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Places to visit in Cebu for a day

I mean Cebu City...

A very dear friend, Ms A, made a layover here in Cebu before heading home and because it has been months not seeing her kids, she thought it would also be a good idea for Cebu to be their rendezvous. 
I selfishly loved her idea for it would also be an opportunity for our family to bond. My eldest and her youngest are of same age and the last time they saw each other was when they were 1-year old, that was 9 years ago. Though we (me and A) saw each other and chatted for 2 hours last year, I find it so bitin compared to 3 days and 2 nights of stay - that surely is enough to reconnect and bond right?
Forgive my excitement, its just that I seldom or don't have "friends night-out" or "ladies/mommies night", thus a friend's visit sort of take my loneliness away. Don't take me wrong, I date with the husband and the kiddos...its just that sometimes I feel the need of girlfriends and boyfriends. Diba Joy? Jim? :D

Anyways, enough of the drama. So A, decides to stroll Cebu with her kids, though with limited time, might as well make the most of it.

Sto. Nino Basilica Church & Magellan's Cross
A must visit place for Catholics. A visit for thanksgiving...for the blessings receive, for this opportunity, for the safe trip, for everything. 
One of Cebu's oldest church, believe to be the place where the image of Sto. Nino (Child Jesus) was found when the Portuguese gave this image as a gift to early settlers of Cebu, thus the growth of Christianity. 
Magellan's Cross, located beside the church, is the small chapel that housed the cross erected by the Portuguese colonizers. The ceiling has paintings that depicts the beginning of Christianity in Cebu as introduced by Portuguese and Spaniards.

Taoist Temple
Located inside Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City, this towering temple was built by the local Chinese in the community. It has temples, pagodas and  statues that depicts chinese cultures and beliefs. This is open for public viewing. You can enjoy taking pictures of the place except their altars and their saints.

Busay's Lantaw Restaurant 
If you want to dine at the same time have the best seat as you view the breathtaking beauty of the city, then this place is for you. This resto offers native cuisines at a very affordable price.  
We rented a taxi for 1300php to bring us to these places and I thought it is convenient considering we kids with us. Our last stop is Ayala Center Cebu.
Their 2nd day was spent at Bohol.
Their 3rd day was well spent our friend's house for a house warming. Just in time!
It was a short stay and here's to hoping they enjoy Cebu visiting shrines and dining at the top of the mountain. Hoping for more laag with family in the near future by His Grace. Happy Birthday my dear friend. 
I love you more! Mwaah :D
Photos from A's FB.


  1. Oh, Cebu City! One of the very first places we visited locally as tourists. Thank you for sharing. We cant wait to bring Baby Charley to Cebu soon, too! :)

  2. Wonderful adventure and a great way to promote the Queen City of the South! :) Have you taken your kids to Temple of Leah? I'm sure they'll enjoy it there too. :)

  3. i wasnt able to see much when i vsited cebu last summer, would love to check these places out :) tnx!

  4. My mom and I did a day trip also to Cebu before and we went to the same places! :) Plus take home some lechon haha

  5. Ui sayang I haven't been to that restaurant! When we're in Cebu kasi we're so busy meeting with relatives and going to provinces. I hope I can return soon!

  6. Been wanting to visit Cebu for the longest time. Maybe in two to three years time when lo gets a little bigger na heheh. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Mhaan of Mommy Rockin' In Style

  7. Cebu is a one-stop-tourist-destination. Love going there both for work and for pleasure.

  8. Nice! We want to go to Cebu City AND Bohol, too! :)

  9. We went to see Magellan's Cross din before when my husband and I visited Cebu many years back. I hope to visit it again.



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