Showing posts with label Negros. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Negros. Show all posts

Trip to Vito Church in Sagay City

Most people I know simply call it "Vito Church" where the miraculous icon of St. Vincent Ferrer is enshrined. And so it is formally known as San Vicente Ferrer Church.  Located in Sagay City, province of Negros Occidental. Devotees flock the church every Friday and it is very crowded especially on a First Friday mass.

vito church - san vicente ferrer church

It is believed that the church grant prayers and wishes

I can't tell how true it is but anyone I know who speaks about Vito Church say the same thing.

The Ruins in Talisay City Negros Occidental

Schedule of Basia Airport Shuttle Service in Bacolod City

Basia Transport maintains on-time service. I have used their service several times and all of those trips left as scheduled. The fare is 180 per person from Bacolod to the Aiport. The trip is about 30 minutes, if you take the 1st trip it will take less than 30 minutes.

Basia Schedule of Trips - Bacolod City to Silay International Airport

Robinsons Place - Pickup Point
1st Trip - 4:30 AM
2nd Trip - 6:45 AM

3rd Trip - 8:30 AM
4th Trip -10:00 AM
5th Trip - 1:45 PM
6th Trip - 3:30 PM
7th Trip - 5:00 PM

BASIA also offers shutlle service from Silay Aiport to Bacolod City or nearby.

Drop off points are at convenient areas like Malls (SM, Robinson's Place, Ayala), at Bus Terminals or at Hotels located within the City. If it is your first time in Bacolod make sure to advice the driver of your preferred drop-off location. For trips from Silay International Airport to Bacolod City, the fare is 150 pesos per person.

I have personally used BASIA service for many times. So I am able to organize some tips below.

What to expect:

Basia service is always on time. So be sure to arrive before the schedule.
Most of the vehicles they use are Toyota Hi Ace.
It's better to purchase ticket in advance.

Where To Pay:

If you wish to secure your seat in advance, purchase a ticket at their booth located at Robinsons Place in Mandalagan Bacolod City, you won't need to go inside the Mall its quite near KFC restaurant fronting the parking lot.

If you are coming from Silay International Airport to BCD pay direct to the driver. Or a conductor at the parking area will collect the fees.

Contact Basia Transport Service

Mobile Nos.: 0915-795-4337 / 0922-819-3940 / 0939-429-4552
Tel Nos: 453-1585  / 446-6031

Cafe Bob's Grilled Ham and Cheese

If it's a coffee shop in Bacolod City, its gotta be Bob's! Never is there a week when Gera and I miss hanging out for snack at the Bob's Cafe SM North. If we do, we are not in town. Other Bob's branches are at 21st Lacson St, Gaisano City Mall and North Drive. I do appreciate Starbucks at 18th Lacson St. Often Bob's is the most convenient place for my routine and the most variety of food to choose. My what I call all-time-favorites at Bobs are Fettucine Ham and Cram, Deluxe Burger, Pavlova, Cassava Cake and this Grilled Ham and Cheese. You'll never go wrong with it, whether I get a frappe or a brewed it makes a good match. Both serving of ham and cheese are moderate (which is just perfect).

Milk + Tea Station: It's More Than Just Teas

Milk + Tea Station in Bacolod City. Find it on Lacson Street at the 2nd floor Balay Quince building, across El Fisher Hotel. Yep the space is small, but there's almost a world in it, I felt like I traveled. 

I sat next to the glass wall and this antique phone. Nope it's not available for use, for your eyes only.
This luggage should be in the cabin but at Milk + Tea Bacolod, its right next to the couch.

Bonista Beach Resort in Escalante, Negros Occidental

Several years ago I often hear that Bonista Beach Resort is a white beach facility until Gera and I came to see it. The location is in the secluded area of Brgy Buenavista in Escalante City. The facilities were good and service was great too. It's pretty much a good resort for celebrations, but not a real deal for a traveler from another island because the beach is gray, only the facility was filled with white sand, and there's not many other things to explore in the area.

Sugar Beach in Sipalay City: A Beach Not So White

How to get to Sugar Beach (Sipalay) from Bacolod City

From Bacolod City South Bus Terminal, take the bus on a route to Hinobaan and get off at Brgy. Nauhang - the trip is approximately 4 hours. You'll need a tricycle ride after getting off at Brgy Nauhang the fare would be approximately 40 pesos to hire the tricycle