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Monday, October 5, 2009

majestic Cebu........


Buti nalang di kami nagpatakot sa bagyo.Wala talagang nakapigil. Ayun, kahit sabing me posibility na maging super typhoon si PEPENG, sige parin. Kahit nag-back out na anf friend naming si Marvin sugot parin sa Cebu-Bohol trip. Hinintay ko kaya ng 1 year to. Hirap na, nakabili nako tickets as early as March and nakabook na kami sa Panglao Island. Isa pa, inantay ko ng 1 year ang CHUSEOK sa Korea para lang makapagbakasyun.

We left Manila 6:25 am Monday. Surprisingly, it wasn't even raining. Other than occasional turbulence, wala namng problema. Taxi kagad pagbaba ng Mactan International Airport at deretso kami sa Magellans Cross in downtown Cebu.

magellan's cross
Magellan's Cross in the early cloudy Friday morning



The taxi costs 265 pesos. Parang Manila rate. I am completely new in Cebu so adventure ang nangyari.If you could notice dala dala namin bag namin. I thought of traveling light para pwede stay sa mga backpacking inns. Kaso di rin nag-work. Nakakapagod at di secure gamit. hehe

So yun, lakad lang kami nang lakad na parang nawawalang bata with few nuisances from beggars and annoying street vendors all over the place. They are more persistent than the one's we have in Manila.

But we were too amused with the place to even bother. Then we came across this amazing church.





Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

old and rustic......

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

a heritage


Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

even the door has it's own expression


Basilica Minore del Santo Niño


Nagkataong 1st Friday mass so ang daming tao that time.

After entering the museum in the Basilica, sa Fort San Pedro naman. Nahirapan kami hanapin. i think kulang ng mga markers sa place. Honestly, magulo. Me construction pa sa harap ng area so parang nakakasira ng excitement. And the vehicles are all over the place, para kang nakikipagpatentero at mahirap kumuha ng shots.

Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro entrance


fort san pedro cebu

Sorry guys ha kung medyo negative sounding na ko but I think some of the landmarks, specifically this one, are not given justice. Napapabayaan at parang entrance fee lang habol ng city government. Ni wala ngang pedestrian lane akong nakita sa highway e for you to get to this side.That's the problem if people are just after money. Look at the sign "No U turn" sa harap. Honestly. Eyesore ayt?

Then again, this place is a small representation of Intramuros. I still like the place. I will not take 1 million pictures if I don't.

Fortsanpedro


Basilica Minore del Santo Niño


Fort San Pedro-Cebu



Proof enough. My camera's battery got exhausted by lunchtime and we were also tired of carrying our bags so we decided to find a place to stay, leave our things, charge the battery and take a shower before exploring the city again.

We tried Subutel near pier 4 coz I heard it's cheap but it's 800 something with the charges on the towel and bedsheet, me kashare kapa sa room so di namin pinatulan. Since budget tour to, we decided to stay in Verbena Capitol Suites instead, it's just 25 meters away from the Capitol building so okay ang location. Di mahirap hanapin. And for 990 pesos, you get a room that's fully airconditioned and with cable tv plus complementary breakfast na. Sulit na.

At bago pa maging kilometric post to, ganun nalng muna. I will just tell you next time about our next destination in the Queen City of the South......

13 comments:

  1. ambilis, may entry agad. more more!

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  2. Chyng--- nakaka pressure pag alam mong me naghihintay---hehe

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  3. Falcon---hmm---you should try it yourself. Rich in history indeed.

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  4. helo.... wow... cebu is really a nice place.. I'm from cebu..

    hmm by the way, can we exchange link? this is my blog
    http://marian-moviereviews.blogspot.com

    thanks.. pls let me know if its ok with u. thanks.

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  5. Movie Reviews--taga Cebu ka pala. syang wl ako kakilala sa Cebu so exploration ang yari---pero fun fun fun kasi lagi ko dala map ko.

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  6. nice shots... heheheh buti na lang you had a safe trip papunta dyan,,, hehhehe thanks for you note on my blog post though....

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  7. Ailee Verzosa--uo. pero natakot ako sa pagtawid namin ng Cebu to Bohol tru supercat---grabe ang alon.

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  8. i enjoy..err, envy ur bag-pack post dude..dream ko ring marating yang cebu e...ty for sharing.

    more of this cool travel entries to come....

    ps:
    MRT stands Metro Rail Transit bro (LRT'S new name)..

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  9. oh great! i was in cebu yesterday. i wonder if you visited taoist temple and topps.

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  10. Aj----haha--thanks for the info. lol

    and about Cebu--yeah---you should try it. but never go to Cebu without trying Bohol next. or else you'll regret it.

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  11. uo---sunod na post ko---hehe. cool. we went back sa Manila ng Monday noon. have to go back sa work e.....bitin nga e.hehe

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  12. love the place... loved the aged structures..

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