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Why to visit Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home, Cebu City, Philippines

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ultimatetravel's pictureby ultimatetravel review
added on 16th of May, 2009

This is the story of how my students, me and my hubby have gone to visit the house.

I went to the different museums the day before our field trip. I tried to know the route and be familiar in going to the different museums for my hubby since he is the one whose gonna drive us going to the museums.

After I visited the first museum on my list, I just walked straight and on my way going to another museum I saw an old house, there is a black stone with scriptures on it some sort of a note, a summary of the house. It was entitled Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home. I was looking on the open space on the lower ground floor, I saw quite a few people there. I asked a guy how much is the entrance fee, and he called up another guy to answer my question.

I got the answer, and told him my students, my hubby and I are going to come over and see the house. Then, he had given me a different price which is 50% off from the original price. I was so happy since my students are a on a limited budget and I don't want them to spend much on the entrance fees rather spend on food during lunch time and have some extra at the end of the trip.

He said to call him up at a phone number he had given me. I memorized the phone number and said okay. After which told him will be coming around 10a.m. After that conversation, I tried to have a glimpse around the house, inside it and even the garden. As well as reading the whole summary placed, scripted on that black stone. It was quite an unusual place that house is situated. All of its neighbors are buildings and some houses made out of cement and are well-painted. It was the only old vintage, centuries old house on that street there that was indeed preserved and converted into a museum.

A discovery I made and it's worth the visit.


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1. May 15, 2009 My tour in Yap-Sandiego, Cebu (Cebu City)
2. May 16, 2009 Yap-Sandiego, the treasure of Cebu (Cebu City)  (* 2)
3. May 16, 2009 Why to visit Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home (Cebu City)
4. May 16, 2009 A 'must see' in Cebu (Cebu City)

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To explore the rich heritage of Cebu you can drive yourself to famous religious landmarks like Sto. Nino Church where the miraculous image patron saint Santo Nino is widely visited by the locals daily as well as the Magellan’s Cross where the first cradle of Christianity was brought to life. You can also head to the record-breaking spots of Cebu: the oldest street Colon that flaunts the downtown lifestyle; Asia’s oldest school University of San Carlos built by Dominican fathers; ancestral residence of Cebu’s first bishop, Casa Gorordo that gives you a reminiscence of wealthy Cebuano lifestyle; and the oldest Spanish garrison Fort San... Read more »


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Memories about Fort San Pedro - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
First Visit: I remember when I was a kid, my parents decided to go to Fort San Pedro and have a visit there. So they tagged me along, that was the first time I saw my parents so sweet, like a date or something. I never expected that I... Read more »

A 'must see' in Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
This is a review of Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home. Place: It was situated in a very odd area, a street with full of concrete buildings and houses. The house is near to a busy street where jeepneys, cars, and taxis always pass through. House:... Read more »

My tour in Yap-Sandiego, Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
My students and I waited for a few minutes for the tour guide whose name is Mr. Val San Diego, the owner of the house himself. While waiting for him, the guy who was sort of a caretaker (a relative perhaps) there told us to sign up the... Read more »

The best beach in Cebu - May 31, 2009, by ultimatetravel
I was really dying for swimming in a blue, crystal clear water and white sand beach. I never had a chance to experience it where we currently live. The beaches here at our home have brown sand, and the water is not clean at all, it's a... Read more »

Yap-Sandiego, the treasure of Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
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