Blog Posts - Negros Occidental



Northern Negros Occidental

Northern Negros Occidental is a happy mix of rural and city life. A halo-halo of the old and new. Happy to frequent this quaint place. by...
by Bisdak Travels on Jan 27, 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

Sabor Victorias Cook-off at the Kalamayan Festival

“Kalamay” means sugar in our local language. Victorias City is home of the famous Victorias Milling Company (VMC), which has been producing sugar since 1919. It is, thus, no surprise why Victorias City has started with its Kalamayan Festi...
by First-time Travels on Dec 18, 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

First-time in Melkens Balaring

It was a bright sunny day and the noontime heat would probably be unbearable if not for the windy breeze. The sea has moved back and the row of tilted restaurants fill the shore of Balaring in Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. I was with me...
by First-time Travels on Dec 10, 2015

Negros Bloggers go on a Silay Heritage Walk

There I was again traversing the streets of the Paris of Negros Occidental, Silay City, and re-acquainting myself to the old structures that spoke thousands of stories. I have walked Silay City’s heritage district several times since my  move...
by First-time Travels on Dec 9, 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

First-time in Sapori D’Italia

Sapori D’Italia literally means flavors of Italy. It is one of the newest restaurants that recently opened in O Residences along Lacson St. in Mandalagan, Bacolod City. Its opening is a testament that Bacolod City, often called the City of Smil...
by First-time Travels on Nov 27, 2015

18th St. Palapala Restaurant: Fresh Catch

Palapala, to Negrenses, is synonymous with having fresh seafood on display and you can have them cooked however you want. It has become a tourist attraction and the whole experience of choosing your fresh seafood and have them cooked is something tha...
by First-time Travels on Oct 29, 2015

Fresh Food at 18th St. Palapala Restaurant

Palapala, to Negrenses, is synonymous with having fresh seafood on display and you can have them cooked however you want. It has become a tourist attraction and the whole experience of choosing your fresh seafood and have them cooked is something tha...
by First-time Travels on Oct 29, 2015

Samsung and Your Happy, Modern Home

Have I mentioned before that I have encountered several people who have moved to Bacolod and settled in our quiet  city? There are even more friends who want to enjoy the serene and peaceful living in our province. Others are here for long-term trav...
by First-time Travels on Oct 27, 2015

Creating a Happy and Modern Home

Have I mentioned before that I have encountered several people who have moved to Bacolod and settled in our quiet  city? There are even more friends who want to enjoy the serene and peaceful living in our province. Others are here for long-term trav...
by First-time Travels on Oct 27, 2015

Chikaan SM Bacolod Food Galore

Recently, we had some guests from Manila. She contacted her friends in Bacolod for a dinner together. Where else to enjoy good Filipino food with a Visayan trademark but in Chikaan at the newly opened store in SM City Bacolod? A week prior to that si...
by First-time Travels on Oct 26, 2015

Food Galore at Chikaan SM Bacolod

Recently, we had some guests from Manila. She contacted her friends in Bacolod for a dinner together. Where else to enjoy good Filipino food with a Visayan trademark but in Chikaan at the newly opened store in SM City Bacolod? A week prior to that si...
by First-time Travels on Oct 26, 2015

Mely’s Garden: All-Filipino Cuisine

My sister and I were having an early dinner in this relaxed atmosphere – a dining place in a veranda.  Every corner and décor screams of “homey”. And rightly so, because the diner, Mely’s Garden was situated (at that time) i...
by First-time Travels on Oct 20, 2015

Filipino Cuisine at Mely’s Garden

My sister and I were having an early dinner in this relaxed atmosphere – a dining place in a veranda.  Every corner and décor screams of “homey”. And rightly so, because the diner, Mely’s Garden was situated (at that time) i...
by First-time Travels on Oct 20, 2015

First-time at May’s Organic Garden & Restaurant

The sun shone brightly on the small body of water that was surrounded by greens. The atmosphere was peaceful yet alive. The clear blue sky at the backdrop adding life to the already vibrant scene. The picturesque pavillion. A gazebo like structure sa...
by First-time Travels on Sep 12, 2015

Homey Saltimboca Tourist Inn

There I was cooling off in the pool, floating and basking in the morning sun. I loved the tranquility of the place, the privacy it was providing, and the fact that I had the pool all to myself. The birds were flying over me as if joining me in this b...
by First-time Travels on Sep 2, 2015


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