Our summer vacation took us to the second largest city in the Philippines and also my birthplace called Cebu. It’s been 8 years since my last visit and I’m super excited!
As of this moment, I’ve flown a total of three long haul flights and the latest was our first time flying on an international business class. Before we had to do with coach or economy class being a bunch of poor students, but now since my husband and I have good jobs, so why not splurge on those little luxuries. You only live once!
The trip was around 27 hours in total including the stopovers. We booked business class all the way starting from Bergen to Amsterdam with KLM, Amsterdam to Singapore with Singapore Airlines and Singapore to Cebu with Silkair. On our way back home, it was still the same route on reverse. I wasn’t able to take photos on the KLM and Silkair flights because I was focused on the long haul flight with Singapore Airlines. To be honest, I’m not really fond of flying especially long hauls, but this trip made me want to fly more often!
On our way back home to Norway:
In Cebu, we stayed for 13 days at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. I was dead set in staying there being that the hotel is an institution in Cebu. I had fond memories there way back from major expositions, events, concerts and parties.
During our stay, the hotel organised a 4th of July event, which was quite lovely. My mother was invited to the official opening and because of her we were invited as well.
Regarding with what I think about the hotel, starting with the negative – the bathroom despite being clean and all had seen better days. It’s in dire need of an update. That being said, the rooms were super clean and spacious, the service was impeccable, the staff were friendly and the food at the breakfast buffet was phenomenal. If you fancy some other types of cuisine, the hotel has different restaurants serving Chinese, Japanese and Italian to name a few. Overall, the hotel met our expectations and then some! We will definitely come back and stay here again!
Before ending this post, check this video I found in Youtube. It will give you an idea how extensive the hotel’s buffet.