Roxas City: In Search For The Seafood Trail

I could have booked a direct flight from Cebu to Boracay considering that my then 4- month old baby girl is with us to celebrate our first family Christmas in Boracay. Yet, the adventurous, thrill- seeker, first time mom decided to take a boat to Iloilo and make an overnight stopover in the country’s seafood capital, Roxas City. Who would not want to miss this?

Having been acclaimed as one of the greenest and cleanest cities in the country, Roxas City is a medium- sized city. The vast marine life makes it one of Panay island’s center for trade, education and economic activity.

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Friendly Iloilo

I’ve had doubts in pushing through with this trip. But since I am writing about it now, I’ve decided to take a go. This was supposed to be our pre anniversary vacation, we booked it November of last year with Cebu Pacific’s piso fare but since my ex and I broke up before the trip, the possibility of this trip pushing through was quite a haze. Yet, we managed. ¬†We were civil enough to be friends the entire trip.

Day 1.

We took the Cebu Pacific flight from Cebu at 11:40 am and reached Iloilo International Airport by 12:20 pm. Their airport is a bit far from downtown Iloilo. For commuters like us, we rode a van for hire located at the front of the airport. This van would take us to SM City Iloilo. Fare is 50php and travel time is 30 minutes. From there, one could ride a jeepney to reach downtown Iloilo. We passed by Jaro Cathedral en route to Sm City Iloilo. Old churches and buildings are a common attraction in Iloilo.

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