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Back to Cebu for the Web Workshop Oct 3-18, 2012

Back to Cebu for the Web Workshop

Location: Cebu City, Cebu (province), Philippines

Back to Teaching
From Manila, I needed to head back to Cebu to give me ample time to polish and do a dry-run of the web design workshop I was to conduct through MYSTUDIO Cebu. The workshop would give me a chance to go back into 'teaching' - something I miss and something suggested by my yoga friend, Jeanne. The first of the dry run took nearly a full day with high school buddy, Ferd and MYSTUDIO manager, Edenbel as my 'students'. The other half never happened - there were no registrants. We had to cancel. The actual workshop would have been ideal, but the preparation I put into it gave me the fix I was looking for - in a way I was happy.

Dynasty Tourist Inn
While in Cebu, I got to stay for 15 days at the newly renovated Dynasty Tourist Inn - a pension house that's been around for 21 years. After the renovation, the hotel looked new. I got a decent room with a whopping 32" flat screen tv with USB feature enabling guests to view their own movies with their usb. With the tv, breakfast (included in my stay), the in-room wifi, and its handy location right between Fuente and the Capitol, I had a comfortable and productive stay in Cebu. Moreover, the free breakfast for two allowed me to spend quality time with friends on a one-on-one basis as I invited them to be my 'plus one' - a perfect way to add dimension to the friendship and get to know my friends a little more.

My Yoga Family
Being in Cebu meant being with my yoga friends again - make that my yoga family. This time though, we had 2 missing links in the chain (in my mountain biking parlance) - Gem was already in the US, and Jeanne was in Manila for her 200-hour yoga teacher certification course. Nonetheless, I got my chance to attend a few classes and spend time with friends. This visit also got me in touch with another yoga group headed by Vaibhav Rana, the Ashram International Initiative.

I heart Cebu
Somehow, even with my detachment to nearly everything around me, I feel anchored to Cebu. As much as I shun away from the concept of 'home' and live this nomadic existence, when I catch myself thinking of belonging, I find myself thinking Cebu and the warmth I get from its lovely people. Cebu will remain a place I'll keep coming back to.

Off to Busuanga
It seemed like I just arrived Cebu but I had to pack up again, this time for Coron, Busuanga (Palawan), to participate in the charity mountain bike ride, Bike+Hike=Build a School event organized by my friend Greg Hutchinson of Tribal Adventures to help build a high school in Cheey, Busuanga.

--- TheLoneRider

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Google Map Cebu City, Philippines

tourist attractions in Cebu City tourist attractions
  • Tops in Cebu City Tops - hilltop offering panoramic view of the city
  • Taoist Temple in Cebu City Taoist Temple - temple on a hillslope in Lahug with panoramic view of the city
hotels in Cebu City hotel
  • Hostel Seven Cebu - newly opened, resto/bar, central location, solo/group travellers
    Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu City
  • S Hotel Cebu S Hotel & Residences - new hotel, luxury rooms, central location
    827 M. Velez corner Andres Abellana St.
cafes in Cebu City resto / cafe / bar
  • Fujinoya Fujinoya - new and refreshing twists to Western style desserts using Japanese techniques
    Wilson St., Lahug, Cebu City - tel. 888.6075
  • Bad Boys Wingz Bad Boys Wingz - Buffalo Wings, unique versions of sauces! Great service, accommodating staff, bad boys vibe
    Kasambagan, Cebu City | (032) 415 4811
yoga in Cebu City yoga
  • Love Yoga World Love Yoga World - yoga studio
    11/fl, Skyrise 2 Tower, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Yoga Now Yoga Now - first Yoga and Wellness studio in Mactan offering daily Yoga Classes
    at The Yacht Club Mactan
mountain biking in Cebu City mountain biking
  • Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure - MTB tours, bike sales and repairs. Bed and Breakfast + Resto Cafe + wifi
    1298-b V.Rama Ave, Guadalupe, Cebu City | 0942.959.7451

More Information about Cebu City

Suggested Destinations in Cebu

  1. Camotes Islands - caves, beaches
  2. Cebu City - rich in culture and history, 2nd largest city in the Philippines
  3. Moalboal - amazing coral reef system, sardine bowl, deep drop-off for freediving
  4. Oslob - Butanding (whale shark) watching
  5. Bantayan Island - long stretch of fine white sand beach, Virgin Island for snorkeling
  6. Malapascua Island - divers' paradise for seeing the rare Thresher Shark
  7. Cantabaco Cave - Toledo
  8. Barile Waterfalls - Barile
  9. Whale Shark Tour - Oslob
  10. Carcar - chicharon and lechon in public market

Private Yoga Sessions with Jeanne Torrefranca, Cebu, Philippines
Contact:Jeanne Torrefranca
On-Location Range:Cebu City and Mandaue City only
Coconut Insider Website:Private Yoga Sessions With Jeanne Torrefranca

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