We were welcomed by the Masskara dancers as soon as we arrived in Bacolod.
They got me so pumped up! Looking forward to attending the next Masskara Festival on October 2014!
One of the must see places in Bacolod is The Ruins.
According to our very funny (and famous) tour guide Roger, this mansion was built by Don Mariano Lacson for his wife Maria Braga. Notice the letters "M" in the photo? It stands for Mariano and Maria. :)
The Ruins fountain was restored years ago before opening the mansion to the public.
I'm still in awe by the beauty of this place. It's one of the most beautiful ancestral homes I've seen in my life. Better ask for Roger as your tour guide, you'll definitely learn a lot about the history of this mansion. ;)
We also visited the Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental. Can't help but be envious of the architecture I've seen during our short trip in Iloilo and Bacolod. How I wish we have more of these buildings in Manila or at least fully restore the ones we have now. Ang ganda di ba? :)
2GO team brought us to Calea for merienda. I've heard a lot of positive feedback from friends who've been to Bacolod. Being a Calea virgin, I had a hard time choosing which cake to try first.
Here are the cakes we ordered. Photo credit to Jirbie Go of CouchWasabi.
The next day we had a few time to spare so I took advantage by getting a mani-pedi in the salon and spa. :) Afterwards, we attended the cooking lessons by 2GO Travel's Executive Chef Jonathan Pailo Landingin.
Chef JP thought us to make ceviche or kilawin in Filipino. In fairness, ang sarap! Must be the coconut milk he added that's why it tasted soo good. ;)
We then proceeded to the function room for an inspiring talk about travel and social media with fellow bloggers Ponggo of Googly Gooeys and Eco of That Boy Who Wonder.
By 9:00PM we arrived in the Manila North Harbour Port and waiting outside is the black limo of Tagline Communications, Inc. Sosyaaaaaaal! ;)
Oh di ba? Living the life lang of a rich traveller! Choz. They use the black limo for events so yes it's available for rent. Contact Tagline Communications, Inc. if interested. ;)
If you're looking for unique gifts for travel junkies wanting to go to Boracay, Cebu and Bohol (EHEEEM!!!!) then I suggest getting 2GO Travel's sea travel card! :)
Besides Bohol nasa travel bucket list ko rin ang Coron. Tara!!! :)
Take advantage of 2GO Travel's Php2.00 crazy sale from now 'til December 31, 2013! ;) You may book online or visit their outlets. Below is a list of their featured destinations in the Philippines.