First Travel To Cebu By A Plane

This was my first travel alone to Cebu by a plane and my first time entering the Francisco Bangoy International Airport here in Davao.ajajaj. My mom and my friend Ian convey me to the airport early in the morning. The moment was unforgettable because I need to prepare myself to follow my king going to Cebu. My king had his trip going to Cebu because of work and the company shoulders his fare even his stay in hotel. My king extend his stay in Cebu after their meetup with his remote co-workers from Cebu so we could have a vacation together. I was very lucky because My King paid all my travel expenses going there but at least I brought  pocket money for emergency. Despite of being scared going alone I managed myself to travel without no one to rely on. From the moment I entered the Davao airport was the time when I already alone. I'm not shy to ask someone about the directions and what to do next it's because I don't want to ride on a wrong plane. 

Reminders When Traveling:

1.Only carry a baggage that's handy when traveling; no need to carry all belongings inside the closet.
2. Need to have a load because texting or calling is a must.
3.The phone batteries is need to be fully charged.
4.Bring extra money as always needed because we don't know how much the cost of living in a different places.
5.Bring a handy camera or even your smartphones that fully charged for capturing memories.
6. The most important thing is to be courageous to ask someone who knows the place.

Our Destination in Cebu Tourist Spots:

-Giant Shoe in Carcar
-La Torta De Argao
-Simala Shrine
-Ayala Centre
-Cebu IT Park
-Waterfront Hotel and Casino
-Crown Regency
-Magellan's Cross
-Basilica Of Santo Niño

Date Of Travel
April 12-14, 2012


Giant Shoe

Carcar was known as "Sialao" since before the Spanish colonization. It became a municipality in 1599.

Carcar is recognized as the shoe making in Cebu. It produces local handmade shoes with good quality.As a Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar contains various Spanish and American period structures. The Carcar plaza alone hosts several heritage structures, the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria dominates the area. Within the complex various structures stand, including quaint houses and their distinctive architectural details.
Surrounding the Rotunda and in the public market one will find the famous Carcar chicharon, lechon, ampao, bucarillo, gogorias and puso – just some of the local delicacies.

Address: Valladolid, Carcar City, Cebu


Cabecera de Argao

Argao is a first income class municipality in the province of Cebu Province, Philippines, partly urban.
Cabecera de Argao, the fortified town center and seat of the Argao municipal government. It was once a fortified Spanish pueblo or town designed according to the Spanish Crown’s blueprint for its settlements in the colonies. When Cebuanos speak of Argao, they refer in the same breath to the Cebu delicacies "torta" (native sponge cake) and "tableya" (native chocolate)products of indigenous industries started during or even before the Spanish conquest.

Address: Cabecera de Argao, Cebu City




Simala Shrine

Simala, is a place for people who believes in miracles, this place has been known to be miraculous. The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is a church in Sibonga for the Marian devotees. The church is very popular among believers not only because it is considered the home of the image of the miraculous Virgin but also because the place is truly amazing and spectacular. The Monastery is the place where the ‘Mga Monghe ni Maria’ [Monks of Mary] lives.

As you go inside Simala, you will see different letters for Mama Mary, giving thanks to her for the different things that happened to different people, like they are thanking, they had been able to walk, able to see and many more. Furthermore, from students, they thanked that they had passed for their board exams. Inside the church, you will see a lot of things on display as a proof of Mother Mary’s miracles to the lives of the devotees. The place is very peaceful and it is a good place to show your faithfulness to Mama Mary, although it is far from the City. Most people who visit Simala Church, will have their wishes granted. Others will have their lives changed and experience different other miracles.

Simala Shrine is one of the well-known religious place in the Philippines where thousands of devotees visit the shrine every week which located on Lindogon, Sibonga, Cebu.

Mass Schedule of Simala Church

Sundays – 12 Noons and 3 PM
Mondays to Fridays 12 Noon
Saturdays – 10:30 AM
13th of the Month – 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM
If you have to visit Simala Church, I suggest that you will visit on the 13th day of every month because the priests will bless the oil while the local called it “Lana”.

Address: Marian Hills, Lindogon Sibongan, Cebu


Hotel Asia

Hotel Asia is located in Cebu City, 30 minutes from the airport by car. The room is clean, furnished with comfortable beds, and hot/cold shower. Free WIFI.
Han-nya Japanese Restaurant, opens 24 hours daily, is located at the ground floor of Hotel Asia. It serves authentic Japanese dishes, desserts such as fresh mango, banana, papaya, pineapple, etc. and your favorite coffee at very affordable prices.

Address: #11 Don Jose Avila St, Cebu City, Cebu


Ayala Center Cebu
Ayala Center Cebu is a large shopping mall at the Cebu Business Park in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located outside Metro Manila. It was opened in 1994, and is owned by Ayala Malls. The nice thing about Ayala Mall in Cebu is if you need a break from shopping you can go sit at one of the many shops on the Terraces and just relax and have a drink or dine on one of the many different cuisines that are offered on all levels. Ayala Mall Cebu is located near the IT Park and in the heart of the Cebu City Business Park. Ayala Mall Cebu is the areas most beautiful and comfortable mall to go shopping and dining with live entertainment events on the ground floor almost daily.

Address: Cebu Business Park,Archbishop Reyes Avenue,Cebu City 6000,Metro Cebu, Cardinal Rosales Ave, Cebu City
Opened: November 1994
Phone: (032) 231 5342


Mid-rise office buildings in Cebu IT Park
Cebu IT Park (formerly known as Asiatown IT Park) is a 24-hectare mixed use business park in Cebu City, Philippines, envisioned to attract locators in the information technology services. It is developed by Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Cebu Holdings.

It was approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) board as an economic zone on April 6, 2000. On February 27, 2001, Presidential Proclamation No. 12 made it an Information Technology Special Economic Zone.

Address: Cardinal Rosales Avenue Cebu Business Park Cebu City 6000 Philippines Tel (6332) 231 5301.

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino is a four star hotel located in Cebu City, Philippines. The hotel has 561 guestrooms.[1] Hotel function rooms include the Pacific Grand Ballroom, with over 2,000 m2 floor area, ten function rooms, and two pool gardens. It was constructed in time for the 1998 ASEAN Tourism Forum.[
The hotel has a gaming area called Club Waterfront. The Casino Filipino is also in the hotel.

Phone: (032) 232 6888
Address: Salinas Dr, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu



Crown Regency Hotel Towers

A majestic view of uptown Cebu City satiates the eyes at the 40-storey hotel tower, the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers. Comfort and luxury are the main components of each of the facilities and amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay. Elegance and sophistication are mimicked in the Presidential suites, spacious conference rooms and functions areas as well. Adjacent to this is the equally regal Tower 2, Club Ultima, which also hosts the 54 executive suites, dining areas and recreation facilities.

The Crown Regency Hotel and Towers is the perfect union of an ideal location and impeccable service. A quality business and leisure hotel, Crown Regency Hotel and Towers is a place where service is beyond reproach and the warmth of welcome is sincerely Filipino.

Located right at the heart of the city, in close proximity to the major points of commerce and recreation, and only half an hour away from the Mactan International Airport, the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers offers you the highest levels of comfort and convenience in each of its 389 rooms and suites. Discover more of life and pleasure at the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers.

The Crown Regency Hotel and Towers provides guests with facilities either for business or pleasure. For the thrill seekers, the Sky Experience Adventure Tour & Sky Extreme Adventure are highly recommended.

Sky Extreme Adventure Facilities
Operating Hours : Mon to Fri 2 pm to 12 am • Sat 10 am to 2 am • Sun 10 am to 12 am
a. Paramount Climbing Wall
b. Tower Zip
c. Dimension Sky Bar
d. Sky Lifte. Cliffhanger
f. Sky Glider
g. Drop Zone
h. Vertex

Address: Osmeña Blvd, Cebu Island, 6000
Phone:(032) 418 8888


Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on March 15, 1521.
This cross is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street (Magallanes being the Spanish name of Magellan), just in front of the city center of Cebu City. A sign below the cross describes the original cross is encased inside the wooden cross that is found in the center of the chapel. This is to protect the original cross from people who chipped away parts of the cross for souvenir purposes or in the belief that the cross possesses miraculous powers.[3] Some people, however, believe that the original cross had been destroyed or had disappeared after Magellan's death, and the cross is a replica that was planted there by the Spaniards after they successfully colonized the Philippines.




The Basilica of Santo Niño or Basilica del Santo Niño
The Basilica of Santo Niño or Basilica del Santo Niño was originated last 16th century as a church in Cebu City in the Philippines where it was founded by an Augustinian Priest named, Andrés de Urdaneta on April 28, 1565 and this was also the day where Urdaneta voyage attained in the island.


Traveling is very exhausting but the experience is unforgettable.

Until Next Time...


  1. Hi! Love your shots and adventures! I'm going to Cebu soon and is looking on for cheap hotels :D I am open for suggestions bcoz I still can't decide where to stay hehe Any suggestion?

    1. Hello Melissa, Thanks for dropping my blog. So far I have two hotels in mind; The Hotel Asia and Tune Hotel in Cebu. It's affordable compare to other hotels; but I don't know if there are other affordable hotels aside of the two that I mentioned. The hotel Asia is a little bit far from the Cebu IT Park and malls. You need to ride a taxi or a jeep whereas the Tune Hotel where I stayed before is a walking distance from a mall or you can also walk going to Cebu It park when you want to explore Cebu.Thanks


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