#EGinSinulog I’ve been to Cebu for a couple of times
and explored what the place has to offer. I have checked on my personal bucket list of places to see and things to do in Cebu which included the following.
- Pigged out at the famous Zubuchon headquarters and enjoyed all the lechon they offer with the Marketman himself.
- Toured and adored all the original furnitures Kenneth Cobunpue designed at his first and original headquarters the Kenneth Cobunpue Hive in Cebu.
- Stayed at the five star Radisson Blu in Cebu and was there during its opening day.
- Enjoyed fun in the sun at one of their first class beach resort Plantation Bay!
- Conquered and survived the death defying stunts at the Skywalk Extreme Adventure.
- And of course explored what the place has to offer with a quick Cebu City Tour.
I normally don’t visit a place during the peak season, especially during their festival time because there’s too many people that you cannot really appreciate and experience the place. But since I have done almost everything you can do in Cebu (one last thing on the bucket list is swimming with the whales!), I said yes to the opportunity to finally experience Sinulog upclose #EGinSinulog . Thank you to ASUS Philippines who invited me to #SeeSinulogUpClose using two of their latest smartphone offerings, the ASUS Zenfone Max and ASUS Zenfone Zoom.
During my trip to Cebu, we staye at Marriott Hotel in Mactan, it was just a few minutes walk to Mango Avenue where the festival parade starts.
Day 1 was for the bloggers briefing about the new ASUS Zenfone Zoom and a photo challenge using it while visiting the Cebu Cathedral , Magellans Cross and the night light city view at Blue Elephant.
Day 2 was the 15 – 20 minute walk to Mango Avenue where we witnessed the Sinulog Festival Parade up close. We got there before lunch around 11 am and the parade just started. There was not that many people yet as some slept in late partying so we had a better view of the parade to take better shots and #SeeSinulogUpClose. ASUS booked a restaurant along the highway so we can have lunch there or get cooled and rest for a bit before getting back in the parade to take photos.
It was such a wonderful experience to see the most colorful and most awaited and most attended festival in the Philippines. Sinulog is actually a Catholic festival for the Sto. Nino (baby Jesus Christ) it is a means of welcoming the coming of Catholicism in the country. It is a religious and also a cultural celebration and a part of the Philippine History that you should not forget #EGinSinulog
Cebu is a place where Lapu-Lapu fought the battle with the Spaniards (Magellan) the Mactan Battle. That is why there is a Magellans cross in here and a shrine of Lapu-Lapu. Cebu is rich in history not just the party scene and that is what people should know why Sinulog is being celebrated. It is not just the wild parties that is wilder than Boracay #LaBoracay parties.
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How about you, have you seen Sinulog before? Have you been to Cebu? Share your experience in the comment section below!
Stay gorgeous everyone!