Photograph’s of Cebu City, the Philippines

A quick blog…

Tomorrow we leave the Philippines. We’re going to Kuala Lumpur for just 4 nights before returning to Krabi in Thailand for the last leg of this trip. We whizzed around Cebu city today with the camera, to give you an idea of what this city is like…

Rubbish, grafiti and barbed wire.

Rubbish, grafiti and barbed wire.

Murky looking water with tin shacks along the sides.

Murky looking water with tin shacks along the sides.

Roadside going's on.

Roadside going’s on. People hang off the back of overloaded, old taxi’s.

Fruit stalls

Fruit stalls.

Motorbikes have carts welded to the side. I call them "accidents waiting to happen".

Motorbikes have carts welded to the side. I call them “accidents waiting to happen”.

Shabby old buses are standard in the Philippines.

Shabby old buses are standard in the Philippines.

Just out of town there are huge weird piles of coconut shells. I suppose they have to go somewhere!

Just out of town there are huge weird piles of coconut shells. I suppose they have to go somewhere!

Gun are the norm. I tried to get a picture of the massive shiny shot guns they carry outside banks but you're not allowed and I don't want to get caught!!

Gun are the norm. I tried to get a picture of the massive shiny shot guns they carry outside banks but you’re not allowed and I don’t want to get caught!!

Push power.

Push power.

The saddest sights are the children that live here in Cebu City :-(

The saddest sights are the children that live here in Cebu City 😦

I realize that when we first got here in Cebu we were probably a little bit culture shocked. I wrote that we didn’t feel safe here, like we were walking targets for a mugging. And this is probably still true, but we’ve spent a good few nights here and we’ve settled in and got into the swing of doing what you can to enjoy the place without too much worry. We take a taxi everywhere to and from the hotel at night and as long as you take no chances cutting through dark places it’s an ok place to pass through on your travels… but I’d still not come back to the Philippines without my body guard (Taz).

I hope you like the pictures, Taz took them all 🙂

Jemma x

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