Getting Out of the Barangay for the Afternoon – Carbon Market

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Author: Reekay

About Me.. In 2011 I made the decision to move to the Philippines within a year. Since 2012 I’ve been traveling through various islands of the Philippines as a full-time Expat. (Mactan, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal, Dumaguete, Bacong, Boracay, Cebu) I recently spent the year living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Share with me here my ongoing adventures of life in the Philippines. Dating, vlogging, cooking, traveling and sharing the information with you needed to make your own plans for living as a full-time expat in Southeast Asia.
— Reekay


  1. Please my i have an idea in regard with traveling to Philippines in December, is there serious restrictions in regard with COVID 19 what of Obtaining a visa at the airports is it open.

    1. the PH immigration dept still has not made any announcement on when it will issue tourist visas again. we only know that the PH president wants to wait for a vaccine in december, which may lead to a re-opening of the borders some time the first quarter of 2021. so.. ‘maybe’ before mid-february we will have better info on that.

    1. egg rolls and lumpia are fried, while the spring roll (also called summer roll) in vietnam are not fried but are wrapped in soft rice paper.

  2. One of the nicest and most likable personalities on YT, and valuable info for daily life in Philippines. Going from the USA to Philippines is a huge learning experience and requires much adapting. These videos are a very valuable help. Really cute too…. No Henry, her not you. LOL

  3. How do the two of you get a quarantine passes together when I thought it was only one per household? I’m hoping me and my girlfriend can get out together.

    1. up until recently, many were getting rice and some fish from the govt. but not anymore since the govt said their budget ran out.

  4. and to this day, there are some Filipinos that still mourn the fact that Lapu Lapu’s warm greeting of Magellan wasn’t more widely adopted towards all foreigners. Things would have been different.

    1. i’m sure it’s open other days of the week. just bad timing for us. but we won’t be making another trip for a while. possibly to a closer palengke in our own barangay.

  5. It’s good to see that many things have reopened….I hope that it improves because so many people depend on the unrestricted movement of people and commerce for their daily survival and life… Thank you for presenting us with updated information on the new developments surrounding you in Cebu…

  6. I thought of Manila when I saw people trying to sell you something or put their hand out. I gave out a lot but it gets old. I still will go back to Dumaguete some day.

  7. Reekay, I was worried and getting nervous for you and Vi in this video, it looked very deserted and I felt a feeling of it being unsafe in that area.

    1. yes, it’s not a good part of town due to the ‘snatchers’ who will up and run with a person’s wallet, phone or camera. south-end of cebu is where i’ve seen plenty of drug users in the evening wandering around. that’s not common on the north end of cebu.

    1. it doesn’t. ha! i lowered the windows but the driver didn’t like having them down, maybe because of the area. but yah, not much aircon for us that way.

  8. Never knew there was a cross brought from Spain and it’s a shrine in the Philippines very interesting history in the Philippines enjoyed the video God bless you and Vie May he be with you always and every walk of life in the name of Jesus Amen!!!!!!!!

  9. teach university in South Korea for the past 11 years .. come to the Philippines 4 months a year jan/feb and until my last 2 month break this july/aug screwed by Covid .. loved the video! makes me miss Cebu so much !!

    1. the piece of wood inside is from a cross brought from spain, about 1500 AD. so it’s not part of the ‘original’ cross.

  10. Henry, I am sure it was a slip of the tongue, but at the first of the video you said Cebu City is under GCQ, and I am pretty sure it is MGCQ.. There is not that much difference, but that is the case.. Take care Amigo… Bruce

  11. I find this is a common problem in Philippines. Unfortunately you cannot rely on Google for accurate information for upto date details. Word of mouth is better

    1. usually, that’s true. they just say, “go straight”. but this guy actually gave us correct directions. 🙂

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