Unexpected Trip to Cebu City

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Travelled May 12-16 2015

The right time for our “dream place” has finaly came. It was an unexpected trip tough, but for us unexpected trip are the best. We booked a flight to Tagbilaran Bohol as a gateway to Neah’s home town in Dipolog City, as they all aware that there was a boat who travels from Bohol to Dipolog, plane ticket to Dipolog is so expensive that’s why we find to have an alternative. Few days before our flight we found out that there is no longer boat that travels from Bohol to Dipolog,so we find another way to reach Dipolog. We have two options 1) drop off to Tagbilaran and take the boat to Dumaguete,from Dumaguete another 3 hours boat ride to Dipolog 2) Drop 0ff to Tagbilaran and take the 2 hour boat ride to Cebu, from Cebu there are boat travel firectly to Dipolog. We take the second option.

Right after the plane landed to Tagbilaran airport, we immediately went to the port to take the earliest trip to Cebu. The boat ride from Bohol to Cebu took us 2 hours fare is Php 250.00 / way plus the terminal fee of Php 60.00.

my first glimpse of Tagbilaran airport

We arrived in Cebu around 6:00 PM we immediately ask the locals on where we can buy ticket going to Dipolog, we even went to the ticketing office but unfortunately the boat to Dipolog will sail day after tomorrow. We take the unexpected surprise, we therefore stay in Cebu the rest of trip.

We checked in to  the nearest hotel Sampaguita Suites, the hotel is near the church and the famous Magellan’s Cross.

We attended the early mass the next morning. And we realize that we are so lucky to have the chance to be on that place that we are both dreaming of.

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Basilica del Sto Niño
magellan’s cross
mandatory photo op

On our second night in Cebu we went to the famous “Larsian” best place for grilled seafood, BBQ and  other food Cebu can offer.



puso” rice cooked in coconut leaf


Our third day was spent on a beach resort that has pool on it. It was a 30 minutes taxi ride from the city proper.

As we all know that the best Lechon in the Philippines was in Cebu. We therefore tried this famous restaurant that has “the best lechon ever!”-zubuchon.

one serving good for 3 already

It was such an unforgettable experience. Unplanned but always the best. We planned to go back to Cebu by August with family.