Dumaguete City - The City of Gentle People / The Motorcycle Capital of the Philippines / (My addition) The City of Bridges . Lol
We went to Dumaguete City last December 25, 2011. I know it's too late, but I'll still blog about it anyway.
Participants: Me, Jek, Jok2x, Inang, Etet, Botoy, and our 3 motorcycles :)
Our Dumaguete trip was unplanned, yet it turned out to be fun and memorable..
That's what you call, "The Joy in Unplanned Vacations".
We started with a joyride to Bato port, taking the Carcar-Argao-Santander road. We took the barge from Maayo Shipping, Inc.
|Excited.. Thanks to this pic. I remembered the name of the shipping line.|
Around 30-45 minutes after, we were already on Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. We stayed at Bgy. Banilad. On our way, we saw the damages caused by bagyong Sendong.
After a little rest, we went to their Robinsons. We were amazed because theirs is bigger than ours. Haha.
The next day, we went to Balanan Lake in Siaton. It was the best part of our Dumaguete trip. Thanks to Inang's relatives who took us there. Siaton is about 50kms away from the city. The road going there was good. The from the main road, you have to travel 10kms of very "rocky road" going up to reach Balanan Lake. It was also raining at that time and we were all in motorcycles. We just laughed about it and enjoyed the trip! The rain added fun to our trail.
|Thank you for being with us. Hehe|
|Paghinay kay danlog!|
|This lake will take you to the Balanan Falls.|
|To the falls..|
|The lake is approximately over 100 feet deep. Gives me chills.|
|When we arrived at the other side of the lake, we needed to trek a little to reach the falls.|
|They also have a pool. The best thing is that it's for free, and it's not small!|
|Going back, we needed to pass that bridge.|
We left Dumaguete the day after. We made a short stop at Lambug Beach in Badian, since the guys wanted to swim in the beach.
|The left side of the beach|
|The right side|
There were still many places that we wanted to go, but we lacked time. I know Dumaguete has a lot of nice places, and someday, hopefully, we'll be able to go there.
Our Dumaguete trip was really an adventure I would never forget.
P305.00 - Barge fare (round trip) which includes the motorcycle, the driver, and the backrider.
P50.00 - Balanan Lake Entrance Fee
P100.00 - Banca Rate (Good for 6 persons)
I promise I'll be back to Dumaguete one of these days!