Our first summer destination for 2012 was Cebu. Since it was also our first time to visit the place, I was clueless on how to start planning our trip. All I knew were the tourist spots and landmarks that I learned from my history and social studies textbooks. It also didn't help that I don't speak or understand Cebuano so going around the city did not become an option. My Internet research brought me to Kuya Macky.
Kuya Macky (or Carilo Maquilang) appears to be the most recommended tourist guide/driver in Cebu. I texted him right away to reserve a day tour for me and the boys. We set the date and that was it. He never asked for a downpayment and assured me that he'll be there to meet us in our hotel. That was a month before our scheduled trip. He just texted me the night before our tour to confirm the location of our hotel and was there to meet us early the next day.
As it turned out, Kuya Macky is employed by a taxi operator in Cebu and it's like their added service. We rented his services for Php 2,500 from 8 am to 6 pm for the three of us. He knows his way in and around Cebu City and it was a relief that he speaks Tagalog! Our driver (his buddy) the following day wasn't and it was quite difficult conversing with him.
Anyways, since it was a Sunday, we were able to visit our scheduled destinations minus the traffic. Originally, we were scheduled to visit the Taoist Temple, Cebu Heritage Monument, Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home, Casa Gorordo, Magellan's Cross and the Basilican Minore del Santo Niño, Fort San Pedro, Mactan Shrine/Lapu-Lapu Monument, and the Alegre Guitar factory. But we had extra time to kill so Kuya Macky brought us to TOPS and the Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Baragay Langob. Lastly, he brought us to the Crown Regency Hotel where the boys had their first Skywalk Extreme and Edge Coaster experience.
Should you be interested in hiring Kuya Macky as your driver/tour guide for the day, you can send him an SMS to +639062080724.