Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cebu 2015 Day 1: Taoist Temple and Joven's Grill and Seafoods

From Alegre Guitars in Mactan Island, we drove through this bridge to the main island of Cebu.

This bridge is named Mactan-Mandaue bridge, one of the two bridges that spans across the Mactan channel.
Hello, Mandaue! 
Beverly Hills, Lahug, Cebu.

Rich kidzzz.
Inside Beverly Hills or should I say, in the highest point of Beverly Hills is the Taoist Temple. 
This place was one of my concerns actually since the non-negotiables of this tour is that it should be "senior citizen - friendly" but in order to go to the main temple, you'd have to climb 81 steps.

By the way, the 81 steps in the Taoist temple represent the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures.
Kaya pero mabagal. Mabagal pero kaya.  Mace lang. hehehe.

We haven't had a decent breakfast when we went here that's why it was really draining. It wasn't that hard for me though but it was difficult for my companions. 


Travel while you're young talaga. :))) Huhuhu. Budget. Huhuhu. Travel fund. Huhuhu. Pero keri 'yan!! We can make it work. :D
But thankfully, they continued and made it to the temple.

Taoism is a religion founded by Lao Zi, a poet and philosopher of the Ancient China. If you've read the quote, "A journey of a thousand miles starts beneath one's feet." then you've read one of his famous quotes.


To have an idea about Taoism I found this definition:
The path of understanding Taoism is simply accepting yourself. Live life and discover who you are. Your nature is ever changing and is always the same. Don’t try to resolve the various contradictions in life, instead learn acceptance of your nature.

I never paid much attention before but reading the definition now, Taoism has become more interesting for me. Click on the link above to know more about it too.

"Taoism is about embracing the life in the now."
"No wrong paths in the end since it's all about experiencing life."
I did this on our first time in Cebu but skipped doing it during this trip.
This temple is 300 meters above sea level so you get to see a panoramic view of the city.


After Taoist temple, we headed to Joven's Grill and Seafoods for our eat-all-you-can lunch. 
 P 230.00/person with this much (wasn't able to take pictures of all the choices) options, I think it's a good deal.
As for the taste, I found most food good.
I specially liked the grilled food options (fish, chicken, pork) and this lechon kawali.
The choices were diverse mainly consisting of Filipino, Chinese and Japanese cuisines. The staffs were polite and attentive too.

This is the only eat-all-you-can restaurant that we tried in Cebu and it did not disappoint.

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