Spent the afternoon running around Bacolod. Because everyone loves shitty amateur photography on the Internets, here are some pictures:
This is the San Sebastian Cathedral, which is in the middle of the plaza. It's nice, but personally, I think there are a lot of churches in Iloilo that are much prettier.
They took down the belfry sometime in 1976, and the bells are now displayed in the yard behind the church.
Bacolod's city plaza has a cool memorial tomb for the unknown soldier. I couldn't get any closer because there were hobos hanging out at the base.
There are four fountains in the city plaza, all with a marine theme. The figure on the lower part of the photograph is a mermaid. I couldn't get closer because I was getting drenched.
Here's a billboard showing Bacolod City's mayor, Groucho Marx
Now we're talking! I'd always thought that inasal was a little overrated, that there was nothing special about this certain type of grilled chicken (except that it was very dry). I sat down for a meal at Lion's Park near SM, figuring that at least I would be able to take a nice picture for the meal. Their menu claimed that they had the best chicken barbecue in town, a bold claim for a city full of inasal places. And it was fucking awesome! I'm going back there tomorrow.
A couple of hours later, it was dinner with Luz
at a place called Lord Byron in a subdivision called Homesite. The ribs were great, crunchy like Lechon Kawali, and the sauce was nice too.
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