Reminiscing About Negros Oriental

Another province hit hard by Typhoon Odette (Rai) last December was Negros Oriental, one of our favorite places to visit in the Eastern Visayas. Hammered badly were municipalities in the north and central part of the province, especially Bais City and Manjuyod where dozens were killed and estimated damage ran up to hundreds of millions of pesos.

We Keep Coming Back to Dumaguete

A 2014 Forbes Magazine article ranked it number 5 on its list of “7 Best Places to Retire Around the World,” yet few Filipinos seemed to notice. Since visiting Dumaguete in 2013 however, we’ve been continuously drawn to this central Philippines city, a clear favorite of ours. So what exactly makes it so attractive to... Continue Reading →

Rained Out at Sibulan’s Twin Lakes

Despite being to Dumaguete four times, we’ve never made it to the Twin Lakes in nearby Sibulan town. Part of the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, the Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao are among the top destinations for visitors in the area around Dumaguete. So it was a foregone conclusion that we would be... Continue Reading →

Food Tripping in Dumaguete

In a previous post we mentioned Dumaguete as having one of the densest concentrations of cafes and restaurants in the country. This ranges from hole-in the-wall types and small food stalls to diners, local cafes, restaurant chains and fancy dining places. Our only problem was choosing which place to go with our limited time in... Continue Reading →

Sauntering in Dumaguete

In between waterfall-chasing in Negros Oriental, this city was the place to chill out, enjoy good but inexpensive food and relish an easy stroll. Dumaguete is not, by all means, a quiet little town today but compared to the crowds and traffic in Metro Manila and other major cities in the Philippines, the pace here... Continue Reading →

The Colors of Dumaguete

The first time we came to this city we considered it merely a transit point to the island province of Siquijor. On our return trip to Sibulan Airport we had to wait out our return flight to Manila for a few hours at Dumaguete. After a limited exploration of the city we soon realized we... Continue Reading →

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