Just Bacolod

I owed Bacolod.  For the past 3 days, I’ve been using it as a jump-off point to get to somewhere else, and so on my last day, I decided to do a bit of staycationing (of a sort) and just roam around the city to see whatever interesting stuff I could find wherever my two feet would take me. Continue reading


“The Ruins” in Talisay, and a detour to Bacolod

“Talisay” is the name of a type of tree, and is also a pretty common place-name in the Philippines.  As far as i know, there are 2 cities and 2 municipalities that are known by this name in Negros Occidental, Cebu, Batangas and Camarines Norte, respectively.  What sets apart the Talisay of Negros Occidental is undoubtedly the remains of the building formerly known as the Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion, now referred to as “The Ruins”.  Talisay is adjacent to both Silay and Bacolod and I planned to spend the afternoon viewing The Ruins. Continue reading