For those shutterbugs that breathe and live seeing what others can’t see, the SouthWalk is more than a gathering, but a lifestyle. Photography enthusiasts and wanderlusts are joining this event to seize the moment, relive the past and experience a different kind of adventure. Also, the whole concept of SouthWalk is visiting the heritage churches of Southern Cebu in the hope of basking into the history, origins and the cultural heritage that the people are upholding up to this day. This photowalk also aims to capture traces of the Spanish Conquest and its effects to the past and present society we dwell in.
SouthWalk: South Heritage Photowalk (2014)
This was the very first SouthWalk we did way back 2014. We are only a handful back then but the experience was way beyond expectations. Everything was perfect on this trip. The breathtaking sunrise in Naga, the churches and the grand sundown in Oslob.
SouthWalk: South Heritage Photowalk (2016)
Last year’s SouthWalk was also an interesting one because we are joined by some of Cebu’s best bloggers. Though most of them have visited each of these amazing places but being able to visit them in a single day is such a different thing.
SouthWalk: South Heritage Photowalk (2017)
For this year, we spiced things up by adding a new route to our trip thus making it more exciting and definitely worth joining. We have omitted the Simala visit but added a new and very interesting route, Sta Catalina St. of Carcar City and Tingco Beach in Alcoy.
Below is our exciting itinerary for this year’s trip.
4:00 AM — 7/11 South Bus Terminal
This is the assembly point.
5:00 AM – 6:00 AM — Naga Baywalk
The City of Naga is one place in Cebu where you get to see the sun rising across the horizon in full perspective.
6:00 AM – 8:30 AM — Carcar City
This is our second stop.
We will first visit the city’s town complex where St. Catherine Church, St. Catherine’s College, Rizal and Leon Kilat Monuments, Uphill Elem. School is situated. Afterwards, we will head to Sta Catalina Street and do a quick walk. In here, we will get to see the old heritage houses of the city’s prominent families.
We will have breakfast after heading to our next destination.
8.30 AM – 9.30 AM — Sibonga
We will visit the Nuestra Señora del Pilar as well as Sibonga’s Town Hall and Plaza.
9.30 AM – 10.30 AM — Argao
The San Miguel Archangel Church is the prominent and notable structure in Argao. In the town’s plaza, we will also get to see the old Town Hall as well as other heritage structures.
10.30 AM – 12:30 NN — Dalaguete
We will first visit Poblacion Dalaguete where San Guillermo de Aquitana Church, the Muralla, the Osarium, the Kiosko, Cristo Rey Monument and many other heritage spots.
We will then head to Obong for lunch at Obong Spring and take a quick look at the Obong Watchtower.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM — Alcoy
We will have our lunch and quick rest at Tingco Beach. Either we buy food at Dalaguete or in Alcoy town.
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM — Boljoon
The Nuestra Señora Patrocino de Maria, Kampanaryo, Escuela Catolica, Boljoon Parish Museum is among the towns go to spots. Just across the church is the Plaza Bermejo where you can see Ili Rock from afar.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM — Oslob
The Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion, Shrine of Fr Julian Bermejo, the Baluarte and the Cuartel are among the notable structures in the town of Oslob. The town plaza is also the best place to catch a glimpse of the setting sun.
This is also our last stop. After sunset photo sessions, we packed up and head back to the city.
We have a very limited slot (14) for SouthWalk, please confirm attendance ahead of time.
See you guys on the 28th of January!