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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bacolod: Balay Negrense at Night

I know not most of Bacolod's tourists get to see Balay Negrense at this state, so I believe, even to the very last minute of our stay here in Bacolod, we were still blessed - blessed to see this place in its most dramatic and panoramic condition.

Balay Negrense which literally means House of Negrense is considered one of the greatest treasures Bacolod has. With its outstanding classical Filipino architectural design and wonderful story to tell, Balay Negrense is currently a home to Negros Cultural Foundation - a group of artistic Negrenses who repaired and refurnished the then abandoned mansion.

Bacolod: The Pope John Paul II Tower

One of the stunning and noticeable structures that Bacolod has is this tower that symbolizes how solid BacoleƱos are when it comes to religion, The Pope John Paul II Tower. This structure was built in dedication to the late pope who celebrated the holy Eucharist on this province last February 20, 1981.

This seven-story tower was inaugurated and was opened to the public since February 18th of last year. And even though it has no elevators, and each floor is merely just right for 10 to 15 persons, this site is one of the most visited tourist spots here in Bacolod City.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bacolod: San Sebastian Cathedral and Bacolod Public Plaza

Me-an, my superfriend decided to spend her night in Bacolod inside our hotel room, but that didn't stop Ence, my other superfriend, and I to see the beauty of Bacolod at night. We had a very tiring morning travelling from Iloilo to Bacolod, but since it was our only time to check out this beautiful city, even there was a rain cloud coming, we braved in and went out see San Sebastian Cathedral and Bacolod Public Plaza.

To be honest, I'm that kind of traveler who is not expecting so much from the place that I get to visit. I'm not that person who relies on other's thought, so may it be too simple or too grand to some, I still give it a fair judgment and as much as possible, I appreciate it. It is still part of the country that I love so much, right? ^_^

Anyways, for this destination, Bacolod Public Plaza may seem an ordinary plaza or park to some, with its well-aligned trees, checkered flooring and simple structure erected on the middle of it, the bandstand, it won't catch so much attention. But for us, we found it quite stunning. The lights that touches its concrete posts made it look like so nice. So we spent some our Bacolod time in here to check out the story behind it.

Bacolod: King's Hotel

During our less-than-24-hour visit to the City of Smiles, King's Hotel served as our home - our luggage keeper - for this much-awaited final-leg of our Eat, Pray, Love Trip. And even though this hotel is not as grand as any tourist would choose to stay-in, my superfriends and I enjoyed it's close-to-all location.

Coming from Iloilo via ferry, we arrived at Bacolod City around 2 in the afternoon. My friends and I had two choices then, but we opted this place since it is closer to SM Bacolod.

From the port, hailing a cab to take us here was so easy. Since it is just along the national road, drivers are familiar with it. 

Upon checking in, we were welcomed by a helping guard who carried our luggage to the reception area. We were already at the last leg of our trip, so we were kinda on a budget then. We said to ourselves to do not spend too much on accommodation since we just needed a place to keep our stuff while checking out this beautiful place, so having this place came so handy and pocket-friendly.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bacolod and My Unfinished Love

Visiting Bacolod has a been a dream of mine since I started blogging about my travels. The inviting gastronomic abundance and the captivating culture and heritage it possesses has been a dream that's been pulling me since then. And now that I got the chance, this is a start of a more colorful world for me - for my Rammmpa!

Bacolod made its name to the world more popular when Masskara Festival started gaining attention. And with the wonderful and generous support of the local and national government, no doubt, Masskara Festival is considered to be one of the most celebrated festivities we have here in the county.

Masskara Festiva - a festival I am sooo longing to witness!

I've been to Bacolod last June. And though, Masskara Festival is too far from the date I chose to visit the province, I had a wonderful time peeling off the mask that showed how beautiful the City of Smile is.

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