I know it’s a bit late but still I would like to greet my niece, belated happy birthday. I wish you good health and may you fulfill all your dreams in the coming years. We missed you already. Hope you will go back in the Philippines very soon. Good luck in everything and take care always.
It’s been 4 days that I’m not updating this blog. We had our escapade in Puerto Galera last Friday and it was an unplanned escapade. What I knew is that we will visit one of the resorts in Batangas but when we are on our way we decided to visit Puerto Galera instead. So we go straight in Batangas pier and rode in an outrigger boat. By the way, we left the vehicle of my sister in Batangas Pier there are parking spaces available both inside and outside the pier along the highway and the charges are reasonable.
It took 1 hour for us to reach Puerto Galera. There are jeeps waiting for us that will transfer us to White Beach. Sorry, I haven’t watched how long we took to reach White Beach but I guess it doesn’t last for more than 30 minutes. Anyway, upon reaching the White Beach there are lots of vacationers from Filipinos to other nationalities.
Before we explore Puerto Galera we look for a place where we can stay for 2 days. The planned was just 1 night but we decided to make it longer. So instead of 1 night it became 2N &3D vacation. We had fun and it will be added in our memorable experience. Photos will be uploaded in my next post.
Cebu City is known as the Queen City of the South. It is one of the most well-liked targets in all of the Philippines for overseas tourists. It has the largest sea port in the Philippines and the second largest city in the country. Also known as the oldest city established by the Spaniards in the country. It brags of natural resources like having white sand beaches. There are many historical sites also to enjoy in Cebu City.
Our day in Cebu City ( Click pictures for larger view)
This cross, put up by Ferdinand Magellan, marked the beginning of Christianity, after the first Catholic Mass was celebrated here on April 14, 1521.
Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño (Cebu City)
The only Catholic Basilica in East Asia that houses the image of Santo Niño, it’s said that it was left by Ferdinand Magellan.
Fort San Pedro
The first Spanish fort in the Philippines. It was said that most of the fort has been destroyed already during Second World War.
Lapu lapu Shrine
The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is a 20-meter bronze statue located in the Mactan Shrine Park in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu. The statue was put up to honor Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain of Mactan Island who beaten Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan in 1521.
Taoist Temple (Cebu City)
The center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tze. It is situated on Beverly Hills, the millionaires’ quarter of Cebu City.
Yap – San Diego – Ancestral House
One of the oldest houses in the Philippines built during the late 17th Century.
Ayala Center Cebu
Ayala Center Cebu is a great shopping mall in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located outside Metro Manila. Opened in 1994, and is owned by Ayala Malls.
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
Looking for good place to stay in Cebu, Philippines – i recommended this one.