Dumaguete: The City of the Gentle People
It was early this year when we visited again Dumaguete after a couple of years. We were amazed on how the City grew bigger and better. We arrived around lunch time and we headed straight to Honeycomb Tourist Inn where we had our reservation. Though there are things that haven’t changed, like the sound of motorcycles and scooters which are their major mode of transportation within the City… Dumaguete still has this unique appeal to travelers. The City offers major attractions like churches, universities and other historical places. Its easy to get around the City, you can finish the tour in just one day.
One of the famous places we’ve been to is the Historic bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Alexandria also known as the “Dumaguete Belfry”, we also enjoyed strolling along their Boulevard where famous Hotels, Restos and Bars all lined up and becomes a party zone at night. When the sun sets, they have this place near the port where street food is served at its best. We also visited their downtown area where seldom you’ll see vendors selling on the sidewalks. They also have Robinson’s Place Mall, the newest and biggest mall in the city. Dumaguete is also a place for the growing BPO industry and proud to be one of the top 10 next wave cities in the Philippines.
Dumaguete City is truly a destination. A City you will surely fall in love with. Its not just a place where you can see its beauty, but also for its people. One thing is for sure, It will never be our last trip to Dumaguete, The City of gentle people. It was indeed a Happy Trip.