And I was up for another trip -- to the city of gentle people.
They were gentle, indeed.
I remember asking a colleague why he wouldn't buy a house in cebu.
Now I understand his hesitation; when we set foot in Dumaguete,
I realized it's one of the ideal cities to live in. It's peaceful, safe, ul get everything u need..
with smiling and courteous residents around, it's not that hard to feel at home..
There are a lot of ways to go to Dumaguete departing from Cebu.
Twas a low-budget trip, so we chose the cheapest.
Left Cebu South Bus terminal at 7am in a ceres bus.
Reaching Liloan port in Santander took 3 and a half hours.
Quite long, but as a consolation, it was a smooth ride.
From Liloan port, we crossed towards Sibulan in a 30-min ferry ride.
Then… where to? Actually that's the same question that struck us.
Because.. we did not have any reservation at any hotel or lodging house. :D
Here is our first set of snaps!
With heavy backpacks, we walked around the city, looking for Siliman University,
one of the most prestigious universities in the Phils.
|Siliman University's Gate of Knowledge..prominent portal of the school|
|the university church... uhm, where ez eet? (sorry, this one's a failure LOL)|
Unfortunately it was full (wow), so we headed to Negros Lodging House.
Lesson learned: see the room first before checking in.
No offense, but if you want a perfect vacation,
choosing the right place to stay should not be a compromise
(okay, i knw i said it was a low-budget vacation, but trust me u too would pay more for
a comfortable accommodation).
We paid Php25 for cancelation. oops.
Then we found Hotel Nicanor, and exclaimed, "perfect!"
|Hotel Nicanor 3F lobby.. this one's good, and not that expensive :D thank God we found this!|
|this is wat the 4-hr travel did to me.. LOL|
|with bessie abby and the Christmas tree..|
|abby: bula put that down, we dont have much to pay for that.. lol|
I was guilty, of stealing that glass. Im sorry to say, but that was fun! (peace)
Bye chowking, I'll keep distant for now.. :D
|u see, im whistling more often|
|while waiting for the food, do they count their glasses??|
|one of my favorites! wudve been superb if there was langka|
At around 3pm, we left for Forest Camp,
a mountain resort in the nearby town, Valencia. Enjoy looking at the pictures!
|quotes to ponder|
|i think the owner was swimming inside the resort.. hee hee|
|at the hanging bridge... it was hanging.. LOL|
|gushing water below|
|something emerged out of the water.. peace|
|one of the cottages that we harassed|
|modern day sadako|
|why the expression?|
|the place is perfect for family outing.. :)|
|and for honeymooners.. LOL|
|this is buko halo2x! atlast ive had one! :D|
|the quest for blood, said the mosquitoes... (grrr!)|
|this was at another resort outside forest camp.. entrance fee is Php 10 only :)|
|we tried to haggle here|
|i got to see a lanzones tree.. :D|
|valencia park.. men playing football behind..|
Police1: Unya nagkaon man mi?
Me: Cge lang!
Abby: Bula bagag nawong!
|we even went upstairs.. taking advantage!|
They got motorcycle for rent; we rented 2 bikes. ( i ddnt have a license, ssshhh)
|Dumaguete Roman Catholic Church|
|the belfry tower. i loved it. though i ddnt knw wat that guy was doing|
|read and learn|
|another view of belfry tower|
With a series of white lamp posts lined up and relaxing sea breeze, this has become
one of Dumaguete's charms. Not to mention Rizal walked along this street before
his exile to Dapitan. Ive been reading phil history these days. lol
|abby and renz eating squid ball and balut|
|abby: "bula, showering" .. (this man got sprinkler in his mouth.. LOL)|
|balot.. 16 days! i shudve ordered 18..|
|another siliman campus.. the one near the port.. sorry i have to research for this.|
|the motorbike i rented|
|Negors provincial capitol.. it was getting late already|
|the man in the motorcycle shop. i rmbr the others teasing him.. lol|
|tricycle ride :D|
We actually had no major plans the next day.
Target was to reach Cebu by dusk. Well, that was before....
|waiting for the room check to finish.. i ddnt steal anything! :D|
|last snap at Hotel Nicanor|
|and this is where they sell the famous silvanas|
|eating breakfast meal at lunch.. come again?|
|chillin at Fred's.. u know.. Fred.. that guy..|
|the boulevard by day|
|spending time with my journal..|
|alright, i picked one after..|
|the quest for the fried ice cream was over.. hot dough and melting ice cream in one!|
Well, who wouldve thought twas the opening of CVRAA (athletic meet).
We decided to stay for a while and take pics, that lasted for another hour. LOL
|i had no idea at first|
|too bad i missed to take a closer shot of that girl.. :)|
I got soo into taking pics when I noticed I stepped on something wet. Gross.
There were women behind me, and they saw it too.
I ddnt look embarrassed, I leaned down, and took a snap, and then laughed.
But actually, I was soooo embarrassed! eww
|im sorry i had to post this.. peace|
|this girl has a nice hair|
|i like her costume though|
|she's so tall i felt small|
|one of the pretty faces i saw|
|athletes from cebu, isnt it obvious?|
|she smiled for me.. i had to chase her hehe|
|i dint mean to take this.. lol|
|i chased her toooo... cudnt afford to miss this face|
|what she did after glee|
|cutie and graceful kiddo|
|a simple beauty|
|reminds me of a certain japanese actress.. saru onna?|
|SQUAT member with the swat team lol|
|cute cute kiddos|
That parade was so long some roads were closed.
Here are my last shots. :)
|the ferry for cebu (at sibulan port)|
|reached cebu at 6.. took some pictures at liloan port while we waited for the bus.|
|i love this picture|
|i love the reflection on the water|
|the comfort room's behind this..|
|emo manong (see, im not alone.. )|
Spend time at the boulevard reading a novel, or writing on my journal.
Or having a guitar with me would be perfect...