Okay. I love to travel and get into some adventure. I love to visit new places. Being a Visayan (Bisaya) by blood, I haven’t stepped into the island of Negros.
My friend Joe who hails from Negros Oriental happened to go home that day to celebrate her mother’s birthday. I, being a travel junkie, asked him if we can go with him. We were not invited but I (on behalf of the group) asked Joe to invite us to his place. See how crazy I am. Good thing, Joe is so kind that he agreed.
We are all from Cebu City and getting to Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental takes a few hours of bus and ferry travel. We gathered ourselves as early as 1AM in Cebu South Bus Terminal. We had to take a bus going to Tangil, Dumanjug Port.
We arrived in Dumanjug Port by 3AM. We expected that the RoRo ferry would depart by 3:30AM but the time we got there we were told that the scheduled departure would be at 5AM. So we had to kill 2 hours of our time waiting.
There are stalls present outside the port selling food like bibingka, biko, bread etc. We stopped by and had some snacks.
The RoRo ferry that we took I believe was not suitable for passengers but for cargoes. The seats available were limited. It was very uncomfortable. On a side note, there is a fast ferry that travel between Tangil, Dumanjug Port and Guihulngan City but I do not know its scheduled trip.
Guihulngan City is located in the nothern part of Negros Oriental. Traveling to Bacolod City and Dumaguete City from Guihulngan City takes about 4 hours. This city was greatly affected by an earthquake that occurred last February 2012. The damaged structures that I saw that time were the evidence of the said earthquake. (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/140881/quake-kills-52-in-negros-oriental)
By 7AM, the boat docked in Guihulngan City. And I finally stepped in to the land of Negros for the first time.
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TRAVEL DATE: August 18, 2012