#ISANGDAAN Day 87 Route: San Carlos City to Bacolod via Don Salvador Benedicto.
I was dumbfounded, surprised that Don Salvador Benedicto has this stunning landscapes. It was a feast to my eyes- passing along famous miniature Philippine landmarks like Ifugao’s Rice Terraces; The Lion Head of Baguio; Bohol’s Chocolate Hills; and Sagada‘s pine trees. The miles and miles of sugarcane plantation around the majestic Kanlaon volcano and the refreshing breeze of fresh cold air soothe my tired mind and body.
“It was a feast to my eyes- passing along famous miniature Philippine landmarks.”
Don Salvador Benedicto is a town situated in the mid-center of the boondocks on Northern Negros Occidental.
I placed my shades on top of my head, turned off my ipod, hid my camera and stand amazed on the opening of the bus’ door. I was just there for about 10minutes enjoying the breeze kissing my face. It was a timely break from the white beach overload I had for the past 2weeks or so.
The road was clean, sometimes winding and the bus slows down when approaching sharp curves. Mountains, hills, tall trees, spectacular cloud formations, rivers and small kubo paint a setting or rural life- ‘beautiful simplicity’ would be a perfect phrase to describe it. It was a right decision to take the non-aircon one (plus its cheaper by Php100) instead of the AC one.
I don’t how to end this blog post, but I guess I just want to say that this is the most scenic route in the Visayas region, I wish I have someone to hold hands with during this road trip. Anyway, every single day, I come closer to my home, 13 days from today, I will be eating from my own plate, sipping on my fave coffee mug, sleeping on my own bed. I wish #ISANGDAAN would not end that soon.
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I wrote this blog on my way to Bacolod City from Cebu City on the 87th day of my #ISANGDAAN Journey. Real-time blogging eh?
#ISANGDAAN is a personal journey and challenge to backpack around the Philippines the cheapest way possible for 100 days.
If you want to follow my steps, I have an interactive map- ISANGDAAN Journey map.