On The Way to Dumaguete

It was one of those days when the rain won’t cease to pour and it was one of those rare times when I was hoping for the sun to shine on the days of our trip. Thankfully, the weather was on our favor.

My cousin went home for a vacation and we were planning for this mini holiday for weeks. She’s a traveler and she has visited many countries but wanted to explore our very own. The last time we saw each other, we visited Cebu City and Oslob together with my other cousin, her sister. It was one hell of an experience swimming with the whale sharks. If you haven’t read the post about it, click here. Anyway, she wanted to swim with the green sea turtles in Dumaguete this time and I really wanted to tag along with her. So I did. Together with her sister and her sister’s husband.

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Instead of flying, like what we did when we went to Cebu, we opted for a more wallet friendly way which is by sea and by land. From Iloilo, we traveled on a ferry to Bacolod. It was an almost 2 hour ride. My cousins each brought a trolley but I just use my trusty Jansport backpack, which I regret cos my shoulders were aching by the end of the day. I should’ve learned my lesson after that Cebu trip. I guess I’m just too stubborn to drag one with me.

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We immediately rode a bus to Dumaguete when we reached Bacolod City. Oh my gosh! I didn’t expect the travel to be that long. 7 hours! It was even longer when we went to Oslob. It was worth it though cos I get to see the beautiful scenery. Look at the photo above, you can see the clouds forming in front of a mountain.

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Saw this simple yet beautiful church on the way as well. The scenery were just too pretty that I didn’t get to sleep for the whole entire ride! 


It was already dark when we arrived at the inn which we booked a day before. It’s called Harold’s Mansion and they have free breakfast. We went out for dinner at a nearby restaurant and bought some snacks which we would need for tomorrow’s adventure. We couldn’t wait!

To be continued…

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    August 30, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Your adventure looks exciting 😀 I’m gonna wait for your updates, lol. Have a nice trip, alissa! 😀
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      September 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you, Jonine 🙂

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    August 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Looks like it was a wonderful trip! When the scenery is so pretty, I usually can’t fall asleep either 🙂 The food looks so yummy, and these photos are beautiful!

    xo, Esther

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      September 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      It sure was wonderful! Thanks 🙂

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    September 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    A part of our time is from that city! Thank you for this wonderful post. Hope we can see more of this.

    visit us darling

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    September 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I guess this trip of yours is worthy enough. I have read a lot about Dumaguete and surely it was compelling. Good luck.

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    September 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I dont know much about Bacolod, looking forward for your post about it 🙂
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    September 12, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Makes me want to go to Dumaguete City! I’ve been eyeing to visit this place. OMG! 🙂

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    September 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I’m adding Dumaguete to my “Places to Visit in PH” list! It seems fun and interesting. That trip from Bacolod to Dumaguete is nothing compared to what I experience everytime I go back to Bicol from Manila or vice versa! Haha. It’s good that we have comfortable aircon buses now.
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      September 15, 2016 at 8:40 am

      There’s an even longer road trip than what we have? Haha I don’t think I can do it but it’s worth it especially if you get to have a nice view while traveling.

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