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Friday, June 28, 2013

Valencia, Negros Oriental - The Forest Camp

I am not busy, but I was just consumed with a lot of things these past few days. I got a short vacation back to my hometown. My company offered a new position for a new job here in Dumaguete City, but I already decided to settle in Cebu. My mind is fixed. I have to move on. My ex asked another chance, but I just realized, there's plenty of fish in the sea.
The Forest Camp
When I think of leaving Valencia, Negros Oriental (9 km from the city), nostalgic memories come crashing through my head. I can't think of leaving my da barkads, my colleagues, and my second family here.
The Forest Camp
One of the most visited places here in Valencia is The Forest Camp. If you're in Dumaguete City, locals will lead you to Valencia. Then, locals in Valencia will lead you to The Forest Camp. Let me take you with me before I left this place behind. 

kiddie pool
 
Approximately 10 km from the city, you can reach The Forest Camp by car for only 25 minutes. You can rent a motorcycle in the city, and reach the place for only 15 minutes. If you reach Valencia through a public jeepney, you can ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) and ask for The Forest Camp.

Banica River
Situated in the curb of Banica River, the place offers a forest-like camp for nature-lover people. The water from the river run through a filter down to the three man-made swimming pools. The Forest Camp utilizes what nature can offer at the same maximizing its used for future generation. 
Nipa huts
family cottage

cottage

function hall
Family cottages are available for those who wanted to stay overnight. There are also bamboo huts for family in picnics. Tables and chairs are provided for groups who come from the city to relax. 


I couldn't count how many times I've been to this place. I wish my mind is a hard drive. No matter how full it is, still memories are safely keep. These photos are taken this year, but the photo below was last 2010 I believe. I took it from Xoxo_Grah's blog.
Valerie, Phioxee, Boing, Grah, and Emgee
I will be missing The Forest Camp when I'll be leaving Valencia, Negros Oriental. 

Till here. I hope to post more for the month of July. I was thinking of posting about weddings, but I don't feel like talking about about these stuffs today (bitter mode). By the way, people in the photos are my da barkads (friends). My ex is there. urg! Anyway,  thank you for the visit guys. 


Just me, 
Phioxee

32 comments:

  1. hmmm napa review ako sa mga pictures kung nasa EX mo hahaha!

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  2. @xan: hahaha nanjan sya. friends pa rin kami.last april 2013 to.

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  3. Ganda naman ng place. Masaya kaya kung ako lang mag isa ang pumunta. Baka may mumo sa gabi :) anyway good luck sa new chapter of your life. God bless!

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    1. marami pa rin namang tao pag gabi na sir joh. kaya lang super lamig. parang bagyo kasi ang climate ng Valencia ;-)

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    2. So kailangan ko pala magdala ng kayakap sa gabi....magdadala ako ng kumot, lol! Dami ko nang gustong puntahan, sakit sa bulsa, hay.

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  4. Yun oh! ganda naman jan sa Forest Camp :) Ikaw na talaga ang Aicy the explorer ng Dumaguete!

    And Ate Aicy, what do you mean to settle down in Cebu? may new job offer ka na ba dun or lipat-bahay ka lang? XD

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    1. Tinuloy ko na yung relocation offer ng company namin. Gusto ko na talaga magka life

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  5. So beautiful and fun that I _really_ want to go there!
    xx

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  6. Kaganda ng lugar. Dami ko pa di napuntahan sa Pinas. Anyway, good luck to your new adventure :)

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  7. Nakaka-wow ang forrest camp!!! Punta tayo jan!

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  8. Mukhang ayos ang lugar. Naisip ko lang dahil forest camp, malamok kaya?

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    1. Uu maraming lamok pag bandang hapon nah. Kaya da best pumunta dito umaga gang hapon lang.

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  9. Ang ganda nang place! Mukhang malamig ang tubig...

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  10. as usual tubig pa din haha!
    nice sarap naman dyan unlike here maninit haha!
    ang linis ng tubig ahh

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    1. lol frustration ko kasi ang tubig.di ako marunong lumangoy. kaya pag nagkayayaan, suggest ko agad resort or basta may liguan. lol

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  11. It's time to move on..pero never never forget the memories phiox..

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  12. nice place..mukhang ang lamig. ehehehe.. ah kaya pala sa Cebu ka na nagyayaya.. ehehhe.. Goodluck sa new life sa Cebu.. :)

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  13. love, love, love the place! galing....
    nangiti naman ako dun, there's plenty of fish in the sea...

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  14. ang ganda jan ah hehehe marami pala pag galaan sa inyo..

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  15. Ang gnda kasi nature lng ang peg sa lugar!!!! May new work ka na?

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  16. Hope your move to Cebu will be fun! Madaming new places to explore and yes, more fish to meet. Wag lang danggit! hehe :)

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  17. Ahh, new chapter in life - Exciting and terrifying at the same time! Anyways, Forest Camp looks like an ideal getaway for the whole family! Wish I live somewhere that has something like this nearby.

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  18. Ohh my goodness! I want to go there! How beautiful!

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  19. My grandma (a big influence in my life) hails from Negros Oriental. From her, I learned of places there like Palinpinon, Valencia and Dumaguete. Nice pics above. Definitely, a "must visit" from me when I travel the province.

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  20. unang word na pumasok sa utak ko sa unang picture pa lang eh "wow" (kung word na nga na maituturing 'yun).. you never fail to impress us sa mga posts mo.. interesting photos, interesting place, at interesting content..

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  21. ang lakas maka-forest talaga. nice! good luck to you phioxee :)

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  22. i remember this place. haha
    i went to dumaguete alone as my side trip after climbing Mount Kanlaon.
    started walking from the ceres terminal to valencia and got in this place.
    dumaguete is amazingly beautiful with lots of good people.
    wanna get back here and climb mount talinis. :D

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  23. nice. kahit man made, namaintain pa rin yung itsura ng nature. ganda. thanks for sharing.

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  24. I still feel the bitterness. :-P

    Pareho pala tayo. Sobrang busy. And because of busyness I fail to visit your blog more often.

    Well, I'm back! (I hope)

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  25. wish you the best in your move to Cebu Phioxee, I can feel both sadness of leaving a beloved hometown and also joy of moving on, I pray things will get better and better for you, I believe it will.

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  26. I love the Falls photography so neat yet very dramatic. So your moving to Cebu? Hope you can adjust easily but at least when your sad you can ask your family to come visit you :) Wish you goddluck girl esp. in love life .. do not settle for less you deserve the BEST :)

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