Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Philippines Day 8 - Cebu City & Lapu Lapu

We headed into Cebu to do some souvenir shopping and also to go the Temple.

It was a wonderful experience to be able to worship there. After the Temple John was craving some McDonald's so we headed up the street to eat and since it was in a mall we walked around for a bit in the AC. There was one other place John wanted to go check for some souvenirs and as we were leaving the mall there were a couple of motorcycle drivers offering rides. We had rose them all over Moal Boal so after talking to them John told me to get on the back of one of them. The guy took off and we left John and the other guy behind. I had to pay for us to get out of the parking lot and then he was blazing through traffic on the wrong side of the road! I finally yelled, "where is my husband!?" He said we would find him and sure enough in a just a little bit I see John winding though traffic on the other side of the road. This was about the dumbest thing we have ever done. At least they had helmets for us, that was a first! I seriously thought my life was going to end about 100 times in 10 minutes!

The place we ended up was not safe. The city was quite a bit more sketchy than the rural areas we had been in. With the help from some Filipinos we were finally able to get a cab and get out of there! We did some more swimming and snorkeling when we got back to the hotel and decided to have dinner at the Cove restaurant at our Hotel. They had a big beach party going on.

This is the restaurant menu. You pick your fish, crab, or lobster and then they cook it up.

We had crab, garlic rice, salmon cakes, and veggies. It was yummy!

10 years ago from this night we were talking about getting married...we made the right choice!

How cool is the restaurant chandelier. Its all shells!

1 comment:

SLO Rober said...

We are having fun looking at pictures of your trip and hearing about your adventures! You guys are brave!!But what a beautiful place and neat experiences!