We already planned many times to visit Cebu together with my friends but we end up disappointed because we have different schedules and workloads to beat. But I feel blessed that our Summer Getaway this year happend to be in Cebu!
We have set our own itinerary and ended up taking all the good angles of Cebu tourist spots. We manage to go to our planned places, thanks to the accomodating and honest taxi drivers…
We first visited Lapulapu Shrine , where the chieftain of Cebu fought over Spaniard leader Ferdinand Magellan (the rest are history). Then we headed to Taoist Temple to revere the Tao gods. We had given a chance to say our wishes but the answer to my wish is “Maybe”. So, maybe there’s another time to ask for it. Next stop is Fort San Pedro, it’s like a walled city during war period. We have seen canons and fortress on its ground. Few steps away from fort is the Minor Basilica of Sto Niño, the patron saint of Cebu City. We just offered our simple prayers, say “hi” to the Baby Jesus and hurried back to taxi, as there’s no parking space at the church. Our last stop is Ayala Center where we freshen up ourselves and stroll at the area. We content our eyes to the fountains and the green and yellow background of the park.
At past five, we go back to Plantation Bay, our resort hotel to have our hawaian themed dinner. The night performers are Hawaian girls and fire dancers and the night ends in drinking one bottle of San Mig while listening to the band. After that while others belted out at Cafe Havana we opt to enjoy the pool.
The next day, we visited the Our Lady of the Rule where we attend our first Bisaya mass.
We have our three days rejuvenation, bonding and fun… looking forward for next year summer getaway!
P.S: Here’s my snapshot at Plantation Bay before we have our Amazing Race. Btw, I belong to a Blazing, Sizzling and Hot RED team!