Sunday is our free day. No planned activity so anything goes. For the first time on this trip we woke up late and we’re taking our time. Not in a hurry at all.
We left the hotel 9:45 AM. We asked the front desk where’s the nearest BPI bank and they pointed us to Ororama, one of the first mall in the city. It’s just walking distance from Willshire Inn.
At 10:18 AM we rode a jeepney to SM CDO. We rode a jeepney to Xavier Heights and asked the driver to drop us in SM. We had brunch in KFC. Feels good to be inside the mall again. We missed it. Earl bought Archie Comics in Booksale and I bought a book in National Bookstore, the Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella and Earl again the ZsaZsa Zaturnah comics. 🙂
While killing time we had tea and coffee at Chicco Di Caffe and started to enjoy the book.
There’s also a mall show from some Kapuso stars. Saw Dominic Rocco, Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez promoting their show Makapiling Kang Muli.
Since it’s Sunday we decided to visit the St. Augustine Cathedral (San Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral). It is also the home of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.
The Cathedral’s interior.
Outside the church.
We also went to Gaston Park which is just beside the Cathedral. Is is named after the first Mayor of Cagayan de Oro and is famous for its water-dancing fountain. Then at the hotel after.
At 6:30 PM we went out. We had dinner at Park Cafe in Divisoria Plaza. I had fried tilapia (which is by the way my favorite).
We had our “ME” time after dinner (bilang sawang-sawa na kame sa isa’t-isa). I went back to the hotel and continue reading the book while Earl went out and meet his cousin who happened to be in CDO for business.
|Jeepney ride from Ororama to SM CDO||15|
|Brunch at KFC (fully loaded)||145|
|Book (Undomestic Goddess)||275|
|Green Tea in Chicco di Caffe||105|
|Jeepney ride from SM CDO to Cathedral||8|
|Motorela ride from Gaston Park to Willshire||8|
|Dinner in Park Café (fried tilapia)||70|
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