WARNING: SUPER LONG POST. Isang bagsakan na ang lahat!
Isang matindi-tinding backlog na naman. Lately narerealize ko na mas madali pang gumawa ng itinerary kesa magblog! Haha. Kailangan kasi i-maintain. Tulad na lang nitong blog ko na lahat na lang ng post ay nabulok na bago ko pa nagawan ng entry. I have super few chances to blog since I live a bit far away from home and weekends lang ako umuuwi, weekends lang ako may chance magblog and there are just busy weekends na di ko talaga maisingit to.
Anyway, andaming alibi? Haha. FINALLY, HERE'S MY CEBU-SINULOG EXPERIENCE!!
We booked a flight to Cebu last August, sidetrip lang namin yung Bohol (see previous post). It took us months to decide what our partial itinerary will be. So I reserved a room for us a little bit too late, when prices got high already. I booked through travelbook.ph luckyly we where able to get a not so cheap accommodation at Pacific Pensionne. The place is also good since it is located in Osmena Blvd which is included in the route of the Grand Parade.
Not a very good room overall. Mahina hanggang pawala nang signal sa Globe and Sun.
Hello there, Majo! Haha
Capitol Site, Cebu City
Etong si Majo, mukang Larsians! Hahaha. Walang ibang naiisip kainan kung hindi, Larsians, Larsians at Larsians! Nothing very special on their barbeques. Sakto lang. Just for the sake of experience. :)
Nakakatakam yung isaw!
The place looks like this. Wag na umoutfit ng todo, magaamoy usok ka!
Right after our dinner at Larsians, Majo and I just strolled, walk and walk and walk, rode a jeepney, bumaba sa may capitol, then lakad ulit! On our first night, we just tried to explore the main streets of Cebu on a Sinulog weekend.
Mango Avenue at night. It's around midnight already pero madami pa din tao everywhere, madami pa ding sasakyan.
Henna Tattoo offered from all corners of Fuente Osmena Circle.
Woke up early on or second day and went to Taboan Market to buy dried goods and other pasalubongs. Then we returned sa hotel to fix ourselves for our Cebu City tour and a lot more.
Was able to finally tried the authentic Cebu Lechon! Had lunch at Zubuchon.
Majo ordered Pritchon.
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Since it is Majo's third time in Cebu. She toured me to the nearest historical places/tourist attractions. From Mango Avenue where we had our lunch, we rode a taxi to the shrine. At solid sa mahal ang taxi!! We paid like 300 plus, wala namang traffic at di naman gaanong kalayo. I just don't know pero parang di naman ganon kamahal dito sa manila. Ewan lang din, di kasi ako masyado nagtataxi. Haha.
Lapu-Lapu's 20meters tall bronze statue.
Dahil para na kaming nahold-up sa mahal ng taxi papunta, we decided to just ride a jeepney back to Cebu City, particularly sa bandang Basilica. It only cost us 60 pesos for 2 jeepney rides for the 2 of us. Sayang 300 asar! Haha.
Because there are a lot of closed roads near the Basilica, the jeepney just dropped us somewhere near the Cathedral which is not very far as well with the Basilica.
CEBU METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL
Can you see the signs that the Cathedral was also affected by the earthquake?
This is the closest we can get to the Basilica because of the pool of devotees inside and outside.
Santo Niño, Cebu City
FORT SAN PEDRO
A. Pigafetta St, Cebu City
Cable Car, Banilad Cebu City
What is Sinulog without parties? We were able to join ETC's Paintensity. No entrance fee, just pay for the drinks, enjoy the night and party hard and harder!!
We actually met Majo's friends, they were the one who informed us about the party.
From partying till morning to watching the parade without any good sleep. Here are random photos taken in Osmena Blvd during the Grand Parade. We were able to go out of the pension house around 10am. Infairness, di pa masyadong madaming tao nun. But around lunch time, over over dami na ng tao!
Merong 7eleven sa sa kanto ng Pacific Pensionne, astig kasi sa dalawang gabi naming nagstay dun, aakalain mong bar na yung 7eleven dahil sa dami ng umiinom. Bumibili lang siguro sila ng alak then tambay na sa labas. Ayos! Konti pa tong nasa picture :)
Pumarty kagabi, nalate ng gising!
We watched the parade until around lunch time, we had lunch and went back to the inn to check out. we have a 7:00pm flight back to Manila. Sobrang dami tao after lunch. Iniisip na namin na magpabook ng Monday kaso wala naman na kaming titirahan ng Sunday night. Closed ang roads na dadaanan paglabas ng inn. Sobrang dami pa naming dala. Good thing the staffs of the inn helped us carry our luggages until we were able to ride a taxi. Nung naglalakad kami, others seemed to still be fresh from their houses. Kakalabas lang nila na sa mga oras na yun pa lang sila makikigulo sa mga ganap. It will really be advisable to have your flight ng Monday para iwas na din sa mga closed roads and sa dami ng tao.
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