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Christmas In My Bacolod Home

A December 2006 trip to Bacolod by writeonthespot

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Quote: Bacolod is a sweet and warm place for tourists - with the sweet-smelling food and the sweet smiles. But for me, Bacolod is home, especially on Christmas.

Christmas In My Bacolod Home

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Home. Nothing can be more spectacular than coming home and living the Christmas spirit in the bosom of family and friends. But more than just home, Bacolod has a certain allure that a local like me could never place her finger into yet finds visitors and tourists prattling about it. Bacolod is the capital of the province of Negros Occidental, the other half of the sock-shaped island in the central part of the Philippine archipelago. The city is not as fast-paced and urbanized as Metro Manila or Cebu. However, malls and coffee shops are slowly sprouting around the city that brings Bacolodnons to buzzing and moving. Known for its sugar produce, Bacolod City and Negros Occidental boast of the warm hospit...Read More
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L’Fisher Hotel is one of the prime hotels in Bacolod. It is located along Lacson St., near the Negros Showroom, Capitol Lagoon, Provincial Capitol, and several restaurants and boutiques. It is also one of the nicest hotels in town though not too large compared with other grand hotels. The lobby is very welcoming with sofas and settees for visitors while a grand piano is placed at the center that place beautiful music.One of the biggest attractions of L’Fisher Hotel is its delectable breakfast. Various cuisines are prepared every morning to satisfy your gastronomic needs. Great chefs prepare the food with efficiency.The rooms are well-lit. They are of the right size and ventilation alth...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2007

L'Fisher Hotel
14th Lacson Street
Bacolod City, Hegros Occidental, Philippines 6100
63 (34) 433-3731

Robinson's Place Bacolod Photo, Bacolod, Philippines
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Robinson’s Place is the first mall in Bacolod City. Although new malls are being built in the city, most people still go to Robinson’s Place to shop, to meet friends and to relax. “Rob”, as locals popularly call the mall, is in the northern part of Bacolod and serves as a gateway for people from Silay City, Talisay City and other Negros city and town from the north. Robinson’s Place has a fair share of restaurants, fast food chains and coffee shops; the latest addition is Calea, which is a local pastry shop that is gaining a following from sweet lovers. Just at the main entrance, Calea greets mall goers with their own brand of cakes. At the other side of the main entrance was a doll house looking cubi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 12, 2007

Robinson's Place Bacolod
Lacson St.
Bacolod City

Bacolod Public Plaza

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Attraction | "Strolling at the Public Plaza"

Bacolod Public Plaza Photo, Bacolod, Philippines
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The Bacolod City public plaza is the heart of the city. Its location was designed just like how towns and cities were arranged during Spanish time: a Cathedral, a market, and police precinct around the town square. A cemetery should be beside the church but this was already converted into a school, where my alma mater now stands. Almost every public utility vehicle, the jeepney, passes through the city plaza or the central market. When Christmas season arrives, the walkways around the plaza, especially the side facing the church, are filled with stalls selling bargain items. People usually sit idly in one of the benches or stroll at the plaza, which also serves as a park. Others hold publi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2007

Bacolod Public Plaza
Across from San Sebastian Cathedral
Bacolod City, Philippines

Provincial Capitol

Attraction

Provincial Capitol Photo, Bacolod, Philippines
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The majestic columns and steps of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol is a favorite postcard picture. At the foreground is the Provincial Lagoon, a man-made body of water, with a park and golden carabao/buffalo statues which add color to that beautiful scene. Add some slides and a children’s playground on the side, Christmas trees and floating Christmas lights at the lagoon. That’s the scene during Christmas season. The Provincial Capitol becomes a fusion of Spanish architecture and modern lights and decors. The capitol building is a familiar structure that connects the city’s present to its past. Being the capital of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City enjoys this landmark in its boundar...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 12, 2007

Provincial Capitol
Lacson St.
Bacolod City

Negros Museum Cafe

Attraction

Negros Museum Cafe Photo, Bacolod, Philippines
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Too bad when I went to the Negros Museum it was still closed for the holidays. Nevertheless, my sister and I dropped by at the Museum Café. It was a bit small yet cozy. Underneath the glass tables were diorama and other artsy stuff that depicts about Negros and the Philippines. A glass wall separates it from a section in the Museum. From the coffee shop you can view some art works made by students. There were paintings and colorful paper arts. So, while sipping coffee you can already let your eyes wander and appreciate the display at the other side of the room. The food in the menu were not too pricey but they’re not too cheap either. There are mostly pasta, bread and some cakes for snacks...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2007

Negros Museum Cafe
Gatuslao St.
Bacolod City

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When you’re looking for elegance plus a place to dig in some food souvenirs, Pendy’s is the place to be. Located along Lacson St., Pendy’s is very accessible. You can take a jeepney going to Mandalagan, Bata, or Talisay. Many residents come here to purchase the local food delicacies that they will bring to their destinations. Pendy’s has a quiet and serene atmosphere. It has a touch of sophistication that makes it stand out from other restaurants. Most of Bacolod’s elite come here for coffee and for an afternoon chat. In fact, the time that we went there, women in their fifties and sixties were huddled in one table. Their food is a bit pricey but tastes great. They offer American food like...Read More

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