Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cebu Day 4 - Daanbantayan Tour

Market at Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

On Wednesday morning we took a tour of Cebu. We started at the local market. All sorts of things on sale but we start with the fish market.

An incredible range of seafood. If you click on the picture you can spot the type of blue and yellow fish we say on the cruise the day before.
Fish for sale at the market in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

The eyes on these orange fish were glowing. Not sure why but they really caught the light.

Anybody know what type of fish these are?

These were small blowfish. About  2 or 3 inches long.

This is the mode of transportation for the tour.
Paddy wagon in Daanbantayan

I thought the paddy wagon was interesting.

An interesting street scene. Pawnshops are everywhere.
Saint Rose of Lima in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

This is the Catholic church in Daanbantayan. It was built in 1886 near the end of the Spanish rule in the Philippines.
St. Rosa de Lima church in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Here is a closer view. It is built from coral stone. That seemed to be a very popular building material. I'm not sure it it is harvested from the sea or if it is quarried from uplifted reefs.

The inside of the church.

More relics.

Notice the electrical work on the left. Quite a contrast to the statue.

Click to enlarge.

This street ends at the ocean.

There was some sort of health clinic being held at the community center. You saw a lot of children and infants there.

The corn looked good.

These girls wanted to pose for us.

They boys weren't going to be out done by the girls.

This fishing boat was working off-shore.

Shell window in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

I think this at Misheil's grandparents old house down the street before they built the new one.

Notice the tiny window panes made from shell. They are translucent to let some light into the house.

Can anyone identify this plant?

W123 hearse in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

This is an old Mercedes hearse. From the early eighties, I imagine.

1 comment:

  1. Here again to make some noise :)

    1. I forgot the name of the glowing-eyed fish (good name for a rock band) but it is best cooked as a stew with ginger and vinegar. It's called inun-unan (pronounced enoon-oonan).

    2. The mode of transportation you took during the tour of the town is called trisikad (pronounced try-sikad). "Tri" is from 3 (because it has 3 wheels) and "sikad" is for the pedaling you do when cycling. "Sikad" also means "kick" but since it is is in the context of transportation, the word here means pedaling.

    3. Pawnshops are common even in small towns. These are one of the economic indicators. Here's my 2 cents' worth. The most common source of income in Daanbantayan is remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). If I'm not mistaken, most of these OFWs are seafarers like Misheil's and Jennifer's dads.
    So when the wives or other family members are short on cash (especially when it's time for paying tuition), they pawn valuables and when the OFWs remit money, they get their valuables back.
    I think one pawnshop even has a remittance service. So some send and receive money using this pawnshop's service.
    Notice, too, that one pawnshop is right beside a pharmacy. One of the most common reasons to pawn jewelry is to buy medicines. So it might not be a surprise if a pharmacist is given a pawnshop receipt instead of a doctor's prescription.