Sinulog Festival 2013, Cebu City Philippines
Hello friends! This post is long overdue I know. I would like to share my fun-filled experience du...
Hello friends! This post is long overdue I know. I would like to share my fun-filled experience during the Sinulog Festival 2013 at the very beautiful Cebu City! Warning, this post is photo-loaded. :)
As I have shared in my previous posts about the Sinulog Festival here, here, here and here I was there for work and not for a vacation. But when you work hard, you deserve to play hard too right? So I made the most out of each day there.
Day 1 - I was seated in business class (woohoo first time) because there were no more available economy seats, lucky me! I rode with Marian Rivera, Rafael Rosel, Dennis Trillo and Raymond Gutierrez, there there was ME.
|My Business Class Experience flying to Cebu City|
We checked in at a really nice business hotel, The Quest Hotel . Immediately after checking in, we went to JUMP Center in Cebu to train our JUMP Squad on the activation that we are implementing for two days.
|Quest Hotel Cebu, home for two days|
At SM Cebu, there were already dancers performing in different parts of the mall, dancing with joy and making customers stop and watch them.
|A dancer in festival costume at SM Cebu|
|Some more dancers entertain locals and tourists at SM Cebu|
|All smiles in the morning for work.|
|Sinulog Festival Parade started at 9:00 am, Fuente Osmena Circle|
|Sinulog masks were sold on the streets|
|This child was still all smiles amidst the heat from the afternoon sun|
|Some more Sinulog mask souvenirs sold on the streets|
|Every corner was covered by a sea of people celebrating the Sinulog Festival|
|The Sto. Nino de Basilica|
|Sto. Nino de Basilica's magnificent altar.|
|Sto. Nino in different sizes, sold on the streets outside the church.|
|The Magellan's Cross|
|Assorted dried fish, Danggit for one, is sold at Taboan Market in Cebu|
But just a little warning if you are bringing your children with you, maybe you may opt to skip the parade. Streets are closed to traffic which means a lot of walking will be involved, plus, the bulk of people on the streets could give stress to the little ones.
Overall, I had so much fun! I definitely look forward to another trip to Cebu City next year for the Sinulog Festival, hopefully non-work related.
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