I am enjoying life in Philippines, All Around Bacolod. There is so much to do in this area and so many wonderful people.

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Philippines is diverse in the many islands and mine is Negros Occidental.


I heard the Word, so spread the News! God’s Great Earth is so Wonderful and I found it All Around Bacolod, which is such a wonderful place to visit and live.The City of Smiles. You gotta love it!


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  1. Nice post here, you seem to really enjoying all that Bacolod has to offer. I’m just slowly getting used to it but miss so much food from back home (Los Angeles)….hope you continue the post!

  2. Glad to have stumbled in your blog, Gary. Yey! Another blog about my beloved City of Bacolod. I love your reviews on restos & food. 🙂

    More power to your blog! ^_^

  3. Hey, wife pointed me in the direction of your blog. Great! We are planning our eventual retirement there, having already bought property in Talisay (Ayala Northpoint area) and are looking at a few more years before we move and build there.

    And being a cook, I’m anxious to learn the ins and outs of foods, availability, and how I’ll have to adapt.

  4. Hey Chef,

    Thanks for liking my blog. We know Ayala Northpoint well and a new Ayala Mall just opened up in that very area this month.

    The Bacolod Area is a Foodie Mecca! There is so much more available here than only Filipino Food. There are chefs from Spain, Italy, and other European nations who own restaurants in our area. Bacolod Culinary Arts Academy is owned and operated by 3 European Chefs.

    I think you chose a good area of the Philippines!

    Have a great day!

    ~ Gary ~

  5. Hi Elmer,

    The taxi fare from the Bacolod-Silay Airport to Bacolod City is about P500. There

    are shuttle vans at the airport and they are cheaper but you may have to wait until the van has enough passengers before they actually depart the airport to Bacolod City. Especially when several flights are due to land within the same hour on the clock.

    Have a great day!

    ~ Gary ~

  6. Hi,
    I have a friend who is in Bacolod for a few days. He’s looking for a nice apartment or house (2-3 bedrooms) that has at least one bedroom on the ground floor.
    Do you have any ideas?
    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Anupam,

      I suggest having your friend contact Mr Johnny Pane, who has most all current rental listings in Bacolod City. His cell phone contact number is 0928-428-3028
      He has helped several of my friends find the type of rental they wanted within their budget.

      Happy House Hunting to your friend!

      ~ Gary ~

  7. v nice blog, i hv read a lot t09.
    to be honest,cost of living is v expensive if dont cook.
    every time,when after raining libertad vegetables r become v expensive.

  8. Hi Gerry, I’m planning to build a house and I already have a lot here in Bacolod, since you been here for a long time do have any recommendation for a goooood contractor and a architect. Salamat Albert

  9. Hi Sir! Good day! Thank you for posting wonderful things about Philippines and Bacolod in particular, glad you selected us and live your retirement life here.

    Keep posting about Bacolod and God Bless you and your family!

  10. I have enjoyed your blog so much over the past 4 years. I have decided to join you there in Bacolod City. We should be there for retirement some time in Late Dec 2015. Hope to run into you sometime. Your insightful and interesting blog has been a tremendous inspiration.

      • Gary,

        We arrived Dec 22, 2015. Loving it already…

        So far the only thing missing is “good” Mexican food. I hail from San Diego CA.

        In any case, hope we can get together sometime just to say Hello.


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