Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Cebu City



For our anniversary, I booked us a flight from Manila to Cebu last August 19, 2012. Actually, it wasn’t planned, pero dahil nag seat sale ang TIGER AIRWAYS, gumora na ako. I was able to buy roundtrip tickets (Manila-Cebu-Manila) for two for the price of PHP1,200 only.


 at Gran Tierra Suites

We went to Cebu last Nov.17, 2012. We stayed in Grand Tierra Suites (I will have a separate blog post for my hotel review). I reserved a room in El Salvador Beach Resort in Danao for Nov. 18 pero sabi ng cab driver sa Cebu, if we plan to go to the beach, better go to Panglao, Bohol instead. 

Anyway, I made an itinerary for our Cebu tour. It was a city tour and that time, it was really scorching hot in Cebu City. Pero keri lang, kasi we really wanted to make the most out of our Cebu trip. 

Larsian at Fuente Circle



They have a term for this rice.
 
Larsian in Fuente Circle is a MUST! For a budget of 150 (or 300 less for 2 person), you’ll be able to buy more than enough food to fill your stomach. Hahaha. The rice (wrapped in a pandan-like leaf, eh?) costs 3pesos each, and the meat and seafoods cost from 15pesos to 50pesos. Parang ihaw-ihaw lang sa Manila.  

The Cathedral, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica and Fort San Pedro are just a few kilometers apart so you don’t need to take a cab or a jeepney. SM Cebu is one jeepney away from the Cathedral

 SM Cebu

CNT Lechon, a must for tourists! 



We tried CNT Lechon in SM Cebu but I found it too salty (maybe we got the belly part?). The price is a little expensive compared to the main branch of CNT Lechon (which is just a few walks away from SM Cebu)

 Basilica De Sto. Nino

 Renovated Cebu Cathedral

 Fort San Pedro

 Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross
We bought some souvenirs at Island Souvenirs (just across Cebu Cathedral). A sealed pack of danggit costs 80+php each. If you plan to bring home a lot of "danggit," it's much more cheaper in the Tabo-an Market (one jeepney ride from Cebu Cathedral).

A souvenir shop at the entrance of Mactan Shrine

SUTUKIL in Mactan Island (just at the entrance of Mactan Shrine) is also a MUST! Too bad we weren’t able to visit Mactan Shrine because of the sudden rain (and we have no umbrella that time)!

 Manna Sutukil

 Calamares & Grilled Pork with the left-over lechon



Overall, I was very satisfied with all the foods I ate in Cebu. You shouldn't leave Cebu without having a taste of their lechon! 

Itinerary: (Cebu-Bohol-Cebu)





 

I will post about my Bohol trip, soon! It only costs us less than 5000PESOS each for our Cebu-Bohol trip!

One helpful tip: Book everything in advance! =)

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