Tag: spanish

Under Magellan’s Cross

March 16, 1521: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed on Cebu and on April  21, 1521, he planted the Christian Cross, now known as “Magellan’s Cross” to signify the conversion from paganism to Roman Catholic faith. It is found inside a small chapel or a “kiosk” along Magallanes Street, near the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and across the City Hall of Cebu.  However, the original cross is encased in another wooden cross to preserve it. Read more →

Day 44: Penniless Photowalk

I did 5.17 miles of photo walking along the sidewalks of Iloilo City today. My personal challenge was to do it without spending any money – but sometimes there are just circumstances that will make you take the other option. So, I used up my only 20 peso bill for two jeepney rides. Haha! Don’t ask why. Read more →