There was a small boxing ring that was already set-up when my friend and I entered the lobby of Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City. Two pairs of red gloves were hung on its corners which contrasted the predominantly brown and gray color palette of this contemporary hotel in these parts.
As our bus weaved its way down to Bancogon port, I can already see Sumilon island in the horizon. I could make out its famed white sandbar that changes shapes and shifts locations depending on the season and the tide.
He would later share to us that he and his partners launched Meximama, the first branch of which is at Marina Mall in Mactan, to serve proper Mexican food. With that in mind, the masa harina and the various chili peppers are all imported, if only to make their dishes as authentic as possible.
It was named then after the Cebu's famous street, but the "Mrs" was only added because his partners believe that it is good feng shui to have 8 characters in their restaurant name.
At first glance, Golden Cowrie's buffet spread at their AS Fortuna branch is a bit underwhelming. I could easily count the number of dishes placed at one corner of this new 50-seater restaurant.
I wanted to wait for my good friend Virgil to arrive, but since the aroma of freshly baked pastries was already difficult to resist, I eventually gave in. I was then comfortably seated at a corner table at Abaca Baking Company, a new bakery/cafe at Crossroads in Banilad, Cebu.
I am pleasantly surprised to find out that this year's See Cebu in a Carousel looks different from the last time I featured the tarpaulin posters here. These tarps, which are still propped along the stretch of Osmeña Boulevard, provide the Sto. Niño devotees, the Sinulog party revelers and everyone in between, a glimpse of Cebu's various tourist spots.