Photos by Mike Adrada
Since we're almost 20 in our group, it was quite hard finding a hotel for all of us. Thankful to fellow TripAdvisor members, I discovered Palazzo Pensionne. It is a bed and breakfast type of hotel located in the middle and quiet part of Cebu City. Sorry I forgot to take photos of the place. It's not as bad as it looks. It's not a hotel so don't expect anything grand here. I liked the place 'coz its simple, neat and very budget friendly too!
Facade of Palazzo Pensionne, photo courtesy of TripAdvisor.
Good thing they have cable tv. :)
Towels, shampoo and soap were provided.
Here's a photo of my friends sleeping like a baby after partying the night before. Sorry RT and Francis for posting this picture. Readers need to have an idea how awesome the beds are in the executive room. Very comfy ano? ;) Hahaha.
We left our hostel around 10 to catch a glimpse of the parade plus attend the mass at Basilica Del Sto Niño.
The calm before the storm. It was the beginning of our "holy sacrifice" also known as the never ending walkathon around Cebu.
A lot of people were on the streets that day and I mean A LOT. Like hundreds of thousands of people. My friend Pel lost her Blackberry even before reaching our destination so be careful of thieves and snatchers.
It was pretty impossible to get near or inside the church so we had no choice but to hear mass from the outside. Can't help but notice the amount of trash all over the place. Super kalat! But hey, the streets were wiped-out/cleaned right after the event so I guess it's all good. ;)
Here are some snapshots from the parade:
Photo by Melanie Hernandez
Candy, Lanie, Anj and Pel posing with the Yakult mascot. :) Photo by Mike Adrada
We even got the chance to ride a jeepney thinking it could bring us directly to this place called Baseline. Not!
In the end, jeepney driver dropped us off somewhere and we started walking again... haha. What a fail. We managed to smile and have fun though despite the heat and all that. :)
After having our super duper late lunch, my friends went straight to Baseline while I decided to go back to our hotel and get some rest. I wasn't really in the mood for partying after all the walking we did earlier that day. Whew!
Pel, Candy, Kokoy and Anj. Photo by Melanie Hernandez
Glad to know my friends had loads of fun. Haha. And I mean clean fun.. di ba Rap? ;) Lol.
Eeeeep! I wouldn't want to be trapped in that area. I hate snakes! Scary!
Freaked out a bit when the guys started walking towards our waiting area. I have no idea why they need to show off the snake but it did attract most of the tourists. Haha.
As you can see from the photo my face/skin got literally sun burnt from all that walking. Make sure to apply protective sunscreen beforehand! :)