Thursday, April 24, 2014

Enjoying the thrill of hot spring waters at Esoy Hot Spring Resort in Duyan, Catmon Cebu




Having been living in Cebu’s North all my life, I've just recently heard from friends and other bloggers as they share their great experience at Esoy Hot Spring- A hot, sulfuric spring that emerged on the side of one of the mountains of Duyan, Catmon from volcanic activity underneath.  

This sparked my curiosity to visit the place but never actually found the time do so until my wife and friends got together and agreed for us to while the time there, have a picnic, talk over drinks and experience firsthand the spring’s natural amenities.

One Saturday, we went there and had a great time frolicking about the place’s offerings which includes: hot spring pools, river trek, waterfalls and explore the caves below the mountain. We were also guided by the none other than the very friendly resort owner, boss “Esoy” himself who oversaw that we were properly following safety instructions and have our life vests on while heading down the hanging bridge, swim in the river and walked upstream to see the whole place out.

Overall it’s another great experience that fits a traveler’s journal and I’d say is a must try for everyone. Should you need help in getting there, just take note of these: the resort sits roughly around 2-3 kilometers away from the highway and you need to turn left inside Duyan, Catmon. Signages abound the road so getting there is not a problem. In terms of transportation in case you’ll not be bringing one, “habal-habal” cycles are also in plenty.    

Below are some photos that we took from our trip to give you a better glimpse of the place. Enjoy!  























 





















Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Have bike. Will ride. - Cycling thru the sites of Liloan, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova



At the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Lapu-Lapu City Cebu


Together with some former iComm comrades Jipooh Obial and Paul Mangawang, we decided to spend our Saturday cycling to round up the best sites in Liloan, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova Cebu. 

Amidst the scorching summer sun, we whizzed through town and experienced the sights and sounds in this side of Cebu and despite the loads of body aches and obstacles on the road, we got a bargain for a treat as we made various pit stops on the nice sites and eats in town (Pocherohan sa Lapu-Lapu City hall, Sutukil restos, Botongan and Bakasi restos sa Cordova and last and certainly not the least, the Lapu-Lapu Shrine.

After seeing all of this (not to mention pedalling with our stomachs full) you guessed it right. The ride home felt more heavier with each stride as we got through the circumferential road
but nonetheless we've managed to survive to tell the tale.

Paul used his new Diamond Back Mtb, I my SGM Intensity and Jipooh used his Peerless Folding Bike for this long ride. 


A pit stop at the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. 



  


Have your feast on fresh seafoods at the Sutukil Restaurant near the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Lapu-Lapu City Cebu.