Sunday, September 28, 2008

buildings to sugar canes

leaving Metro Manila on a 7:55am flight was quite relaxing compared to the earliest flights. it was my first time inside the new airport terminal 3 and it was quite comfortable to line up in an airport that has enough space for travelers going to the different islands of the country. the system is bettter than the old domestic airport.only a part of this large airport is being used today as some parts of the airports are still being inspected and repaired from the controversies behind its construction.we checked in two hours before our flight so i had the chance to walk around. there are few coffee food shops within the terminal.plane departed on time and the sky was cloudy in Metro Manila.when we were approaching Negros island, view shifted from buildings to lands densely covered with sugar canes.it was a sign that we were now in Negros Occidental. the plane landed around 9:04am at the New Bacolod - Silay Airport in Silay. the runway is surrounded by sugar canes.weather here was a little gloomy. this airport is about 30-45minutes from the Bacolod town center.last time i visited this place was in 1999, making this trip quite special for me. this post begins the Western Visayas series of eskapo 2.0.

42 comments:

Isabetlog said...

So I guess it's safe to assume that they've finally sorted out things with Cebupac? I haven't flown out of the new terminal yet but I've heard the horror stories when they first opened.

Raft3r said...

dong, kamusta na bacolod!!!

.::. Vanny .:. said...

pasalubong ng sugar canes ah! bgyan kita ng durian.. durian candy nga lang. di ko na-take ang durian mismo eh. hahah ^__^

the donG said...

>hi isabetlog, yes. medyo stable na ang system nung dumaan kami. we already used the tubes to board the plane.

>raft3r, fine here. we eat a lot. visit places and less time resting.

>hi vanny, wow! kaya lang sa october ko pa yan makukuha. nasa visayas pa ako ngayon. reserve mo lang yan.

teresa said...

aun travel mode na naman si kuya dong,hehehe!

gnda nung shot ng green fields ah.
enjoy and have fun..^__*

BlogusVox said...

Yan naba yung bagong airport? Ang gara at mukhang maaliwalas ah.

KRIS JASPER said...

Are you there for MAsskara?

try mong kumain sa Bobs, masarap cakes dun... and of course dont forget to try Napoleones.

Try ube piaya as well...

arghh!!!! im starving.

Heart of Rachel said...

The new airport looks spacious. I'm glad to know that the system has improved.

Enjoy your trip in Negros Occidental.

Antoine GF said...

eh wen knaman pupunta di2 sa Iloilo dong? mlapit lng naman, hehehe.. maganda ring ang aming airport, har.

EM said...

Negros brace yourself! Dong is in town! hehe... ayan, excited na ako sa pasalubong. Di pa ako nakapunta dyan.

Be safe!

alicesg said...

The airport looked clean and nice. I saw the good compliments from the TV here about the airport. The view from the plane looked lovely. You sure travelled a lot and I guess you must have a wonderful time. :)

sho said...

I cant recall what the Manila airport looked like 3 years back when I last drop by. THe new terminal sure looks swanky and modern. What's the purpose of this trip?

Share my point of view... said...

Very nice, futuristic and clean airport. Sure won't be a problem if I have to spend a night or two!

Panaderos said...

The new terminal looks very modern and quite nice. A welcome change from the old NAIA Terminal 1 and the old domestic airports. Those two airports need to be demolished.

Pietro said...

The airport looks nice and efficient: are there also bookshops?

eye in the sky said...

about time we have a decent looking airport for domestic travels, i hope there wont be more of those falling ceilings from here on.

L.Reis said...

...and there you go again...I expect to see to "travel" with and through you eyes...

Shawie said...

wow! I think I like your job, Dong Ho, hehehe... that' very interesting place to see...I heard a lot of things about Bacolod...
never been to the new airport too, looked like a clean and better aiport compared to LAX,hmmmm...

Shawie said...

wow! I think I like your job, Dong Ho, hehehe... that' very interesting place to see...I heard a lot of things about Bacolod...
never been to the new airport too, looked like a clean and better aiport compared to LAX,hmmmm...

SandyCarlson said...

I love these shots. The lighting inside the airport creates a surreal effect. You sure do capture the atmosphere well!

Sandy B and Dick said...

Thanks for the airport pictures. Dick and I are both pilots, but we mainly see small airports in our personal flights.

Luke Wiley said...

Nice one of the runway!

Lawstude said...

first time ko din nakita naia 3 last week dom. ang laki ng luga medyo na miss ko lang yung mga food stand sa old terminal kasi halos wala na mapagpilian na stall sa naia 3 eh, siguro dadami din yon in the future.

ayos to, can't wait for your posts in western visayas.

Joshua said...

well ang ganda nga..pero yung ibang gamit na dapt siguro nandyan baka KINURAKOT! hehehe

salingPUSA said...

OMG---nasa western Visayas kana.....
Series na naman to na dapat subaybayan.

Dong--glad that you appreciated the new airport kasi ako hindi. Sabagay. Cguro masyado ko tinaas bar for my expectations. At masyado kami aga that time. 4am? Maybe it's different at around 7pm. Nice shots. Didn't have that angle when we had the flight so I decided not to post it....

enjoy Visayas.....

beero said...

sana matuloy trip ko sa dec papuntang manila para makita ko naman ang bagong terminal. sana nga lang di ako mabagsakan ng bubong. hehe.

relaxing yung view ng sugar canes. sana ma-enjoy mo western visayas series ng eskapo 2.0. ingat jan kuya dong!

Nanaybelen said...

mabuti naman at napaganda na ang airport NAIA 3 para naman hindi nakakahiya sa mga torista na pumupunta dito sa ating bansa.
agree ako kay Joshua-hindi rin ako maniwala na hindi malaki ang nakurakot dyan

lagal[og] said...

when we went to silay last month, the tubes weren't working yet. good to know ok na siya. the airport admin should thoroughly inspect the place lang nga as may mga parts ng ceiling na seems to be leaking. sayang at maganda pa naman ang airport :-) ingat sa paglibot bro!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Great photos and sights.

Sorry for not being visiting as often as I wished.
For the moment by I'll have to pay a weekly visit.
Sorry.

dazedblu* said...

Hmm hanep ng view Xd, I'm considerign to have the same experience.

EastCoastLife said...

The airport is really spacious!
Enjoy your trip!:)

Rio said...

ang ganda pala ng bagong naia 3 at dito ko lang nakita sa blog mo..
yung davao airport ay parang ganito din kalaki at kalinis..
enjoy dong sa vacation at ingat parati=)

Skippyheart said...

ang ganda ng airport! =)

ingat ka lagi sa mga byahe dong.

Nyl said...

i like the views. thanks for sharing this escape...:)

kegler747 said...

Enjoy your Western Visayas trip! I'll be there in a few weeks for the wedding of my cousin.

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Nice naman... Sarap tumalon... Hehe :)


Pasalubong na lang kuya... Kahit katas man lang!

REDLAN said...

kasi naman ang budget tama pero binabawasan kaya dagdag gastos sa repairs.

am looking forward to see and read more bout your bacolod visit.

halong-halong. ang kwarta mo di nabilin ay. hehehe

me said...

wwooww, ganda naman ng NAIA3, though laging pinapakita sa TV 'yong mga nagbabagsakang ceilings pero sa mga kuha mo dong ok naman, ganda-ganda..sarap umuwi ng Pinas...

estan said...

makakapunta na rin ako dito. yun nga lang 23 days after pa :)

bw said...

Nice to see picture of home province ! Can you post more pics of the new Bacolod-Silay airport please ?

mimi said...

naku, sa laki nito sana di ako maligaw sa bagong airport pag umuwi ako....

Joy said...

Is Terminal 3 as nice as Terminal 2?

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