All of us kids, were ecstatic to be going somewhere far and riding the airplane. We were composed of 3 families with 5 adults and 6 kids. Imagine the headache we were causing our parents when we decided to 'bond' during the flight. Our first stop was Cebu City.
Cebu City is famous for being the city discovered by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 and the Sinulog Festival. In his search for the Spice Islands now known as Indonesia, his ship accidentally veered further west thus landed him in Homonhon Island in the Philippines. This started the colorful history of Spain in the Philippines which lasted for 300 years.
Since Cebu city is a city that holds quite a number of historical landmarks, we did what most tourists do. Paid it a visit to the nearest ones and had our go with the picture taking activities. Actually, the cross displayed is just the wooden casing of the original cross. This cross is not where Magellan met his demise, but, this is the cross that symbolizes Spain's biggest contribution to the Philippines - Christianity.
The cross is located inside a small building near the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. Back then, we were not really that interested of these things. We ran around the cobbled path of the area from the chapel to the main Sto. Nino Church.
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