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RXR Cebu Invasion - Day 3 (Ceby City Tour)

The next day medyo na late ang gising ng iba sa amin. Siguro dahil sa pagod na din sa hectic na activities namin sa Plantation Bay. Dahil late na kami mabilis ang mga naging kilos namin. Dumiretso na kami agad sa my Rotonda para humanap ng makakainan ng almusa. We decided to have our breakfast sa Chowking. To our surprise, most of the items listed in their menu are not available. Haist!!! Kung alam ko lang na ganun pala. Kaya ayun I ordered na lang Siopao and Siomai..No Choice na kasi.

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Ready to Explore the Historic Cebu City.

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On the way sana to Lapu Lapu Shrine pero nauwi ke Magellan Shrine.

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After the SO SO breakfast, we met Yvonne (Lhen’s cousin). Yvonne will be our driver and tour guide as well for this day. Thanks Yvonne for the hospitality and kindness!!! Our first stop that day, Magellan’s Shrine and Basilica of Sto.Nino de Cebu. Nakakatawa dahil originally ang nakalagay sa itinerary namin is the Lapu-Lapu Shrine pero we ended visiting the Shrine of Magellan. So ironic…

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Cebu City Hall.

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Wala naman masyadong nagbago sa place since my last visit in 2009.

Madami pa ding mga palaboy na lansangan at nagkalat pa rin yung mga nagtitinda ng candles. We did not waste any minute, kanya kanyang picture taking na kami agad.

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Dyosa at ang krus.

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Jhen at ang krus.

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Ron&Loise at ang krus.

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Seksing pose ni Joanna at ang krus.

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Ako at ang krus.

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Kami at ang krus.

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Sa labas ng Shrine ni Magellan.

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Then, diretso na kami agad sa Shrine ng Sto. Nino de Cebu. Thanks God dahil wala gaanong pila that time sa Chapel of Sto. Nino. According to Wikipedia: “The Santo Niño de Cebú ("Holy Child of Cebu") is a Roman Catholic figure of the Child Jesus highly similar to the Infant Jesus of Prague. Like the image's counterpart in Prague, the figure is clothed in expensive textile robes mostly donations from fervent devotees in the Philippines and abroad. The statue is the oldest Catholic relic in the Philippines and permanently housed since 1565 at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in Cebu City.”

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Basilica di Sto Nino de Cebu.

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ako sa labas ng Basilica.

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The chapel houses the original image given by Ferdinand Magellan to Rajah Humabon and his wife Queena Juana. The image on the main altar of the Basilica is only a replica of this image. So much for the historical facts about the image... So, syempre after some moment of prayer and meditation ano pa nga ba ang sumunod? Syempre picture taking ulit. After that we went to the Souvenir shop to buy some memorabilias.

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The original image of Sto Nino de Cebu.

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Hallway to the Chapel of Sto Nino.

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Basilica's Main Altar Retablo.

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Ceiling of the Basilica.

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The Sto Nino Chapel - view from inside of the basilica.

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Me with many Sto Nino de Cebu Statues.

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Main door of the Basilica.

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Statues outside the Basilica.

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Since malapit ang Cebu Cathedral sa Basilica ng Sto. Nino dumiretso na din kami dun. We prayed and took some pictures. Halos lunch time na din kami natapos in this itinerary. So we decided to have lunch and buy some pasalubong. We told Yvonne that we will have lunch at CNT Lechon Restaurant but she said that the establishment outside the SM Cebu was already closed. Then she suggested that if we want we can eat Lechon Cebu at CNT Kiosk inside the SM Cebu. We all agreed with the plan.

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The Cebu Cathedral--Seat of the Archbishop of Cebu.

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Pagdating sa supermarket ng SM Cebu order na kami agad ng Lechon and Hanging Rice. Ang nakakatawa kamayan style talaga ang kain dito. They are not giving spoon and fork but instead they will give you plastic bag. Gamitin mo ito pambalot ng kamay mo sa pagkain. Interesting talaga. We never tried it during my first visit in Cebu in 2009. I ordered another kilo of Lechon for take-out. I will bring it to Manila as Pasalubong.

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Si Sheiy nanira pa ng shopping cart.

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PASALUBONG....PASALUBONG....ang mahal....

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After the delicious lunch, tuloy kami agad sa Supermarket to buy Shamrock Otap (ubos na kasi sa ibang store). Pagkatapos ay nagpasama ako sa kanila na bumili ng Starbucks Tumbler yung me nakalagay na Cebu City (these are my new collections). Kaso nakapunta na kami sa dalawang Starbucks Store and unfortunately, wala na silang stock. Sayang…

Around 1pm na nung nakaalis kami sa mall and pumunta na kami sa Taboan to buy dried fish, mangoes, squid at kung anu ano pang dried thing…Malayo pa lang sa lugar na pupuntahan namin sinalubong na kami ng makasusulasok na amoy. “Malapit na tayo sa Taboan,” sabi ko sa kanila. Kani-kaniyang tawaran ang nangyari nung hapon na iyon. Syempre pa pinoy yata to mahilig sa discount. Hahaha!!! Pabalik kami ng hotel ng marealize namin na amoy dried fish na din kami..Wow suka at kanin na lang ang kulang. Haist ang baho talaga!

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lahat ng maiisip mong seafoods na dried andito na...

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"Smells good taste even better!!!".

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Eniweiz, inignore na lang namin yung amoy. Hinatid kami ni Yvonne at Lhen sa hotel and then Yvonne bid us goodbye. Three o’clock in the afternoon when we decided to leave the hotel and went to Taoist Temple. Nakakatuwa ang experience ko this time sa temple dahil hindi lang picture taking ang ginawa namin. Ron, Joanna and I tried to ask question and get answer by using two seed-like stones. Haist di naman di kami sigurado kung tama ang process namin sa pero sige lang masubukan lang (sayang bawal ang magpicture infront of the gods of Taoist kaya alang documentation).

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isang eksena sa Gran Tierra Suites.

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Noong pauwi na kami medyo nahirapan kami kumuha ng taxi pero swerte naman na after 20 minutes ng paghihintay nakaswerte din kami. Pagdating sa hotel nagpadeliver na lang kami ng pizza and burger for dinner dahil we know na mahal ang food na tinda sa airport. Ok naman ang naging byahe namin going to the airport dahil hindi gaanong traffic sa daan hindi tulad nung kadarating lang naming ng Cebu.

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Pagdating sa Mactan International Airport, nanlumo kami talaga ng malaman namin na delayed ang mga flights going back to Manila. Nakakaiinis, uwing uwi na ko para magpahinga. Ang resulta tumambay muna kami sa Bo’s Café. Halos 2 hours delayed ang flight back namin going back to Manila. Sa paghihintay nakatulog na ang madami sa amin sa airport. At last after 2 hours ng paghihintay, boarding time na din and we flight back to Manila almost midnight na. We landed to Manila around 1 am, Tuesday na.

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Kahit pagod sige lang picture pa din....

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The team is planning to go back to Cebu on November but this time magstay na kami ng ilang araw sa Plantation Bay. I wish matuloy to.. Daghang Salamat Cebu!!! I will see you soon….
to.. Daghang Salamat Cebu!!! I will see you soon

Posted by drahcir07 12:32

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