A day trip to Don Salvador Benedicto

In the highlands of Negros Occidental, there is a small landlocked municipality that, by virtue of its location, is gifted with cool breezes and with a significantly lower temperature than the surrounding lowlands.  This is Don Salvador Benedicto, named after a former vice governor of the province, who distinguished himself during World War II.  The municipality is one of the youngest in the province carved out of 2 older ones, and was formerly a hotspot for armed conflict between government forces and communist rebels.  This is all in the past as peace and local governance has stabilized the place and it has since been designated as Negros Occidental’s summer capital. Continue reading

Preview: Malatan-og Falls

Malatan-og Falls from Liquid Druid on Vimeo.

One of my pleasant discoveries last year was the almost-unknown municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto in Negros Occidental. And within this municipality in the mountains is a majestic 100 ft.-tall waterfall named Malatan-og.

I’ll begin blogging about my Negros Occidental solo trip after I finally wrap up the Taiwan series. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do that before I leave for Myanmar at the end of this month.