I recently went back to my hometown with FM. I was very excited about this trip because it was the first time that I was going to explore my own province. Yes, I was a tourist for 3 days in my own hometown. This is Day 1 of our trip to Cebu.
First stop, Sto. Nino Church and Magellan's Cross. Magellan's Cross is one of the most famous tourist spots in Cebu for inside the wood carving is the authentic and actual cross that Ferdinand Magellan stuck on the sand when he first set foot in the Philippines.
The candles you see below are the ones lighted by the dancing prayer ladies who would pray for your family or any wish that you may have. This is an old tradition that stems from the Spanish era where you pay someone a small fee to pray for your wishes or the soul of a departed love one.
As for the church, it is one of the oldest in Cebu and houses one of the most "miraculous" Sto Nino's in the country. The structure alone is worth taking photos of and the history, worth learning.
At night, we went to Larsian, a food market that sells only grilled food and pu-so. Pu-so is hanging rice and is covered in banana leaf. I ate Soriso which is one of Cebu's best delicacies.
|FM and I with the kids|
Our first day was very relaxing. We did not go around that much but we sure had fun. We saw some sights and savored the food. For that, I bow to the queen city of the South, Cebu.