When you are in Island, you'll appreciate the place more if you'll go boating. In langub, there are other parts of the place that needs to be explored. Boating is also the time where you can reflect and thank God for the beauty of nature and bond with friends. So it is a great opportunity that shouldn't be missed.more
Sugar Beach: 1 liter of water for P50-60 P190-250/menu on the average (i guess good for 1-2 Filipinos stomach) serving's big for Filipinos so i guess the price is just OK- Takatuka- Bermuda - DriftwoodSipalay City: P40-60/menu on the average 1 liter of water for P20 - Pat's Restaurant - near the market, turo-turo style (just point which menu you...more
Talisay City is home to the Don Mariano Lacson's mansion, now known as "The Ruins", built out of love by Mariano to his wife, Maria, who died in an accident. The mansion situated in the middle of the sugar plantation, was designed to be a monument to their burning love and is considered as one of the most fascinating ruins in the world.more
As we approached The Ruins on our first visit, we couldn't help but notice a Harry Potter-like scene. It looked like an old tower from which a bonsai-like tree has grown. At dusk, it looked eerie, and I imagined some witch-like creature peeping through the branches. On our second visit, however, it had a more pleasant aura, no longer eerie. I...more
I arrived earlier than the other VTers so I whiled away my time going around the garden to have a good view of The Ruins and to take some more pictures. Two guys smiled at me, one was a tourist guide, the other was an artist working on hand-painted fans. The tourist guide (Gerald or Reynald?) offered to take my picture so I obliged. The two asked...more
We decided to take the bus for adventure. The starting city was Bacolod. Waited for the bus from the South Terminal bound for Sipalay. Sipalay is the next stop after Cauayan and Punta Bulata is somewhere in the middle. Approx. 3 hours,past the mountains.."duwa na lang ka bukid" this is was the reply we got from the bus driver assistant when we...more
Ask the resort staff for island hopping/snorkling activity and they can set up a tour for you. You can visit Turtle islands etc. Php 700+ for a small bangka which can accomodate max of 3 people..or you can catch some white crabs running around...more
The Mambukal Food Court houses different concessionaires that offer fresh seafood and meat to be grilled or cooked any which way you want. There are fresh tropical fruits you can choose from to be prepared as shake or juice, or eaten fresh, depending on your preference. What is nice about this place is, the concessionaires do not mind if you bring...more
Make your trip to Murcia worthwhile by trekking up to the Mambukal waterfalls. It is a pity if you will just go there for a picnic or dip in the hot spring. Guys with green t-shirts and ID will approach you and offer to guide you for the trek. They are trained guides. but do not get salaries for their services. There is no fixed rate for tourist...more
As mentioned, there are a lot of things you can do at the Mambukal Mountain Resort. It is always wise to prepare small change for payment for the different activities you'd like to do. It is such a waste of time waiting for your change if you pay a big denomination, so here are the amounts (as of the time we went):Entrance Fee: P30/adult,;P10/child...more
I first started shopping when I arrived in Miri, E. Malaysia, State of Sarawak. Shopping in was an adventure in itself. I found out by visiting several stores in the market area downtown. Before you start buying. You will find that the same item is cheaper at another shop.
Shop owners in the markets see you looking at their merchandise and know you are interested. Look at several things and then go back and bartel with them. The price that you see is not always what you pay.
The owners do not want to bicker, they want to sell the prduct at a reasonable price that they can live with without losing profit. They will wish back to do the same thing to them again. They are warm and wonderful people.
This church is located inside the Victorias Milling Co. compound. The facade of the church has 3 mosaics made of broken glass pieced together. The baptismal room, with a sunken floor also has a beautiful mosaic made of broken glass. But the main attraction of the church is the mural of the "Angry Christ". Looking at the mural is astonishing in...more
Gawahon was a 1 hour drive from the main road of Victorias. Its located up the mountains and the road going there is broken.It just opened when we visited there and they were just getting the hang of things. They had a boating lake and swimming pool but it wasn't operating yet. Green grass, flowering plants and fruit-bearing trees and bushes are...more
Well, I'm not into golf(as in really, not at all). But we visited the Marapara Golf Club at Victorias and fell in love with the endless expanse of fields and ponds. Golf tournaments are held here annually. Golf clubs and golf balls. You can rent a golf cart there if you wish.more