I didn’t know Greece is just around the corner.

Temple of Leah pillars

9,939 kilometers: The distance from my country, Philippines, to Greece. Yes, I googled it.

Greece is one of the countries that I want to visit because I have always been a fan of its architecture most especially during the 8th-6th century BC. In order to achieve the goal, I need to fly 9,939 kilometers from home and wait until I can officially fund myself. But before I knew it, Greece is just an hour drive from my city and it is just right around the corner.

The Temple of Leah, an Ancient Greece temple replica, has been one of the most visited tourist attraction here in Cebu. Even though it is still under construction, many local and foreign people are already visiting this place unmistakably because of its Greek inspired architecture. For the hopeless romantic, this temple has been famous because its history says that this temple symbolizes Teodorico Adarna’s love for his wife, Leah Villa Albino-Adarna. Very romantic!

Well, the temple is just a replica and I am pretty sure Greece is a lot more breathtaking to see. But for now, a stroll around this replica is enough for me to get a grasp of what to expect in Greece.

If you wish to visit this temple, this can be located in Roosevelt St., Brgy. Busay Cebu City. The last time I went there, the place is still pretty messed up because as I have said, construction is still on-going. And also, no entrance fee was collected.. yet. I don’t know if this will change when the temple gets finished and fully furnished. For the mean time, a lot of people are enjoying the view and the free entrance. And because of this, there are times that the location gets too crowded which I don’t think is a nice background for our selfies or groufies. To get there, there are passenger motorcycles available. I just don’t know how much the fare would cost because my P-I-C brought his ride when we visited. If you know how much the fare is, you could drop a comment below.

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I am a 20-something Software Engineer who loves to travel, explore places, experience different culture and chase dreams. Apart from my 6 to 9 job, I dance ballet as a hobby. Born, raised and currently living in the beautiful Philippines but will soon travel the world.. one baby step at a time.


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