This is the ferry boat about to dock in the temporary port of Guihulngan. The original port stopped operating after it was damaged by the Feb 2012 earthquake.

Getting to Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental

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.

This is the ferry boat about to dock in the temporary port of Guihulngan. The original port stopped operating after it was damaged by the Feb 2012 earthquake.

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.

The group in Dumanjug Port.

Dumanjug Port. I am not sure what they were doing on the picture.

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.

Let us take a break and have some biko and hot coffee.

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.

Passengers standing inside the RoRo ferry.

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)

Peaceful Guihulngan City

I tried to take a picture of a damaged structure but the vehicle was too fast.

By 7AM, the boat docked in Guihulngan City. And I finally stepped in to the land of Negros for the first time.

 

At last we stepped in to the land of Negros. :)

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TRAVEL DATE: August 18, 2012

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