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March 9, 2012

Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency Hotel, Cebu City

After the delicious lunch, again we rode the jeepney bound to Fuente Osmena for the Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency Hotel.

 Because I'm afraid of heights, I had second thought in this Edge Coaster Ride and Skywalk. But since I'm already in Cebu I want to experience it also. JoAnn and Roel back-out. That's why Seysey is crying!

 The crying lady!

Eventually, Seysey and I are the brave one!

 For rates and other inquiries:
Tower 1, Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, Fuente Towers, Fuente Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
Telephone Nos.: (032) 418 - 8888 / (032) 418 - 7777
Monday - Friday (Open from 2pm till 12mn)
Saturday - (Open from 10am till 2am)
Sunday - (Open from 10am till 2mn)

We took a taxi to Taboan Market to buy pasalubongs for family and friends.

Oh my! We all smells like danggit!

*Tip- Make sure that Taboan Market is your last stop for your day tour!

Where to Eat in Cebu: CnT Lechon, Cebu City

We went to SM Cebu to freshen up. we left AJ at a playground for 1 hour so we can take our lunch.

 Too bad! bawal ang lobo sa loob ng mall.

 When in Cebu, you must taste the Cebu Lechon! Just across the street from SM you can find CnT Lechon. The facade of the restaurant looks like parking lot.  We ordered 1 kilo for the 4 of us. 1 kilo is P360.

 Lechon Cebu taste a little bit salty. Pero masarap talaga siya compare sa lechon sa Pampanga kasi pati yung laman malasang-malasa. Wala nga lang ng nakasanayang sarsa. Suka at toyo ang sa Cebu.

We really enjoyed our lunch at CnT.

*Tip - Be there around 11am to avoid long queues as many people are dining at CnT.

Where to Stay in Cebu: Golden Valley Hotel, Cebu City

 As I've mentioned, we were suppose to stay at Sampaguita Suites but due to some misunderstanding, we are now here at Golden Valley Hotel in Pelaez Street, Cebu City. The security guard and the receptionist greeted us warmly. Because we were so tired, we didn't have time to take a picture of the room.

We got the Family room (triple occupancy) for P1,595 and just paid for the extra person charge for P400. The rate comes with plated breakfast. 
"Ang tagal naman ng order natin." - AJ

Contact Details
GOLDEN VALLEY HOTEL                
155A Pelaez Street, Cebu City, 6000        
Tel No.   (6332) 253-8660

March 8, 2012

Cebu City Walking Tour (3 of 3)

  Next stop is the Plaza Independencia and Fort San Pedro. From Casa Gorordo we just rode the jeepney.

 Plaza Independencia is one of Cebu's historical remains from the Spanish Era. Its location captures Cebuanos and tourists since it is near the Port of Cebu. Surrounding  the Plaza are also most visited such as Fort San Pedro, Cebu City Central Post Office and Malacañang sa Sugbo. Its land and age-old acacia trees are witness to the many phases and stories of Cebu’s rich history.

Fort San Pedro

 One of Cebu's popular destinations is the Fort San Pedro or “Fuerza de San Pedro”

It is the smallest and oldest fort in the Philippines. It is triangular in shape. It's like a small version of Fort Santiago in Intramuros.

 Entrance fee is Php40 per head

 Rajah Humabon


 From Plaza Independencia, we took a jeepney bound to SM Cebu for our lunch. The walk was tiring, but it was all well worth the trip. It took us half day for our walking tour.

Cebu City Walking Tour (2 of 3)

A block away from the Basilica is the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu. It is located in P. Burgos Street. It was elevated as a metropolitan archdiocese on April 28, 1934 with the dioceses of Dumaguete, Maasin, Tagbilaran, and Talibon as suffragans.

The facade of the Cathedral

Blessed Pedro Calungsod (stained glass)

I was surprise to see the interior of the Cathedral. I was awed. The altar is so beautiful! Parang lobby ng hotel. At the altar, you can see the Crucified Christ between San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, the first Filipino Saint and Blessed Pedro Calungsod on October 21, 2012, making him the country’s second Catholic saint. The retablo is decorated with warm colors of gold and yellow.

After saying our prayers, our next stop is the Heritage of Cebu Monument passing by the Cebu Cathedral Museum. Again, we didn't visit the museum. 

Walking towards the Heritage of Cebu, passing Mabini Street until we found Sikatuna Street corner Colon. From here you can already see a huge statue in a shape of a ship.

 So tired!

The Heritage of Cebu Monument was built by National Artist, Edgardo Castrillo. It was opened to the public on December 8, 2000. It depicts historical events and monuments.

Si AJ ay may lobo, lumipad sa langit.

From the Heritage of Cebu you can already see the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. It is one of the oldest house in the Philippines. It was built in the late 17th century. We didn't go inside because it looks creepy! There is an entrance fee of P50.00. Outside you can see what's inside the house.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
Address: #155 Mabini corner Lopez Jaena Streets, 6000 Cebu, Philippines

After taking pictures outside the house, we were looking for street sign going to Casa Gorordo. A friendly buko juice vendor pointed the right direction. 

CASA GORORDO MUSEUM - Located in Lopez Jaena Street, it is the home of the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu - Juan Gorordo (1862-1934). A tour inside this residence is a brief journey into a Filipino lifestyle in a particular period between 1860 to 1920. The place presently features noted paintings, museum relics, a courtyard, antique household items and furniture.


Admission fee:
70 – International Adults
50 – International Students
40 – Local Adults
15 – College Students
10 – HS/Elem Students

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