It’s Sinulog and my best friend and I woke up late in the afternoon! We both have a strong aversion to big crowds so we decided we're not really missing out much. That's right - we're a couple of party poopers! Haha.
But seriously, if you've seen the crowd on Mango Avenue, you would think twice about going to the street party. I'm all for having fun in Sinulog, but the event is also a recipe for disaster. I'm always on high alert for human stampedes and crushes. But let me not discourage you from joining in on the fun. Sinulog is still one of the best things about Cebu!
We also had cocktails at New Orleans and watched the fireworks from the mall's rooftop area. If you're looking for authentic Creole vibe, unfortunately New Orleans isn't the place.
My Camotes adventure begins with two of my fabulous friends! Camotes is actually a group of islands east of Cebu. To get there, you have to go to the port in Danao and get on the Jomalia ferry.
While waiting for our villa to be available, we had lunch at the lounge next to their infinity pool. We had the most glorious view of the beach!
Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort was not only exceptional in service, but also in food and refreshments. My friends and I absolutely enjoyed the complimentary breakfast buffet. I would definitely come back to this resort the next time I go to Camotes.
Is it just me? Or are Cebu's restaurants, lounges and cafés littered with electric neon trees?
Café Laguna is one of the restaurants in Cebu that's consistent in flavor. I opted to have lunch here with my aunt and cousin since we were all craving once again for crispy pata!
For coffee and desserts, I took them to Figaro Coffee Company. Based on their website, it's a coffee company established in the Philippines! Yay for Filipino entrepreneurs!
If you're looking for a lounge with a scenic view, try Bellini in Lahug. The romantic and sophisticated setting is the perfect place to relax and unwind. But beware of their champagne prices!