While everyone was preoccupied for Valentine’s, I was busying myself for our short trip to Dumaguete or also known as “The City of Gentle People.” And I must say, they truly live up to that name. It was probably one of the most peaceful and calmest cities I’ve been to.
Fresh off the plane, we went to Apo Island where we swam with the pawikans.
Second day was for Manjuyod! Really excited for this, but we weren’t able to see the sand bar ’cause it was raining. *I crie*
Dumaguete has their own Rizal Park that turns into a food street market by night. We got to taste their local “tempura” and it tasted like kikiam. 🙂
It was a short stay but you really got us, Dumaguete! I wouldn’t mind going back. 😉
Hello to my first lakwacha of 2018! So this trip started on the wrong foot with my phone being stolen on our first whole day in Iloilo but, I didn’t let it stop me from enjoying! 😀
God bless ate girl who got my phone, lol.
We really enjoy DIY adventures but this time, I booked our Isla Gigantes tour via Gigantes Island Tours and Services ’cause Carles is a 3-hour drive from Iloilo City. They offer van services from your hotel to Carles Port but please be cautious… This was where my phone got stolen (while I’m sleeping huhu) ’cause there were passengers that weren’t part of the tour.
But overall, Gigantes Island Tours and Services was a great host! They served a sumptuous lunch at one of the islands and they were very accommodating! 🙂
We transferred the next day to Guimaras! Much love here ’cause their tourism office controls all activities. You’re guaranteed with fair prices, from driver/jeep rental to island hopping. 🙂
Back in Iloilo for the city tour! Luckily, the hotel we stayed in, Urban Inn Iloilo, offered a tour with a reasonable price. Look for the coolest Kuya Kenneth, he was the best driver and tour guide in one! 😉
We got to spend this year’s Christmas in the Summer Capital of the Philippines. 🎄 It was also the first time for the fam to be out of town for the Yuletide season (in case our inaanaks were looking for us, haha!).
Take a look at these photos from our short trip!
Chow time with these Baguio staples…
We found this aesthetically nice and not to mention, an Instagram-worthy resto that serves affordable and huge-serving meals. 50’s Diner is definitely a must try!