My 2012 starts with a side trip to Dumaguete City. And what's good about it was I got there solo. Finally I was able to get to a place again just by myself. I was really eager to do a solo travel again but I can't find time to do so thus; this side trip gave relief to that.
Dumaguete City is a city of Philippine province Negros Oriental. The city is also known as The City of Gentle People.
Going to Dumaguete City. Because of the very expensive fares to Cebu during Sinulog, me and my friend booked a plane ticket - Manila to Dumaguete to Manila. We were just very lucky that our inbound flight from Dumaguete to Manila was cancelled thus we had it re-routed from Cebu.
Me and my friend have different flights. I took the earlier flight while she had the next flight with almost 5 hours interval. I asked her that I'll just meet her at Sibulan port to get to Cebu and so she agreed.
Because I'm on a budget, I opted to go to the airport through the cheaper way, public vehicles. From EDSA-Taft, I rode a NAIA terminal shuttle bus going to Terminal 3, fare is around PHP 20.00 (cheaper than taking a cab). What I learned about this ride was since the drop off point was at the arrival area, it's easy for me to get inside the terminal because there are no long queues compared to the departure area gates.
I checked in and waited for boarding announcements. 11:15 came and I boarded the plane and I'm off to Dumaguete City.
I'm kind of excited during the plane ride as after a long time I was able to travel again solo even just for a short period of time.