I know what you must be thinking, “Really, a love affair with a place?” 

You bet, and it can last a lifetime too.

Think about the person who matters the most to you right now—the one who’s beyond being just somebody you like and who really moves you. Cebu can mean the same way to anyone who has ever been lit up by her city, soothed by her beaches’ white shores and satiated by her diverse flavors.

Milan Kundera, the author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” once wrote: “Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.”

If you’re willing to face the risk of potentially falling in love with Cebu, read on.

  • Let’s start with her looks because that’s what first draws you in. With Cebu’s sinuous green hills that offer you breathtaking views, milky coasts that lead you to cerulean waters and a throbbing metropolis that never ceases to surprise you, you’ll be hooked at first sight. Even Cebuanos themselves can never get tired of the usual tourist spots like Fort San Pedro—Cebu simply inspires you to bask her in with fresh eyes.


  • Now you’re ready to taste and really feel her. By this time, you’re rearing to dive into Cebu and her culture. Extraordinarily enough, she has that rare mix of being traditional and urbane. So no matter what you’re in the mood for, whether it’s a food trip on the best lechon in town, a natural high by spending the day in the sea, or a crazy night out partying at the hottest events, she’s the quintessential date. Undoubtedly, Cebu’s your personal jill of all trades.                                                                                                                                         


  • Before you leave her, you already want to come back or even seriously consider to stay. We’ve all said this at least once in our lives, “I just want someone simple.” Cebu is straightforward and down to earth—no frills, all substance. Because of this, she’s just one of those places that you easily fall in love with. The moment she hits you, she hits you so hard that you immediately know she’s leagues above fling material. It’s no wonder then that those who have been captivated by Cebu willingly choose to stay under her spell, sometimes to the point of completely lowering their anchors, and ultimately calling her their new home.


If these aren’t elements of a great love for you, then nothing else can come close, don’t you think?



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