Thursday, October 23, 2008

around town - don salvador

the bus left around 11:05am from Bacolod city and arrived around 12:05nn at Don Salvador's waiting post. from there, the first thing you'll observe is the statue of the late Don Salvador Benedicto.next to the statue is a pathway going up to a hill leading to the town's municipal hall. inside the hall, there's a tree in the middle, which in one way symbolizes the locals belief on the importance of nature.down the waiting post, were big multi-purpose halls and an area with a stage certainly reserved for the town's big events.since it was already noon time, i checked out some small food stores just along the highway. ate a meal and asked the woman if there's a church within the area and she said yes. after eating she gave me a clear direction but still insisted that her son can bring me there.i can fully understand Hiligaynon, which is the common dialect in this region, but i'm not that good in conversing. so just for a short walk, we reached the chapel and gave me the chance to pray.walked around the small town surrounded by trees and since it was siesta time, i saw very few people walking. some of the market stalls were placed on one side of the road.i bought a drink from a nearby store and asked if there are some beautiful places that i can visit within the area. they suggested me to rent a motorcycle to see some of the beautiful viewing sites of their town. since i don't know the place, they recommended that somebody will drive for me. charge was just P100. so we started driving around and we visited one resort which was still being developed. it has a nice landscape and bamboo cottages on the hills.after roaming within the area, we continued our journey down west. this time passing by beautiful houses, which were quite modern, but its wooden walls retained its natural look.we also had the chance to visit St. Therese retreat house and coffee shop. i noticed that the people are very friendly and accommodating. my driver "Jetter" , seemed to have mastered the routes to the beautiful sights around their town.next stop, will be the scenic mountain range of this town which i was really looking forward to see.

52 comments:

Photo Cache said...

this is a very interesting series, dong. i am enjoying it so much.

REDLAN said...

green na green. maganda talaga ang place. worth to visit.

Borneo Falcon said...

This place is beautiful but hardly see any soul around

Layrayski said...

Wow what a beautiful place. My father has history in this place, Bacolod, I mean. I hope to visit in the future. =) Thanks

REDLAN said...

haha @ dong. pasaway. joke.

Tink *~*~* said...

I love the roof of the town hall.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

EM said...

lush of ever greens... sarap pagmasdan. Naalala ko tuloy yung lugar ng mga lolo at lola ko sa probinsya... iba rin ang feeling pag umuulan... sarap kumain at manood ng patak ng ulan... ayan... natuloy na ang pag imagine...

kasalanan ni Dong kasi ganda ng pics nya.... salamat!

Lawstude said...

mukhang napaka quiet at peaceful ng lugar bro. sarap din na mag-reflect jan.

luna miranda said...

this town looks green...i'm sure cool din ang hangin sa lugar na 'to.

SandyCarlson said...

That's quite a place. Your country amazes me. The green is stunning.

Skippyheart said...

another lovely place! thanks dong for taking us to places by your amazing photos!

Happy Friday and take care as always! =)

Luke Wiley said...

You did a great job of documenting this great place!

the donG said...

>photo cache, thanks!

>redlan, truly worth visiting. abangan mo pa ang mga scenic views. siguradong mas magugustuhan mo ang don salvador.

>borneo falcon, they have a small population and houses outside the town center are far from one another.

>hi layrayski, beautiful indeed. you'll definintely enjoy your visit only if you really know what places to visit.

>redlan, pasaway nga.

>tink, me too.

>hi em, hahaha... at least dinadala na rin kita sa mga magagandang lugar. uwi ka naman.

>oman, sinabi mo. ganda dun bro.

>hi luna, oo cool na rin ang hangin doon kasi mataas na lugar ito.

>hi sandy, im sure your country do have a lot to offer as well. i hope that you'll visit the philippines.

>rebecca, happy friday! my pleasure to bring you to places like this.

>luke, thanks!

Sidney said...

A very charming place...
I recorded it in my to do/to visit list.

my gulch said...

i love the scenery, Dom. looks like a nice getaway place. looks very peaceful too.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

The pathway is very inviting! It makes me want to follow it to see what's at the end.

Karen of the MomDot Street Team
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atticus said...

oist. nandiyan ka pala? nasa bacolod din ako last week. ang gandang probinsia. daming halaman sa highway.

Nanaybelen said...

masarap magbakasyon sa ganyan tahimik at napaka green na lugar...

wanderingcommuter said...

haayy, parang lahat na ata ng mga lkugar na gusto kong mapuntahan, napuntahan mo na...

ano ba talaga work mo, kuya dong/

at ang next question ay may opening ba ako? pwede ko bang isend sa iyo resume ko? hahaha

JoShMaRie said...

i hate you for the beautiful photos you've taken. hehe.

napapanganga na lang ako lagi pag dumadaan dito.

:)

the donG said...

>sidney, this place is realy worth visiting. i highly recommend people to visit this place. thank you again for the time yesterday and the sumptuous lunch.

>hi rayts, yes it is. what's good is that it's just an hour away from Bacolod city.

>hi karen, very beautiful indeed.

>hi atticus, nung first week of october pa ako doon sa bacolod. nanood ka ba ng masskara?

>nanaybelen, tama. kaya lang wala pang hotel sa don salvador. camping muna.

>wandering commuter, hindi naman. dami pa din akong hindi napupuntahan. natawa ako talagang seryoso kang mag apply.

>hi joshmarie, maraming salamat. sana mapuntahan mo rin ang mga luygar na ito. siguradong mas mamamangha ka pag ikaw mismo ang nandun.

eunice said...

what a relaxing place! I think I can live longer there. LOL!!!

Lalaine said...

oohhh nature... ganda!

tikno said...

Great job! Feels like follows your journey.

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

Wonderful views, your write-ups always amazed me. I like the bronze statue. We don't have those here. ;)

Leoj said...

Im thinking of a place kung san pwede mag-out-of-town mag-isa after ng disaster na naranasan ko this sem sa school...at sakto daming lugar na nafeature dito sa blog mo. ang problema, datung! hehehe.

dahil sa blog mo, mas lalo ko na-appreciate ang pinas despite all problems ng bansa natin.

Helena de TrĂ³ia said...

Hi! great photos!. it´s very nice that we can see your country through your eyes!thanks.

collapsingbarrycade said...

quite a nice place to be, away from all the hustle-bustle of the masskara festivities; and it's so green. malamig sa mata.

the donG said...

>eunice, hahaha... perfect place after retirement.

>hi lalaine, relaxing place to appreciate nature.

>tikno, it's good to know that this posts brings you to many places.

>hi share, thanks a lot. the bronze statue is quite big but im really not sure if its pure bronze.

>leoj, dami din namang magagandang lugar na pwedeng puntahan kahit maliit ang budget. kung madiskarte ka lang talaga. saan ka ba ngayon? baka matulungan kita sa mga pwede mong puntahan ng hindi gumagastos ng malaki.

>hi helena, im glad that you like the tour. im sure your country offers some very good sights as well. my pleasure to show you our country. keep in touch.

>barry, malamig nga. lalo na pag makikita mo ang mga mountain range sa next post ko. ang tahimik pa ng lugar.

the spool artist said...

i have been to negros a whole lot of times but i have never come across this place... utterly beautiful dong! i hope they are as beautiful as what your pictures portrayed them!

I am vowing to explore more of the philippines when i get home, especially that this is my wife's place!

acey said...

nice place, kuya dong! i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the filipino houses!!!

tutubi said...

parang ang lamig a. similar to baguio weather? i also remember malaybalay :P

Rio said...

astig ka tlaga dong.kahit busy sa kapapamasyal ay nakukuha mo pa ding tumigil sandali at magdasal..kaya ang dami mong blessings e..

Heart of Rachel said...

Glad you were able to tour the area and see more beautiful sites. Thanks for sharing the great shots.

KRIS JASPER said...

religious ka pala talaga. ako kasi una kong hinahanap eh CR pagdating sa destination ko, ikaw eh simbahan.

JM said...

What a great journey to a beautiful place! I like your description of the tour as well.

bw said...

very informative post as usual Dong and very pretty pictures by the way :)

Don Salvador is this a new mountain town between Bacolod and San Carlos through the Canlaon mountains? Darn pretty ! Man, I've missed so many news from our home province, man. Thanks for keeping me updated !

Pietro said...

What a nice little church in the green, Dong. This is a very interesting sequence of photographs. Your country is so beautiful.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

wow! i really enjoyed looking at these pictures. do you mind if i add you to my blog list?

Emily said...

Wow! That place is so beautiful. I absolutely love those houses... and that church building is gorgeous. It's all so different from where I live!

BlogusVox said...

If you didn't mentioned you're in Negros, I swear I thought you're somewhere in Baguio. I didn't know the Negrenses have something like that.

the donG said...

>spool artist, yes you should. our country indeed still has a lot to offer.

you know what? the photos here are nothing compared to seeing it there. specially that my camera has some limitations.

>hi acey, you'll enjoy more if you really visit the place.

>tutubi, climate is not like baguio. it's closer to that of tagaytay and maybe malaybalay too.

>hi doc rio, oo naman. yon yung pinaka importante sa mga byahe.

>hi rachel, thanks too for always keeping in touch.

>jasper, hehehe... astig ka nga talaga. importanteng importante na kasama ang panginoon sa byahe.

>jm, thank you very much. my pleasure to bring you to places like this.

>bw, yes. it's a valley between mt. Mandalagan and mt. Canlaon. make sure to visit don salvador when you have time.

thank you too for always keeping in touch. im glad that thru this you get to see your home province. so blessed to have such a nice place.

>pietro, the church is quite simple but what's nice is, it's surrounded with trees.

>hi grace, thanks! that won't be a problem.

>hi emily, true. very different from your country. i hope that you'll visit the philippines in the future.

>blogusvox, views are indeed similar to that of baguio and if you check out the next post, then you might say that it's in sagada.

iluvgreen said...

it was a beautiful place indeed. shame on me! i should explore first our country before aiming to travel abroad.

beero said...

i never thought ganyan kaganda yung places sa don salvador. sunod na punta ko sa bacolod baka magside trip na ko sa don salvador.

equilibrium2008 said...

Very quiet. sarap cguro tumira dyan :)

Raft3r said...

ganda ng retreat house, ah
looks tranquil talaga
i need a break
perfect ang lugar na yan

the donG said...

>iluvgreen, you still have a lot of chance. now that you're earning more, then youll be able to travel more.

>beero, ganun nga ka ganda. kaya tama lang na bisitahin ng mga tao itong lugar.

>equi, tama ka dyan. kung pwede nga lang bumili ng lupa at magtayo ng bahay.

>raft3r, maganda nga magretreat doon.

Joy said...

The place is quite untouched. Everything looks unspoilt. Hope it stays that way.

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alicesg said...

Very beautiful place. The woman is so kind to get her son to lead you the way.

coolwaterworks said...

Good thing another blogger featured this place... You were very lucky when you visited, because the weather has collaborated with you... When I went there, the sun decided to hide behind the clouds and allowed rain... :)

Hmmm... The waterfall seem to have different names... I knew it as Talos Falls... Great pics... :)

cRicKeT's LoVe NeSt said...

hi dom! it's tin larida...this looks cool and very natural... :)

Julie Anne Romano said...

Hi! Do you have a contact number of your rented motorcycle? We want to tour DSB via motorcycle as well para maka stop over sa mga spots. Your reply would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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