Wednesday, August 12, 2009

D = Dumaguete



Seal

When my dear British friend K told me the trip to the Philippines was approved, one of the places I hoped we would visit was Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. I was so happy when K granted my wish.

Dumaguete City was a small city also known as the "City of Gentle People." When we got there, it was indeed true that the people here are gentle and nice, and sweet. The City is also referred to as the "University City," because of the several universities and colleges that provide tertiary education to students coming from all parts of the country.

Some pictures around the City:

At Night

Saint Catherine de Alexandria Cathedral, at night.

Bell Tower

The Cathedral's belfry.

Dumaguete Sunrise

The spectacular sunrise by the Rizal Boulevard.

Rizal Blvd.

The Rizal Boulevard by dusk.

Amphitheater

Me at the amphitheater of the Silliman University, the first Protestant University in the Philippines, and is the the University where the City is well known for.

So Long, Dumaguete!

Dumaguete Airport, taken just minutes before we left.

These pictures were taken November of 2008. K and I stayed for three days and two nights in the city. Although some of our initial plans weren't realized, we were happy we visited the place. Just three months after this visit, I was able to set my foot back in the city, but I was with my brother and some friends from the Catholic organization where we belonged.

K told me there will be another Philippine trip coming next year, and my dear friend is hoping we could go back here. If that one pushes through, I will be reuniting myself with this dear City pretty soon. =)

Happy mid-week, everyone! Thanks for visiting.

*** Jenn ***

8 comments:

photowannabe said...

Nice pictures and an interesting choice. thanks for the information. I had never heard of this city before.

Sylvia K said...

The city is new to me, too, but it looks marvelous! Lovely captures!
Thanks for the information, too.

ArneA said...

Very interesting post. Never been to the Philippines

bertN said...

The night shots are great!

jay said...

Interesting tour! I like the cathedral's belfry, and you look great! Love the seat you're sitting on, too!

Leslie: said...

I'm so glad for you that you enjoyed your visit. And I LOVE the photo of the sunrise - spectacular indeed! :D

Roger Owen Green said...

a new place for me as well. learn so much from abck

Grace and Bradley said...

What a beautiful place, and very nice photos to show us. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good time for your next visit.