The Bellavista Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Bellavista Hotel Lapu Lapu
Simple airport hotel no frills
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... year is leaving our skins bit by bit. Tomorrow we are leaving Lapu Lapu. Travelling into Cebu to take a ferry two hours away to the island of Bohol. There we intend to stay at the somewhat touristy, but tropical Alona Beach. Bohol is home to the chocolate mountains (think supermarioland) and tarsiers , small primates with huge eyes. Until then, we shall enjoy some more San Miguel and pool ...
... seems that everyone is on holiday, enjoying themselves - in this part of Cebu that seems to be basically hanging around on the streets in large groups while the icecream man does his rounds! Each year the Philippines makes global headlines for their gruesome reinactments of the crucifixion, where people are nailed to crosses - with nails through their hands and feet. And while (thankfully) I did not see real nailing take place in Cebu, they still perform ...
... some local beer called Red Horse, went to an really cozy local place and the food there was awesome. Took a tricycle there (that is a motorcycle with an attached wagon on the side, can fit up to 7 people, can be quite crowded). After ...
... that whatever I spent at the tables was free money.
They have loads of weird games. Ones where you drop balls into a funnel and guess the numbers. One of the croupiers tries to attract me to his dice game. I don't understand it, we get chatting to a Korean called Warren. I win on my first dice bounce but I only double my pesos, not interested in winning small amounts. We go to the bar with Warren and drunkly chat to him about all sorts of stuff. ...
... of his face. He didn't say a word, so I presumed all was well.
I started to get nervous that we had driven past our destination, the local shopping mall. It had seemed much closer the day before in a jet lagged daze with the other interns. But soon enough, we reached the section of road with the yellow dividers and I recognized where we were. I thanked the driver and hopped off the back into the chaos that is the Save Mart mall. Jeepneys line the roads trying to cram ...