I know it would be late to post this one but since I have nothing to post this October 2012, I decided to share this trip way back a year ago. It was last October of 2011 when I, together with my travel buddy and friends went to the Negros Occidental - particularly Bacolod City.
But I have to say that this trip was a pleasant surprise and a good way to relax before the board examinations that I was about to take that time.
Before the trip:
If my memory serves me right, we don't have a formal itinerary for this trip. Everything we did here was just "Bahala na si Batman". LOL!
Well, actually I did a little research about what was in store for us in the province . I just don't spend much effort since Mhylene (one of my friends) said that her friend in Bacolod would be the one to tour us around.
Arrival to Bacolod:
We arrived at New Bacolod-Silay International Airport at around 5PM. Well, that airport has something to be proud of unlike the others here in the Philippines.
|New Bacolod-Silay International Airport|
|New Bacolod-Silay International Airport Facade|
Places to Visit:
Since we don't have much idea on where to go, we just depended on the places that Mhylene's friend planned to tour us.
Here are the places and activities that I considered A-Must.
Palmas Del Mar Resort
This is where we spent most of our time. The place is relaxing. I must say that the crews are nice too!
|Another jump shot...|
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Nanay (Mhylene) : Anak! Bakit ka padalos-dalos?!
Tatay (Jonah) : Tsk! Yan na nga ba sinasabi ko eh! Tsk!
As if no danger sign... LOL
|This big mask which is located at the resort's entrance symbolizes the MassKara Festival.|
|Bamboo Bridge in Palmas del Mar|
Facing the Guimaras Strait
Nice place to explore nature and relax for a low cost.
|Mambukal Mountain Resort|
From Left to Right: I, Jonah, Jane, Nelia, and Mhylene
|One nice sight in Mambukal Mountain Resort|
|One of Several Waterfalls found in the Place|
|Refreshing and Relaxing Sulfur Bath|
City Municipal Hall
Here is a photo of ours with the facade of the Municipal Hall as our background.
This place is one of the best places in Negros Occidental. It's like a place abroad.
|It's construction was supervised by one of the sons of Don Mariano. It was assured that the mixtures of the concrete and its application was followed strictly. It's designs is really something to be amazed of.|
|Inside this old architecture|
San Sebastian Cathedral of Bacolod
|The facade of the Cathedral.|
|A lot of color masks can be bought outside of the church grounds - different sizes and designs.|
Pope John Paul II Status
The Pope John Paul II Tower in Bacolod City is located in the Reclamation Area . It is just near SM City Bacolod City.
It doesn't matter where you go... what you do...or how much you have...It's who you have beside you!