(This feature was published in GMA News Online last February 13, 2016)
Swim with the whale sharks – check! Eat lechon and chicharon in Carcar – check!
It feels good to tick items off my bucket list, and my most recent trip to Cebu made it possible to do so.
My travel buddies and I allotted one whole day to head 120 kilometers south of Cebu City to rural Oslob, where swimming with the whale sharks has become the main attraction. It takes approximately four hours to drive from the city center to the seaside, which you have to reach from 6 a.m. to 12 noon so you can sign up to swim with the gentle giants of the sea.
Road trip to the south
Travelers may commute by bus, but our tour operator provided a private van with driver and limited its passengers for maximum comfort. We left past six in the morning, just after sunrise, and I made sure to wear my swimsuit underneath my casual beachwear for utmost convenience.
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