Cebu Photodiary II
here is the second batch of photos from my cebu trip with my dear friend mafe. the next three days were spent going around the city, indulging in even more food trips and of course, getting awestruck at the sinulog parade. here are my favorite bits:
it’s all business
i had no clue that cebu has a thriving, impressive business district, so it was a pleasant surprise when we went around cebu IT park and saw buildings with really cool contemporary architecture. the place reminded me a bit of manila with all the call centers and a myriad selection of restaurants — except with a more cheerful kind of ambience.
we also went back to the terraces to marvel at its beauty in daylight. we pretty much just hung out and soaked up the scene around us: families having lunch, friends taking photos at the wonderfully landscaped garden, and the sun shining brightly on it all.
our cebu experience would not have been complete without a trip to tabo-an, a little marketplace where you can find every kind of dried fish and seafood imaginable. i bought some salted danggit and dried squid (both my favorites) and was so happy about it that i didn’t even care how terribly i smelled after getting back to the hotel. oh well, nothing that a good scrub won’t get out!
our last stop before traveling back to manila was lantaw, an out-of-the-way floating restaurant that we absolutely fell in love with. the food was incredibly tasty and the view nothing short of breathtaking. dining in lantaw is a delightful experience i don’t think anyone can afford to miss while in cebu. i’ll do a detailed food post on it soon!
once again we traveled aboard 2GO Travel‘s st. gregory the great, this time to return to manila. it was a bittersweet feeling, really — leaving a place i had fallen in love with, without a clue as to my next return, but at the same time reeling with excitement to get home and go through my photos and share all the lovely memories i’ve managed to accumulate in over 5 days.
if i ever go back to cebu (or some other new destination!) i will surely travel by ship again. there is something so fulfilling about it: inexpensive yet pleasurable, and makes you feel like you are right at home.
my next cebu post will be all about the stunning sinulog parade, so stay tuned!