Back in Cebu South: Binalayan and Inambakan Falls

Reminiscing my trip back home to the Philippines last August 2019, I realized that I haven’t yet blogged about our exciting first time visit to 2 beautiful waterfalls in Cebu South. With that, I am launching my blog’s #TravelTuesdays special with this unforgettable experience of ours during our visit to these pristine waterfalls in the Queen City of the South!

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The 1.5D2N Bantayan Island Life

This blog is 1 year overdue now, but I am writing it anyways.

When I went home to the Philippines last December 2018, my man and I decided to spend a weekend in the paradise that is Bantayan Island. By far, it is the best and most relaxing vacation we’ve ever had. Why? Read more to find out!

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Chasing the Sunrise at Bantayan Island Nature Park and Resort

It was the day before our Bantayan Island trip that I was panicking to find another hotel for us to stay into because from a 1D1N plan, we abruptly decided to extend the trip with another day and night. I think it was a blessing in disguise when all the other hotels were full because if it was not for that, I wouldn’t find this gem, Bantayan Island Nature Park and Resort.

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La Playa Estrella: Great Food and Beach Lights at Night, but it’s Not Much

If you’re looking for a night party, this is the place for you. But if you are looking for a place to relax with nature, you better go to Amihan Beach Cabanas or Bantayan Island Nature Park.

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Living Zero-waste: Where to find Handmade Soaps and Shampoo Bars in Cebu City and Why Make the Swap

I made the swap to Handmade Soaps and Shampoo Bars to fulfill these 2 objectives:

  1. To have a waste-free body skin care and hair routine
  2. To detoxify by using non-toxic body and hair products

Now, my generated solid wastes were lessened, plus, my skin and hair are at their healthiest state ever! But it didn’t start smoothly. When I said yes to the zero-waste lifestyle, the first thing that I got obsessed with is finding a package-free soap and shampoo. At first, I thought it would be a very easy task. I mean, handmade soaps and shampoo bars are not new concepts! Unfortunately, I was wrong. Only very few sellers sell these items and at a very expensive price. *sighs But hey, no need to be sad. Maybe someday, if the demand increases, many sellers would make these products available, right?

In this article, I already summed up where to look for these products outside and around the city. I have struggled for the past few months looking for these products. This way, I hope you don’t get to struggle like I did. Enjoy! 🙂

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Living Zero-waste: Trash-free Food Shopping in Cebu City!

I always find posts on Facebook about people trying to do trash-free food shopping in Supermarkets and failed to do so because, Supermarkets will forever have packaged foods. Well ever since I started my zero-waste journey, one of the first things that I did to avoid trash is to shop in a place where it is not mandatory to package the food that I buy. If NYC has a Farmers’ Market where Lauren Singer does her food shopping, I have my most favorite place here in Cebu City; Carbon Market. ❤

I know, the place stinks and everybody has the stereotype that it is very dangerous to be there, but I actually don’t mind. I’ve been shopping my foods there even before I started my zero-waste journey and I always go home in one piece and I haven’t ever had any dangerous experience there. So you chill guys because, you might also start to have your very own Saturday Carbon Market Day (my favorite day of the week~) after reading this blog. 😉

Alright, so how do I do it? Lemme share to you some tips and tricks on how to do a trash-free food shopping:

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Living Zero-waste: 2-ingredient Homemade Organic Face and Body Moisturizer

For weeks, I scored Youtube for moisturizer and body butter recipes, but I found out that recipes for this product is actually difficult to do because there are many processes to execute and the ingredients were hard to find here in my location (Cebu City.) Fortunately, I found one recipe that only requires 2 ingredients and is absolutely easy to make! I’m paying it forward by sharing it you!

This recipe is from a Youtuber that goes by the name Semitropical. Shoutout to that amazing girl! Checkout her video for this moisturizer here.

I absolutely love this moisturizer that I really can’t wait to share this with you all. Let’s get it on!

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1D1N in Badian for less than Php 600! (with Itinerary, Travel Guide, and Summary of Expenses)

Cebu is full of weekend getaway spots and Badian will absolutely appear at the top of your searches. Being one of the top tourist places in the Cebu province, Badian is known for its white sand beaches, pristine waterfalls, and diving spots. It doesn’t matter if you plan to stay there for a full week or for just one day. Badian will not disappoint as long as you know where you’re going and what you’re doing!

One weekend, my sister and I were thinking to go camping at a white beach somewhere in Cebu that would not cost us much. I found Lambug Beach in Google very quickly and from there, we started to pack.

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A 5-hour Visit to the great Kawasan Falls (with Travel Guide and Expenses)

If you are not going to do Canyoneering, the visit to Kawasan Falls will not be worth it.

In my 8 years of living in Cebu City, Kawasan Falls is one legend that I always hear about. I never went there in the past because Canyoneering is too mainstream! *laughs Last weekend, since my sister and I visited Badian to camp at Lambug Beach, it is hard to ignore the urge to at least take a peek of the legendary Kawasan Falls of Cebu.

Disclaimer: We didn’t do Canyoneering. We just visited the location. So if you are looking for Canyoneering articles for Kawasan Falls, this is not a place for you.

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White Beach + Chill Camping + Affordable Weekend by the Sea = Badian’s Lambug Beach (Travel Guide and Expenses)

My experience during my beach camping at Lambug Beach, Badian. Read on!

There are three (3) popular beaches that will appear in your search when you Google “beach campsite in Cebu.” The first and by far the most popular one would be (1) Basdaku, Moalboal then (2) Tingko Beach, Alcoy and lastly (3) would be Lambug Beach, Badian.

My sister and I chose Lambug Beach! Reason is that, it is the least popular of all the three, therefore it means, lesser crowds! So, let’s start on what I really mean with “White Beach” + “Chill Camping” + “Affordable Weekend by the Sea” in the title of this article.

If you are planning to go to Lambug Beach in the future, be sure to read on!

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