Food! Something that all people share together, the need for food. Food can be dull and plain or it can be appealing and appetizing. Here are some of the delicacies you can partake of in Cebu and Dumaguete.
Clockwise from the top left. Isdang sabaw (fish soup), Baglay (pork intestines), Puso’ (rice cooked in coconut leaves) and Tangkung (similar to spinach?). Oops my bad. That should be ‘Paklay’ not ‘Baglay’. Thanks to Leylander for pointing that out.
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One of the best things about being on an island is that it is surrounded by the sea. Now that’s a good thing because that means there are beaches. To me, beaches mean taking it easy, resting, relaxing, lazing around. Beaches offer swimming, boating or just getting some sun. And of course there’s always the fresh seafood. Here is a spot that I liked. I can close my eyes and picture myself there once again just sitting under the nipa umbrella and sipping on a cool one. Life is good.
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While still being in tourist mode I traveled up the street to Fuente Osmena. Osmena is a prominent political family in Cebu. Members of their family have been President, Senator, Mayor, etc. The current Mayor of Cebu is Tomas Osmena. You may remember the statue of former President Sergio Osmena that is in front of the Capitol Building. And Fuente is the Spanish word for fountain. The fountain is situated in a little park in a traffic circle. It is a well known landmark and from here the roads diverge to points east, west, north and south. It’s also a busy place because of Robinson’s Place, a multi story mini mall.
Here is the fountain itself.
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These fotos were taken on the same day that I was at Fort San Pedro. After finishing at the fort I walked around a little and visited some of the tourist sites. If you’ve never been to Cebu, here (along with the fort) are some of the places that are a “must see” for a newcomer.
This building, originally an office at the Port of Cebu, is now the home for the President of the Philippines whenever they visit Cebu and the other islands of the Visayas.
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I’m not through with Cantipla yet. We have seen cows, horses and appetizing vegetables. On the way back are a couple more sights to see. One is the many beautiful flowers that are found along the roadside. Evidently the cool weather here is not only good for veggies but also provides a good environment for flowers.
Here is one that caught my camera’s eye. In the Bisayan language flower is called ‘bulak’.
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