"The City of Smiles" Top 5 Page for this destination Bacolod City by syllybabe

Bacolod City Travel Guide: 458 reviews and 1,157 photos

The Sweet Taste of Home

Mr. Nice Bum here is on one end of a big pond in front of the Provincial Capitol building in my city. I never really noticed him before but since I've taken an interest in photography, everything suddenly looks like a photo opportunity.
Bacolod is home. I grew up here...in an island where sugar was and still is the main source of income for most people.
I can't boast of beaches like most other islands but the people here are warm and our culinary delights, oh so sweet!
Come visit and experience what the singsong lilt of the "ilonggo" dialect can do to you in "The City of Smiles".

Note: Most of my good tips will be in Off the beaten path. This is mostly due to the fact that other than sampling our excellent food, there isn't much to do in the city itself.

One of the things I like taking photos of...Doors. These can be found in St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Victorias, Neg. Occidental.

What makes Bacolod special? The friends I grew up with.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Home...and I'll most likely bump into somebody I know everywhere I go.
  • Cons:Losing the small town feel but still a lot of small town thinking.
  • In a nutshell:Home...can't beat that!
  • Intro Updated Sep 11, 2005
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  • lizaresandrea's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Thanks for including Palmas del Mar in your Bacolod tips. Palmas now has a 3 pools aside from the 2 kiddie pools. Those interested in Palmas may check our website, http://palmasdelmar.webs.com

  • Sep 8, 2010 at 3:32 AM

    How do i go there?

  • asiantraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    i visited bacolod before an ive never had an idea that there was a museum inside the capitol building...now i know but to late

  • matt10gonzalez's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 8:10 PM

    Hi! So, you're also from Bacolod? Me too! So do you think without friends, you'll find Bacolod boring?

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 8:21 AM

    Your info are really helpful. For the first time I would be visiting your area from the US, this winter. I would appreciate if I can get some idea about what gifts to bring in for families and friends, Thanks, Sam

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2006 at 6:43 AM

    Just passing by - next time i visit city of birth, will get photo of our BULL ;-)))

  • honurox's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 1:22 AM

    does McSpaghetti have a happy meal? ?P

  • Mailo's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 9:39 AM

    Right.. we only have hamburgers and the traditional fried potatoes.. and some more hamburgers.. would like to have some of those spaghettis

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 5:44 PM

    OH! You make me miss Asia looking at yr pages, I miss the people, the places, the culture, the weather, the colours and well need I go on....Take care...Tim

  • Apr 23, 2006 at 9:03 AM

    Hi syl, ang gaganda ng mga pictures mo, hope someday makarating ako ng bacolod.

syllybabe Used To Live Here!


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