One thing I love about being a filipino is that families are huge. This year, our family had a reunion in Bacolod – home to the Maskara festival and best chicken inasal in the country. We went to Bacolod to eat, appreciate our ancestor Jorge B. Vargas, explore the city and bond.
Like I said before, Bacolod is known for really good chicken inasal. Chicken House is known to have the best in Bacolod, and I couldn’t agree more. If anything, the only downer was that the portions were too small for a dish that good. Home of Juan Anacleto Araneta
Jorge B. Vargas, my great great grandfather was the executive secretary to President Manuel L. Quezon, the first Philippine President. He was known to be the ‘Little President’ because he was given blank presidential memos signed by president Manuel. When the president was exiled, he became the mayor of manila and occupied Malacañang. He was also the first Boy Scouts of the Philippines President!
Additional trivia from the family: The first philippine passport that was ever issued by the government (# 1) was given to him.
Batchoy in Bar 21
The Ruins of Talisay is the most well known tourist attraction in Bacolod. We had a tour and learned quite a few interesting facts. For example, guests would only enter the front of the house and the children would enter through the side. Or, the family would wear big bows in their hair indicating that they were rich.
Now on to the second half of our trip, the beach! We stayed at Punta Balata White Beach Resort. The perks were that we were the only ones there and the weather was great (hot and windy). We even spent some time at Agutaya and went snorkeling by Danjugan island.
Triangl girls? HAHA
And that’s it for Bacolod. Yes, we go to lots of beaches, so you can only guess what my next post will be about 😉