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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

entry arrow10:00 PM | Briefly From Our Negros Island OBT

We ended our first leg in the mountains of Canlaon, and our second leg in the heritage city of Silay via San Carlos and Cadiz. This time we were headed to white sandy beaches down south, in Sipalay. After Bacolod, we got lost for an hour in the interiors of Bago, looking for their Rizal statue [which we never found], because Google Maps, which we have christened Magta [as in "magtanong"], was leading us all over the place, going nowhere. We found our bearings again in Valladolid, which meant we skipped Pulupandan. After Kabankalan, going through the vast expanse of Ilog and Cauayan, it began to rain hard, and by the time we reached the outskirts of Sipalay, it was dark and rainy, although thank God there was no wind. We crossed the sea from Poblacion Beach to Sugar Beach, thirty minutes away, under the intense night sky, drenched to our skin because of sea and rain, staring into the dark with the hum of motorboat and the mild rocking of waves for company, our beacon the far off pinpricks of light that would prove to be our home for the night. It has been an adventure.


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