4 Days In Bacolod, Philippines And Married life

THIS TRIP TO BACOLOD is our third one as official husband and wife, but only now I realize what’s the difference between being married and not.

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“The status of your spouse has a significant impact on your quality of life.” – Simple Dollar

It seems like the whirlwind of an engagement, wedding, honeymoon and everything else in between blurs what being married is like. My partner is the same; we just signed a few papers. Nope. Our recent travel to Bacolod made me realize how much my life has changed. My revelation happened while sitting in the backseat, looking at sugar fields outside.

I’m in the car of my husband’s friend. I have no golf bag. We traveled to food trip.

I was a competitive golfer all my life, traveling to new places without friends but always with a serious mission. My present is now the opposite of my past! Being tied to someone comes with its own set of problems, but Jovi and I have been dodging grief so far by open communication and compromise. One of the things that I feel so grateful for being married to him is that he is good in math and a natural saver. Matched with my frugality, we have some left to enjoy. Here’s our 4-day itinerary in Bacolod:

Day 1:

Check-in at L’Fisher Chalet (loved the place, will highly recommend)
Balay Negrense at Silay City (19th-century house preserved to depict life of sugar barons, the Gastons)
Chicken inasal dinner
Calea for dessert

Day 2:

The Capitol Park and Lagoon
Negros Museum (Absolutely must, you’ll learn about sugar and prominent families of Negros Occidental)
Chicken inasal for dinner (when in Bacolod…)
Felicia’s for dessert

Day 3:

40-minute drive to Mambukal Resort
Hike to The 7 Waterfalls
Japanese Onsen (natural hot spring water straight from Mount Kanlaon)
21’s for merienda (Their batchoy is to die for)
Saigon Cafe for lunch
Delicioso for dinner with friends (excellent fondue)

Day 4:

The Ruins (for spectacular photos)
Buy souvenirs and pasalubong at Pendy’s
Lunch at hole-in-the-wall chicken place
Napoleones at Roli’s

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