I arrived at Mactan Cebu International Airport at around 8:40 in the morning. It was my first time to ride the plane by myself. It was kind of exciting– being able to do some things by my own, it made me feel like I can already manage to live independently lol

Usually, people ride a cab from the airport down to where they’re headed next, but I still have time to kill, plus I really don’t want to spend much on transportation without splitting the cost. I was able to find a bus, called MyBus, which is bound to go to SM. From SM, I looked for a jeep with a code 01k, which will pass by Shamrock Pasalubong Center, near our Pension House.

I didn’t know the Bisaya dialect would come in handy until now. My mom is from Dumaguete, and so when I was a kid, my mom and grandmother would speak in Bisaya, and during those times they’d teach me some words until I become familiar with it. However, speaking Bisaya is another thing. I wasn’t fluent in speaking that I even texted my mom to translate some words for me, so I could talk properly to the locals.

My friend fetched me at Shamrock and we went to the Capitol Site and look for STK ta Bay! to eat.

Our primary plan was to tour the usual spots in Cebu City, but we were so intruiged with Sirao Flower Farm and Temple of Leah, that we ended up just going on these two new attractions in Busay, Cebu City.

We rode a jeep (or you can just ride a cab) and went to JY Square Mall, and from there we rented a habal-habal to take us to these places.




Notes:

  • Jeeps in Cebu are number-coded depending on where the jeeps are bound to go.
  • Learn few words in Bisaya because it will come in handy.
  • Apparently, taxis in Cebu are MUCH CHEAPER than riding a habal-habal. Taxi drivers are so decent compared to Manila. These drivers will give you the exact change when you pay.
  • Since the flowers in Sirao are harvested (e.g. Sinulog festival), contact Jojie at 09497293318 before going to the flower farm.

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