Bohol-Cebu Chronicles: Basilica del Sto. Niño and Magellan's Cross

The earthquake that occurred last October made me realize how lucky I was to be able to visit the Basilica del Sto. Niño twice before its belfry collapsed and turned into rubble. More than grateful that it didn't happen during our trip. 

This was our final stop in Cebu before taking the ferry back to Bohol. It was the quickest and most nerve wracking stopover because we almost didn't make it to our 4pm trip.

Upon arriving at the church grounds, I proceeded immediately to the nearest ATM because I was running out of cash. Then I met with the group and took picture at the Magellan's Cross. 

As always, the famous prayer ladies are still there busy doing their thing. 

 And of course, what's a tour without buying pasalubong? An hour left before our scheduled trip, we went to the nearest Island Souvenirs outlet to grab some dried mangoes, otap, etc.

We managed to get out of the store 15 minutes before 4pm so our driver and tour guide were already in panic. Good thing the terminal was just a few blocks away. We were literally running inside the ferry terminal with our trolleys, guitars and other stuff. Luckily we were still allowed to board.  I was huffing and puffing for a few minutes before I was able to relax. As soon as I settled in my seat, I could feel the sweat all over my body.

After 2 hours, we were back in Tagbilaran Port.