SAVVY SOJOURNS TO THE HERITAGE OF CEBU MONUMENT



BY PIE RIVERA

Though I am constantly armed with a map of the area I go to, maps are just guides so it is always highly recommended to look around, observe, ask if you must (only to decent looking individuals or preferably at the local tourism office) and walk to get a feel of the place.

Colon Street is famous for being one of the oldest streets in the Philippines and once my beau and I stepped into this historic path, I felt the need to walk it out and just experience it's ancient beauty. Since we were headed to one side (where the Colon Marker is standing) all we could see were the establishments that lined up. We did not get to marvel at some of the olden architectural landmarks of famous ancestral homes. But what we saw after the Colon Marker was equally enthralling.


The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a collection of various historical events and places all over the province of Cebu. This is said to be the work of art by famed sculptor Edgardo Castillo which was completed at the turn of the 21st century. This tableau, as the name suggests, showcases notable events giving a glimse of Cebu's colorful past which dates back from the era of Rajah Humabon to the Cebuano martyr Pedro Calungsod who is yet to be canonized late this year. Made of brass and concrete, the Heritage of Cebu Monument is said to stand the test of time.   

GETTING THERE

The easiest way to go get to The Heritage Monument is ply to Colon Street. You can opt to take a cab which is fairly available throughout the city. But to get here, we wanted to experience just like the locals. So from the Cebu South Terminal (coming from another well-loved Cebu province which I shall be featuring in the coming months), we boarded a jeepney bound for Colon Street. Certain jeepney codes that directly ply to Colon Street can guide you, decent locals gladly help. If you're coming from Parkmall or SM in Mandaue, take the "01K" jeepney code.

If you are coming from SM Cebu, you can opt to take the jeep with route code 10H. The jeepney passes by Cebu Cathedral which is not far from Colon Street and the Heritage of Cebu Monument.


My sincerest thanks for checking out this site and spending your precious time. Hope you continue to join me as I share my journey to a world of pleasurable discoveries only here at Savvy Sojourns.

I hope you will join me as I explore a larger world. Those who have seen my food blog Eat To Your Heart's Content know that for me, food comes first, but travel is equally rewarding that is part and parcel when in the hunt for delicious eats.

Your comments and suggestions are valuable for the development of Savvy Sojourns. Feel free to write at the comment box or email me at savvysojourns@yahoo.com or pierivera@savvysojourns.net.


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Until next time, as I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!

Pie Rivera is a food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine. For subscriptions to the magazine, you may email them at subscription@7107magazine.ph. You can also check their WEBSITE.
 
All photos in this site were captured by Pie Rivera unless otherwise stated.
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SAVVY SOJOURNS TO CEBU CITY'S COLON STREET MONUMENT


BY PIE RIVERA

My love for all things old is undeniable - old songs, old houses, and old streets. Top of my list when I visited the province of Cebu in the Visayas region is to visit one of the Philippines' oldest streets - Colon Street.

Colon street has become a major business district in Cebu City. There is an abundance of establishments from selling clothes, shoes, appliances and tons of fast foods.


Though Colon Street is filled with countless shops until you drop, my beau and I went here for one reason, to witness the Colon Street Monument. This obelisk stands tall at the end corner of Colon street. It is a towering symbol of Cebu from the olden days.  The marker is a point of reference to further explore Cebu City's rich heritage through various landmarks and historic sights.

Not far from the Colon Street Monument is the Cebu Heritage Monument which I shall also be featuring this month of May.


GETTING THERE
The easiest way to go to Colon Street is to take a cab which is fairly available throughout the city. But to get here, we wanted to experience just like the locals. So from the Cebu South Terminal (coming from another well-loved Cebu province which I shall be featuring in the coming months), we boarded a jeepney bound for Colon Street. There are certain jeepney codes that directly ply to Colon Street. If you're coming from Parkmall or SM in Mandaue, take the "01K" jeepney code.


My sincerest thanks for checking out this site and spending your precious time. Hope you continue to join me as I share my journey to a world of pleasurable discoveries only here at Savvy Sojourns.

I hope you will join me as I explore a larger world. Those who have seen my food blog Eat To Your Heart's Content know that for me, food comes first, but travel is equally rewarding that is part and parcel when in the hunt for delicious eats.

Your comments and suggestions are valuable for the development of Savvy Sojourns. Feel free to write at the comment box or email me at savvysojourns@yahoo.com or pierivera@savvysojourns.net.


Let's connect through these :



Hope you would also check out my food blog, Eat To Your Heart's Content for deliriously delicious dining discoveries.

Until next time, as I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!

Pie Rivera is a food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine. For subscriptions to the magazine, you may email them at subscription@7107magazine.ph. You can also check their WEBSITE.
 
All photos in this site were captured by Pie Rivera unless otherwise stated.
Information and rates indicated in the articles are accurate at the time of visit by this writer.

SAVVY SOJOURNS : PRELUDE TO CEBU CITY

BY PIE RIVERA



Savvy Sojourns   is on to another beautiful destination! I give you one of my favorite cities in the Visayas region - Cebu City.




The Queen City of the South won't be called a queen for nothing. Though Manila is the central city in the whole archipelago, Cebu City is definitely at par.


Cebu City is quite memorable for me. A couple of years back, this is the first locale I travelled via plane ride. I have avoided far distances, particularly those where I have to board an aircraft, but my first flight went well and made even better that I landed in the province of Cebu, then headed to Cebu City.


What makes it special? Convenience and accessibility. Fuente Osmena is one area that I will never forget. It connects to the four major streets which branches out to many discoveries. This famous circle practically has everything you need - from restaurants, pasalubong shops, hotels, malls, bookstores, banks - name it! I can just turn around and I will find what I need.


Iconic rock formation in Camotes Island, Cebu


You're saying, we have that in Manila. Yes! Absolutely! But what's even better is the proximity to nearby leisure getaways - Mactan Island is filled with beautiful beaches. Want to turn back time? Carcar City is just an hour and a half away. Want to go somewhere secluded? Malapascua Island, Bantayan Island and Camotes Island are all paradise to the senses.     


Allow me to present to you one of my favorite cities, Cebu City.


Is Cebu City one of your favorite destinations too? Feel free to share your thoughts.


My sincerest thanks for checking out this site and spending your precious time. Hope you continue to join me as I share my journey to a world of pleasurable discoveries only here at Savvy Sojourns.

I hope you will join me as I explore a larger world. Those who have seen my food blog Eat To Your Heart's Content know that for me, food comes first, but travel is equally rewarding that is part and parcel when in the hunt for delicious eats.

Your comments and suggestions are valuable for the development of Savvy Sojourns. Feel free to write at the comment box or email me at savvysojourns@yahoo.com or pierivera@savvysojourns.net.


Let's connect through these :



Hope you would also check out my food blog, Eat To Your Heart's Content for deliriously delicious dining discoveries.

Until next time, as I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!

Pie Rivera is a food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine. For subscriptions to the magazine, you may email them at subscription@7107magazine.ph. You can also check their WEBSITE.
 
All photos in this site were captured by Pie Rivera unless otherwise stated.
Information and rates indicated in the articles are accurate at the time of visit by this writer.