Bacolod Negros Ecological Forest Exhibit

HornbillA few blocks from the Bacolod’s town proper was the Negros Museum and the Ecological Forest.

The Negro’s Museum is definitely worth a visit to see and learn a bit of the island’s history as well as Philippine history. One of the highlights for me was the collection of ethnic toys and dolls from all over the world which were donated by a very wealthy woman who had been collecting them throughout her lifetime. On the second floor are artifacts and other objects showcasing the sugarcane industry. Continue¬†reading

Vibrant and Colorful Masskara Festival in Bacolod City

Elementary School Category Street Dancing
Elementary School Competition

1st Day of Festival: If you missed our morning, read about our yummy Cheap Lunch and 20 cent Oysters.

We walked around to check out the outside vendors and quickly realized we came just in time for the first street dance competition. The first competition was the Elementary School Category. They start to parade down the street and into the main Bacolod Plaza in front of the judges and crowds of people surrounding them. Since we came about 5 minutes before it started, there were already crowds and crowds of people and we weren’t sure how we were going to even see it. Continue¬†reading

Bacolod is the City of Smiles

Off to Bacolod
Cebu Pacific Air

We planned this 5 day trip to experience and capture the spirit of the famous Masskara Festival 2009.
Finally our first trip out of Luzon and into the Visayas in the island of Negros. Negros is located between Panay and Cebu which holds popular cities such as Bacolod and Dumaguete. A month long event that leads up to a huge countdown experience very similar to experiencing New Years Eve in Times Square minus the big city skyscrapers. Continue reading