Saturday, February 2, 2013

Our Cebu City Tour


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I wish all the strangers we meet in life knew how to take the perfect photo.
You can't make it out, but that's the Magellan Shrine behind us.



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There. 100% of it.



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And that's Lapu-Lapu, our first Filipino hero. He was a ruler of Mactan and the first native
to resist the Spanish colonization. And he is also oh so handsome!



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I never knew I would fall in love with a statue but just look at that. Whew.



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Lapu-Lapu in all his muscular glory



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Sorry, but I just had to take him in from each and every angle! Lol! :P



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I thought this fan-tree was interesting, but didn't get a chance to take a better photo
because the Japanese/Koreans were all over it! What I couldn't understand was
why they prefer to do this to a plant rather than to Lapu-Lapu. HA HA :P



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After 1 hour, we arrived at the Cebu Taoist Temple. Traffic was really, REALLY horrible.



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The Taoist Temple was built in 1972 by Cebu's Chinese community. It is perched high on the 
northern hills overlooking the city. 



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The entrance resembles the Great Wall of China



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I am drawn to this spot. It looks so serene.



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Red pillars and iron bell



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I could stay here for another hour but we needed to get going to see more of Cebu



Our driver Ricky suggested we go to Top to see the beautiful view overlooking the whole city.



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So after a 40-minute drive uphill we arrived at the top



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And this was the beautiful view that greeted us!
Ang ganda ganda nga, Ricky!!! 



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At least he knew how to take the perfect photo complete with the perfect view :P



Traffic in Cebu is terrible during the Sinulog season. We were stuck in the van most of the day. 

If you ask me what my memory of my most recent Cebu trip is.

It is this.


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The inside of Ricky's rental van. 


I miss you, Lapu-Lapu.


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