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Hi and welcome to Living in Cebu, the number one site online for information about the city and province of Cebu. My name is Paul, an American who has lived in the Philippines for over a decade. I began visiting the Philippines in January of 1992.


As I go along, I will update the pages on this site. There will be delays though, due to the number of pages involved which need updating, as well as the number of sites I own about Cebu. Now, to the site and information offered within:


This is a site specifically devoted to Cebu province and city, offering as much information as possible to our visitors. We hope you find the information you seek here, as that is our goal. If we can help you gain more knowledge and information on Cebu in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Click here to check out our sister site, Living In


For general information or questions you may have, feel free to browse this site, post on the new Living In Cebu Forums site, for assistance. There are many knowledgeable members willing to offer excellent advice, having learned it by visiting or living in the Philippines. Additionally, you may visit Living In Cebu's Archived Forums, for more information.


Unlike some foreigners who live in the Philippines, you will find that I do not sugarcoat anything about living here. There is both bad and good about living in Cebu, as well as elsewhere in the Philippines. I would be lying to you if we said otherwise. However, there is much more positive and good about living in the Philippines, living in Cebu, and in other areas of the Visayas, than there is bad. Besides, anywhere you choose to live in the world will have some drawbacks about it, right? After all, I don't believe anyone has found Utopia. But, for me, living in the Philippines... better yet living in Cebu, is the single best place in the world in which to live. Once you come here and see for yourself, I believe you will agree.


If you ask for my opinion about a topic, of which I am familiar, I will give it to you whether positive or negative. I (and others who live here and support Living In Cebu) look at it this way, if you are going to take time to pull up stakes, liquidate your entire life and then move half-way around the world, you don't need someone selling you a line of garbage trying to make you feel as though everything here is peachy keen. To do so is simply not right.


As I previously stated, there are negatives about the Philippines, but the positive points outweigh any negatives one-hundred to one, for me anyway. But, even with the way of life here, and the laid back somewhat passive culture, it still isn't for everyone. 


So, in order for you to see if living anywhere in the Philippines is for you, I suggest locating (and digesting) as much information as possible about this country, and then come here for a visit. There are many good sites from which to get information. Links to a number of them are listed on this very site. If we can help you locate as much information as possible, you can get an idea as to whether or not it's for you.


Thanks for visiting. - Living In Cebu







Would you like to learn the language spoken in Cebu and elsewhere in the Visayas and Mindanao Regions of the Philippines? If so, this is an excellent introductory book for you to begin learning the basics of Cebuano.


The book is titled Conversational English-Cebuano Made Easy, by Cristina Canonigo, a Filipina who has authored more than 100 books, to date.


An earlier version of this book, the 2001 edition, is the version I used to begin learning Cebuano when I first moved to Cebu. It was a great first book for me. I assure you, if you spend a few minutes per day with it, you will begin to learn Cebuano as well.  read more...



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