Haha, anyway, I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time now but it’s only now that I’ve finally found the time to do so. Very late month-date but better late than never! This month-date post will be about my trip to Cebu last May 2017. 😀
For two nights, my family got to spend it at Shangri-la Mactan. If you ask me, this hotel has one of the best beaches in the Mactan area. Also, I love how you can connect just about anywhere in the property – even at the beach, the wi-fi connection’s really strong, not to mention fast. 😀
There are certain days wherein you can participate in fish feeding. At the place where you sign up and get your beach towels, you can ask the person there for fish feed. You can do fish feeding alone or in a group but whichever way you do it, it’s bound to be lots of fun!
It was Mother’s Day, and we didn’t really have any dinner reservations or things like that. In fact, we were just aimlessly driving around the city when we decided to go to Scape Skydeck. Having seen rave reviews about it on various social media sites, it has been one of the restaurants in Cebu that I’ve been really wanting to try out. As it was a holiday, I thought that we wouldn’t be able to nab a table (for 5!) here, but fortunately, we were able to do so!
Scape Skydeck is located on top of this building – which is a residential building, though not sure if it functions as a hotel too or what.
As we were 30 minutes early, the guard said that we could wait here by their pool area. The pool area is small, but strange enough, it wasn’t hot here. There was a constant breeze even though the area is closed off. Also, from behind the foliage, you can hear children playing and other street noises.
The pretty view! Pretty much the reason that we came here was for this, haha. Scape is located at the Mactan side of the city, so the view is different from, say, if you’re at Tops or at the Marco Polo area. I think that the view here is refreshing as you get to see the new bridge, and old bridge too!
After going to Temple of Leah, we were famished and so we headed to Lantaw Native Restaurant to have our dinner.
Since it was still quite early, we were able to catch this beautiful view of the city. This is probably my most favourite time of day since I love the pinkish hues of the sky before dusk.
Sugbo Mercado’s one of the few food night market in Cebu that operates from Thursdays to Saturdays from 5PM to 1AM. I’ve only been able to pass it by time and time again during my trips to Cebu, but finally, during my last visit I was able to go!
We didn’t actually plan on going to Sugbo Mercado – in fact, we had just come from dinner and were just driving aimlessly when we ended up in IT Park and saw Sugbo Mercado. As we saw a parking space, we decided to get down and see what it’s all about! 😀
Though they do have several branches now in Manila, I still think that a visit to Cebu isn’t complete without a visit to one of the branches of Casa Verde (During my last trip there before this one, I went to their newest branch at SM Seaside which you can read about here.). Casa Verde is one of the most bang for your buck restaurants in Cebu. Huge yet yummy servings of food offered at an affordable price? Well, you can count me in!
For our appetiser, we had their chicken quesadilla which is one of their best-sellers. Is it good? You bet it is! The quesadilla is stuffed with spicy fajita chicken (if you don’t like spicy food, you need not worry about the spicy level of this dish as it’s not spicy at all), onions, tomatoes, and of course, cheese! Their homemade salsa and sour cream’s really good too.
One of the most trending spot in Cebu for the past few months would be the 10000 Roses Cafe located in Cordova. As soon as it opened last February, I think almost in tandem with the Sinulog festival, it has been swarmed by people. With a lot of posts about it on various social media such as Instagram and Facebook, its popularity just kept on rising. Though its located quite far away from the city centre, people still make a point of visiting it.
There’s no entrance fee per say to get in the cafe, at least not one that the owner of the cafe put up – the Korean owner, Mr. Miguel Cho had been asked if he planned to impose an entrance fee but he said he doesn’t have any plans to do so. However, due to rowdy tourists, the local government has decided to implement a 20 pesos fee to enter the place – supposedly because these tourists were harming the environment (e.g.: throwing trash wherever).
Last week, my family went to Cebu for a short vacation, and because we were already there, we headed to 10,000 Roses Cafe! We got there at around 5 PM, which is, I think, the perfect time to head on there as it isn’t too hot and you’ll also be able to catch two views of the place: One with sunlight and one without. 😀
It’s like every time I go through my external HD, I always end up stumbling on stuff that I have yet to post yet. Such is the case when I saw photos of when we went to Trattoria da Gianni.
Some photos of the interior. The design is quite simple, although the seats seemed to be too near each other.