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10,000 Roses

I am an enthusiast lady who craves to discover things, places and foods. Like what they’ve said “You only live once“, so I don’t want to waste my time doing nothing or just facing with gadgets and into social medias the entire day, rather to enjoy life even thru little adventures. Traveling might be painful for our pockets, but sometimes exploring places and trying deli foods are not that expensive. Plus when we’re travelling, we feed our souls, it calms our minds and it rejuvenates our dreams and passions. We just have to properly manage our finances and save and save then travel. Maybe, I’ll post an article about that financial planning to help you on that matter. But for now, let me just share you my short trip as I discovered a new place to chill.

I know that Cebu is a treasure chest of beautiful spots and wonders both natural and man-made. And I’m so proud that I’m residing here right now.  It has amazing beaches, mesmerizing rivers and waterfalls, beautiful modern structures, and breathtaking age-old churches and temples. As I remember, I was so eager to visit those spots in my first quarter here in Cebu – actually, until now naman haha. And I’m so glad to tell you that after one year, I already visited the following: Sirao Flower Farm, Temple of Leah, Caohagan Island, Medellin Cebu plus my pending blog posts about Magellans Cross, Lapu-lapu Shrine, Tops, Taoist Temple, La Vie Parisienne, Kawasan Falls experience and Whale watching at Oslob (I promise, I’ll share my stories with you, promise talaga yan!). But every once in a while, a new attraction pops up out of nowhere. And now, I finally got a chance to visit the 10,000 Roses Cafe!

10,000 Roses Cafe is located at the end of the Cordova Tourism Center in barangay Day-As, Cordova, Cebu. They launched it last February this year, 2017. We went there with a private car because it’s less than 30 minutes away from our home. But if you wanna see it using public vehicles, here are the ways to get there:

  • Hire a taxi cab. It’s the easiest way but that will surely cost you more.
  • Take a V-hire (Van for hire). If you are from Cebu City, I prefer you to take a V-hire from SM City Cebu’s terminal to Cordova. It can save you the hassle of transferring between jeepneys or multi-cabs. The V-hire fare would be Php 40.00. Then ask the V-hire driver to drop you off at Gaisano Grand Cordova (across the Iglesia ni Cristo church) or you can get off at their terminal. From there, you can ride a trisikad or bicycles going to 10,000 Roses. Don’t fall from the trisikad drivers that will ask for a higher fare price because the fare should be Php 10.00 only.
  • Take jeepneys or multi-cabs. If you want to go there and save money from fare, you can take the other option which is to take the jeepney. From SM City Cebu’s terminal, ride a jeepney going to Parkmall, fare is Php 7.00. Once you get to Parkmall’s jeepney terminal, you need to transfer to a jeepney that will take you to Lapu-Lapu City. Take the jeepneys with Tamiya/MEPZ 2 or Opon Mercado routes,fare would be Php 7.00. If you are taking the Tamiya/MEPZ 2 route, ask the driver to drop you off at the traffic light. For the Opon Mercado route, your drop off point is SuperMetro just beside General Milling Corp. Then again, ride a jeepney with a tag going to Cordova. The fare going to Cordova, whichever route you’ll take, would be Php 10.00. Do not forget to ask the driver to drop you off at Gaisano Grand Cordova and hire a trisikad or bicycle going to 10,000 Roses Cafe, for Php10.00.

Those 10,000 roses were articicials. They were LED white roses and yet, it was a beautiful place. If you’ll visit the place, you still need to pay a P20.oo environmental fee (not an entrance fee). The purpose is to maintain its cleanliness since the place was beside and surrounded by the sea.

During our visit, lots of people were there and it’s so hard for us to take a good photo. Maybe because t’was Sunday. But take note it’s already 7:30 in the evening, yet people were still coming. So what we did, we just patiently wait to get a good spot and thankfully we had one. So here are some of the photos we’ve taken.

I also brought my entire family there. They were just so cool ’cause they supported me whenever I wanted to go to a place as I discover new tourist destinations like this and also bearing with my kaartehan just for the blog! Haha!

My loving parents 💞

My cutie triple nieces plus insert my brother-in-law, RD, who took us a good photo.

The Cafe itself opens daily from 11:00AM to 11:00PM. They offer hot and cold coffees, pastries, pastas and other meals. We didn’t try their foods ’cause my parents have their own favorite coffee shop to chill. I read some of the blogs about the over pricing of the café, but I couldn’t tell that for now. When I saw their menu list, the prices were just the same with a typical coffee shop. The only difference maybe, would be the taste. As what I have experienced, the overpriced that I bought was their bottled water which costs Php50.00. If I’m going to buy it outside the store, it’s just Php15.00. Nevertheless, the place was commercialized and it has a good ambiance naman, so I think that was fine.

I’m the 10,001st white rose by the way! Haha

 

See you on our next trip!

Rosy 🥀

 

Photographers: Rj Pepito and Cherry Red Yaun

 

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