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The beautiful City of Smiles Bacolod

How to get from Bantayan Island to Bacolod

How to get from Bantayan Island to Bacolod

Early morning start here, for it is time to leave Bantayan Island and move to Iloilo City. I’ll be traveling to Bacolod first, than take a ferry from there to Iloilo. Since I’ve come from Iloilo to Bacolod a few months ago, I know the drill in Bacolod, that is not the most challenging part of this trip. The most challenging is to get to Cadiz. Here is how I got to Cadiz Port on Negros From my resort there…

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Traveling from Bacolod to Sipalay

Traveling from Bacolod to Sipalay

Bacolod and I are a mismatch. After switching hotels it improved a little, but still I find the ‘City of Smiles’ a disappointment after having been in Iloilo. The two are not to be compared for it would be comparing peaches and pumpkin. They are so different. Although Bacolod holds a few surprises like the little zoo I found hidden in the middle of the city and the beautiful cathedral near the SM City Mall and not to forget the…

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The Ruins in Talisay, Negros

The Ruins in Talisay, Negros

Negros is the “Sugar bowl” of the Philippines, endless fields of sugar cane with picturesque villages paint the horizon as I travel with anticipation to the Ruins. An abandoned mansion build by sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma around 1900. This mansion was the largest residence ever build in those days and I’m looking forward to visiting it. In World War II it was destroyed by US Forces and Philippine Freedom fighters to prevent the Japanese army to use the glorious…

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Cockroaches in my Hotel Room

Cockroaches in my Hotel Room

When I opened the door of my room of the Go Hotels in Bacolod, he came running up to me like he was a pet and I was his favourite boss. So happy to see me, his legs sliding over the tiled floor. I felt a gust of panic in my belly, pulled my keycard out it’s socket and jammed the door tight shut! Did I really see that? Slowly I opened the door again, lights on, and there it…

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Travelling from Iloilo City to Bacolod

Travelling from Iloilo City to Bacolod

It is time to say goodbye to the city of Iloilo. It was a pleasure visiting her, but new horizons are awaiting. While it was a long travel from Puerto Galera to Iloilo city, it will be a very short trip to Bacolod, if you compare the two. There is a choice of ferries you can take across and they all will depart from Iloilo port area, opposite from the Iloilo Customs building across the river. You can book FastCat,…

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