Monday, January 7, 2013

a short visit to my homeland

I thought our trip last year as a family also deserved an entry here. It's been more than two years since I thought of traveling with husband and daughter so I can show them what my homeland looks like; but due to unavoidable circumstances, we kept putting off this trip to San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. It's quite ironic that it took us longer to carry out this travel plan when it will only take us a few hours to get there. Anyway, we finally made that happen in December of last year when I dragged them with me so I could attend our elementary batch reunion.

It took us one year to plan for this reunion but only a few of us showed up...

I'm not really the super sociable type of person but I'm not an introvert one, either. Thus, the idea of meeting up with former classmates in my elementary batch is also something that matters to me. Thus, there's nothing husband could do at that time but support me on this short trip, especially after he learned that I am the president of our batch. Besides, he and daughter haven't been to my hometown; so, they might as well grab the chance to get even just a short glimpse of my hometown, San Carlos City.



I know our one-day stay in the city hailed as the city of the generous people was a little too short to cover all the must-see sights and places; so, hopefully, we could schedule another one- or two-day vacation next time. In fact, I regret not letting them personally see our old rundown house as husband is also interested to see where me and my family used to live.

Anyhow, it's a good thing that we found a perfect place to stay while we were there in San Carlos City. It's called FB Traveller's Inn which is situated at Eco Tourism Highway, Don Juan Subdivision. A motorcab took us there from the port in just a few minutes.




For those who are planning to visit San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, I highly recommend checking in at FB Traveller's Inn because their booking rates are affordable. You'll get the best rooms that will not cost you an arm and a leg. Aside from that, they provide excellent service. Pretty neat place, I should say. 

Because of the lack of time (we needed to catch the 11:30 AM special trip schedule), we only went to Gaisano San Carlos, St. Charles Borromeo church, the public plaza and then at the People's Park. My little girl loved to be at the park; however, we went there at a really imperfect time - the sun was up since it's almost noontime when we got there. Here are just a few pictures of the quick tour.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish

Enjoying her swing and not worried about the scorching heat of the sun
After buying some peanuts at E.R.'s (I just remembered this), I wished we had more timeout we had to leave so can still be accommodated at the ferry. There were lots of passengers since it's almost New Year.
Time to go.. Bye bye, dear native land!

3 comments:

Cat said...

Looks like a lovely hometown, my dear! I would love to visit that place one day. Preferably with you and your family! ;)

What's your favorite location in San Carlos City? It looks like a bit of paradise & I think it calls for more visits! ;)

meretrisha said...

Hi Cath.. We have beautiful beaches there. Oh, I would love to show you around our beautiful hometown one day :-) Hugs to you, my friend!

Sheryl Georylcom said...

i didn't know you're originally from negros sis. anyway, i love dipdip's picture sa swing. so cute!!!

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