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DUMAGUETE: TRAVEL DIARY

Sandbar and Beach| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com9c4eGG5Mi LOCATION: DUMAGUETE, PHILIPPINES
This lively, little city offers has so much more to offer than just scenic, island destinations…


Church| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Sans Rival| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Love! | Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Sandbar and Beach| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Beach| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
BudBud: Glutinous rice with mango and tsokolate| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Sunrise | Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Wednesday Farmers Market | Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com Wednesday Farmers Market | Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com BudBud: Glutinous rice with mango and tsokolate| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Lake| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Lake| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Children at Sunset | Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Dusk | Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com
Sunset at Sta Monica| Dumaguete Travel Diary by Catriona Gray | cat-elle.com

 

Known as the The City of Gentle People, Dumaguete City is located on the south-eastern part of Negros Oriental. Calling paradise destinations such as Siquijor and Cebu close neighbours, Dumaguete is definitely in good company. In many ways, the city’s close proximity to these islands makes it an ideal jump off point. What I love most about Dumaguete is that there is so much to do inland, as well as on the water. A short boat ride will find yourself at Apo Island swimming with the majestic seaturtles or testing your courage swimming with the friendly, giant whale sharks in Oslob.

Being my first trip to the island of Negros Oriental I expected the views to be up to par with Philippine’s other famous, post-card worthy destinations but what I didn’t expect was the variety of delicious, culinary treats. The locally-loved BudBud: glutinous white or black rice paired with freshly made cocoa tsokolate and mango is a great introduction to the food of Dumaguete City. To experience flavours from the country side, drop by the weekly farmers market where the Lechon (roast pork) is so (so) good (seriously). And of course, you cannot visit Dumaguete without indulging a little (okay…alot) with a slice of Sans Rival cake – a rich, buttery, layered cake that has a unique, nougat texture. I found myself in complete bliss eating my little heart out. Ah Dumaguete… until we eat- I mean- meet again.  

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3 Comments

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    Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Through these photos I would love to visit Dumaguete. Nice one.

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    An Ordinary Dumaguete City Girl
    October 31, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Cat!

    Wow you really are beautiful!

    By the way, I am a local of Dumaguete City and I’m so happy to read great reviews of my beautiful hometown. =) I can see Balanan, Apo Island, Malatapay, and I don’t know the others. lol (Shame on me…)

    Good luck and keep safe!

    Mona T.
    http://www.dumaguetenyo.com

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    Mark Duarn
    December 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    We would love to have you back my dearest Cat. DM me should you have any plans again and I’d be willing to tour again around. Good luck on you Miss World journey.

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