Friday, March 22, 2013

Dumaguete City: City of Learning and Big Bikes

This was my first visit to Dumaguete City.  Dumaguete City is the capital of Negros Oriental. It has earned a distinction of "City of Learning" in the South. With its four universities and other colleges where students from provinces come together to enroll for college education. 

The city attracts many foreign retirees for its easy access to Cebu, Bohol, and Panay Island to name a few provinces in Visaya that offers beautiful beaches and dive sites.

From the airport, I advised that you get a tricycle outside the airport and not in the tricycle terminal which is located inside the vicinity of the airport. They will charge you double the price.  The main road is just a few steps away from the airport.

Dumaguete Tricycle
To get around the city, you can ride a tricycle for Php9.00 per passenger or you can walk.  If you stay in the city center, the city's attraction can be done by walking if you're not lazy to do it.  

Rizal Boulevard. The bay walk of Dumaguete. At night you'll see chairs and tables lining in the street for strollers to seat and eat "balot" and tempura also known as "kwek-kwek".  At 7pm in front of Honeycomb Tourist Inn and Restaurant, you will be amazed to see different kind of big motorbikes from Isuzu to Ducati to Harley Davidson.

Rizal Boulevard
Happy eating balot
Sisters of St. Paul of Charities
Big Bikes

Siliman University is the most popular among the university. It is the first Protestant and the first American private university in Asia. 

Siliman Institute

Dumaguete Church. The oldest stone church in Negros. Originally built in 1754-1776 and reconstruct in 1885.

Dumaguete Church
the Belfry

Where to Eat - 

The number one in our list is the K.R.I. Oh, you will definitely feel the comfort once you entered the restaurant. The interior is simple but fine in the eyes. Art paintings hanging on the wall. Their food were excellent. Food price is also within the budget.  Definitely worth to visit. 

Sans Rival Bistro - is already popular for their sans rival cakes and pastries but they are also offering good food that are value for money.

Sans Rival Bistro
Pork Ribs
Silvanas and Sansrival

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