Aug 20, 2004
Aug 28, 2005
The next day Brian arrived around 6 and we just caught up, had dinner, and ended up at this nice restaurant patio complex with live music, so we just chilled and took it easy as we'll catch a morning ferry to Panglao island.
Cebu City reminds me so much of Mexico - the weather is hot and humid (I love it), the style of dress, the condition of the city, the dark hair, eyes and skin, the speech (which is very Spanish-oriented), and the local transport are called jeepneys, all brightly colored and chromed out like low-riders on steroids! I had a day to kill before Brian (Hawaii) from Japan meets me so I just walked around and Cebu has some intersting sites, such as: Fort San Pedro, a fort from the 1560s with 8 foot thick walls and a great interior garden area; Basilica del Santo Nino and Cebu Cathedral, which the BSN houses the oldest religious relic in the Philippines brought here by Magellan in 1575; and Magellans Cross, which marks the location where missionaries first baptized Filipinos as Christains in 1521 (remember Magellan from being credited with being the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe).