Talisay City News
Being a travel blogger and a true blooded Negrense and Bacolodnon, I feel that it is a must that I should write an extensive travel guide which will surely help travelers when visiting Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
When traveling to Negros Occidental, the city of Bacolod often takes the spotlight where travelers go straight from the airport in Silay City. Between the two cities, there?s a city that?s often passed by. But little do most non-local visitors know, it has something unique to offer, from unlimited fruits to preserved ancestral houses.
Sweets are the first thing that comes to my mind when 'Bacolod' is mentioned. The sweet smiles of the locals, sweet time from partying at the Masskara Festival, and sweet goodies from home-grown businesses and family secret recipes. The province of Negros Occidental is known for its sugarcane plantations as well, and most of the affluent businessmen who thrived from the sugar industry are said to reside in Bacolod. My main mission the first time I went there was to witness the colorful Masskara Festival, but I would be stupid to miss some of the city's popular foodie delights.
Before piggin ...
"A land without ruins is a land without memories ??" a land without memories is a land without history" ??" Abram Joseph Ryan
Don Mariano Lacson, a sugar baron from Negros Occidental, fell in love with a lovely lady from Macau, Maria Braga. He married and brought her in the Philippines. They were blessed with 10 children. It was when Maria was carrying their 11th child when she slipped in their bathroom and bled heavily. Don Mariano had to send a horse-drawn carriage to Silay City to pick up a physician who would attend to Maria. At that time, it took 2 days for the carriage to reach Silay. ...
It was exactly one week today (Sept. 1, 2016) when I got the chance to visit and see with my own eyes the fascinating beauty of an old Italianate architecture dubbed as the ''Taj Mahal of Negros'' located in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
I and friends had five days inter-island tour around the Visayas and our first stop is the famous and acclaimed as one of the 12 fascinating ruins of the world, The Ruins. It's not only this beautiful architecture that I am amazed by but also the history of how and why The Ruins was built.
A Summary of The Ruins' history
Don Mariano Ledesma Lacso ...
Making it in the City of smiles, dressed us in kindness of someone whom I don't know. Offering his hand to us, in and around Bacolod, from our accommodation and touring us around, this act of kindness truly speaks that people of Bacolod are accommodating and very kind.
Remnants of the past with beauty and elegance is a sure remark for Bacolod. What gets us so excited, to traipse our feet in Bacolod, is to ultimately see the old structure mansion bedizened with adorning decors, peacefully standing in its own realm. If you have been to Bacolod, you certainly know that I'm talking about the Ru ...