Sta. Monica Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Dumaguete
... We spent the rest of the day just relaxing, reading and and sleeping in the hammock – yeah we are living the hard life.
The next day we took a tricycle to Coco Cove Beach for some snorkeling and swimming. Despite of the shallow beach we saw some colorful fishes (and even found Nemo) and enjoyed a relaxing day at the beach.
The following day was a typical traveling day as we needed to head back to Cebu ...
... took a 20min boat ride to Siluban. Then a short jeepney ride got me to the public market of the Dumaguete.
Since boats to Appo Island were all cancelled, decided to stay at the Harold's Mansion. Dorms with breakfast for 250pesos.
Walked around town then had dinner at the Asaya seafood before heading to Hay Hay bar for some Regei music and dance.
... into whatever nooks we could find on the side of the road to try to sleep. Finally someone got another truck to pick us up, just in time for it to start bucketing down rain. We made it home soggy, but it wasn’t the end. J-Ro and Dazza’s tent was torn down by the storm and they had to relocate to the restaurant just before dawn. Soon after the rest of us in the dorm were woken by the chilling cries of a pig being slaughtered ineptly by the neighbours.
... walkway. Additional
entertainment was provided by the horse and carts stampeding up and
down the Boulevard. Inevitably when a group of people climbed in the
cart would tip alarmingly, providing an array of amusing responses.
we walked back to our hotel in the warm evening candles glowed around
the beautiful church bell tower and people arrived to leave
decorative wreaths near to the church beside beggars lying on the
... into fits of laughter when the discovered how
far we planned to walk. Startled small children screeched 'Hellos'
and 'Bye byes' to us as we passed. Entire classes were interrupted as
each child had to take a turn at waving, shouting “Look!
Americans!”. Some friendly teenagers, with excellent English
chatted to us at a water stop. Less amused by our long walk one
simply said, “Good for you, very good exercise!”. Cue much