Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Dumaguete Trip - Day 01: For the nth time, tell me why did I go on this trip?

Funny but I slept early Wednesday night, only to wake up 2.5 hours later, at 10.30 and not being able to sleep again until it was time to leave for the airport. Learned that my travel buddy, Ironwulf (aka the bigger clown), was still recovering from the flu. While it may seem like a bummer if he indeed is unwell to make the trip, was bracing up for the notion I may have to go lonely planet style again. But make it he did 30 minutes before boarding time so I had a clown, este companion (terms borrowed from a friend, you know who you are, hehehe) for the trip.

As standard procedure, I always fall asleep as soon as the unfasten seatbelt sign is turned off. but touching down in Dumaguete, a burst of adrenaline keeps me wide awake throughout the afternoon.

After checking out Bethel Guesthouse along Rizal Boulevard, the most popular (and expensive) in the city, we took the advice of our newfound friend, Willie, to check out Hotel Palwa. tucked along Locsin Street, the place is alive with colors and tasteful accents. Not to mention that the price is really a steal, at P899 for a two bed a/c room, hot shower, cable TV, wi-fi connection, and free breakfast.


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