A trip to beautiful Bacolod

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Bacolod was such a happy surprise. My husband and I were invited to go by our good friend for his birthday. Both stressed from work, we welcomed this break and found its lush landscape and pristine beaches very therapeutic. But what really brought us back to life was the amazing food. We ate chicken inasal every single day and gorged on treats like freshly-made hot piaya, butterscotch, and heavenly napoleones from Virgie’s Homemade Products. It was so worth the extra calories.

Our first day was extra relaxing. Our friend took us to a place he helped develop which was only an hour away from the city proper (technically, this wasn’t Bacolod anymore, but Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental). He had a nice one bedroom lodge set up on top of a mountain which had a spectacular view! I couldn’t get over it. Ang ganda talaga. For me, the view was enough reason to move here (that, the fresh air and the food). I kept nudging my husband, “build me a house here”! Hahaha.

sixWhat a view!

IMG_5731Beautiful.

IMG_5742Our friend’s cozy house, which he plans to expand soon.

IMG_5740Sunset.

IMG_5768The next few days were spent at Sipalay Beach where we swam, snorkled and ate to our hearts’ content.

IMG_5770The water was so clean. You could stop and swim anywhere!

twelveOn our way back to Bacolod, we stopped at a local restaurant for more chicken inasal. (Oh if you’re wondering about the crowd in the photo, a local fisherman was selling his catch of the day. Of course, I imagined a mermaid was washed ashore.)

tenAmazing chicken inasal.

elevenNo, that’s not Lily but a local dog that looks like her.

nineWatching the sunset while eating chicken inasal. Life couldn’t get any better.

IMG_5794Ill be back soon!

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7 thoughts on “A trip to beautiful Bacolod

  1. Hi Kelly,
    I’ve been looking for a farm in Negros (I was born and raised in Negros but been living in LA for 28 yrs now) thru internet and I happened to discover Don Salvador Benedicto. After reading your blog, i am now convinced that this is the place I want to have a vacation house. You just sold me this place. Thank you!
    Rolly T.

  2. […] Don Salvador Benedicto is the go to place whether you’re feeling a bit adventurous, a bit free-spirited, or even if you need a getaway. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, that’s fine, too. The spectacular view of DSB, not only is it a favorite spot of photographers for photoshoots of all kinds, it is also therapeutic. Breathtaking, too! Even celebrity blogger Kelly Misa-Fernandez was blown away by DSB’s beauty. You can check her article here. […]

  3. Hi Miss Kelly! I actually came across this post while I was searching for some photos of Don Salvador Benedicto to be used in my post. I used one of your photos and linked back your website, I hope that is okay with you. Also, I am wondering if you are looking to buy a farm lot in Don Salvador Benedicto? I am currently selling 2 farm lots in Don Salvador here (this where I actually used your photo): http://kayedequillo.com/2015/08/01/lots-for-sale-in-salvador-benedicto/

    Thanks!

    1. Hello Kaye! Sure, no problem about using my photo. 🙂 As of now I am not looking to buy a lot but thank you for your offer! Best of luck! Love that place. 🙂

  4. […] Don Salvador Benedicto is the go to place whether you’re feeling a bit adventurous, a bit free-spirited, or even if you need a getaway. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, that’s fine, too. The spectacular view of DSB, not only is it a favorite spot of photographers for photoshoots of all kinds, it is also therapeutic. Breathtaking, too! Even celebrity blogger Kelly Misa-Fernandez was blown away by DSB’s beauty. You can check her article here. […]

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