I arrived in Cebu on a rainy evening. Not a heavy rain, rather soft and warm. It was actually a godsend after weeks of heat and drought. And i dont know why, but i liked the city from the start. And there is not even a special reason for it, because the city is neither beautiful nor is there much to see. It was just a feeling that suddenly came over me.
So after i unpacked my things at the hostel, i went for a short walk into the centre. I think that’s where i saw real filipino city life for the first time, far from the tourist hotspots. Children and adults sleeping on the street, fires nearby, the traffic, the traders and prostitutes, the music from courtyards and generally the hustle and bustle in every corner.