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LDL Summer 2014

Our summer destination for 2014 was Negros Oriental and Cebu, our home-base during the trip was Dumaguete. 

We met a lot of interesting people and made friends with beautiful creatures – 

Dolphins in Bais Bay

We were happy to see one!

We were happy to see one!

And then there were about 30 dolphins!!!

And then there were about 30 dolphins!!!

Surreal! They were swimming right by our boat!

Surreal! They were swimming right by our boat!

Whale Sharks in OslobIMG_7115

Where to eat in Oslob:

Right by the shore and beside the Whale Shark briefing center –

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Grilled Rockfish from Sunrise Grill Haus

Grilled Rockfish from Sunrise Grill Haus

Turtles in Apo Island

Noelle with Mr. Turtle

Noelle with Mr. Turtle

Theresa with Mr. Turtle

Theresa with Mr. Turtle

Claudine with Mr. Turtle

Claudine with Mr. Turtle

It’s more fun in the Philippines – 

Dumaguete and its eats

The famous Rizal Boulevard - stretches 780 meters long and is considered the "the show window of Dumaguete City"

The famous Rizal Boulevard – stretches 780 meters long and is considered the “the show window of Dumaguete City”

Fish and squid balls along the Boulevard!

Fish and squid balls along the Boulevard!

Silliman University - First private American Protestant University in Asia

Silliman University – First private American Protestant University in Asia

The best sans rival and sylvanas we've tasted!

The best sans rival and sylvanas we’ve tasted!

Panda's fried ice cream! Another must eat!

Panda’s fried ice cream! Another must eat!

Beat the heat with a Pina Colada from Coco Amigos!

Beat the heat with a Pina Colada from Coco Amigos!

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Great food presentation in Kri Restaurant, really good food too!

Great food presentation in Kri Restaurant, really good food too!

Paco Salad of Kri Restaurant

Paco Salad of Kri Restaurant

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Mooon cafe for Mexican! Order the chile con carne!

Mooon cafe for Mexican! Order the chile con carne!

Dumaguete Express with Bagnet from Lab-as!

Dumaguete Express with Bagnet from Lab-as!

Manjuyod sand bar and Apo Island and its clear waters

High tide in Manjuyod Sand Bar

High tide in Manjuyod Sand Bar

Noelle, Theresa and Claudine in Manjuyod Sand Bar

Noelle, Theresa and Claudine in Manjuyod Sand Bar

Have lunch on the boat! Buy food in the Swiss Deli in Dumaguete!

Have lunch on the boat! Buy food in the Swiss Deli in Dumaguete!

Turtles in the clear waters of Apo Island

Turtles in the clear waters of Apo Island

Apo Island

Apo Island

Apo Island Resort

Apo Island Resort

Tumalog falls and its enchanted nature

This is the road that leads to the falls, you have to ride a habal habal to get there.

This is the road that leads to the falls, you have to ride a habal habal to get there.

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Theresa, Noelle and Claudine in Tumalog Falls

Theresa, Noelle and Claudine in Tumalog Falls

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TIPS:

Where to stay in Dumaguete:

La Residencia Almar is a small but cozy hotel by the Boulevard

La Residencia Almar is a small but cozy hotel by the Boulevard

Sunrise! Pick the room with a view!

Sunrise! Pick the room with a view!

Sunset view from our hotel room!

Sunset view from our hotel room!

Van rental – eats and sights along the way:

Mang Robert took care of us and booked our pump boats from Dumaguete to Bais / Majuyod and Apo Island. He also brought us to Oslob, Cebu via RORO.

Mang Robert took care of us and booked our pump boats from Dumaguete to Bais / Majuyod and Apo Island. He also brought us to Oslob, Cebu via RORO.

Mang Robert's in-van entertainment, Karaoke! His Jose Mari Chan (who is from Dumaguete) songs were a hit to us!

Mang Robert’s in-van entertainment, Karaoke! His Jose Mari Chan (who is from Dumaguete) songs were a hit to us!

RORO ride to Oslob Cebu

RORO ride to Oslob Cebu

Bodbod sa Tanjay from this Manong on the way to Bais/Majuyod!

Bodbod sa Tanjay from this Manong on the way to Bais/Majuyod!

Must visit on the way to dolphin watching: Central Azucarera de Bais - Negros Oriental's industry pioneer, established in 1918 by the Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas (Tabacalera) as its first sugar mill.

Must visit on the way to dolphin watching: Central Azucarera de Bais – Negros Oriental’s industry pioneer, established in 1918 by the Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas (Tabacalera) as its first sugar mill.

Additional Info:

  • Suggest you take the 9/10:30AM ferry to Oslob, Cebu from Dumaguete (30 min ride) and 3PM ferry back.
  • Both Whale Watching and Tumalog Falls are in Oslob, Cebu
  • Van Rental in Dumaguete: Robert Placencia +63926 876 6873

Reminders:

Whale Watching

  1. It’s only up to 12nn so plan your trip for the morning
  2. Bring a wet bag for your valuables if you are going to need them on the boat; and soap, shampoo and towel so you can shower in the rinse area
  3. Best to bring your own snorkeling gear and fins

Tumalog Falls

  1. Entrance is P20 per person
  2. Habal habal ride is P50 roud trip per person, P100 if from the highway
  3. Bamboo raft / barge is P100
  4. Bring snacks and towel

Apo Island
Best to bring your own snorkeling gear and booties

Check out the LDL Summer 2014 video too!

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