Some long overdue sketches from our trip to Bacolod City. The first page is from the NAIA 2 terminal, sketching the plane, the woman sitting next to me, the view from the window. Getting to the city from Silay airport is pretty easy, just find a shuttle/van that goes there for roughly 100/150 pesos. We stayed at the Check Inn, which is a decently priced hotel in the city center, walking distance from SM Bacolod (where you can get shuttle back to the airport. It’s also walking distance to the Bacolod Public Plaza and San Sebastian Church, so I spent a couple of hours sketching there while Aissa napped in the hotel room The quick sketch of a man in the lower right is actually a statue of one of aissa’s ancestors, fr. fernando cuenca. A statue of him sits right outside San Sebastian Church.
I quite liked the Public Plaza. The Gazebo is a remnant of US colonization. It was interesting to see something like that in real life, which I only ever see in movies (interestingly enough, mostly movies from the Southern USA). More on the public plaza here, but one of the more interesting sights was a statue of a young boy seemingly wrestling with a swan, with no context whatsoever. We ended the day in one of the numerous stalls around the public plaza enjoying street food and san miguel. It was Oktoberfest and a week prior to the masskara festival, so the area had a very festive mood despite the torrential rain.