Beautiful Abode

You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.

Hi! It’s me again ๐Ÿ™‚

I was itching already to write however I’m not sure how to put it into words but definitely you won’t mind so here it is. LOL

Month of August was a boring month for me since I didn’t have plans. I feel dreadful looking at my friends posts talking about their escapades. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Can’t wait for the August month to finish. How silly of me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Come September, I was jumping for joy since I’ll be visiting my hometown. ย ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜„ I was looking at my calendar and was very excited for the upcoming days.

First day of September I met up with my virtual friend Noreen. I feel relieved after all those plans of meetingย each other we finally made it. ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

By next day, I flew to Cebu. We’re supposed to be four (4) ย however one was sick so we were three (3) instead. ๐Ÿ˜”

Our flights delayed c/o AirAsia, as usual what’s new these days right? ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜’

Abi flew ahead of us without any delays unlike our flight. We arrived so late that she had to wait for us at the airport all by herself. (Can’t picture how boring it would be to wait all by yourself ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™ˆ )

Soon as we arrived, we hired a Grab Taxiย getting to my house to leave our bagsย and hired another cab going toย Crown Regencyย for the sky adventure however it was closed. Little did we know that the registration is until 2200 only so we walked ourselves out and led them to “Larsian” (a barbecue place).

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Stayed there for almost an hour, met up my other virtual friend Ed (๐Ÿ‘Ž i forgot to take a pic) and went to I.T Park for the “Sugbu Market” or like the banchetto in Manila.ย We spent our time there until we separated and went back to my house to rest. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The next day, we woke up very early. Took a public jeepney going to Quest Hotelย since we had a reservation. ๐Ÿ˜Ž We left our bags and hired a cab to South Bus Terminal and rode a bus going to Alegria for our day’s adventure. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

We were supposed to be guided by Sir Raymund however we’re too indecisive that we ended up getting a new guide on the spot. Gladly we got ourselves a guide, Kuya Brian through Sir Niรฑo.

Met up with our guide for the activity. We only did half canyoneering activity since the other guests cancelled. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜”

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Around 1500 in the afternoon we were done and took a bus back to the City. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

We rested as soon as we arrived in the hotel and bought some snacks and souvenirs at a nearby mall before we left for dinner at Tisa, Labangon as they wanted to try the famous “Siomai sa Tisa” (Tisa’s pork dumplings).

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Ate our hearts out and paid. Left and took a cab to Crown Regency for the sky adventure. ๐Ÿ˜

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Ended our night pretty good and successful too bad it was Abi’s last day hoping she enjoyed her short getaway. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜…

Woke up to another new day and decided that we’ll just roam around the city.ย HAHA

Contacted Kuya Rey ๐Ÿ‘จ (+63942.3656.936) to assist us in roaming around. Our 1st agenda for the morning tour was Taoist Temple:

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then head off to the flower farm ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป which was located in Sirao:

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ย after admiring all the beautiful flowers, we head off to Tops to see a glimpse of the city ๐ŸŒ‡:

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and last but not the least before we had our lunch was the new built structured Temple of Leah:

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Had our lunch in Lantaw Busay branch before we head back down.

After the morning tour, I decided we’d visit our next destination which was located at Minglanilla rather than Olanggo Island since we only have few hours left and perhaps we might not enjoy.

As we arrived at Minglanilla, no one knows the exact location of our next destination. We asked one motorcycle regarding about it and he answered us that the place was accessible via Tabunok. We asked another motorcyle driver to confirmed it and so we took a public jeepney going to Tabunok. We walked to a group of motorcycle drivers and talked about the said place. Sadly, they’re not familiar. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™ˆ but oh well, we’re already there so why not take risks? ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜„

The ride going there was a bit rough since the roads still under construction. ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฎ almost two (2) hours on the road and we were instantly brought to a new place. I felt a new vibe, a different ambiance… no one would notice it luckily our driver, Kuya Cecilio was so keen enough to realized that we already arrived to our destination. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Back in the city almost 1900 in the evening. Walked the street of Colon and said hi to Sr. Sto Niรฑo then passed through Magellan’s cross before we rode a jeep going to Rico’s lechon for our dinner. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 0
2200 – ETA Cebu City
2300 – Crown Regency
2330 – Larsian Barbecue
0030 – IT Park
0200 – ETA accommodation

Day 1
0530 – Wake up/ Wash up
0600 – ETD Quest Hotel
0630 – ETA Quest Hotel
0800 – ETA South Bus Terminal
1100 – ETA Alegria
1200 – Start of Canyoneering
1430 – End of Canyoneering
1500 – ETD Cebu City
1900 – ETA Cebu City
1930 – ETA accommodation
2100 – ETA Tisa, Labangon
2200 – ETA Crown Regency
2300 – ETA accommodation

Day 2
0600 – Wake up/ wash up
0900 – ETA JY Square Mall
**start of morning tour
– Taoist Temple
– Sirao Flower Farm
– Tops Skyline view
– Temple of Leah
1200 – Lunch at Lantaw – Busay Branch
1330 – ETA South Bus Terminal
1400 – ETA Minglanilla
1430 – ETA Tabunok proper, Talisay
1500 – ETD Campo Siete
1730 – ETA Tabunok proper
1800 – ETA Cebu City
1830 – Visit Sto Niรฑo Church & Magellan’s cross
1930 – ETA Rico’s lechon
2100 – ETA accommodation/ Rest

SAMPLE BUDGET EXCLUDING FOOD AND MISCELLANEOUS:

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel’s Name Day of Stay Rate # of pax total per pax
Quest Hotel overnight 2,500 2 1250
Our house 2 nights free 3 0
TOTAL 1,250

FARE

Destination Rate # of pax Total per pax
RT airfare MNL-CEBU 518 3 173
Cab: airport to house 260 3 87
Cab: house to crown regency 220 3 74
Cab: larsian to IT Park 100 3 34
Cab: IT park to house 170 3 57
Jeep: House to Ayala 33 3 11
Cab: Ayala to South Bus Terminal 100 3 34
Bus: Cebu to Alegria (non a/c) 390 3 130
Tricycle: Badian to Moalboal 100 3 34
Bus: Moalboal to Cebu (a/c) 357 3 119
Cab: Bus terminal to Accom 100 3 34
Cab: Accom to Tisa 100 3 34
Cab: Tisa to Crown Regency 80 3 27
Cab: Crown Regency to Accom 100 3 34
Cab: Accom to JY Square Mall 100 2 50
Cab: JYSquare Mall to South Bus Terminal 100 2 50
Mini-bus: Cebu City to Minglanilla 50 2 25
Jeep: Minglanilla to Tabunok 14 2 7
Motorcycle: Tabunok to Campo Siete 500 2 250
Bus: Tabunok to Cebu City (a/c) 100 2 50
Cab: Cebu City to Tabo-an 60 2 30
Jeep: Tabo-an to Colon 14 2 7
Jeep: Colon to Panagdait 14 2 7
Jeep: Panagdait to Ayala 14 2 7
Cab: Ayala to house 200 2 100
TOTAL 1,465

TOURS

TOURS total per pax
Canyoneering 1000
2nd day morning tour 350
**taoist temple no entrance fee
**temple of Leah 50
**tops 100
**sirao flower farm 25
TOTAL 1525

Phew! That’s a wrap then. So many activities to do yet so little time.ย ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ until my next adventure then. Now, where to next?ย ๐Ÿ™ˆ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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