To kick off my wanderlust, I journeyed to a number of places in the central parts of the Philippines particularly in Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao. It’s the longest time I’ve traveled to bisaya speaking provinces and I was aiming to get the hang of this widely spoken Philippine dialect during my trip not only for convenience but also because I was hoping to get closer to my Cebuano roots. This trip was dominated by visits to some of the most popular and scenic old churches and heritage structures in the Philippines. I also went to a few island/beach destinations and city/urban sights.

I spent 9 days on this trip, which was split into three parts: (1) a few days exploration of Bohol via Cebu, (2) road trip from Cagayan de Oro to Ozamiz with a sidetrip to Marawi, and (3), a commuting tour of Southern Cebu. More details, photos, and itineraries to follow!

Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao Multi-series