Once again, Bacolod has won my heart. Look at how beautiful this place is!
After wandering around Silay, I rode a tricycle going to The Ruins in Talisay City. The ride itself was an adventure because the driver I hired didn’t know the exact location, so we ended up taking the longer route! But it was all good. At least I got to see more of Bacolod.
The Ruins is the remnant of what has been the mansion of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, a sugar baron in Negros. It was built in the early 1900s to commemorate his deceased wife, Maria Braga Lacson. For this reason, it has been dubbed as The Taj Mahal of Negros.
*fangirl moment* That fountain is where Enrique Gil (my celebrity crush) stood while screaming “I love you” three times in his latest movie with Liza Soberano. Hahaha. Sorry! Okay, moving on….
Because I was alone and was too shy to ask anyone to take a photo of me, all you’re going to see here are photos of my feet. Haha.
This used to be a beautiful home then, until it was burned down by the guerilla fighters during World War II as a strategy to keep the Japanese forces from using it as their headquarters. Although what is left of it now is its skeletal form, its beauty has wowed a lot of travelers throughout the years.
I took a quick break from taking photos and checked out their small cafe.
I ordered Spaghetti Bolognese for my late lunch. Sadly, it wasn’t that good (in my opinion). If you want to eat there, I suggest you order something else. Haha.
Anyway, at the back of the establishment is a huge park.
You can relax by the pond, and watch the school of Koi swim and the fake swans float around. I wanted so bad to lay on the grass, but of course, I didn’t… because I was afraid that people would think I’m crazy. Haha.
After seeing this beauty, it’s hard not to think of going back. Next time, I’ll stay until evening and see how the lights intensify the beauty that it holds even in broad daylight. Definitely bringing the boyfriend here next time too! Haha.
One day in Bacolod didn’t seem enough, but unfortunately, it was all I had. Bacolod, you have won my heart. See you next time!
Just a girl in her late twenties trying to find her way through life. She loves to write, eat, take photos, and freedive. She used to travel a lot and hopes she could do that again when this global pandemic is over.