Reminiscing our Cebu trip: A do-it-yourself walking tour

It was my sister and bro-in-law's first time touring the city of Cebu, so HB and I became their instant tourist guide and decided to plan a whole day tour for them. Free of charge of course. ;) The day started with simple breakfast - Krispy Kreme doughnuts bought outside. 

Then we went to our favorite Golden Cowry Restaurant for lunch and ordered a copious amount of Filipino dishes such as crispy pata, 4 plates of baked scallops, 3 plates of grilled tanigue, tinolang tanigue, sisig and laing. Thank heavens that was a food-gasmic meal!

Next we took a taxi to Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino de Cebu, the oldest Roman Catholic Church founded in the 16th century and houses the oldest religious relic of Sto. Nino de Cebu. From here we decided to go on a do-it-yourself walking tour. We hopped off one block away from the church, and ventured into the basilica complex despite the crazy crowd and sweltering heat.

you can light votive candles for a special prayer inside the basilica complex

After a few walks we reached the Magellan's Cruz and popped in for a little photo session.

Then we began sauntering and we saw the Islands souvenir shop and Sampaguita Suite budget hotel just beside the church located at Magallaness street.

And later we arrived at Plaza Independencia (one of Cebu's historical remains from Spanish era), which is only a few blocks away from the church.
plaza independencia
teenagers having fun with the tinikling dance at the plaza
Adjacent to the plaza is a historical attraction called Fort San Pedro, a military defence structure built by Spaniards. And it served as a prison camp as well during the Japanese occupation. We paid around P30 for the entrance fee.We chose a do-it-on-your own tour than to have a guide so that we could walk around the area freely. I blog about Fort San Pedro before you can find out more information here.
facade of fort san pedro
ticket booth
inside fort san pedro

By this point our feet were getting sore so we caught a taxi and dropped by first at 7-Eleven to buy some snacks.

7-Eleven store near Diplomat hotel
And we opted to take a rest at the hotel for an hour before risking ourselves to a little adventure called the Skywalk Extreme.

Till next time... toodles,

Reminiscing our Cebu Trip (2013) 

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