My father’s beautiful hometown

Here’s a 4-day itinerary for an awesome visit to the City of Smiles!

Day 1: Bacolod City (of Smiles), Manokan Country, Baywalk, Pope John Paul II’s tower.

Day 2Mambukal Resort, The Ruins, ChinaTown, Bacolod City Hall, Provincial City Hall, SM City Bacolod.

DAY 3: Panaad Park and Stadium, Bong-Bong’s Pasalubong, Hinigaran.

DAY 4: Balay Negrense, El Ideal Bakery, New Silay. Whattatrip! :-D

Why do I feel like spring in Denmark lasted only for a week? It has been raining, and when it rains, gigantic snails abound. Eeew. Anyway.. I am wating for IKEA right now. They are to deliver a new sofa. But what can I expect? They’re late. LATE. So here I am, writing a new entry while watching Inday Bote (and waiting for IKEA).

I am reminiscing the time my sister and I visited my Grandma/Lola last February 2013. She lives in a first class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental called Hinigaran.

Off to Hinigaran
Off to Hinigaran

Hinigaran was established in 1768, with the name originating from its original settlers during the Spanish era, the “Tagahigad”s.

The town is located 54 kms south of Bacolod City and can be reached by bus. Also, it has a population of 81, 925 people in 2010.

Tricycle on the road
Tricycle on the road

The house where my father was raised has changed a lot from the last time we visited in 2003. But the nice thing is it changed for the better.

My sister in the balcony
My sister in the balcony
Beautiful flowering plants in the garden
Beautiful flowering plants in the garden
Awesome orchids
Awesome orchids

With plenty of time at hand, lol, we immediately went to take a stroll outside with our cousin and these are the things we saw:

Mount Kanlaon?
Mount Kanlaon?
Sa bukid, walang papel..
Sa bukid, walang papel..

It’s beautiful! If only we could breathe all the fresh air there was! The main roads are concrete and narrow, but there’s no traffic jam. There’s also a little chapel nearby where people celebrate the Mass on Sundays.

The chapel
The chapel

It was a fantastic visit and surely, the people have things to teach its visitors, such as being happy all the time and being sweet and calm. I super adore their accent!

And oh, if you are into sea foods, you will find the most delicious dishes here! The locals earn a living thru agriculture and fishing. Such a simple way of life. 😉

Rice fields
Rice fields

Oops.. IKEA’s here. It’s time to give them my sweetest smile so they will bring all the stuff upstairs. haha

So until then! Thanks a bunch! See you!

My cousin
My cousin

 

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