Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all had a nice and meaningful lenten break last week.
AJ and I got back from Cebu yesterday and it’s only now that we are feeling the exhaustion from all the traveling that we did while in Cebu and Bohol. So I took a day off from work today to rest and recharge for longer office hours that I will be having starting this week – what with our office anniversary coming up and the preparations we have to make for that.
It’s a good thing AJ and I took this vacation already because I think the next one that we will take will be in December already. It was our first time too to travel with my brother’s family and now we know what it’s like to travel with a kid hehe! Challenging, but double the fun! AJ and I were able to play “parents” to Liam too, but Liam finds AJ to be more “kids friendly” so he always chooses to go with him than me hehe.
Now, after only a day of being back in Manila, I am already missing the company of my brother’s family, the places we’ve been to and of course, the food we had. So before I write in detail our stories and experiences there, allow me to reminisce about the things we are now missing about these places:
1. Brian’s Ribs at Casa Verde in Cebu (AJ feasted in this on his birthday!)
2. The powdery white sands and clear blue waters at a resort in Panglao, Bohol:
3. The 100% organic food at Bohol Bee Farm (I wish I took home a loaf of this squash bread with their winning mango / pesto dips):
4. Chocolate Hills, also in Bohol. We’re kinda expecting them to be brown at this time of the year (the green grass they are covered with turns to brown during the dry season, hence the name).
5. Of course, we could not have missed the tarsiers in Bohol. They actually look cute when sleeping.
6. The Taoist Temple in Cebu (lots of picture-perfect temples inside).
7. The Magellan’s Cross which is still is one of the more popular tourist spots in Cebu. Visitors in Cebu, first time or not, almost always pass by this when they pray at the Basilica of Sto. Nino, the oldest church in the Philippines.
8. The Lapu-Lapu Shrine at Mactan, Cebu reminds us time and again of the courageous act of Datu Lapu-Lapu who defeated Ferdinand Magellan in the Battle of Mactan in 1521.
9. Lovely beach spot at Shangri-La Mactan.
10. Last, but not the least, I am missing our bonding time with Liam, my nephew, who, at one-and-half year old, is very smart and could easily “copy” what you do. For the first time too, he called me “Nang” (short for “Ninang” or godmother), which made this trip all the more memorable.
Pardon my weird happy look there. My nephew finally “allowed” me to carry him, without any form of bribery performed hehe!
I hope you enjoyed this post. More stories about Cebu and Bohol to follow!