The first of the many (hopefully, God willing) travels for this year with the girlfriends. It’s so hard to clear up the scheds of these ladies since most of them are busy with their work/business. Also, this trip and this travel post has been long overdue since this happened last January (3rd week) of this year. Teehee 😀
The trip lasted for 6 days and we really had a great time in Dumaguete (and Bacolod too!) Shoutout to Bernales family for being so gracious in letting us stay at their place on our first night and also for the ride from Iligan to Dapitan and back. ❤
Before reaching Dumaguete, Ate Naomi and her family were gracious enough to let us stay at their place in Bacolod, Lanao del Norte since we travelled from Iligan City. I think it would take a whole day bus ride (not sure on the travel time) from Iligan to Dapitan port, and from there, take a barge (2-4 hours travel time, depending on which boat you take) to reach Dumaguete.
So on our first day in Dumaguete, we were welcomed by our host, a dear friend, Demi. Thank you cheesecakes (we call each other that. long story. haha!) for letting us crash at your place! yay! 😀
On our second day, we spent the whole day strolling around Silliman U and its surrounding food spots. The last time I’d been to SU was on my cousin’s graduation years ago. *clears throat* haha!
The Bean Connection Portal West has a lot of instagramable corners. The place is really lovely and photogenic too! I love their milkshakes as well! If they played a different playlist, I could stay there the whole day and blog and just reflect on life. I love staying at coffeeshops/food spots that have that rustic-country-quaint vibe with a mellow playlist. There’s really that introvert in me that finds solace and peace in traveling alone. But on this particular trip though, I’m with the best girlfriends and I wouldn’t want it any other way. 🙂