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Philippines

Cebu, Phillipines

Way too quick of a trip!

sunny 85 °F

Arriving at the hotel at 3 am was when Amanda and I questioned if it was such a good idea to take a weekend trip to the Philippines.....but by the time we finished we decided this was a great place to travel, and coming another time would be a great idea....just longer.

We stayed at the Crimson Resort and Spa, about 20 minutes from the airport. Fabulous place. Right on a private beach and the greenery was fantastic.
http://www.crimsonhotel.com/mactan/
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The next morning I got up at 7 and let Amanda sleep until late while I had breakfast and walked on the beach. I caught a shuttle into town which took about an hour. It dropped me at a shopping mall where I took a taxi to the Cebu Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. One of my goals is to attend every temple in every country that I travel to. It was fantastic to be back in the temple again. And what a beautiful temple it is.

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I waited for the hotel shuttle to come back and get me, but it didn't, so I did a little shopping at the mall and took a taxi back. The one hour drive only cost 8$ US. Things were so cheap here. I loved seeing the Jeepney transportation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeepney
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We spent the rest of Saturday on the beach relaxing.
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Sunday before we went to the airport we were able to take advantage of the free snorkeling trip offered by the hotel. They had a boat that took us about 30 minutes across the ocean to a nice spot where the fish were plentiful and the water was so clear. IMG_0485.jpg90_IMG_0474.jpgIMG_0470.jpg
Amanda hadn't been before and was quite scared of trying it. The nice guide put her on a huge noodle with her life jacket and pulled her all around. He would even dive down and bring back star fish other sea creatures for her to hold. She didn't even get her hair wet!

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All in all, it was a great trip, and one that I want to repeat!

Posted by dianeski4 07:54 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

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