10 Reasons Why Cebuanos Love Colon Street

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Posted on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Colon is the oldest street in the Philippines and one of the busiest streets in Cebu. Why do Cebuanos love to visit Colon? Here’s what they got to say:


1. The nostalgic feeling of being in a historic site.

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Oldest street in PH. Every Cebuano knows that. And that’s why this obelisk is constructed.

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Constantine Agustin | Flickr | biagkensiak.wordpress.com


2. The thrill of guarding yourself against pickpockets.

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Yeah, countless people pass by the streets of Colon. The best advice I could give is to not brandish your expensive smartphone around while walking, especially at night!

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Emjae Fotografi | emjaefotos.com


3. Cheap DVDs…

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If you know how to ask the vendor, he’ll sell you something special and xxxciting.

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4. The rampant jaywalking.

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Never saw anyone arrested for jaywalking anywhere in Cebu. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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from Facebook


5. The feeling of getting lost in the labyrinth of the streets.

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Being in Colon for the first time can be intimidating. Lots of corners and crossroads, you’d need a company or you’d get lost!

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6. This guy… awww!

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There are lots of them in Colon. Wonder where their parents are?

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Man Villar via Flickr


7. This particular building:

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azraelcoladilla.com | azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com

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There’s pungko-pungko, crispy chicken stand, the fruit stand, and many more!


9. The night market!

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Lot’s of cheap stuff. There’s ukay-ukay, the bustling crowd, and the city lights will wash away your stress without poking a hole in your wallet!


10. This guy sums it all!

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He’s not Cebuano, but Cebuano-at-heart!


What about you? What do you like about Colon?



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