Blog Posts - Bacolod City



Masks at the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

When I moved back to Bacolod City, one of the persons I came to know was Jojo Vito, the man behind the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery, whom I met through the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. (NBSI). Since I was away for two decades from my hometown, I have...
by First-time Travels on Sep 5, 2016

New Dining Place in Bacolod: Tent Five

If Bacolod City is known for something, apart from Masskara Festival and the smiling people, it is its good food that can be enjoyed in many great dining places that dot the metropolis. A new foodie attraction is the Marketplace, located right beside...
by First-time Travels on Sep 3, 2016

Thinking of Japan at UNIQLO Bacolod

For two years, my friends and I have been discussing about a trip to Japan. High school batch mates, former colleagues and friends from my Catholic community kept on egging me to plan a trip with them. Even my sister wanted for us to travel to the La...
by First-time Travels on Jul 19, 2016

Relaxing Adesso Sparty

Right after I came home from my New Zealand trip (there’s more to my succeeding posts), I was glad that my fellow female Negros bloggers and I were invited by Adesso Spa for some spa party. It was perfect timing. I badly needed some pedicure. M...
by First-time Travels on Jul 8, 2016

First-time in Bacolod Forest Park Resort

We were planning our high school batch summer getaway and we were looking for a fun place just within the vicinity of Bacolod City, the hub of the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Forest Park Resort came up in the discussion. I couldn̵...
by First-time Travels on May 22, 2016

Paella Cook-Off and Mango Festival

Summer in the Philippines is timed by end of March towards May. Apart from heading to the beaches, or any attractive body of water for that matter, it is also the season of the sweet mangoes, which are popularly cultivated in the island-province of G...
by First-time Travels on May 7, 2016

The Taste of Mekong in Bacolod

One of my favorite foreign cuisines is the Thai cuisine. When I was working in Manila Hotel, I would always take the table closest at the Thai food station in Café Ilang-Ilang whenever I eat buffet. Last year, during my Thai trip, I brought home ing...
by First-time Travels on Apr 16, 2016

Art & Al Fresco Dining at Homegrown Bacolod

You can dine under the stars and surrounded by beautiful artworks at Homegrown Bacolod, formerly Café Bob’s grounds. It’s located along 21st and Lacson Streets of Bacolod City, Philippines and provide al fresco dining for those who want...
by First-time Travels on Mar 22, 2016

10 Reasons to Acquire Real Estate and Settle in Negros

As of 2015, the Philippines was in the top 25 countries in the world to retire, and it comes in third among the Asian countries. In the Philippines, the two provinces of Negros Island  — Negros Occidental to the west and Negros Oriental to the...
by First-time Travels on Mar 10, 2016

First-time in Merkado Cafe Bacolod

Merkado in local language (Hiligaynon is the language of those living in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines) means market. Most towns in my country, especially those in remote areas, have market day wherein locals and visitors alike flock...
by First-time Travels on Mar 5, 2016

Charitable Institutions to Visit in Bacolod

Locals and visitors alike who are interested to do some charitable work in Bacolod City, Philippines often ask me where they can volunteer or donate or visit to extend their help to those in need. You see, traveling is not just about seeing the popul...
by First-time Travels on Feb 19, 2016

Bacolaodiat Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is one of the celebrated occasions in the world, especially in Asia, and definitely in parts of the Philippines. Bacolod City, on its part, celebrates it through the Bacolaodiat Festival. It is a conjoined word from Bacolod (the...
by First-time Travels on Feb 5, 2016

Elegant House in Puerto Real 2016, Lapaz, Iloilo City

Elegant House in Puerto Real,  Lapaz, Iloilo City Driving through the street onto the cul-de-sac, which is a street that ends in a round dead end, you can imagine how your lot owns the very road in front of you, … Continue reading →...

First-time in Zoofari at SM Bacolod

There’s a zoo/safari inside a mall! SM City Bacolod recently opened its Zoofari, which is open from January 29, 2016 (Thursday) to January 31, 2016 (Sunday) at 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For an entrance donation of Php 50.00 (almost USD 1.00) per pers...
by First-time Travels on Jan 28, 2016

Palmas del Mar: 20 Years of Fun Under the Sun

For 20 summers, guests from all the over the world have enjoyed this little piece of paradise in Bacolod, which is Palmas del Mar Resort and Hotel. Sprawled across five acres of land are 55 rooms and villas, function rooms, cottages and three swimmin...
by First-time Travels on Jan 19, 2016

Family Getaway at Bantug Lake Ranch

At the outskirts of Bacolod City, Philippines, towards the upland portion at the eastern side of the city, lies the Bantug Lake Ranch – a beautiful hideaway that is suitable for weekend picnics or family getaways. The land, which used to be a s...
by First-time Travels on Jan 9, 2016

Metro Inn Bacolod: A Perfect Holiday Staycation

This holiday season, when relatives are coming home for reunions and gatherings, it is fun to take a break from the daily routine and give yourself a pause from what you have been doing the whole year round. Apart from parties, it is a wonderful expe...
by First-time Travels on Dec 21, 2015

Global Food Trip in Bacolod Restaurants

Whenever friends visit my city, they always ask me my recommended places to eat. Bacolod City, capital of the province of Negros Occidental, the sugar bowl of the Philippines, is known for its rich culinary delights, especially its desserts. And when...
by First-time Travels on Dec 18, 2015

Rau-Ram Café: three years of Vietnamese cooking

I haven’t been to Saigon Café’s humble beginnings but I have witnessed it become what it is today – Rau-Ram Café. I wrote about their opening, which happened earlier this year. This authentic Vietnamese Restaurant in Bacolod City...
by First-time Travels on Dec 6, 2015

Welcome Home Natural Garden Cafe

From the main highway of Lacson St. in Mandalagan, I turned on a road going towards Villa Valderrama. Before the entrance, my fellow blogger, Mea, told me to park underneath the canopy of trees and pointed me towards a small entrance at the side of t...
by First-time Travels on Dec 4, 2015


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