A VERY Emotional Day in Cebu, Philippines – Cebu Video



I just thought it was going to be a fun day exploring things to do in Cebu, Philippines. I visited Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Taboan Public Market, and the House of Lechon, but the most memorable moment came at the hand of two old photos…

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  1. Thank you so much for watching friends! This was a special one for me, and I'm so grateful to be able to share it with you all!
    See you guys next week from Iloilo City! As always, until then, come say hi on Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/tourist2townie/

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  2. oh my!it made me cry seeing your grandpa’s picture and your picture at the same spot!😢

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  3. Hi Gareth, I'm your new subscriber here in the US. I ran across your video being in Cebu. I'm from Cebu and I just want to say thanks so much to your grandfather's service. I grew up hearing my grandfather telling stories about the American soldiers. It was a mix of fun and sad stories. But overall he always had a great admiration for the American soldiers. Sadly he passed away few years ago. Your video is very touching. God bless you and stay safe there in the Philippines.

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  4. Those are stupid filipino government employees.. they just keep passing you to everyone else.. Stupid Backwards People..

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  5. wow , i got goose bumps, i love cebu, feels like home after loosing my hometown

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  6. Its nice to see foreign like you trying to see what the locals do and the historical places here. Thank you

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  7. Absolutely wonderful moment, Gareth. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  8. Your such a cool,good looking,kind hearted guy and thanks for visiting the Philippines

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  9. Ah I was in the Philippines too! A few weeks before you actually. It doesn’t look like you went to Bohol…it’s a real hidden gem.

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  10. i wonder if the tartanillas can have access to the road near the Capitol just as what appeared in that 1945 photo…with the heavy traffic nowadays the tartanillas seemed unthinkable to be on that spot nowadays…

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  11. im so happy that you visit gareth my country specially in the place where your grand father stay in the world war-2. happy journey. take care

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  12. my grandfather was a US navy but he was sent in the Pearl harbour war… great great video.. made me remember my grandfather as well..

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  13. Im proud of u man. Im a cebuano. U visit us again.

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  14. You look very much like your granddAd!

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  15. That was something special sir, I’m happy for you.

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  16. WOW, it is like mission accomplished, 1945 was so long ago when your grandfather’s photo was taken, a lot of things changed, it was really interesting video, I like the mouthwatering lechon as well, I enjoyed the tour, thank you very much, massive thumbs up, more video please, MABUHAY

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  17. Thanks to your grandfather 👴 for his service and to the families sacrificed.

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  18. Hey! New sub here! Enjoy PH and take care always. All the best for you.😉

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  19. You seemed like a very genuine guy. Hope you’re enjoying your stay in Cebu. Subbed!

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  20. Wanna meet and greet my fav. Vlogger

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  21. Crying upon watching this video.

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  22. I'm here in Iloilo until Sept. 9. Hoping to see you here randomly 😊 I would definitely say Hi to you 😊

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  23. I've seen a few of your videos on the Philippines, this one is a little "special." It has personal and historical context. Not too many people know that the Philippines was once US territory, and a whole lot of GIs went through the islands in WW2. I like your grandpa's b/w photos. Cheers.

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  24. That’s so incredible that you got to visit the places where your grandfather went in WWII! Even better that you recreated his photo! It was so nice to see this personal story in your video! Definitely one of the best parts of traveling for sure!

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  25. I cried watching this. God bless you Gareth😘

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  26. Great vlog Gareth , story about your Lolo (in cebuano) or grandpas time in Cebu was soo touching and heart warming , got me teary-eyed. I miss my Lolo too.
    I miss eating lechon though 😍

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  27. Cool PEAK bag. Thank you for your vlog and sharing your experiences.

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  28. Respect for elders. That is something uncommon nowadays. What a great tribute trip.

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  29. Just found your vlog today, now I subbed…I was born in Carcar, Cebu. I left there in 1983, first time I went back was in 2009. Nice vlog by the way.

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  30. God bless you GARETH LEONARD! only a few souls now a days give importance about their family roots… it's so aching to think that in this generation, gadgets are stealing the soft hearts of young people. A heart made by God to give love and respect their parents and siblings and people around them but it's being ruined by gadgets. A child once happy and full of energy… but now it's replaced by attitude which is contrary to God's commands. As what it says in EPHESIANS 6:1 CHILDREN, OBEY YOUR PARENTS IN THE LORD FOR THIS IS RIGHT. children becomes irritable and depressive, not wanting studies instead they only waste their time in using gadgets.

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  31. Very moving! Can’t help but feel the emotions you went thru being at the exact same place your Grandfather was at in 1945.. We appreciate his service and appreciate you sharing. Cheers!

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  32. The story about your grandfather made me teary eyed

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  33. Awww this video is amazing! You bring tears to my eyes. I've been subscribe to your channel for a few months and I've been watching your videos. Just a quiet subscriber here. Love your vlogs.

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  34. Great story you have of your past relative. Commenting about ordering lechon, make sure you get the crispiest skin and not an overcooked portion (I would complain and ask for a replacement if it happened to me). On visiting wet and dry markets, some places are mostly for locals only but then there are others developed for foreigners and the upscale market alike. Just inquire where they are located so you don't get the strange feeling you're out of place. (But you seem to be the brave and the bold type to venture anywhere so best be careful when traveling without a guide.)

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  35. This video you made is so awesome..

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  36. Thank you for visiting the Philippines ❤️

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  37. Love it. Thanks for the video. Wanna go there too if I can.

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  38. you have good rights to those feelings,i bet your also proud, that would be quite an honor for anyone able to do that.I was there in Febuary touched the Magellans cross,emotional for me.

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  39. 😂😂😂 i found u grandpa

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  40. Awesome! I had goosebumps when you recreated your grandfather’s photo

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  41. It's a wonderful thought that a country that is much less heard of the world is a connection you and your grandfather both share. I hope you find love and warmth the same way your grandfather did in the Philippines.

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