It’s funny that I’ve stayed in Cebu for several months now and I still haven’t had the chance to explore most of the neighboring beaches, islands and, at the very least, been to Sinulog! I’ve hung out with several couchsurfers and the irony is these travelers from different countries have been to more places in the Philippines than I have been in my own country!
That’s a sad but true thing for most Filipinos. Traveling is expensive but it doesn’t have to be.
Fortunately, that’s all going to change this 2015 since I intend to go to as many trips in the country as much as possible. After all, what’s the point of living in a beautiful archipelagic country if you don’t get to go around and enjoy it?
#Cue in the latest Department of Tourism campaign music
I’ve already started scratching off a few marks off the travel bucketlist here in Cebu. Among which is the “VISIT MOALBOAL” title. After all, so many Cebuanos have recommended going to Moalboal since it has lots of beaches and is a few towns closer to Oslob (VISIT OSLOB is also in my To-Do list).
Last Friday, the family decided to go on a beach trip to – guess where? – MOALBOAL! We packed our cars, grabbed hold of our snacks and prepared for a long and winding trip to the South.
Just as the map states, the trip to Moalboal takes about an hour (or two or three) depending on traffic. Mostly though the road to Moalboal is crossed through sleepy towns and small cities so traffic isn’t all that bad. We passed through Naga City which my brother claims is the industrial capital of the whole province. I’ve yet to verify that but I can see that it’s definitely where several major factories (mostly for construction materials) are located.
Further on, we passed through Carcar which is known for their chicharon (a very popular afternoon snack consisting of deep-fried pork skin and fats). Here in Carcar, they claim that their chicharon tastes so good it doesn’t need vinegar to taste. True enough, whenever we buy chicharon in Carcar, they never serve it with vinegar. Their chicharons aren’t very hard and they have that fine crisp (not too dry and not too difficult to chew).
Needless to say, I’m definitely going back to Moalboal. There’s so much more to explore! Plus, I need to find this cool canyoning site: