City of Smiles

The first time I fell in love with the ocean.

PLACES WE WENT TO:
BACOLOD CITY, PHILIPPINES
LAKAWON ISLAND, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

Bacolod has always been my go-to place during the summer. This is actually the place I discovered that I’m an Island girl at heart and I fell in love with the golden summer light. I was first introduced to this beautiful city ever since I met my best friend Trebs back in highschool. We would always stay one night in the city and go straight to their beach house in Sipalay first thing in the morning the following day. Back then, it felt like the nights were so much longer because my friends and I would drink until the sunrise. Funny thing is, most of the time we “somehow” manage to get up in the morning and still go for a swim (while nursing a hangover). I’ve been there more times than I could count and let me to tell you, it’s always a different experience every time I go back. These photos were taken last year. We visited the new and improved Lakawon Island, just a 45-minute drive from the city. Yes, it’s a white sand beach and easily comparable to the infamous Boracay sand. My country is so beautiful!

Enjoy browsing through the photos!