I know it's been so long since my last real blog post, but I feel like I should write about this beautiful "little" flower farm up in the hills. :)
I first saw pictures of the flowers, called Celosia, on instagram. Someone with a strong following posted it and then days after, the whole instagram community exploded with pictures of these beautiful flowers. That was about 3-4 months ago.
I waited until all the hype died down before thinking about going. There were a couple of times when I planned to go but I heard that the owners were already harvesting the flowers and so I decided to wait it out. About 2 weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a photo of her at the flower farm and I got really excited seeing the flowers in full bloom! So on the next holiday from work, I dragged the boy and we both went to see the flowers. :D
On my way there, I tried searching for directions from other blogs but there was only so little I could find out. Most of them just said it was in Busay and that you could get there by habal-habal. But what about those who wanted to go there by private car? We were not really familiar with the places there so I referred to Waze to help us navigate our way. I typed "Sirao" and it gave me the closest match, Sirao Peak. We followed that trail and kept driving and driving but didn't really know if we were close already.
When you reach Ayala Heights, turn right at the fork in the road. There's a banner/tarpaulin now that says "This way to Little Amsterdam" with the Celosia flowers as the background. Just keep going until the road turns into a smaller road and look on your left side. You'll see 2 different fields of flowers there. There's a smaller patch which we went to that has fewer people. Entrance fee is P20 per person. Just ahead is the more "commercialized" farm that has vendors selling flowers and what-nots. There were a lot of people that day taking pictures and I wonder if it's the same on regular working days.
All in all, if you want to experience something different here in Cebu, I recommend taking a trip up the hill and check these flowers out. And while you're up there, why not buy some corn from the local vendors just up ahead? ;)