March 01, 2012

Day 2: Hello Iloilo

As much as we want to extend our stay in Bacolod for a food trip, we have to say goodbye because we have to move to our next leg. Arrived in Iloilo at past 1PM and we took a taxi going to One Lourdes Dormitel (fare P60). 

I chose One Lourdes Dormitel because of the price and location; we always travel on a shoestring so looking for affordable accommodation is a must. My husband always stays in MO2 hotel if he has business trip but it’s too expensive for me. =) I was glad that I stumbled on Noelizm blog and all his reviews are indeed right.

One Lourdes Dormitel is really affordable, very accessible if you are a commuter, and very near in Robinsons and market. Actually, I was not expecting much but I was amazed when I saw that they had elevator, security card key, free-wifi, mini café, vanity dresser, closet, and even fridge in our very cute room.

We’re supposed to be in Iloilo as early as 8AM but since we extended our Bacolod trip, I have to adjust my itinerary. So we started our tour at 4PM. First stop is Museo Iloilo; we took La Paz Jeep (P7.50). You won’t miss the place because it’s beside provincial capitol. 

There’s nothing much to see inside, P25 is the entrance fee, and I find it expensive because there’s nothing special, I was expecting Iloilo history but the museum is more on EDSA pictures and story. The camera is not allowed inside the museum.

From Museo Iloilo we went to Jaro church, we just took Jaro jeep (P7.50). The belfry is on the other side of the road. It’s hard to take pictures without vehicles. 

Jaro Church

I decided to have dinner in Breakthrough but I have no idea that it is very far, we thought we were lost. From Jaro Church, we took CPU jeep (7.50) and the driver dropped us in SM, then from SM, we walked 2 or 3 blocks then rode Calumpang jeep (P10).

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Breakthrough is a restaurant by the sea or by the beach. We got grilled squid, lechon baboy and sizzling crab meat. Price is inexpensive and foods are just ok. People frequent this place because of the view. We did not stay long because we had to wake up early the following day for our Guimaras trip.


  1. Okay, the pusit looks really good and I've never been to Iloilo so I'm going to keep this as reference for when I finally get to!

  2. The room looks really cute! Talagang nautilize ang space pero mukhang maganda at malinis siya. ^__^ The entrance of the museum looks really nice as well. Maganda pala ang route na ginawa nyo kasi ang daming pwedeng puntahan! :)

    Btw, ano ang cam na ginagamit mo ngayon? Nagpop talaga ang colors ng pictures. :)

  3. Hay, tuloy-tuloy ang lakwatsa galore. =) Inggetz ako hehe
    The dormitel looks very clean and free wifi? That's great =)
    Disappointing naman ang museum, bakit kaya ganyan ang mga museum sa atin, may bayad na di pa ganun ka siksik sa history?
    Ang sarap naman ng dinner with a view sis.
    I'm glued to your blog awaiting the next part!

    1. kung hindi ng alang kami pagod, stay pa kami. =)

  4. We went to the same church when we were in Iloilo a few years back to attend bro's wedding. =)

    Masarap bibingka dyan! =)

  5. I intend to go to Breakthrough as well. Sana di kami mawala!