Slogging through pile of stuff is such hard work. Whenever self casts a baleful eye at the mountain of unread mail and magazines, she feels it growing, like the loaves and the fishes.
Anyhoo, today self dug deep and surfaced with this fascinating document:
A list of things to do in Dumaguete
Actually, it was a download from a travel website, and the actual title of the post is:
The writer begins by calling Dumaguete the “City of Smiles.” (Now, just wait a minute! Self thought it was BACOLOD that is known as the “City of Smiles!”)
But, for the purpose of just getting on with it, self continues reading:
You can take a tricycle from the airport to your hotel.
You will check in to Harold’s Mansion (Tee hee! Self knows this place. The foreign backpackers’ hangout)
You will have breakfast at What’s Up, on Rizal Avenue
You will have lunch at K.R.I. (There were other things between breakfast and lunch, but they can all be summed up in two words: Freshening Up)
By now, it will be 1 p.m. Time to start exploring the city!
You will proceed to the Dumaguete Cathedral. You will check out the Provincial Capitol. You will walk around the campus of Silliman University.
You will have merienda (around 4 p.m.) at Gabby’s Bistro, located inside a subdivision called Florentina Homes. “Aside from a hearty main course, Gabby’s Bistro offers imaginative desserts.”
After merienda (This will take approximately two hours), it is time for a massage. You will go to the Royal Haven Spa, directly above a furniture store. And after the massage, you will now be faced with a very momentous decision: Should you (a) head back to the hotel and call it a night? (b) rest and then have a late dinner? or (c) go straight to dinner?
The correct answer is: Choose the a or b options. Do not attempt to go straight to dinner.
At 8 p.m., it is now OK for you to have dinner. The place to go is Jutz.
After a two-hour dinner at Jutz, go to Hayahay for drinks (Zack and self had dinner here in March!)
At midnight, head back to the hotel. Of course, the first thing to do upon returning to your hotel is to take a long, hot shower, and sleep. Now, you have two options: You can choose to wake up early and have breakfast, or you can sleep until it’s time for lunch.
At 11 a.m. (standard check-out time), you will head for lunch at a pizza place called Neva’s. On the menu: “pizza, pasta, and dessert.”
Two hours later, at approximately 1 p.m. (Self has no idea how you are expected to fill up the time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., but presumably most of the time is taken up with having lunch), go shopping for pasalubong at Sans Rival. This place is “known all over the Philippines for its silvanas . . . Their jam cookies are good too . . . ” You can hand-carry the silvanas: they keep “for about 4 – 6 hours outside the freezer.”
At 2 p.m., head to the airport (After partaking of such fabulous Dumaguete gustatory delights, self thinks it would be no surprise if the traveler experiences slight difficulty fitting into the airplane seat! Business or First Class will have wider seats, but an upgrade might cost something in the vicinity of $2,000, self kids you not! She has tried)
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.