After Iloilo and Guimaras, our next trip a ferry ride that would take us to Tiny's place in Bacolod...the sweetest place in the Philippines since this is the sugar bowl. The home of masskara festival! The city of SMILES =)!
sleepy Icoy while waiting for our ferry
finally, boarding time!
Tiny's Lola and cute nieces
U2 invasion, we didn't let this Ukayan pass
going around La Carlota
night life in La Carlota park
from La Carlota to Bacolod City aboard this bus....to meet our tour guide Jerome
first stop in Bacolod, the famous pasalubong shop
...where you can buy mascara printed shirts
same products in Biscocho Haus in Iloilo but according to the Bacoleños/Bacolodnon they have the best barquillos than in Biscocho Haus
Posing before the Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental
Indays day out, meeting Dodongs at the park
they have a lot of old churches like in Iloilo
street food, Bibingka, rice cakes cooked in charcoal
the beautiful remains of an Old Mansion owned by General Lacson in Talisay City, very near Bacolod, it is called "The Ruins". They burned the mansion to prevent the Japanese from using it as head quarters during WWII.
now it is open to public for a minimal fee
and now we're in Silay City visiting Balay Negrense, the ancestral home of the Gaston family.
two stairs going up, the left for ladies and the right side for gentlemen...according to our guide =)
a lot of old stuffs were still kept intact in this mansion, declared by the National Historical Institute as one of the 30 Heritage Houses in Silay City
some of the 30 Heritage houses were still used as homes or commercial building such as this one. El Ideal pronounced as "El-idjal" by the locals...
the home of the sweet and yummy "Guaple Pie"
after going around the many Cities of Negros Occidental the whole day and after a huge laugh in discovering El-idjal and a lot of many interesting stories from our tour guide Jerome it's time to go back home...lining up to get in the new Bacolod Airport with lots of pasalubong from Bong bong's and a lot of happy memories from our trip....
we had too much from Bong bong's that we forget to buy this one pasalubong....too bad we'll just imagine the taste of this one...oh well it's something to go back to
waiting lounge of the new airport...the Indays going back to Manela...vacation's over!