Island Hopping in Cebu: A Pandanon Photo Diary + Details

Bikini: H&M| Flip flops: Havaianas| Shades: Forever21

Boat service– 0925 725 1497 (Debbie)
Php 4,000.00 for boat good for 30 people

Pungko-pungko in a boxKusina ni Sir

Lechon – Kharmen

Pandanon entrance – p 150.00/ head

Cottage – P 400.00

Smiles, friends and sun– FREE

PhotosAlex Eturma

Issa G.

What’s In My Bag? feat. Metro Gaisano Shoe & Bag Sale

It’s quite a silly video, isn’t it?

My favorite red tags are back and are making a long term appearance ’til the end of the month! Yes fellow shopaholics, shopping this entire month will be a little less guilt free with the awesome sales that Metro Gaisano has to offer- this post specifically highlighting their bag and shoe sale!

For the entire month of November, indulge in various sales all over the Metro stores ranging from their shoes, bags, make up, home items and everything else in between!

Travel bugs out there will be pleased to discover that Metro is specifically holding a Travel Gear sale from October 27- November 26, 2017 with various travel gear items up for grabs from suit cases, carry on bags, travel gear items and more! Scroll down for a little sneak peek:

Happy shopping,

Issa P.


Everything You Need To Know About Traveling (Land Trip) From Cebu -> Dumaguete -> Bacolod -> Cebu

A couple of weeks ago, Paolo and I had to make a trip to Bacolod to have his passport renewed. We didn’t have a whole lot of time before our upcoming Taipei trip and it was almost impossible to get a schedule at our DFA so having it done elsewhere just fel like the best thing.

We decided to turn it into a pre- Taipei trip and drop by Dumaguete and then Bacolod then back to Cebu since we had business in the South anyways and we’ve never been there together before. After much discussion, our best option was… a road trip!

But how?

We decided to drive to Maayo Shipping Lines’ port (Santander) which is roughly around 3:30- 4:00 hours away from the main city. Getting our vehicle on the boat/ RORO cost us around P1,300.00 for a back and forth trip* from the Port of Santander to the Sibulan Port (Negros). It was a quick 30 minute float to the port and from there we drove to Dumaguete which was a 20 minute or so drive. We relied heavily on Waze which did not disappoint and took up very little of my data, in case you’re concerned about that. Seriously guys, it’s 2017, if you don’t know how to use Waze/ Google maps then you’re seriously missing out!

* Paolo forgot that we would drive from Cebu- Santander – Dumaguete- Bacolod – Toledo- Cebu so now we have an extra ticket from Dumaguete back to Santander.

Sibulang Ferry, Negros -> Dumaguete proper

The interior of the RORO Taken from Maayo Shipping Lines’ Facebook page

Taken from the Maayo Shipping Lines’ Facebook Page

Taken from Maayo Shipping Lines’ Facebook page

We stayed in Dumaguete for half a day, checking off some typical touristy things off our list (which I will share in separate blog posts) before heading North (Bacolod). It was an excruciating  5 hour trip for someone with as short of an attention span as I do, but you know, a good Spotify playlist is always the solution to anything!

Dumaguete proper -> Bacolod city proper

Plus, the view was AMAZING!

Again, I will be sharing the accounts of what we did in Bacolod in another blog post but we basically stayed there for a good 3 days covering famous food destinations, an island and meeting up with old friends.

Then we made our way across the island to the Port of San Carlos (enter, Waze) and although we cannot remember which shipping line it was, we got on the earliest roro that could get us and our car back to Toledo city where we drove back to the motherland.

Bacolod proper -> San Carlos City (port)


Toledo City -> Cebu City proper

I wanted to make this blog entry for you guys just in case you were planning a quick trip and didn’t quite know how to do so.

Here are other ways for you to get around on land:

1. CEBU – DUMAGUETE by Ceres Bus

South Bus Terminal -> get on a bus Dumaguete -> Maayo Shipping Lines Wharf -> Sibulan Port -> Dumaguete
For schedules, check here 

2. DUMAGUTE – BACOLOD by Ceres Bus

Dumaguete Ceres Liner TerminalBacolod North Bus Terminal (closest to city proper)
For schedules, check here

If there’s anything else you need to know, feel free to leave a comment below or email me at!

I’m craving for pizza now so bye,
Issa P.