"I yelled the wrong lyrics when the spinning was getting faster and faster! The girl beside me yelled at me for singing it wrong! I must have lost my brain for while there."
-Sean Patrick Valle
HOW TO GET THERE:
Plan A: Getting a taxi from SM Cebu City is possible but we met three problems when we chose this option. First problem, it was 6:00pm in the evening and it is considered as a rush hour so the waiting line for a taxi was totally long that it will take us time to wait. Second problem, we waited for a taxi somewhere else but unfortunately the taxi drivers did not agree with us to send us to SRP because it was too costly for them. Third Problem, going from SM Cebu City to SRP directly was too costly if we agree to double pay the taxi driver.
Plan B: Ride a 12I jeepney beside Radisson Blu Hotel(The building beside SM Cebu City) to Cathedral for P7/8. And walk your way to Senior Citizen's Park. There are buses parked there going to Kasadya sa SRP for free but they are scheduled as to when they are going to depart. We asked someone nearby and he said the next departure was 8:00pm so we went for Plan C!
Plan C: We took a taxi from Cathedral to SRP. We paid P103. Not that costly because the location was already close to SRP.
We took a bus scheduled to depart by 10:00pm. It was a free ride going back to Senior Citizen's Park. You may ask the driver about their schedules. Going back to SM Cebu City, you'll have to walk from Senior Citizen's Park to Cathedral and ride the same jeep, 12I. Don't worry if there are no buses departing from SRP to Senior Citizen's Park because there are lots of motorcycle drivers waiting outside the entrance.
PHONE EMBARGO: We kept all our phones in one box. The person who opens his/her phone first will pay the bills alone! You got to let go of the things bothering you behind and just have fun!
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We walked around and get lost discovering new things. The crowd was heavy so we made sure that we secured our things with us just in case.
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You cannot leave without a souvenir! You can get it either from the merchants or even from the game you played. From the entrance there are tons of affordable souvenirs sold like caps, shirts, headbands, accessories, bags, key chains and more. There were fireworks and other merchandise sold behind the Sugbu Bldg. or the Boardwalk where you can see the view of the sea.
In case your hungry in the middle of the adventure, there are plenty of vendors selling snacks. We actually chose to eat balot-a Filipino delicacy, and mango shakes. Kuya Ian never ate one so he was dared to eat one as a birthday present for Jason. How sweet! Sean and Alvi have eaten two pieces of balot while Kuya Ian was still on his first balot. Good thing Sean won an orange juice from a game for Kuya Ian to sooth his taste buds.
Planning a date night? Why not try something new by bringing your partner, family or friends here? There are plenty of things you could do here at affordable price. It's quiet romantic to see your partner's face under the colorful lights of the carnival. The night is amazing with noisy and curious friends. Your children's smile will surely cherish you for brightening up their childhood days. But you have to plan this before February ends because the carnival does not last forever.