From The Casa Gorordo Museum, I walk along Colon Street and found myself at The Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu. Unfortunately, due to health protocol, they only cater to private events and not open to the public. So I was told.
From there, I walk towards the Santo Nino Basilica and passed by the Patria de Cebu building and the Metropolitan Church of Cebu (painted in white). There were kakanin being sold at the church vicinity and I noticed that there were a lot of vendors selling ready-to-eat papaya, Singkamas, bayabas (guava) and mani (peanuts).
I also passed by the La Fortuna Bakery which prides itself as being around since 1953 before finally reaching the Santo Nino Basilica. Unfortunately, there’s a time on when visitors are welcome inside (still due to the existing health protocols of Covid 19) so I just took some pictures of the façade from the street level. There were so many pasalubong being sold near the church – images of the Santo Nino, foods liks Bong Bong’s Special Piaya, Didang’s Otap, Shamrock Otap, C&L Pinasugbo, etc.
I also passed by the Prudential Bank & Trust Company ( I really wish it will be restored) before boarding a jeep (cab) going to Guadalupe. I passed by the Cebu Provincial Capitol before heading to the Church of Guadalupe, still in Cebu City.
From Guadalupe Church, I rode a mini-bus (there are a lot of these in Cebu City) with the signage Ayala Cebu. Then I rode another jeep (cab) back to Colon Street. From there, there’s a mini-bus passing along Echavez Street where AllSon’s Inn is located.
The next 4 days I spend around touring the towns south, north and west of Cebu City. I visited the Poblacion area (town proper) of Oslob, Boljoon, Dalaguete, Argao, Simala Shrine, Daanbantayan, Bogo City, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, the Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church in Danao City, the San Fernando Rey Parish Church in Liloan, Samboan, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Alegria, Carcar City, Barili, Naga, San Fernando, Talisay, Taboan Public Market, Lapu-Lapu Monument, and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House.
It was a vacation worth remembering.
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