Paying the Queen a visit

**Finally, after a gazillion years I am able to post some parts of our Cebu trip. Crazy work schedule made it difficult to even gather my wits and the strength to pound the keyboard.

It was a bumpy ride to the Queen City of the South. Airbus A320 touched down in Mactan-International Airport around 9 in the morning.  It was cold, wet, and rainy! Before flying to Cebu we planned to stay at the Sampaguita Suites. Unfortunately, it was fully booked. This is the first of the series of unfortunate events in this trip.  We sat at the lobby for a couple of minutes to gather our wits and plan plan our next step. Sometimes it’s really best to have a reservation before flying.  A lesson learned the hard way.

Le Carmen Hotel

 It was supposed to be easy looking for a place to stay in an area where hotels are just right next each other. However, in our case it was like nature was against this trip. We checked out the nearby hotels and found nothing that fits our small budget.  A small light on that rainy day led us to a small hotel called Le Carmen, hidden by the lush palms and bars. It was cheap…at least for the four of us. We got the room for Php 1,200. The room has 2 beds, an air conditioning unit, and a private toilet and bath. We liked the room. It was just right for the four of us. I guess the only thing we complained about was the air conditioning that doesn’t seem to keep the temperature to a comfortable level for the most part.

House Rules

After settling in our nest while exploring the city, we fed our hungry mouths.  The first order of the day was CnT.  Yep! The famous place to grab best Lechon in town!Err city! The place was just ordinary.  There was nothing special…except for the fact that most of the customers were gathering where the chopping is! It was crazy watching people argue over who’s getting this and that! People fight for this roasted pig! What say you, Aling Lydia, Aling Ping Ping? Then came the verdict! The answer lies in a plate of juicy and crispy pieces of that roasted pig.  It was heavenly! Hahaha heavenly?! Forget about the liver sauce.  It is tasty from the crispy skin to the tender meat! It was perfect! After a couple of minutes, the table looked like a tornado just passed by. 

On the road to CnT Lechon

Dinuguan to go with the lechon!

The End!

The bumpy ride and the succulent lechon went to balance our body and made us all desire the comfort of the soft bed. We slept ’til 9PM.  Our room doesn’t have windows so we didn’t realize it was kind of late.  We laughed at ourselves realizing how tired we were.  We went to AsiaTown IT Park to pay our company’s Cebu office a visit. Before heading to the office we had dinner at Moon Cafe at The Walk.

The Walk

There were a number of bars and restaurants around the area but we were told that Moon Cafe offers a pretty good menu in a relatively cheaper price. And indeed the food was great.  I had chicken in mozzarella melt.  It was divine. I could not complain about the serving.  It was actually good for two.  Their steak was also good.  The meat was tender and the sauce was great.

Al Fresco @ Moon Cafe

my chicken Mozzarella

Since it was already late and we still have a lot to visit the following day, we decided to retire for the night.