Solo travelling isn’t new these days not even in the history. Ya’ll know that! 😀 Even in my country I see a lot of solo backpackers of different nationals. Such people leave me curious. Like I asked myself once, “How can they enjoy the trip when they’re all alone?” “Are they loners? Not cool!” “What can they get from travelling solo?”
Never did I understand them until I for one went travelling solo. Last month, something lighted up the candle of courage deep within me which made me decide to fly solo. I want to discover myself. I want to know what I can do and cannot. I want to reassure the things that are beyond my control. However, I am sure that I am NOT lonely, okay? Haha. I randomly picked Bacolod City. Did some research. Just so you know, I did this trip for a day. Yeah, you read it right!
Fasten your seat belt! Let’s go!!
Welcome to the City of Smiles!!!
What surprised me was the amount of respect they get from the non-cycle rickshaw drivers. Don’t be surprised when you see eyes all on you. 😀 This kid rendered a good service except for the bumps and humps. 😀
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The room was tempting me to doze off which I couldn’t resist. Time to catch some sleep! zzzZZZ
Not a fancy one but the food was just right to my taste. Good staff and affordable prices!
Hail the Bacolod delicacies!
Went back to the hotel and let myself fell into a deep sleep for tomorrow’s finale! zzzZZ
Arrived here around 12. I had no idea which way to go since the information clerk couldn’t give me the free map anymore. She said they ran out of it, but told me about the volunteer tour guides within the resort. I tell you, the resort is too huge to explore it for like 2 hours. I had to get back downtown in 2 hours to fly back home. Fortunately, one young-looking guy approached me and introduced himself as one of the certified tour guides there. I didn’t get the feeling of fear. He was warm and easygoing. On his motorbike, we drove to these beautiful areas in the resort.
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Finally, the highlight of this trip…
Trekking my way to see the waterfalls! This resort is known for its 7 levels of waterfalls. I didn’t have the proper attire for trekking but I didn’t mind. I really wanted to see the beauty of nature.
~Thanks to my tour guide who didn’t treat me like a princess. I did it on the strength and pace of my own. ^_^
~Because of time and energy constraint, I decided to end my adventure there. I might be going back there to see the rest of the falls.
I am so grateful to have experienced this in my 24 years of existence. Definitely, this isn’t the first and last! I won’t stop exploring the beauty of life. Indeed, Bacolod deserves the name the City of Smiles. It’s not because the local wear that smile you want to see but it’s how they make you smile thinking about how they treat you well.^_^
What I’ve learned from this?
Well, solo travelling isn’t boring at all! The people who you meet along your trip make you feel not alone. You learn from them and in return you influence them. The most important thing I’ve realized is that, you will not be able to understand yourself deeply if you just stay in your comfort zone. Go out and explore alone! And you’ll see how well you do even when you do not know anyone around you, not familiar with the place, and do not speak their language. Fly high and freely like a bird! But then again, never ever forget to go back to the branch where you first spread your wings. ^_^