Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Summer Fun at the Queen City of the South (08 May 2009) - Day 1

...and we are back to the hustle & bustle of the city! :(

Last May 8 (Friday), we, together with my folks and my in-laws boarded the Philippine Airlines flight for Cebu. We arrived at the Mactan International Airport at about 10:25AM. We bought the "econolight" ticket (sometime February) via the web which costs us approximately Php1,500/person (roundtrip). The flight to Cebu was uneventful (but the flight coming back home is another "grueling" story!). We were able to check-in early at the Microtel Inn & Suites so by 11AM past, we were on our way to have lunch.

Here is a picture of the magnificent view the day we first set foot on the sand of Cebu. To think that it has been raining hard in Manila the night before our flight. It was indeed an answered prayer!

A view of the Microtel Inn & Suites where we stayed for 3days/2nights. I highly recommend this place. It's cheap for only Php3,700/night for a standard room with 2 queen size beds. Just add Php 1,000/person for additional pax. The Php3,700 rate is good for 2 pax inclusive of buffet breakfast.

We were looking for the "Han Gang Korean Restaurant" as it has been recommended by my cousin. Unfortunately, the taxi driver was not quite familiar with it so we ended up eating at the Majestic Seafood & Chinese Restaurant where they are offering lunch buffet for only Php199/person (nett). Imagine! (left to right: ninong Mac, tita Mary Ann (Mac's gf), lola Myrna, lola Rose, lolo Jun, me, Enzo & lolo Boy. Larry is, of course, the designated photographer hihihi!). This is near the Save More shop. Taxi fare is about Php90.00 only so insist for the meter since they charge you a "whopping" Php200.00. But it's cheaper to go by multi-cab since it's only Php10.00/way.

We went back to the hotel after lunch to rest a bit. By afternoon, we hit the pool/beach. Here is Enzo as he set first set foot on the sand of Cebu.
Here is Enzo with Daddy at one of the kiddie pools in Microtel Inn & Suites. There were actually two. The other kiddie pool is connected with the infinity pool. I wasn't able to join them since it's my 2nd day (I know, wrong timing! When me & hubby went to Cebu last December 2006, it's also a red flag geez!).

Here is the gang with lolo Jun on the side as he does not want to go swimming.

It's been exactly 28 months since we last set foot in Mactan (December 2006). We just got married then now, we have a toddler in tow.

We just ordered Jollibee for our dinner on our first night.

...day 2 to follow with pictures of our city tour!

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