Thursday, January 20, 2011

Why I left Cebu with a gracious heart

[July 2010]

Our last morning in Cebu was basically used up for shopping. Well, pasalubong (souvenir) shopping that is. We woke up real early so that we may be able to buy some Cebu delicacies, and rush back to Alba Uno to check-out. Anyway, if you happen to be going to Cebu anytime soon, make sure to pass by Tabo-an Market. You'll be able to find some dried pusit, danggit, dilis, chicharon, dried mangoes, and even small wood-guitars here. They've mostly got all the good and tasty stuff!

Anyway, our last day in Cebu was kind of just laid back. When we got back in Alba Uno, we called up Da Vinci Pizza to order the 16" masterpiece for the staff. And while waiting for the Pizza, we fixed our luggages (had it stuffed with our pasalubong) and then took turns taking a bath. When we were finally done with packing, we headed off to the lobby, and had our luggages stored for the day. Lucky for us, we no longer had to wait for the pizza to arrive since it came the moment we checked-in our luggages. The staff of Alba Uno was deeply surprised and grateful for our small token of appreciation.

Moving on... =) We left Alba Uno and took a cab going to Ayala Cebu. We had our lunch there after watching a movie (the last Airbender). So after eating lunch at TGIF, we got some mocha frap by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, before deciding to head back to Alba Uno (to pick up our stuff).


Oh, I almost forgot. Before leaving our room in Alba Uno, I was able to make one last phone call to CnT Lechon. I had 1/4 kg worth of Lechon reserved for me that day, and we were set to pick it up before heading to the airport. Ok, when we got our stuff back, we bid our goodbyes and headed off to CnT, and then to the airport.

All in all, Cebu and Bohol was a blast! If given the chance, I would definitely book a separate trip back to Bohol. But this time, to experience their most sought out beaches!

In time, I will be able to step into the soils of Bohol again. But for now, thanks Cebu for the warm welcome. I'll see you soon..

So before I forget, here’s our Travel Expense Sheet to help you well on your future Cebu and/or Bohol trip. God Bless! =)

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

16 comments:

  1.  I was not able to try lechon cebu when I was there as most places were packed.  I got a good idea from your blog to call and reserve lechon instead on my next visit.

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  2. I have not been to Bohol..  hopefully very soon. Would love to see it too I know they have top of the class beaches too. I've been to Cebu before but I don't even have pictures.. hehe 

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  3. I've been to Cebu once but never got a chance to tour around since my schedule that time was very tight. I would surely drop by in Alba Uno then to try their souvenirs. We also have relatives in Bohol but I've never gotten any chance to see them. I know, someday I can explore Cebu and Bohol. :D

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  4. unsugarcoatedreviewsJune 21, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    The demand for Cebu Lechon is that high huh? Good thing you mentioned reserving lechon, that's what we'll do when we get there :)

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  5. it's long since i've been to cebu... though they are also known for their lechon, wasn't able to try it... sayang. Yahweh bless.

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  6. Glad to help Franc! :)

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  7. Dbale, Bohol's just a short plane ride away. You can always visit. :) And yes, should you go to Bohol, you must stay at Dumaluan Beach. It's that long stretch of fine, white sand that also hosts the famous Bohol Beach Club. :P

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  8. Oh, Alba Uno is a pension house, Robi. :) The one where you can get your pasalubong is at Tabo-an Market. :)

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  9. Yes sis! CnT has the best tasting lechon for me, so far.. not that salty at all! :)

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  10. There's always a next time naman, Ralph. :)

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  11. ..haven't tried the cebu lechon..hehehe.. coz honestly, i don't eat pork :)

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  12. That CnT Lechon! Glad you made it ;) It is one of the must-try delicacies of Cebu! Nice to know you enjoyed the place! ;)

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  13. Should there be a lechon made out of veggies, would you try it? :P

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  14. We sure did, Kristel! :)

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  15. Thank you for this post! Now I have the idea of where and what to experience on my trip to cebu! :D Very helpful! :D

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  16. Thank you for visiting Angelique! :) When do you plan to visit Cebu? :)

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