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Monday, June 16, 2014

PHILIPPINES DIARY FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

THE ISLAND PROVINCE OF CEBU

"Cebu is the traveller's fantasy of a paradise come true -- balmy weather, pristine beaches and luxurious resorts with all the frills of pampered living."

It is a beautiful city in the south of Philippines and Ferdinand Magellan, explorer arrived here in 1521. It ranks second to Manila, the bustling city, in terms of shopping malls and holiday havens plus scuba diving places. What are the finest spots in Cebu? 1. Image of Santo Nino --- the image of the Holy Child venerated by the local community as a patron saint. 2. Mactan island-- superb scuba-diving and beach site. 3. Olango Wildlife Sanctuary --- full of mangroves which shelter the birds from Siberia, China and Japan. 4. Magellan's Cross -- erected by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. This is the oldest place in Cebu where Christian Filipinos are baptised. 5. Lapu-Lapu City--- famous for fine guitar makers in the Philippines. It is an hour's flight only from Manila. What a beautiful place to be on holidays.

Source: Philippine Airlines essential info.

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