Have you ever heard Enya’s song Orinoco Flow? If you haven’t, go check it and have that little pride for Cebu is included in its lyrics 😊 The Queen City of the South has always been a favorite travel destination for Filipinos and foreigners. Some may even skip touring Metro Manila to fully experience the beauty of Cebu. Although it is already a developed city, the traces of important historical events can still be felt.
“Suroy suroy” is a Cebuano dialect which means to stroll has become the tagline of the city. True to its meaning , Cebu offers a variety of “to do things” for us to enjoy.It is a beautiful city yet so close to nature. Well, I guess, it has best of both worlds.
I have been to Cebu several times,but I still feel that I have not fully experienced its treasures. I know I’ll be back soon to experience more but for the meantime, let me share with you some of the most Must Visited Places .
For places to eat, we came through this beautiful french restaurant called La Maison Rose.
However, since me and my friend are not a big fan of French cuisine, we did not really enjoyed the food.
Beside La Maison Rose is the popular La Vie Parisienne but the place is under maintenance when we visited. What a lucky day 😢
Now if you want to be adventurous, ride a habal habal (motorcycle) and visit the following spots :
Most of the visitors hire taxi for convenience of going up Cebu Transcentral Highway.I’m not sure of the rates, but I heard it’s a bit expensive than habal habal. .You can haggle but don’t haggle too much.It might be their only source of income.
On our last day in Cebu, me and my friend went South. First, we decided to climb the highest peak in Cebu, the Osmeña Peak BUT to our dismay the top was full of fog when we reached. Expectation vs. reality it is. But no bitterness, it’s the journey after all. I think coping up with disappointment is one virtue you learn when you hit the road, trek or hike.
Lesson learned: visit Osmeña Peak during summer
From the Dalaguete, you can traverse by riding habal habal to reach Badian where Kawasan falls is located. It is a faster way to reach the falls than hitting the main road. Which we did by the way,and it took us forever.Reality bites when you don’t read the map carefully 😆
Well, thanks to the beauty of Kawasan we forgot that we are damn tired.
To end our trip, we visited Simala Church. It was huge and magnificent. During Sundays the place is crowded with devotees and tourists.
Remember that you are visiting a religious place so proper attire is a must.
Lastly, the trip would not be complete without pasalubong, so go head to Island Souvenir Shop. But first, selfies ❤️