Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Balamban's Little Garden

Another weekend escapade for me and my hubby as we took route Tabuelan to Cebu via the Transcentral Highway. Riding on a motorcycle along the transcentral has always been a breathtaking view for me and I will never get over the cold air and fog surrounding the mountains.

I remember the 3rd time we passed through the said highway, it was around 7:00 PM, the light posts are far from each other while going up, that it feels so eerie. We were the only ones on the road. It was so dark, plus the fog made it harder for us. Although, we are a group, traveling on 8 motorcycles, it still feels eerie as me and Ronald headed the pack.

Anyways, we saw this beautiful garden, I fell in love with the flowers and the view. It is about 33-34 kilometers east of Balamban bound lane, it is about 45-50 min ride from JY Square, Lahug, Cebu. I felt enchanted by the colorful flowers and the mountainous view.

Here's a few scraps I have taken, I hope you like it.

Picture taking is free, you may go to view deck and buy snacks like softdrinks, sandwiches and junk foods. The care taker said that the owner is a filipina and is now living abroad.

 colorful flowers! Love them all!!

 it's like a little Baguio in Cebu!!

 marvelous view from the deck!!

Calavera -Balamban - Azturias on the other side of the mountain!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sans Rival

 The first thing we did when we went to Dumaguete was checking out Robinson's Place. Four years ago (back when Ronald was working there), it was still in construction and we were looking forward to visiting the see the inside of that Mall. It's the biggest mall in Dumaguete.

 We immediately looked for the Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries Restaurant. Dumaguete is known for it's tasty sans rival and silvanas cake.


Hmmm.. So many options to choose from. Sans Rivas has wide variety of home-cooked cakes, cookies, pastries and other baked goodies. We planned to buy a lot of it for pasalubong but then we decided not to. We are traveling by motorcycle under the sun.. Huhu.. Sorry guys.. 

There is another Sans Rival located near Dumaguete's Rizal Boulevard. It is at #3 San Jose Street.
Here's their menu of the day..

I would really love to visit Dumaguete again, sooon!