Weekend Getaway at Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park

Countless summers and trips from Cebu to Dumaguete to Valencia always have a ‘getaway to Tejero’ in the itinerary; it’s one of the non-negotiable aspects when our side of the clan visits our Lola’s birthplace. The other non-negos are buying torta and pure tablea sa tiangge. =) In early 2000s and up to a few […]

Visit CHADA VALENCIA in Negros Oriental

There is a small town in Negros Oriental often overlooked by tourists who arrives in the port or airport of Dumaguete.  I can’t blame these visitors as the capital city easily captures travelers and reel them in with its gentle, subtle charm. Going somewhere outside of the city may not be ideal too especially for […]

Dumaguete’s Favorite Yummy Pasalubong – Silvanas!

This is an entry for the Philippines in Pictures series – specifically the best local Pasalubong items!

If you happen to visit Dumaguete City, don’t miss out on this Silvanas from the Sans Rival store. It literally melts on your mouth, the creaminess heavenly!

And it’s very affordable at P105 per box. Don’t go home without this one, trust, trust me on this. As in.


Thumbs – up on this creamy goodness! Sans Rival’s Silvanas

 Sans Rival is located nearby Silliman University, just ask any local if you can’t locate

Travel to Apo Island, Negros Oriental: Snorkel and Diving Paradise

My Lola Mancia hails from Valencia, Negros Oriental and my Lolo Yul used to boast of going to Valencia to visit my Lola by riding his bike. Yep all those 150 plus kilometers were often conquered by bike pedals. Anyhow I have so much to share about Valencia, Dumaguete and other places in Negros that […]

Travel to Dumaguete City and Apo Island in Negros Oriental

 This post is a supplement to my blog post about the snorkel paradise that is Apo Island. I’ve decided to keep this post separate to keep my original post lean. How to go to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental? If you are coming from Manila, you can fly via Cebu Pacific directly to Dumaguete City. If you […]