got Alona Beach...