Rediscovering Cebu City: A Visual and Gastronomic Feast

I have been to Cebu many a-time – once for pleasure, and several more for work. This is the first time I visited without having the help of a friend. I wish I could’ve written about that pleasure trip where we went from Cebu City to Bantayan Island to Malapascua to Mactan. Oh well.

Anyway, I have posted a suggested itinerary below, although you will notice that several places were missed (figure out which, although the most glaring would be Shangri-la. Huhuhu.) Yes, I enjoyed Marco Polo a little too much. Work + Play in Cebu but was still fun!

Apologies for some instagram photos. I succumb to convenience *sometimes*.

CONTENTS SUMMARY
(1) Cebu City in Photos

(2) Cebu City by Commute
(3) Binge Eating in Cebu
(4) Marco Polo Cebu
(5) Suggested Cebu – Mactan Itinerary


(1) Cebu City in Photos

the leaning tower of Plaza Independencia, Cebu :D

the leaning tower of Plaza Independencia, Cebu 😀

where in cebu?

Plaza Independencia

cebu city hall

cebu city hall (malacañang of cebu)

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Plaza Sugbu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

canons at fort san pedro cebu

canons at fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

fort san pedro cebu

reminded me of the poster of Big Fish

reminded me of Big Fish (movie)

cebu commute by carriage hehe

cebu commute by carriage hehe

sto nino basílica cebu (The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)

sto nino basílica cebu (The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)

sto nino basílica cebu (The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)

sto nino basílica cebu (The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)

inside sto nino basílica

inside sto nino basílica

i say a little prayer for you: at sto nino basílica cebu

i say a little prayer for you: at sto nino basílica cebu

the iconic magellan's cross

the iconic magellan’s cross

The Walk, IT Park, Cebu

The Walk, IT Park, Cebu

Crown Regency Cebu Skywalk

Crown Regency Cebu Skywalk

sm cebu forever 21

forever 21 sm cebu. huuuuge!

tabo-an, cebu - home of bulad

tabo-an, cebu – home of bulad

cebu bulad

bulaaaaaad

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(2) Cebu City by Commute

cebu by jeepney

cebu by jeepney: kuya wants to be a jeepney model

The Cebu public vehicles follow a numbering system that is area-based. For instance, jeepneys plying the Lahug route are numbered “17” (and are further divided into 17A, 17B, etc); Mandaue jeepneys are “21” or “22,” Ayala jeepneys are “14” etc. It takes a little getting used to, but is actually a very efficient system, I think.

For the jeepneys that we took, check our itinerary here.

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(3) Binge Eating in Cebu

What I love about Cebu is that eating out need not be a budget-depleting experience. Love all the restaurants we ate at! Servings are always more than enough, and quality and taste is always satisfying. ^.^ Eeeek… except for the time we ate at Tempura in SM Cebu! Big mistake! Anyway, here are some of the photos:

Moon Cafe, Cebu

Moon Cafe, Cebu

sizzling blue marlin at moon cafe, IT park, Cebu

sizzling blue marlin at moon cafe, IT park, Cebu

yummy steak at moon cafe, IT park, Cebu

yummy steak at moon cafe, IT park, Cebu

at moon cafe, IT park, Cebu

at moon cafe, IT park, Cebu

Mooon

Mooon

moon cafe cebu interior

moon cafe cebu interior

casa verde, IT park, lahug, cebu

casa verde, IT park, lahug, cebu

casa verde cebu menu

casa verde cebu menu

skewered shrimp at casa verde cebu

skewered shrimp + steak at casa verde cebu

succulent steak at casa verde

succulent steak at casa verde. i love.

at casa verde cebu

at casa verde cebu.

chocolate ice cream cake at casa verde cebu

chocolate ice cream cake at casa verde cebu

Blue elephant, cebu

Blue elephant, Cebu

at Blue elephant, cebu

at Blue elephant, cebu

at Blue elephant, cebu

at Blue elephant, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu

at Blue elephant, cebu

Pad Thai at Blue elephant, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu

Dolce Cafe, Lahug, Cebu

Dolce Cafe, Lahug, Cebu (can be walked from Marco Polo)

at Dolce Cafe, Lahug, Cebu

at Dolce Cafe, Lahug, Cebu

Tinder Box, Cebu Airport

Tinder Box, Cebu Airport

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(5) Suggested Cebu – Mactan Itinerary

Click link above to see the suggested 3d/2n itinerary around Cebu City and Mactan.

Rediscovering Cebu City: A Visual and Gastronomic Feast was last modified: January 20th, 2016 by Acrosscities

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