Solo Backpacking Guimaras Island: Holy Friday in Balaan Bukid

Thursday, April 4, 2013

In my recent solo backpacking trip to the island of Guimaras last Holy Week, I didn't have any fixed itinerary in mind — it was rather a go-solo-and-get-lost kind of trips, which I am now starting to love. The plan was just to have a list of places in Guimaras that are worth visiting and hop from one trike to another to go to those places. Balaan Bukid was not in the list — I didn't know the place existed — but I found myself to be at the perfect place at the perfect time. Read on after the break.

How to Get to Guimaras Island from Iloilo City

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Guimaras is a fourth class island province sandwiched between the islands of Panay and Negros and only a few minutes south of Iloilo City. Known for their sweet mangoes and white sand beaches, it has become one of the top tourist destinations in Central Visayas.