Our family also dropped by Silliman University in Dumaguete, some sort of tracing back of historical roots as my husband’s paternal grandparents taught English at the university, if am not mistaken. Silliman University was founded in 1901 by Protestant missionaries and philanthropist Dr. Horace B. Silliman.

The Silliman University grounds was relaxing to explore, surrounded by huge acacia trees and old buildings showcasing American colonial architecture.

We saw the Gates of Opportunity, symbolizing the opportunities which are available to seekers of knowledge.

All in all, it was a good, quiet break in Dumaguete. Not as tourist-y as the other places we have been to, but a good break nonetheless. This ends our Dumaguete trip series. In the coming months, we will be starting our Puerto Princesa, Palawan trip series which we did this 2011 so do stay tuned.

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