Dec. 9-14, 2012
For our Seminars and Field Trips course, we had a 5-day vacation in Cebu and Bohol! It this kinda ridiculous, really. For 5 days we have to leave all our academic commitments behind (and guess what, we went home on a Friday evening then we have a 7AM Saturday class after, lol I didn’t attend it). On the plus side, it was our only chance to have a getaway with our batchmates and for the last time in our academic life, relax (The events after this trip were rather harsh lol).
It was my first time on the NAIA Terminal 2. I honestly didn’t know it exists though I am aware that there is a Terminal 3, lol.
I was extra early for our flight, I think I’m the first from our batch to arrive there. The flight was kinda delayed (hello, PAL!) and I was so hungry. Hunger + air sickness= massive headache. As if PAL’s Happy peanuts and Fudgee bar will do the trick. Well, at least they provide snacks.
Upon arriving at Cebu, we were not directed to the hotel and was instead dropped at the Mactan Shrine. I was hella annoyed as I was so hungry and my head feels so bad. I stayed inside the bus out of my discomfort. And it didn’t freakin end at that stupid stopover. We visited the famous guitar factory and then they attended a mass at the church near the Magellan’s Cross. I felt so miserable, my head is pulsating and it feels like a drill is getting through my head in every pulse. I just have to escape my companion group to run to the nearest fast food store. After eating, I slept there and I felt so much better afterwards. I was awakened by a classmate’s call that they are already boarding the bus. I was given a warning by our professor about my misconduct. Finally, we were dropped to the hotel but then we have to arrange our things (with an hour allowance) until we were picked-up to eat.
The hotel was acceptable.
We had dinner buffet at Sugbahan Restaurant!
Cebu is kinda boring. We just visited a Coke and a processed food plant (which gave away free hotdogs, lol). We also visited a certain Buddhist shrine like hell we don’t see one in Luzon. I think the highlight of the Cebu trip, other than the endless buffet for.every.meal.thrice.a.day. was the Crowne Regency Cebu visit. We were given food budget and was let to eat wherever we want to in Cebu. Our buses will leave at a certain time and we have the option to catch it or ride the taxi back to our hotel. Crowne Regency offers an international buffet (that they say was worth it, but meh, didn’t try) and the highlight, the Sky Walk. Not a fan of those kind of thrills, sorry.
I had a picture with a cuddly tiger instead.
There there buddy. Just remind yourself that the money your master will get from us will be used to buy your food.
Along with my classmates who didn’t try the Sky Walk, we strolled around the city.
We stumbled upon this quiet cafe and ate there. The steak was good.
Moving on to the best part… BOHOL!
We left Cebu early in the morning and rode an Ocean Jet ferry to Bohol. It was my first time to ride a fast ferry! It felt like I was just on the road. Sweet.
We stayed at the Bohol Plaza which was well, challenging as it is on a mountain and the place was full of stairs. However, we have a magnificent view in the morning.
All for the glory of WiFi. The hotspots are located outside the buildings and are stored in a sort-of bird house, lol.
Off to my Bohol trip highlights!
Bohol Beach Club
You can see how I got fat after days of buffet.
Bohol Bee Farm
Dinner by the sea
The famous flower salad
My no rice diet for that week, lol.
Honey is added to all their food in the Bee Farm. I was uncomfortable with the sweet ribs and pasta.
Boat Ride Lunch
We had lunch while on a boat which cruises along this river. There was also an entertainer in the boat. We just had to party.
For D’awwww purposes:
And of course, tarsier (no pic lol) and the Chocolate Hills with the obligatory TW jacket and Mozilla shirt shot.
Let me end this post with something a bit uhm, disturbing: