Monday, October 4, 2010

Voyaging Visayas: A Prelude

Cebu-Dumaguete-Siquijor-Bacolod may be a common route for Pinoy backpackers, but a bit insane for the preggy traveler. Had I known I was on the way, I wouldn't have planned such intense trip.

The initial itinerary primarily revolved around meeting up with a couple of hubby's friends (whose sole purpose for visiting the Philippines is a tattoo) from Australia. And blame it on a seat sale's allure, I booked a flight from Manila to Cebu, then a flight from Bacolod back to Manila.

Yes, that meant a plentitude of intercity bus rides and ferry crossings in between. And no, morning sickness did not spoil our voyage.

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In just 11 days, having spent P9,133 (inclusive of airfare) each, hubby and I were able to squeeze in these destinations:

1. Cebu (Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino, Fort San Pedro, Magellan's Cross)
2. Bantayan Island (Alice Beach, Sugar Beach, Paradise Beach, Ogtong Cave)
3. Dumaguete (Rizal Boulevard, Casaroro Falls)
4. Siquijor (Siquijor Town, Salagdoong Beach, Kagusua Beach, San Antonio De Padua Church, Cambugahay Falls.
5. Bacolod (Balay Negrense Museum, Mambukal Falls)

Looking action packed, ei? Well more of, err, semi-suicidal to me. And so how did a constantly-nauseous/starving-two-monther survive this frenetic schedule? Articles will be posted soon... Uhm, once I get some time off mum duties again.

[Voyaging Visayas took place February 2010. Price of goods, transportation and so forth may already be different.]

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Pinoy Boy Journals said...
October 25, 2010 at 11:00 PM

now, i can't wait to read this post. this route was one of my previously planned trip that didn't push through. let's hear it out!

flip'n travels said...
October 26, 2010 at 10:03 PM

can't wait for the siquijor post!

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...
October 28, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Jerik, I do remember you talking about a Visayas trip way back. Sana matuloy na yan soon!

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...
October 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM

wow! that's nice... buti ka pa may 11 straight days ka para mag-travel... sana magawa ko rin yan, kahit 5 straight days lang... hehehe... Happy trip!!!

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...
October 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM

You will have the chance someday, for sure. Safe travels dear!

drunkenyogiblog said...
February 18, 2013 at 5:26 PM

i'm planning an 8-day trip down south next month (before the surge of holy week bakasyonistas). just like you, i don't want to squander years of savings on a vacay. reading your blog has been very helpful. (btw, i discovered you through blissfulguro's blog.) thanks very much for sharing your experience. :-)

Gay Emami said...
February 18, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Thanks for reading about our adventures! Happy trip down south!

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