I passed by Rizal Park and San Sebastian Cathedral. The rain regained its might on my way to the Capitol and what should have been a garden ceremony became an indoor event. Imagine fitting about 3000 delegates inside the Capitol . In the end, others were downstairs on tents, some in alleys, in stairs and anywhere we could possibly fit. Lucky for me, I found a place in one of the verandas. Then while hailing a cab as I retire for the night, the sight of BC00 marker concluded my short Bacolod trip.
There's also Moal Boal, the Pink beach you'd want to dive in. Located at the farther side of the island, this beach deserves a visit because of its pink shores. We didn't get this far because of our sudden desire to ride the RoRo (ferry boat) to Dumaguete. (That's another story.)
Cebu is one of the biggest islands of the Philippines. We took a flight from Palawan to Cebu. The whale shark swimming was in a place called Oslob in Cebu. Whale sharks are also called as Gentle Giants. The fishermen in Oslob feed these whale sharks and they come to relatively shallow part of the sea. Offbeat tourists flock from every part of the world to swim with the biggest fish in the world. The average height of the whale sharks is around 30 feet. It was a gorgeous experience to swim with these beautiful animals. So elegant and so scary. Read more about this experience here.