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Feb 29, 2012 - Dumaguete

Dumaguete is a town located on the southeast coast of the island of Negros. It's the closest place to Siquijor with an airport, and I had to fly out of somewhere. Besides, the guidebook's description was encouraging: "it has attractive architecture, a laidback university town ambience, and a lovely seafront promenade shaded by acacia trees and coconut palms and lined with lively bars and restaurants". I stayed in Dumaguete for one day and a half, and it was one day too many! The seafront promenade is indeed very nice and will provide a...

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Mar 9, 2011 - Dumaguete: A Backpacker's Paradise

February 16 - 19 From Tagbilaran, we took a ferry to Dumaguete, on the island of Negros. Dumaguete is a seaside college town, fairly hip by Philippine standards, and full of young locals, expats, and backpackers. We found a wonderful place to stay called Harold's Mansion - the first real hostel we've found with a true backpacker vibe. We met some very cool people from all over the world - a few fellow Americans, as well as Danish, French, Spanish, British, Slovenian, Australian. (I'm sure I'm leaving some out...sorry!) We also met a bunch...

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Feb 3, 2007 - Apo Island, Negros

Apo Island Feb 3rd to 7th. In our quest to find the best beaches and snorkeling of the Philippines we headed to Apo Island. It's a little 72 hectare island and the home of the most successful Marine Reserves in the Philippines. We stayed in the hotel which was owned by the great grand daughter of the first person to ever live on the island. "Liberty" at the age of 12 was voted by the island villagers as the new Chief and Island leader when her grandfather passed away. Although, very young she assumed the role and within her realm as leader,...

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Feb 1, 2007 - Dumaguete, Negros

(Feb 1st - 3rd) Back to the city of Dumaguete (Negros) Docked in the University town of Dumaguete for a few nights to do some chores and make plans as we get set to explore the west coast of Negros. As far as big city's go, Dumaguete is a nice, clean and safe place to stop. The front blvd promenade is lit up at night by gas lamps and comes to life with the many food stalls filled with students eating tempura fish, chicken and sodas. Our next stop will be Apo Island. A small island just off the coast of Negros near Dumaguete. After that we...

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