Mid-June, four of us in the family went on a trip to Cebu. We bought the promo tickets in February. Unless it is an emergency or an important business trip, we always buy tickets ahead of time. The trip was for medical reasons. Uncle has not had his regular checkup in two years. My aunt needs second opinion on her heart condition. It was a 6-day trip (including the travel time) but it felt like a short trip because we spent most of the days in the clinic. There was a long line in the cardiologist’s clinic. Most of my time there was spent waiting for our turn. Waiting for the laboratory results added to the waiting time. All the waiting made me think that I should have been a doctor. Ha! Then I realized that biology was my waterloo in school. Poof! Just like that I fell back to reality.
Of course, we made some small trips around the city. When I checked my photos, we visited many churches which was appropriate because we are there for the health reasons and God is the greatest healer.
This is the Basilica del Sto. Niño.
This is the San Pedro Calungsod Chapel.
I was not able to take a photo in the right perspective but the design looks like a series of walls like these.
We also went to Sto. Rosario Church which is near the University of San Carlos and Our Lady of Lourdes Church near my cousin’s place. I just did not take pictures anymore.
We stayed in my cousin’s house and I got reunited with a friend I met two years ago, Ewok.
On a Saturday afternoon, after going to the clinic, we visited a relative’s farm.
The farm is on a hill and one of the rooms had this gorgeous view.
The clinic is not open on a Sunday so we took a trip to Sibonga to visit Simala. It was deemed to be a place of miracles and healing. It was a massive structure and there were many visitors when we went because it was a Sunday.
Before we left Cebu, we took another quick trip to Sto. Niño Basilica. Beside the church is La Fortuna bakery. We bought some pasalubong there. (Tip: Buy masi, hopia and masareal.) Oh, I tried this new product- chocolate-coated dried mangoes. There were only five pieces in a pack which costs P68. It was delicious but I felt the quantity per pack is not enough to satisfy my sweet cravings. This made me think that dried mangoes dipped in Nutella might taste good, too!
I took a photo of this iconic structure.