Some may think that 36 hours may be too short for exploring a city especially when you are in Cebu because there many must visit spots in the province. However, my best friends at work and I were able to squeeze in all the places we wanted to visit in this short span of time. Our itinerary check list was achieved! :)))
In 36 hours, here are the places we were able to visit and things we were able to do.
Our flight from Manila to Cebu was on a Friday night (7:30 pm). We arrived at Cebu at past 9:00 pm. Our first stop right after we set our foot in the airport: DINNER AT ZUBUCHON!
After dinner, we headed straight to our hotel to grab some rest so we'll have energy to go around the city the next day. We stayed at Express Inn Mactan. It's a budget-friendly hotel and it's few minutes away from the airport.
The following day, we allotted the whole day to check all the list in our planned itinerary. We went first to The Taoist Temple.
Since the three of us are UP alumni, we dropped by at UP Cebu to have a photo op with Oble.
Cebu Heritage Monument
Yap-San Diego Ancestral House
Fort San Pedro - it reminded me of Manila's Intramuros
We needed to recharge to get on with the day so we had lunch at Abuhan Pochero.
After lunch, we visited some famous churches.
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Basilica Minore del Santo Nino which is currently under construction because it was affected by the earthquake a year ago.
Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod - I liked this church because of its minimalist and post-modern architecture.
Magellan's Cross - it was kinda surreal to finally see this in person because I was just teaching about this in one of our Philippine History lessons last year.
It was a really hot day so we grabbed some refreshment at Coffee Prince, a Korean-inspired cafe. :)
Then, we bought some pasalubong and delicacies at Tabo-an Market.
And just in time for the evening, we tried the Skywalk Adventure at Crown Regency Hotel.
Dinner at Larsian where you can find hawker stalls.
We walked the oldest street in the Philippines - Colon Street.
Our last stop for the day: wine night at La Vie Parisienne.
The next day was our flight back to Manila. But before heading to the airport, we grabbed our complimentary hotel breakfast at Sammy's Cafe. The food was actually good. :)