Waking up in the morning at the barangay hall in Mantalongon, Cebu, we hurriedly took our turns in the bathroom to fix ourselves. Even if I was a little tired from the trek to Osmena Peak, I still had a good night’s sleep especially when I didn’t have to pay much (50 Php) for a sleeping bunk. hehe.
Mantalongon Sunday Morning Market
Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu
November 13, 2011
gymnasium cum market
a short walk from the barangay hall
Aside from getting up to arrive early in Kawasan Falls, we wanted to take photos of the Sunday market that was happening in the morning.
group photo first
Breakfast Above the Wet Market
We went to the wet market and had breakfast to start the beautiful day. A serving of vegetables cost 5 Php, while a serving of meat was about 10 Php – a pleasant surprise as it was added savings on our budget!
eating breakfast on top of wet market
After breakfast, we proceeded to the nearby gymnasium where a weekend market was ongoing. It was a Sunday and Sunday is usually the time for people to gather together to buy stuff for the week. We saw lots of fresh produce everywhere!
fish, poultry and vegetables in barangay Mantalongon, Cebu
The last time I saw such a spectacle of vegetables were during a weekend Saturday Market in Sagada, Mountain Province.
Oh my Gulay!
Manny on TV
Inside the gymnasium, a documentary of the famous boxer, Manny Pacquiao was featured on a large projector. It was in preparation of a fight that was to happen by lunch time. It was going to be another crimeless day as the Philippines were to watch THE boxing match of that season.
All the while, I was amazed by the large vegetables and even more by the people carrying baskets and baskets of these produce. Some baskets were even larger than the persons carrying them. How they would put it on top of a motorbike and deliver them leaves me in awe.
carrying loads of vegetables
even on a motorbike!
Children were with their parents in buying food for their meals during the next couple of days. It’s a lot cheaper to buy in bulk and stock for the week.
Facebook by the minute
You drop a coin for a few minutes of internet
I bought coconut milk juice for 5 Php and had another serving as it felt very refreshing.
It was nice to see crops aplenty, and how people would go about their ways to deliver goods to the city.
Also amazes me how Dong Ho could easily make strangers pose for him.
We had to depart from the “summer capital of Cebu” as we were to hire motorbikes to take us to the drop-off point for Kawasan Falls. We were to continue our journey on this great weekend adventure.
To be continued….
Check out this Cebu Osmena Peak Travel series here:
- Part 1 – Cebu Osmeña Peak: Stopover at Boljoon
- Part 2 – Cebu Osmeña Peak: Two Hour Trek to the Peak
- Part 3 – Cebu Trip: Reaching Osmena Peak
- Part 4 – Osmena Peak Cebu: Descending in the Dark Night
- Part 5 – Cebu: Mantolongon Sunday Morning Market
- Part 6: – Cebu: Revisiting Kawasan Falls
- Last Part – Cebu: Afternoon in Basdako White Beach, Moalboal
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