Things To Do in Bacolod

Apart from the Lacson tourism strip food trip, there are other things you can do while in Bacolod.

The Ruins - This is actually my second time to visit this place. It was a bit crowded this time around since I went on a Sunday. May crowd or wala, maganda pa rin siya. :)

Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

Jojo Vito is a designer based in Bacolod and specializes in designing furnitures, decors, housewares, other novelty items and masks. There are a lot of Filipino artisans in Bacolod but Jojo Vito is one of the most successful in the industry of mask making. He has been the official mask maker for the Masskara Queen of Bacolod City. ;)

Jojo Vito

Jojo takes pride of having the largest collections of locally designed masks which eventually led to him reselling them as a souvenir for tourists like me. ;) I even got to take home two of his masks and Jojo even gave me discounts. Thanks again!

If you're into old houses then you should definitely check out the city of Silay which is a few more kilometers away from The Ruins. Silay is famous for the 25 ancestral homes which were built in the 1900's and is very well preserved up to this moment. Sadly I missed this part of the trip due to very limited time. But here are some photos from fellow travel bloggers:

Victor Fernandez Gaston Ancestral House or now known as Balay Negrense Museum.
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Maria Golez Ancestral House which now houses RCBC.
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Every time I travel, I try to drop by churches or chapels. You know, to say a prayer or two. :)
This is the San Sebastian Cathedral Diocese of Bacolod.

San Sebastian was originally built in 1825 and was made of wood but the construction of the stone church started in 1876 and was completed by 1882.

As expected, the interiors of the church were simple but very beautiful and very well maintained. This is also the first time I attended a mass in Ilonggo. Obviously I don't speak Hiligaynon but I managed to finish the mass despite the language barrier. Hehe. Siyempre nag thank you ako kay Lord for always giving me the opportunity to travel, see the world and experience different cultures. ;)

After the mass, I walked around Rizal and Gatuslao streets to just watch the locals and of course have merienda. In fairness, I did not step foot inside SM Bacolod. I'm so proud of myself. Hehe.

This solo trip in Bacolod is definitely one for the books. Daghang salamat Bacolod! Balik po ako sa 2015! ;)