My initial plan is Iloilo and Guimaras only but when I learned that I can go to Bacolod via fast craft for 1 hour only, I asked hubby to file 2 days’ vacation leave. Thanks to Airphil seat sale, I was able to book Manila to Bacolod for P2k+ (3pax).
Since we can’t check-in early we went to McDonalds for breakfast, we stayed there till 7AM before we visit Capitol Lagoon and the Ruins.
The first time I saw “The Ruins” pictures in Facebook and Internet, I was really amazed and how much more when you really see it up close. Let me share now the pictures.
"The Ruins of the mansion of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson was built in loving memory of his deceased wife Maria Braga after her death in 1911. The mansion of Italianate architecture, was designed to be a monument of their enduring love affair. In the eve of World War II in 1942, the mansion was torched by guerrilla fighters and was burning for 3 days leaving behind reminders of a glorious past. "
|sarap kumain kung ito naman ang view mo|
|tuloy po kayo|
|mini golf course for a minimal fee|
|dadalhin kita sa king palasyo...|
|dito kami nagpalipas oras|
The place is really relaxing my only concern is there is no tourist guide that will tour you around the mansion and explain the history of it; instead you have to read the information posted on the wall which I find incomplete from what I’ve read before. P60 is the entrance fee so I find it expensive. But still, it is worth the visit, best location for pre-nup pictures or garden wedding. =)
How to get to Ruins: From Capitol Lagoon, we rode “Bata Jeep” and told manong driver that we’re going to “The Ruins”, (P7.50/pax). He dropped us off in terminal of tricycle and then we took tricycle to “The Ruins” (P15/pax). The tricycle driver asked me “ma’m, sandali lang po ba kayo?” I said, “mga isang oras manong”. He said, ah, kala ko sandali lang. But we stayed for almost two hours and when we left, I saw the tricycle driver waiting for us though I did not ask him to wait. Actually, we’re ready to walk around 500 meters just to reach the next terminal of tricycle. I’ve read before that you could hire a taxi for P500 or you could ask the tricycle driver to wait for you P100.
|saw this poster at Silay Airport. Ganda sana kung sunset kami nagpunta. =)|
Negros Occidental, Philippines