Swiss: More Suroy tours
The fee was worth it considering the “endless array of native food served on the tour.”
This was the satisfied reply of a Swiss national when asked about the Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo in Camotes and its tour package fee of P6,200.
“The local government must do this often because when tourists travel alone, it’s not every day that they receive this kind of treatment, from the activities up to the food,” said George Rolf, a Swiss national staying in the country for 11 years.
Rolf was one of 300 foreign and local Suroy-Suroy guests for the two-day Enchanting Camotes tour last April 21 and 22.
China’s Consuls to Cebu, Wie Zhegou and Cai Wong also joined the two-day tour around the four towns of Camotes namely Poro, Tudela, Pilar and San Francisco.
The delegation was greeted by folk dance presentations to the tune of the tour’s theme song and One Cebu’s jingle prepared by the local government units with help of the town’s young performers each time they arrived at a destination.
A number of businessmen were also part of the delegation including Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Prudencio Gesta who said he was able to have a short escape from workday stress.
“I will proudly support the institutionalizing of Suroy,” he added.
Garcia acted like a host to visitors personally serving native delicacies to tourists and even inviting tourists to try local coconut wine (tuba), which she poured on their glasses. /UP Intern Peter L. Romanillos
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