Bacolod: The Real Backpacker Trip

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I've been to Bacolod dozens of times. Every year since I was in grade school and high school since that's where the Philippine Swim Try-outs are held every December. Before, Panaad Bacolod was the only place in the Philippines that can accommodate hundreds of swimmers from the country and has an Olympic sized pool. We would battle the heat just to get a chance to get in the National Team.
The old airport in Bacolod City.

Go Ateneo!

This is a real backpacker trip. Being familiar with the territory, I decided to go to bacolod and iloilo alone with no plans, reservations or anything whatsoever. Just wanted to see kring play (which she didn't btw), the ateneo swim team (who were not there) and go to the beach (which i had no chance to do). hahah:D

so what did i do with my 6 days alone? well, not really alone. sumama ako sa kung sino sino. well watched unigames and food trip. yum! gained like 3lbs. grabe! i watched unigames, met a lot of ateneo alumni, got invited to stay over in their houses when they learned that i went on my own and i didn't have a place to stay. those ateneo alumni in bacolod had mansions for houses. enjoyed my rich-life backpacker trip. changed to a different venue and went to iloilo, found nothing there. decided to go back to bacolod. texted some alumni who would want to adopt me. some did coz their kids were in manila for the sem. decided to stay with Jac since she's the closest to the airport. :)

so tried to bond with the ateneo teams.

the trip was super worth it coz
1. i got to watch the bball team without lining up for tickets and in the front row pa. :)
2. i got to see my bestfriends.

This is some kick ass shirt! From the Women's Football Team.
3. i got to see the bball, track and women football teams DANCE.

The "guys" with Coach Norman.

The Men's Team dancing.
4. i got to meet a lot of alumni. connections.

Jac who adopted me for a night.
5. i ate my first lapaz batchoy and pecan caramel cake (parang my fave sa DQ pero cake version)

La Paz Batchoy!
Pecan Food.
actually, a lot happened pa. ang saya in short. :D
My room in Iloilo.
backpacking ulit next time...magsasama na ko ng friends.

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