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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How to get there: Cebu to Bacolod, Negros Occidental Philippines


"City of Smiles" and "Football City of the Philippines"

Bacolod is the capital of the province of Negros Occidental and the largest city on the island of Negros. They're famous from being the cleanest and greenest city.  The city rose to popularity because of the MassKara Festival held during the 3rd week of the month of October. 
How to get there: Cebu-Bacolod by land travel

We woke up early in morning to meet-up at the North Bus Terminal for the Ceres buses: air-conditioned bus fare: 325 php, non-air conditioned bus:315 php , might as well take the air conditioned bus but you have to be early to catch it. We took the 4:30am Bus bound for Bacolod, which has an estimated 2-3 hours travel time,it always depends on the stop overs or the weather. We arrived at the Port Area in Toledo around 6:30 in the morning, we got are ticket for the Barge with a fare rate: 215 php, which includes the terminal fee. We rode the waves at 8:00am and got our feet on the ground at about 9:30am, one and half hours sea travel

We landed at San Carlos City, a part of Negros Occidental and our bus made it's way passing beautiful mountains and trees. We made a stop at the South bus terminal and took another bus going to the place where we will be staying.It was a smooth ride going to La Carlota, a kind aunt of my friend has invited us to stay in their house. Bus fare going to other towns of Bacolod cost just around 35-40 php.

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