Trying to figure out where I would be
after unpleasant week.
was a gloomy day in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. I wasn’t sure if I could make
it, but after lag moment in a fast food chain I decided to go. Travel time. I
took I fast cat from Calapan Port going to Batangas City. I don’t know exactly
where to ride heading to Albay, so best thing I did was asked the guard where I
could ride a bus. There is a bus station near Batangas Port, it is just right
outside the gate at the port and there I took a bus that has the signage
Manila, and just stopped in Santo Thomas, there, I was able to take the last
trip. It was a 12 hours ride for 600 pesos. I don’t know where is Albay, so I
wasn’t shy asking people around where I was until I arrived in Ciudad Nin
Legazpi. And then at last, it was a pretty long travel though. Yay!
Where to Stay?
thing I did was to look for a hotel where could I leave my things. I asked my
friend who’s been to Legazpi before, he advised me to go at Magayon Hotel, but unfortunately
there’s no available rooms that time. So no choice, I have to look for another
place to stay. Since the city of Legazpi is not a huge city I found it easy to
find other hotel that fits my budget. I found my place at Legazpi Tourist Inn rates are from 600 to 1,500 pesos.
Famous Places to Visit
took a jeepney going to Cagsawa.
Cagsawa is part of Albay where everyone could see the perfect cone volcano of
the Philippines, it is the Mayon Volcano.
The Mayon is an active volcano rising at 2,462 meters. The town was
destructed during the eruption of Mayon during year 1814 and the Bell Tower of
the town remains and now became famous as the Cagsawa Ruin. The ruin was the famous tourist spot in Albay. It
became the favorite spot for picture taking. There are locals who offer their
talent in taking picture to give you a nice shot of the ruin and give them any amount
for a tip.
Going back to the city, one of the passengers asked me if I
was new in their place. I said YES. She suggested me to visit the Daraga Church. She guided me where's the
church. It’s not far from Cagsawa, I just took a jeepney again going to the
town of Daraga. The church which the lady suggested to me is the Nuestra Señora de la Porteria Parish Church
locally known as Our Lady of the Gate Parish Church. It is a catholic church
built by the Franciscan Priest and became the relocation area for the people of
Cagsawa who were affected by the eruption of the Mayon.
Where to Eat?
is famous for its spicy foods. In the city of Legazpi, a restaurant named Colonial is famous in the city. It is
where for the first time I tasted Albay’s Sili
Ice Cream. The ice cream has different level of spice which is from level 1
to 4. Colonial
Grill is located in Rizal Avenue , Legazpi.Spicy Laing, Bicol Express, Pinangat and liempo are among of the famous
dishes being served in the restaurant.