Silay City where the old meets the new
Silay City Travel Blog› entry 11 of 11 › view all entries
May 18th, 2010 – by: mightor20
After buying iodine for my uncle so he can clean his wound further, I took some snapshots of the church nearby. As well as the old establishments. We checked out the Jalandoni Museum with the original furniture still intact.
We had some inasal for lunch and then headed to Balay Negrense, one of the more famous ancestral houses in Silay City. The house was built by sugar baron Victor Gaston and was turned to a museum some years ago. In the museum, one can witness the opulent lifestyle of the family as well as understand some practices of the older generations of Filipinos.
I think we stayed in Balay Negrense for over an hour. Since my uncle was injured, I headed to go around the city to see all the famous ancestral houses. I photographed a map of them I found in a magazine in Balay Negrense so I'll know where they are. I was like on a hunting trip shooting each house as soon as I found them. I was able to see all of the houses in less than 2 hours and returned to my uncle for a serving of mais con yelo (which is shaved ice with corn and milk). We stayed for a while in the town plaza until I let him go and had my early dinner at El Ideal Restaurant. Their guapple pie was muy delicioso. I bought my pasalubongs there as well.
By 5 pm, I rode a shuttle van going to the airport. I stopped by the souvenir store near the airport since I was looking for a delicacy that I did not see in Silay. I realized that the souvenirs they sell here were way cheaper than what they sold in El Ideal. Bummer!
A couple of hours later, I boarded my plane and brought with me all the wonderful memories of this trip.
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