After we checked-in, I was relieved to find out that our accommodation was a lot more spacious compared to the photos of it I saw online. Our room was already fitted with four single beds, the two were extras I think, each of which had their customized signature fluffy pillows. Needless to say that the property was named after these babies.
This event is called Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage and is adapted from Germany's Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museum).
Not many of my friends know this, that I really enjoy watching clouds go by. I could do that all day long and for no apparent reason as well.
I played the accidental tourist guide when two of my good friends and I sneaked in to Cebu almost a year ago. It was not a role that I wanted to play at the onset, since these are very voracious foodies.
From the get-go, this eatery looks like most karenderyas in the Philippines, the beloved ones where ambiance and sanitation are not necessary.
The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a bronze sculptural tableau located at Parian in downtown Cebu. It depicts the important historical events and personalities that have shaped both the city and the province through the centuries.
To some extent, these humble karenderyas also contribute in preserving the memory of a city and of a bygone era that has not yet seen big air-conditioned supermalls with fastfood franchises.
When you are faced with that kind of predicament, you have every understandable reason to forget your table manners, or in my case, my imaginary dietary restrictions. All my three months worth of gym may have just been undone that very morning.
Carcar is clearly on its way to become more than just an old crossroad in the province of Cebu. Here is then a city that is both proud of its rich past and at the same eager to embrace the many challenges of the future.
I have long been curious as to the persons behind the already iconic murals of the Magellan's Cross kiosk in downtown Cebu City. The octagon ceiling portrays two important scenes that happened on April 21, 1521.