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Travel Blogs from Negros
... every now and then my hand automatically drops the paper below. This will require some more time to adjust. Today I left the resort for the first time and went to Dumaguete town. Actually it was the first time I walked anywhere in the Philippines and I was quite nervous for some reason! I had never been in a jeepney or a tricycle and had no idea how to hail them or get off or ...
Or more accurately... Planes, trikes, buses, push trikes & habal habals.
Getting from Dumaguete Airport to Tambobo Bay, where the boat was anchored, was easier said than done (and it wasn't really easily said either.) Simon & Amanda had been anchored in Tambobo for about two weeks and had spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how I could get from the Dumaguete Airport to Tambobo. In the end it was determined that this was ...
... before, and
checked in, chatting to a French couple about how to get to Apo
Island. A swift dose of luxury - concrete floors and walls, air con,
private balcony and lukewarm water was very well received by us both
before we headed out again. We wandered in the baking sunshine along
the University Boulevard, down the main streets and after
considerable confusion bought a Philippine SIM card (a bargain 40
Php) and some ...
... the middle on land is a lookout to the second lake. We decide to do it. The journey is nice enough but we did it fast as possible anyway. We struggled to dock the kayak, walk up the viewpoint which is a cool wooden shelter, are underwhelmed by the view of another misty lake and then eat lunch.
The journey back was even quicker. We began walking down. Even though it was downhill it was steep and with no drains the rain was just running down the road making it ...
Wednesday 11th January 2012 – Kalibo > Iloilo City > Bacolod, Negros
Bacolod was a lovely non-touristy town with several modern shopping malls for local Filipinos and some culture to vulture! It also had the most amazing cheap accommodation that should have been deemed a hotel, with its immaculate rooms, beautiful garden, terrific value and clean restaurant and wi-fi and amazing facilities thro'out. I could have had a room for ...