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)
Puerto del Sur, terminal to Sibulan
Silliman University amphitheater, my favorite spot!
Rolica paying the fare in Valencia
Started trekking from the Y-intersection to the Japanese Shrine
water –> this is cold and fresh!
I folded my pants and borrowed some slippers
Rolica and Circee – highschool friends
tired? still a long way to go to the Jap Shrine!
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Nice imo header woi. Hehehe.
Unta nka kuyog ko ani… But so many things to do, so little time. Hahai.
Balik napud ta ed. Hehehhe.
thanks nuke. hehe
yeah, you were busy at your own pace. next time, hopefully. madayun unta ang twin lake. hehe.
Nice blog and amazing photos of Valencia .I ‘d been to Valencia many times but I haven’t dropped by the Japanese shrine , maybe next time . Thanks for sharing your snaps and accounts of your journey. Keep posting !
elane: thanks for the kind words! i have more pics of the place. im planning to create an album here in my blog about my misadventures. 🙂
nice photos. thanks for sharing.
ness: no problem, thanks for dropping by! 🙂