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.
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.
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.
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…