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I was eating dinner when my father gave me a call saying that they’re gonna be in Bacolod (where my apartment is) within 2 days. The call ended with our decision of me going home with them(which is really really far). My parents went to Bacolod for a vacation and not really with the intention of picking us up so my brother and I went with them on their vacation. Here are the 3 places we’ve visited along the way.

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First stop was in Bearland Resort, Tigbajuan, Iloilo city.

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It’s really a great place to unwind and relax. The pool is overlooking the beach. The place has a good ambiance. It’s very clean and quiet. The prices are expensive though but it’s worth it.

Second was in Campuestohan Highland Resort, Talisay, Bacolod city

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The place is outlooking the view of Bacolod. You can watch the sunset from up there. The road going up there is bumpy and a bit long but there’s a shortcut going there. They have cottages or rooms where you can spend the night. It’s a good place to spend quality time with your friends or family. The place is packed with fun.

For those who want to commute: Take a Shopping, Northbound Terminal jeep then transfer to Talisay jeep then ask the driver to take you where you can ride a Barangay Concepcion jeep. Ask the driver of the Brgy.Concepcion jeep to take you to where you can ride a tricycle to Campuestohan Highland Resort.

For those who have a private car, take the shortcut in Granada.

Also you can request the service going to Campuestohan wherein the price is P100 per person. Never ride a taxi going there, they demand an expensive price.

The entrance fee is P150 per person.

Next stop was already in Mindanao: 7 falls, Lake Sebu, Surallah,South Cotabato

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They have 7 waterfalls that you have to see but the best experience is the zipline adventure. It’s highest zipline in Southeast Asia. The fun was incomparable. The price for the zipline is P350 per person, but you will experience the zipline twice.

The 2nd picture is actually taken on our road going to 7 falls,Lake Sebu. This is in their roundball. You can just find this in the middle of the road so be careful in crossing to get here.LOL!

The 3rd and 4th picture is taken near their restaurant. You have to climb up to get there but the food is tasty. Never forget to order their “Chicharong tilapia” .

The waterfalls behind me on the 3rd picture is the 2nd falls. Though far, the vapor touches us because of the strong impact of water from a very high distance to the ground.

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This is the 2nd falls. After the zipline, you can just walk to get here. The falls was too high that the vapor reached us at the top, near the restaurant.

It’s a fun place for the adventurous persons. Also try to stay fit before going here to experience the full fun.

On our way we also had some great experiences from different hotels and restaurants that I would really love to share:

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When staying in Ilo2 with a group of friends or family, choose Grand Tower Hotel located near Atrium Mall or in front of Avon. They have clean rooms with affordable prices and great staffs.This room we got is located on the 7th floor so we had a great view of Iloilo and their pier.

If you’re a tourist and wants the best hotel regardless of its price, choose Amigo Terrace hotel, its the best hotel in Iloilo. They have comfortable, clean and classy rooms. The breakfast is appetizing with its wide variety of food you can choose from. They have rice meals, cereals, bread, salad and many more for breakfast.

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The accommodations are worth it. The staff are welcoming and greets you with a smile. See more of this great hotel on their own website: amigoterracehotel.com

Seafood Island Restaurant is a fun way to dine. They have a group package where you can Boodle fight. It is where the food is placed on banana leaves and your gonna eat without using a plate. In Bacolod, it is located in Ayala Mall (North District)

This is what it will look like after you eat.

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This is the view when you eat in Breakthrough, Villa, Iloilo city. They serve good tasting and fresh foods. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want some seafoods for lunch or dinner. They also have the best pinoy foods.

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This was an unexpected summer adventure I had with my family. We weren’t complete though, because my older sister is working but we tried to make the most of it getting the best out of every place we can stop by. My family and I became closer because of this. We experienced fun and some problems during this trips which made us know each other more and made our love for each other grow deeper. When we got home, my time for my sister and her family was priceless.

Thank you God for this great summer vacation I had with my family. Our family was complete again and everything went better than expected coz my expectations are usually different form God’s plan. God is the Master of Surprises. ❤ ❤

 

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Negros Showroom. If you want unique and awesome souvenirs, this is the place for you. Located in Lacson st., Bacolod city and another branch in Robinsons Mall, Central Citywalk.

 

 

Untitled_HDR2The Ruins. A tourist spot with a heart touching history. A great place to unwind and a romantic spot for dinner. The beautiful landscapes are well-appreciated in the morning while the beautiful ambience is well-appreciated at night. If you’re going to commute going here, take the Bata, Libertad jeepney and inform him that you will go down at ‘Bangga Pepsi’ upon arriving there, negotiate with the tricycle driver regarding the payment and request if he can also give you a ride back with an added payment.

30419268888 Chinatown Square. For the shopping addicts out there, 888 Chinatown square is for you. Just ride a Bata, Libertad jeepney and it will take you there. They have fashionable clothings and accessories with a low low price. Before buying you can ask ‘waay ayo?’ so they can lower their price. It’s kinda like a maze in there but it will be worth it. They also have the latest trends of anything at a low price.

0-1272621363_2Bong Bong’s Pasalubong center. This is located in almost everywhere actually but for a convenient spot, I would highly recommend their branch at Robinsons Mall. They have a lot of Bacolod delicacies, especially piaya. Napoleones is also a well-known food in Bacolod, I would highly recommend buying it in Quan.

L'FisherHotelBacolod_ChaletLobbyL’fisher Chalet TowerII. If you’re looking for a place to spend the night, L’fisher Chalet has affordable rooms with excellent services from the staffs. Also their rooftop area is a good place to unwind and enjoy the sun or stars. Usually they have bands to play good music while you enjoy your delicious dinner.

 

37968_142547682445859_100000718834744_249995_4945742_nClub Sibeeria. If you want to party all night, this is the club for you. It is safer, trust me. If it’s not your taste, try MuShu, located in Lacson St. or Flow Superclub or Mo2 ice, the list goes on. If you just want to drink go to Art district, located near Lopues Mandalagan or Sorrento, Lacson St.

dscn5992Felicia’s cake & pastries. Calea has found it’s match. Felicia’s has a variety of cakes and pastries to choose from without disappointing your taste buds. The best branch to go to is 6th St, Lacson street, Bacolod. The place also has a relaxing ambiance, perfect to have a coffee while you catch up with your friends from Bacolod.

 

 

 

 

Cautions:

-When riding a taxi, I highly encourage Faith taxi as your choice of taxi ride, the drivers are honest and their service is excellent. You can request for their units from your hotel’s frontdesk.

-Always look out for your bags and wallets especially when riding a jeep. You may be shocked that your bag is already ripped and your iphone and wallet is gone.

-Refrain from texting while walking, most snatchers are riding motorcycles and they can snatch your phone without you having the time to react nor shout.

-Other taxis do not have a taxi sign at the top. Other taxi company will send you a private car (it’s not metered though so before riding, negotiate the price).

 

This are the few basic things you need to know in Bacolod. Have a safe trip.