A short trip to Cebu

Cebu is one of the best City in the Philippines, with it’s beautiful beaches, amazing underwater scenery and friendly people, I can say that this is a “MUST” visit City!! Since this is just a 2 hours away from Ormoc we decided to visit the place.

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How to go to Cebu from Ormoc:

We are advised that there is a boat going to Cebu, just for 2 hours you’re in the City already. Ocean Jet regularly sails to Cebu. But because of the weather we are almost traveling for 2 hours and 30 mins.

Where to Stay:

Dragon Home Inn 
I was able to book a hotel immediately, a cheap and nice hotel near the city.
This is an instant booking, I’m so happy that it is very cheap.

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Dragon Home Inn 
175 Gen. Echavez St., Lorega San Miguel, Cebu, Philippines
 Phone: (32) 410 7908 | (32) 410 7909 | (32) 260 4722
Email address: 
dragonhomeinncebu@gmail.com

Where to Go:

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Taoist Temple 
(Beverly Hills Subdivision Cebu )
This temple was built to be a place of reflection and prayer, and there are signs asking for quiet within the temple. Wearing shorts is allowed but if you’re planning to go inside the prayer room and make a wish you’re not allowed if your wearing shorts, although they actually have a “tapis” to cover your legs. Being in this place of solace and prayer, visitors are expected to observe silence while. Also, it is prohibited to take pictures of the temple’s altar.

Visiting hours: Monday – Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM
Entrance fee: none

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Temple of Leah 
(Roosevelt St., Brgy. Busay Cebu City)
Temple of Leah is the newest of Cebu attractions. This temple is a testament to a man’s love and devotion for his wife. Feels like your in Greece, the view is stunning. Take note that there is no public transportation heading on this location, aside from habal-habal which will cost you 500. Some of the tourist here usually rent taxi which will cost you Php 3000. But since UBER is now available in Cebu we have tried using it and this really helps us going around the city on a cheaper price. Fetch us from the Hotel and bring us to Taoist Temple and Temple of Leah and back in the City cost us Php 800.

Visiting hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Entrance fee: P50 per person
Other fees: P2,500+ for professional photography for event

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Basilica of Santo Nino
(Santo Nino Chapel Ln, Cebu City, Cebu)
One of  the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country , built in 1565. This church  was made of hard wood, mud and nipa.  Located at the heart of downtown Cebu, the Basilica is a house of prayer and pilgrimage to hundreds of thousands of people each year.

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Magellan’s Cross is probably the most  famous historical landmark in Cebu City.  This is just between the town hall and the Basilica of Santo Nino. The mural in the ceiling is a  portrait of the first holy mass in Philippines bringing us Catholicism, making the Philippines the one and only seat of Catholicism in the Asian region.


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Fort San Pedro
(A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City)
Near Plaza Independencia, around the pier area
Also known as Fuerte de San Pedro. A military defense structure in Cebu, which was  built by the Spanish and locals of Cebu under Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s (Spanish conquistador) command. Fort San Pedro is considered the oldest fort in the Philippines .

Visiting hours: 7am-7pm
Entrance fee: P30 for adults, P25 for senior citizens, P20 for students and children

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Where to Eat:

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Larsian
    (Fuente Osmeña in Cebu City)
A bazaar of eateries that’s the perfect place to experience Cebu’s best barbecue, seafoods and other Cebu delicacies. This is where you pick your food and have it cooked.  Take note “No Spoon and Fork” here, but they’ll give you a disposable plastic glove to use.
Visiting hours:  24 hours, but most of the stalls set up shop between 10 AM to 2 AM

This is just a day of discovering Cebu, how I wish, I could have stayed longer…There are a lot of tourist spot YET to visit. I will surely visit you again CEBU!!!!!

    Total Expenses   

TOTAL: Php 2, 282 each

Transportation 
Ormoc-Cebu-Ormoc Php 1100   –Ocean Jet

City Tour ride  Php 800
—   Php 266
Hotel 
Dragon Home Inn
Php 1900
— Php 633 each
Food
Larsian Php 850
— Php 283 each

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