Part 2 of our trip in Cebu,Philippines. Check the first part here.
We woke up at around 3:30 am since the driver was going to fetch us from the hotel at around 5. After an hour’s worth of showering, moisturising, applying some perfume and deodorant (those three are very important after taking a bath or a shower) and dressing up, we went down (together with my father since his room was on the same floor as us) to the hotel’s lobby to meet my mum, my brother and my sister-in-law.
When our driver arrived with the van, we drove to a nearby McDonald’s for breakfast (hotel’s breakfast buffet started around 6). They opened quite early and the breakfast meals were good. Worth mentioning were their pancakes slathered with butter that melted quickly because it was still warm and then doused with a generous amount of maple syrup. Yum!
The trip to Oslob, a small town south from the city of Cebu, was like around 4 hours thus the early bird situation. We’re going there to see the whale sharks and experience the sights and sounds the southern part of Cebu could offer.
We made our first stop in the city of Carcar to buy some lechon or roasted pig for lunch. Aside from lechon, Carcar is also known for its chicharon (pork cracklings), ampao (rice crisps) and bocarillo (candied coconut strips) to name a few. Learn more about the city’s delicacies here.
I don’t know what came over me, but I wasn’t so keen in joining Odd and Børre to watch the whale sharks. Instead, I stayed ashore chatting with my sister-in-law, Leticia while arranging some impromptu trip to a nearby island called Sumilon for a dip. It was a 10-15 minute boat trip. If the local tourist guide didn’t mention it, I wouldn’t think about it. Also, I forgot to take a lot of photos which was so unlike me when I travel. Well, there’s always next time
After an hour in Sumilon, we went back to the mainland to check out Tumalog falls, which was around 20 minutes by car from the whale shark safari area. I always wanted to go there ever since I saw this video:
Finally in Tumalog falls!
We had a blast on this trip and we will definitely do this again the next time we visit Cebu! Of course, I will not forget to take a lot of photos! As they usually say, “If it’s not on Instagram (or online in general), it didn’t happen!“