I know what you’re thinking, does she even work? I DO and it just so happens my mother (big boss) has a wedding to attend so I took a chance of a lifetime, again. LOL. At first, I was a bit hesitant because two weeks before this trip I was in Cebu. (If you haven’t read it, click here!).
Dumaguete is a city in Negros Oriental (Central Visayas region) and is famous for Silvanas and easier access to gorgeous islands in the southern region. I’ve been there several times already but never been to nearby beaches, on which, lured me to join my mother’s vacation.
Back in 2015, I told myself I wanna retire in Dumaguete City someday because of the simplicity and nearby beaches. And my thought hasn’t changed a bit. Though, I added Cebu on my list. LOL.
Also, I was able to explore the hometown of my mother, Ayungon City. I wonder if the next time I’ll be back there my mom would be able to build a beach villa. LOL. Funny thing too was that I had the chance to watch “Mr. Ayungon” and the Mayor hosted the said event, created for the feast celebration. Another thing, bless my mother’s heart for her kind treat, on mother’s day, with relatives to explore the famous Manjuyod Sandbar, Bais City. A great r&r for everybody!
Here are few photos from the trip and sharing you guys my new vlog below from my YouTube Channel.
Day 1: City of Dumaguete.
Day 2: APO Island and Ayungon City.
One of the highlights in my life that I’m forever grateful for this year is this solo trip to Apo Island! And a BIG THANKS to Dianne Usero of Shopahology Bacolod for letting me capture at least a photo/video with the Pawikans. Too bad though, kuya and the camera didn’t sync well. Tee-hee. (Watch the video below!)
Day 3: The Wedding at Gemini Beach Resort
Apparently, I was late at the wedding because I was helping out on doing make-ups and I didn’t want to rush on getting dressed. Though, I was able to reached “You may now kiss the bride” 😚
Day 4: BAIS CITY – Dolphin Watching at Tañon Strait and Manjuyod Sandbar.
So I watched this video by iJuander of GMA 7 featuring Manjuyod Sandbar and I thought, WOW, an island being compared to Maldives. (I still haven’t been to Maldives, should be a goal next year!) I’m more of an adventurer so I guess sandbars don’t impress me much. Anyhoo, I liked most about this trip is the Dolphin watching at the Tañon Strait. Did you know, if you searched Tañon Strait or Kipot ng Tanon – it means it’s a body of water separating the islands of Negros and Cebu. How cool is that, huh? LOL. I remembered Jamie Sullivan’s bucket-list “Two places at once”. Now where is my Landon? Hahaha. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, GOOGLE. (Watch my vlog below for dolphins!)
Too bad it was high tide and the stilts were all fully-booked. Arrived at lunchtime, very crowded, surrounded by too many bankas. You could say all the more reason why I didn’t enjoy the place at all. Perhaps in another time.
I forced my mother to go down from the boat just for photo-op. Watch the vlog to see how we got there without swimming or walking. LOL.
Until then, Dumaguete! Here’s my vlog! Don’t forget to subscribe and like my vlog and follow me on my social medias! I’ll see you on my next trip to…. *drum roll*!!!