After 4 years of delaying the trip, I'm finally at the place where I spent most of high school. Dumaguete City, the City of Gentle People; but I fondly recall as a City of Falling Leaves (due to the number of leaves falling when I'd pass by Silliman). I didn't/never studied in Silliman, but I often go there since most of my barkadas study there; and it was still open to everyone (now, you need to have an ID to enter).
So I had my first trekking adventure and I'm not prepared! haha, I just folded my pants and borrowed a pair of slippers from my friend. Can you believe Dumaguete doesn't have a more-than-sized-10 spartan slippers??? I just had to make do with what was given. Thanks cirs!
Anyway, we road a jeep going to Valencia, and habal-habaled (hehe) our way to the Y-intersection somewhere. When we got there, we trekked up to the Japanese shrine for 45 minutes using a shortcut.
It wasn't that grand but the experience made it fulfilling, since I haven't taken any hike as much as I wanted to. I was sweating like hell, I wanted to go to some hotel seo, but it was great.
South Bus Terminal to Liloan, Santander – P180 (aircon bus)
Ferry ride from Liloan to Sibulan – P62
From Sibulan to Dumaguete City – P10 (per person multicab)
From Dumaguete City to Valencia – P10 (per person multicab)
From Valencia to the Y-Intersection – 20 (per person – habal2x)
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