(This trip is for the Sipalay Ultramarathon March 29, 2014 http://aktib.ph/786-2nd-sipalay-city-ultramarathon)
So this is our room in Takatuka Lodge, Sugar Beach, Sipalay.
But before we landed in this jungle-looking room ( i wonder what freud thinks of this room w/ trunks & sword everywhere), it felt like I tour the whole cebu island.
Thing was I thought Sipalay is just like 2 hours away from Bacolod so I was confident of picking to land in Silay/Bacolod airport. But as travel date got nearer, it was just then we realized that it's actually 200KM away. It's like from tip to tip of Cebu. :|
(Silay. I like Silay's "antique" look. It's like Vigan though I havent been there.)
So instead of staying for a night in Bacolod, we skipped it, and rode a bus right away to get us to Sipalay.
(Jeepney ride to bacolod)
Hinoba-an is the bus to Sipalay.
Once we got inside the bus, that's basically our first day here in Negros -- at the very front seat of the bus.
From the very peak of the day...
And darkest, my butt was still stuck in Ceres bus.
Are we there yet?!?
Finally after 6 hours, we landed in Sipalay. But had to take yet a tricycle to the mini "pier" because we needed to take a boat to the Sugar Beach.
It was dark. But with the stars on full blast at the sky, it was a nice way to end the day.
On hindsight, it was better that we stay a night in bacolod, at least we get to spend the afternoon roaming bacolod. Then took an early bus trip to sipalay.
On our way home, we're thinking of taking dumaguete / san carlos route, and just forego our flight back home.