#TheTravelTellerInVisayas Travel Series | DAY SEVEN

My 7th day in Visayas is spent entirely in Negros Oriental – DUMAGUETE and VALENCIA.

  1.  Eric Arrieta fetched me at my hotel and headed to the nearby town of VALENCIA, also in Negros Oriental. Went to the church and the Municipal Hall.
  2. Destination in Valencia is the FOREST CAMP INLAND RESORT. It was Eric’s idea and his treat for me. I guess the Universe really conspired for me in this trip meeting kind and generous like Eric
  3. FOREST CAMP is among the oldest inland resorts in Valencia. It is dotted with several spring-fed swimming pools favorite among locals and tourists visiting not Negros Oriental, although if you want to use your own you could always repair your pool for the warmer days. Sadly, I didn’t bring any extra clothes I missed dipping into the cold waters of the Camp.
  4. The Forest Camp is also, according to the owner whom I met, is home to shortest ZIPLINE in Negros Oriental and perhaps the country.
  5. When Mr. Florante Vicuna learned about my crazy zipline adventures that went viral and landed me to KMJS, he was very excited to let me try it. They called it ZIPPIE, short zipline.
  6. And so, I zipped. At 82 meters long, it is the shortest I’ve tried so far. I even underestimated it but when I rode on it, bang, there was a twist. Instead of using breakers, they used a board made of rubber that will let the rider bounce back when he gets to the end line. I never knew that. So all the while I was thinking there was a breakers at the end of the cable line. I was worried freak. Everything was caught in the video. Hell yeah, it scared me. Hahaha.
  7. From Valencia, we went back to Dumaguete. Through the help of Cindy, Eric’s niece-in-law, I was able to contact Coco Grande Hotel as my sponsor for my last night in Dumaguete.
  8. Coco Grande Hotel is among the finest places to stay in Dumaguete. I personally like their Mexican inspired ambience.
  9. The room is nice, clean and comfortable. Perfect for a night
  10. Coco Grande Hotel also owns the Coco Amigos Restaurant and Bar in Rizal Boulevard. Dinner was served there. Eric and I enjoyed what’s said to be the best Mexican food in Dumaguete.
  11. After dinner, went straight to Bo’s to meet my friend Elena who was also in Dumaguete for her masteral classes. It was fun meeting her along with her friends in music. While they talked about music, I talked about travels. Just combination.
  12. I didn’t stay long. Went back to the hotel and enjoyed my stay at Coco Grande Hotel.
  13. What a perfect day I have in Negros Oriental.

Shout out of thanks goes out to ERIC ARRIETA and COCO GRANDE HOTEL for the Seventh Day here in the Visayas!!!

#TheTravelTellerInVisayas Travel Diaries: DAY TWO.

Visayas Diary 2
#TheTravelTellerInVisayas Travel Diary. Day Two.

DAY 2: ‪#‎HugotSaBohol‬ | Balikan ang nakaraan ng may ‪#‎hugot‬.

1. Binalikan ang Blood Compact site.
2. Binisita ang mga lumang simbahang gumuho nung 2013 na lindol.
3. Nagdasal sa mga simbahang buo at di natanig ng nasabing lindol.
4. Pinagmasdan muli ang ganda ng Chocolate Hills.
5. Pinagmasdan din ang luntiang tubig ng Loboc River.
6. Naakit muli sa halina ng Man Made Forest.
7. Naiyak sa tuwa ng kumain ng sorbetes na dragon fruit.
8. Nagmaneho mula Tagbilaran hanggang Carmen. Perstaym. Promise.
9. Nag-emote. Nag-emote. Dalawang beses.

Lahat ng ito ang may dahilan. Ika nga, sa tamang panahon.

Day 2 | Madramang Paglakbay Sa Nakaraan.


#TheTravelTellerInVisayas Travel Diaries: DAY ONE.

Visayas Diaries
#TheTravelTellerInVisayas Travel Diary. Day One.

Day One is a such a great start. It was a long day but truly awesome.

  1. I left Davao for this 20-day trip with no fixed IT, nothing but just to explore Visayas the slowest way possible. I aimed to visit 10 provinces in 20 days.
  1. I arrived Cebu and that marks the first province of this trip.
  1. Went straight to Pier One bound for BOHOL and prayed at the nearby church for safety and good health for this whole trip.
  1. Arrived at BOHOL and was gladly welcomed by my cousins. They are my hosts here. Bohol marks the second Province of this trip.
  1. I promised to get a photo of me at the Capitol and yes, I did it. It was partly destroyed by the 2013 earthquake.
  1. Prayed at Tagbilaran Church which was spared during the said earthquake. Went further to Dauis Church and it was a heartbreaking scene. I cried. I did.
  1. Stopped at a wet market, bought stuff and cooked them for my cousins. They loved it.
  1. Luke my nephew met my little boy TINTIN. They got along with instantly. Hahaha.
  1. Went to PANGLAO BEACH at night. Hell yeah, looks and sounds like BORACAY. Got shocked because it wasn’t like this the last time I visited it in 2007. Cool though. I love the FEEL.
  1. Yes, there are FLASHBACKS. Okay. Done.

Day One. Good start. Loving it. Tomorrow is another day!

3 Regions | 10 Provinces | 20 days | Pho 10,000.00
This is #TheTravelTellerInVisayas Travel Series.

Cebu Province – ✔
Bohol Province – ✔