Travelling in the Queen City of South

Time Check: 11:50PM PhT 6th July.

Living Young and Wild and Free playing on the background sa headset ko.

Tahimik na naman si Ophax.  Bakit kaya???

Try n’yo hulaan. Heheh!

Alam n’yo kasi,tahimik ako ngayon kasi tinatamad ako. I’m not in my mood working today. Kaya naisipan ko magpost. Irate pa callers ko ngayon.

Caller: “I don’t wanna talk to you.”

I said:  “Let me just transfer your call to a psychic helpline.”

Haha! Joke lang ah.

Anyways,today I’m gonna tour you to all places I’ve been to,here in Cebu and some other places.  I can’t post all pictures kasi daghan man oy. Hahaha! Yey! Kasabot na ‘ko Bisaya. Hahah…

Heto na… 

One of Cebu’s famous man-made park is D’ Family Park found in Talamban, Cebu in the Philippines. It is a nature park with a mini zoo similar to Crocolandia in Talisay, Cebu. It is perfect for family picnic and venue for large group activities and it is the first of its kind here in Cebu. It is inside the 20-hectare compound managed by the Metropolitan Cebu Water District or MCWD.

Cebu IT Park, formerly known as Asiatown IT Park, is the flagship project of Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corporation (CPVDC). It is a 24-hectare IT economic zone and a modern trading hub with global gateway. The park was recognized on April 6, 2000 by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority Board as an Information Technology park, and was granted Special Economic Zone Status by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 12 on February 27, 2001.

Papa Kit’s Marina and Lagoon. Perfect for adventures or thrill seekers and for the family. Not only that they have an exciting zipline – An 800-meter zipline was built with a unique feature for it pass across the Silot Bay. The first end of the zipline was located on the mountain and the other end was located on an island in the Silot Bay. They also have horseback riding, fishing lagoons and a restaurant.

Mactan Shrine in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines is where the battle for supremacy and freedom took place between Ferdinand Magellan and Lapu-Lapu. Because of the success in Christianizing some native, Ferdinand Magellan a Portuguese explorer crossed the channel to Mactan Island in the hope to spread Christianity in the area. But even before reaching the shore, Magellan along with his 49 Christian soldiers were defeated by the chieftain of Mactan, Lapu-Lapu, along with his approximately 1,500 warriors armed with barong, spears, kampilan and kalasag on April 27,1521. Magellan and several other men were killed. This was later recognized as the historic Battle of Mactan.

Magellan’s Cross, located in Magellanes Street, is Cebu’s most important historical landmark and an important shrine.
In 1521 the Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan, erected the original large wooden cross at this location where Cebu’s Rajah Humaton, his wife Juana, and 800 followers were baptised on April 14, 1521 and the first Catholic mass in Cebu (in fact, the first Catholic mass in the Philippines) was celebrated.
The original cross gradually deteriorated as over the years the faithful took little pieces of the cross as mementos. In 1845 another cross was placed at the spot. The new cross was made of tindalo wood and inside a hollow inside splinters of the original Magellan’s Cross were preserved.
Today a tiled pavillion shelters the cross and a ceiling mural depicts the scene of the first mass and commemorates the conversion of the first Filipinos to Christianity.

Fort San Pedro was built by Spanish and Cebuano laborers as a military defense structure. The fort’s name was taken from Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s flagship “San Pedro” in which he sailed the Pacific Ocean. They started the building of Fort San Pedro on May 8, 1565 eleven days after their arrival in Cebu with Legazpi himself breaking the ground. This is the same year where they sent a small party to explore Siquijor: The island of Fire.

Ghosts and mystical stories are nothing new at one of Cebu’s popular tourist destinations — the Kawasan falls in Badian town, Cebu. The water coming from the falls is clean and crystal clear.

Night view of Cebu from Mountain View Nature’s Park, Inc., Brgy. Busay. Mountain View Nature’s Park is located in Sitio Garahe Busay, Cebu City. It’s just 15 to 20 minute ride from the city. It’s a different recreation area since it’s on top of a mountain. You can reach the place through riding a taxi or a motorcycle which they call “habal-habal”.

The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist or commonly known to Cebuanos as “Birhen sa Simala” is situated in the southern part of Cebu. Specifically located in Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines, the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is famous for the miracles made by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many are already walking testimonials to her divine grace and power for several different occurrences that happened to their lives. This is one of the many churches in the Philippines that practices Roman Catholic (Christianity) religion. Other religions in the Philippines include Taoism (see: Taoism in the Philippines), Jewish, Muslim, Protestant and many others. This may not be considered as a tourist destination but it is a must see/visit place just like Kan-Irag Nature Park,D’ Family Park, Cebu Tops and many many more.

Portofino Beach Resort located at Angasil Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, and the travel time going to this resort is 15-30 minutes it depends on your origin in Cebu city. From the entrance of Portofino Beach Resort you need to travel another 800 meters going to the main entrance gate of Portofino Beach Resort.

The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines with a very rich history. The main festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus, who used to be the patron saint of the whole province of Cebu (since in the Catholic faith Jesus is not a saint, but God). It is essentially a dance ritual which remembers the Filipino people’s pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.
The festival features some the country’s most colorful displays of pomp and pageantry: participants garbed in bright-colored costumes dance to the rhythm of drums, trumpets, and native gongs. The streets are usually lined with vendors and pedestrians all wanting to witness the street-dancing. Smaller versions of the festival are also held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a Sinulog sa Kabataan, which is performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the Grand Parade.
Aside from the colorful and festive dancing, there is also the SME trade fair where Sinulog features Cebu export quality products and people around the world flock on the treasures that are Cebu.
Recently, the cultural event has been commercialized as a tourist attraction and instead of traditional street-dancing from locals, Sinulog also came to mean a contest featuring contingents from various parts of the country. The Sinulog Contest is traditionally held in the Cebu City Sports Complex, where most of Cebu’s major provincial events are held.

Yayks! But it’s more fun in the Philippines.

To experience its affluence, stay in its only 5-star hotel, the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. Located in Nivel Hills, our hotel boasts of more than 320 luxurious rooms with grand facilities to match, plus a friendly staff that will pamper you like royalty. With these offerings, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is clearly the top choice for an indulgent accommodation in the city.

Yeahbah! Thanks to Ate Rena and her sister Fedilyn for accommodating us.

Durhan White Beach Resort is a truly remarkable place to stay, a paradise sanctuary and is located in Tabunok, Tabuelan, Cebu, Philippines.

So refreshing! Aahhh… lol

We’ve been also to Bohol Island which is famous to it’s tourist destinations like resorts ,beaches and the most popular attraction, The Chocolate Hills.

Thank you so much to someone who brought us here in the beautiful and famous place of Bohol.

The famed Chocolate Hills of Bohol are not only two but more than 1,268 cone-shaped hills – a very strange geological formation that has baffled a lot of geologists. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers or more and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height.
The Chocolate Hills appear to be seemingly endless when viewed atop the hill in Carmen town. The viewing deck there gives you a 360° view of the hills “as far as the eyes can see”. It is more majestic when viewed from a plane – them appearing to be thousands of mole hills dotting out from verdant surroundings.

Arrival at Tagbilaran City which serves as Bohol ‘s capital city.

(From left) Jeff,Ate Rena,Ms A and Chris
Sa totoo lang guys,tinanggal nila ako sa picture na ‘to. Dun ako sa gilid ni Chris. Kesyo daw ako lang daw ang nakaharap sa camera. Panira daw ng trip. So, ayun na-erase si Ophax. Ay ambot! Boang ka pare hah. Hahaha… I love you guys.

One of the popular tourist activities in the province of Bohol is cruising down Loboc River while buffet dining on a Floating Restaurant. Emerald green because of the algae, Loboc River is 12 meters wide and 4 meters deep (I don’t know how long it is). You don’t cruise down the whole river, but the ride is around 40 minutes. At the turning point, you’ll find three mini waterfalls and a band of musicians on a floating raft playing folk tunes for the tourists.

And that’s all folks. I hope you’ve had some fun. Sorry guys like I mentioned earlier,I can’t include all our pictures kasi marami. If you wanna see all those…well,it’s in my album on facebook. 

Till next time pipl. Time check : 6:46AM 7th July It’s Saturday and it’s time to have my self rest in bed. Yamowt! Walang lakad kasi hurot na ang kwarta ko. Grrr… x:/


~ by Ophax on July 7, 2012.

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