I don’t think it’s till summer here in Manila, since it’s already raining. Luckily, I was still able to enjoy the summer heat two weeks ago. We had a very rare beach trip, where? to CEBU!
I felt really excited when my sister already booked us months ago for this trip! Believe it or not, it was me and my little sister’s first plane ride AND beach trip together
here’s us meddling inside the plane.
Funny thing you should know, i was more excited to ride the plane with my little sister. ) I was the one who kept peeping out of the window just to see the the 30,000 ft view of the Philippines, which looks cool at night! Especially the city lights in Manila. Well in Cebu, i expected less city lights, but theirs were almost as many as Manila’s!
I couldn’t take a nice photo of the city lights, so here’s a photo of the sunset instead.
First stop, dinner at Cafe Laguna in Ayala mall.
Next, we woke up pretty early to get ready to go to the beach at Mactan Shangri-La . This beach trip was the highlight of our vacation. It’s been years since we’ve been to a beach! Haha! So we packed lots of sun screen lotion, and of course, we didn’t forget out hats and shades! 8D
So here’s a view of the pool. I was excited to swim again, because it’s been 2-3 months since I last swam. (and the reason that i’m blowing up now.^^)
and here’s a view of the beach. ahh. the relaxing atmosphere~
Since this was shobe’s first beach trip, she really wanted to build some sand castles! Haha! But we weren’t sure if that was possible xD
So we molded a big heart instead!
We even dug a hole for nothing, HAHA!
teehee! My nickname
I can say that my shobe really enjoyed being at the beach, as well as my parents! I can still remember how dad played with us and tried catching some fish! So cute! :”) and how I put sand in his pockets. >:) HAHA, evil me.
I swear I think that I was going to gain lots of weight after this trip. But it’s very occasional for us to go out of town, so might as well enjoy the food! So here’s what I had for lunch at Tides buffet at Mactan Shangri-la .
Indian food. (I never miss out on Indian food whenever we go to buffets )
Lamb skewers with mint jelly! Ahh.. one of my fave!
Lechon, which my sister munched the most!
After our lunch and beach fun at Mactan Shangri-La, we headed back to the hotel before we have our dinner. Since we had too much Filipino cuisine food, we decided to go Vietnamese at Lemon Grass at the Ayala Mall again.
Tom Yum soup
Fresh Spring Roll
So much for enjoying the food, i wasn’t able to remember the name of the dishes again. -.-” This always happens to me. ) Thank you achi for helping me remember. ) Our day didn’t just end there, my achi’s friend, who lives there in Cebu, invited us for dessert at Dulce.
Banana cake with Vanilla ice cream on top!
We got back at the hotel with our tummies REALLY full. o.o And it was our last night in Cebu. sigh.
Oh, Cebu. We weren’t ready to say good bye yet. It was then I realized that those three days were just temporary. A short getaway from all the stress. After all this, we have to pack up our bags and go home. Hai. We didn’t even want to get off the super soft hotel beds yet! I even had a hard time waking shobe up!
First thing we had for that day was our breakfast buffet at the Marriott Hotel.
Garlic rice, egg’s benedict, longganisa and bacon. Filipino-ish style;) I had this kind of breakfast for two days.
Okay! time for our day tour to wrap up our trip! Good bye hotel, hello van! ) It wouldn’t be cool if we didn’t visit the historical places in Cebu. First, we visited the beautiful Taoist temple.
This is my favorite view. Nice huh?
Next stop, the church where Magellan’s cross is located.
Here is Magellan’s cross where Christianity in the country was first marked.
Next, to Fort San Pedro.
It’s called Fuerza de San Pedro in Spanish.
Okay, hungry again. Late lunch time at Chika-an in ParkMall before we head out to our final destination!
Citrus Quench. Such a unique drink, a thirst quencher indeed!
OOPS. I forgot to take photos of the other dishes. (I was so hungry! hihi!^^)
Finally, to Mactan Shrine.
UGHH. Trying to be strong enough to push this stone! )
chocolate moron. I couldn’t help but take a picture of this, it’s just so funny )
Last stop, to Mactan International Airport. Hai, it was really time to go home. So much for a permanent vacation. ) I hope we could get this kind of vacation once in a while. This vacation was worthwhile, even if it means gaining pounds (and not exercising. teehee!! ) Thank you, mom, dad, and achi for taking me and shobe to this wonderful trip. >:D< Hopefully we could go out all together next time with dichi and sachi!
Til my next adventure!