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Info and articles on living in Cebu, Philippines.

Cebu City’s Bikini Bars – Mango Avenue

Cebu City’s ‘Mango Avenue’ (General Maxilom Avenue) is home to about a dozen bikini bars / KTVs where you can find a nice Filipina lady to keep you company for the night. All in all it’ll cost you around 3000-4000 pesos ($60-90) plus drinks. The bars are open from around 8pm – 3.30am or later if there are customers. Does Cebu have Barfines? In Angeles City or Manila you pay for sex in two transactions – the barfine paid to the bar, then the tip paid to...

Cebu Hotel / Short Stay Condo with 10Mbps PLDT Wifi

I first picked City Suites Ramos Tower hotel as it’s a short walk (500m) to the Mango Avenue nightlife, and looked modern from the pics on their website and Agoda page. Deluxe corner room 27th floor, $39.95 on Agoda (1860 pesos) What I really liked though is that each room has it’s own private PLDT wifi line, with your own password, like a condo – it turned out City Suites is actually a Condotel, with both daily and monthly rates. Perfect for digital nomads trying to find good...

Cebu Budget Breakdown

I usually spend a little under $1,000 a month when living in Cebu. I could probably get it a bit cheaper if I wanted to move further away from the center of the city. But since I spend the vast majority of my time when out in places like Ayala, IT Park, and SM I will pay a bit more to be close to them. Cebu is like the rest of the Philippines in that you get bad value for your apartments. It is just...

Cebu Condo Example on AirBnB

In the last post I gave examples of some of the high end condos on AirBnB that do monthly rates  – Knightsbridge and Gramercy in Manila, and Calyx Centre in Cebu. Someone commented I should post some more original content, so here it is – La Guardia Flats 1 at the end of La Guardia Street, Cebu. It’s centrally located between JY Square Mall and IT Park, and about 1km North of Waterfront Casino if you scroll the map down. A fews mins cab ride to Mango Square, MO2 club, Ayala Mall...

Cebu City Ebook Guide & Map

This ebook and map covers all I wish I knew my first time in Cebu – it can be a difficult city for newbs. Topics include where to meet Filipinas – both normal and P4P (pay for play) girls – how to get set up from the moment you land at the airport, where to stay, nightlife, things to do, the works. Below is a free sneak peek of one chapter. The rest is rest is on Amazon for $4.99 with a link to the zoomable Cebu map in the last chapter. Map...

Where to take a Girl in Cebu (2nd / 3rd Date)

Last post was on first date ideas in Cebu, with four suggested venues. Trying to get her off her phone at Dolce Cafe But let’s say you want to take your new Filipina ‘gf’ out again… I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. Maybe this girl is the rare Pinay that doesn’t put out on the first date.  This has you even more intrigued and wanting to impress her. Maybe she’s the more innocent type off ChristianFilipina.com (will put up a review of this site at some point). Whatever it...

Your First Date In Cebu

Finding a girl in Cebu for a blind date isn’t hard at all. This Jolibee date tricked my buddy with photo filters, but luckily had a good personality It’s the ‘second city’ of the Philippines so pretty populated, there’ll be some sexy Pinays online waiting for a foreigner to invite them out. Just hop on PinaLove or Filipino Cupid and many will be up for anything, some will be fine with having the first meet be in your hotel or apartment. Some Filipinas will want to be wined and dined a bit...

Living in Cebu

Living in Cebu – Pros & Cons

My first time in Cebu I absolutely hated it.  I just had an unlucky first week and it made me hate the city.  I had come from Angeles City and thought the traffic in Cebu was terrible. I thought everything was too far apart and you wasted to much time getting from one place to another.  Just everything went wrong and I vowed to never come back. I’m glad I broke that vow because now it is one of my favorite cities in the world. ...

Restaurants in Cebu

Top 6 Restaurants in Cebu

It takes awhile to get settled into any new place and Cebu is no different. Finding the right restaurants in Cebu took me quite awhile but eventually I was able to locate some good ones. Originally I was eating almost all of my meals at Ayala Center Cebu, but now I am down to only eating half my meals from there :).  Still just knowing that there are good restaurants at Ayala is not enough, you need to know the right ones to choose from. Restaurants...

Gyms in Cebu

Top 5 Gyms in Cebu City

There are many gyms in Cebu City so it should be very easy for you to find a place to work out nearby.  The question is will the gym be nice enough that you will want to work out there.  Some gyms have very old machinery and don’t use the A/C so it gets really steamy inside. Others have state of the art machinery, many classes, and the temperature is quite comfortable.  The problem with gyms in Asia is that the nice ones that run...