Our 2nd anniversary. That’s what we were celebrating.
We were able to get a super cheap plane ticket (P2,332 for the both of us) since Cebu Pacific had a promo.
Here’s how it went:
Arrived Dumaguete at around 1:30 PM. So hungry we asked the tricycle driver to bring us to Rizal Blvd where most of the restaurants are. There are no taxis in Dumaguete so tricycle trips are the most common mode of transportation. They have regular and “pakyaw” trips at P150. Regular is the shared ride. They usually offer “pakyaw” to tourists so they have the trike all to themselves.
Our trike driver Kuya Ben, offered to drive for us the whole time and said it’s up to us how much we’ll pay him. People usually don;t agree to this, but since I was in favor of the convenience, I obliged. (Plus, kuya Ben looked really nice and decent anyway)
We ate lunch at Kamalig Restaurant. Carinderia Type. They have a wide variety of viands, just like any carinderia in our country. Carlo ordered Sisig, I ordered Tanigue. After lunch, we passed by Silliman University (This is a ‘must visit’ to others), we decided not to go down since we were catching a boat to Oslob at Sibulan Port.
There are several boat trips to Oslob every hour, fast craft or pump boat . We took the fast craft that will depart at 3:00 PM. It was a hot day and we felt sweaty and uncomfortable since the boat wasn’t air conditioned. then finally after around 45 mins, we arrive Liloan Port, Cebu. Ceres Liner buses are waiting there ready to go northbound to Cebu City. We rode a bus and arrived Oslob in 30 mins.
We stayed at Oslob New Village Lodge since we’re friends with the owner, Kuya Hanz Villanueva. It was a nice place. Very peaceful and quiet at night. it’s also near the main road so you won’t have any problem looking for a pharmacy, a convenience store or a restaurant.
After settling in, we went to Oslob Heritage Park where we saw the old church, towers, gates and headquarters built during the Spanish era. It was a beautiful sight and we really felt we traveled back in time.
It was dawn and felt a little tired already so we went back to the main road and looked for restaurants. Them we saw these tables all lined up in one side of the street. They were all selling bbq and fried chicken. Tables and chairs are set up so you can eat there too. Unfortunately, unlike other street food, this was NOT good. It was okay, but hindi ganon ka-sarap.
We bought a few beers on the way back to our place so we can drink a bit and sleep soundly.
Lunch at Kamalig – 400
Tricycle Ride – 350
Fast Craft to Liloan Port – 124
Bus from Liloan to Oslob – 64
Dinner – 235
DAY 1 TOTAL: P1,173