BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 4 – Last Day of Country Leisure

Don't miss DAY 3. On DAY 4, we were back to Naga City. For our last day, we just eased up, wandered around town and ate, ate, ate before we set out to Manila in the evening. The night before, we chilled out at PBar on Magsaysay Avenue. We had our dinner here and shared … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 4 – Last Day of Country Leisure

BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 3 – Haunted by a Volcano

At the end of DAY 2, we headed to Legazpi City, Albay excited for the next day’s surprise. It had been tiring going around the city trying to decide which hotel we’d go to. We did not make any reservation in Legazpi city because, unless it’s peak season, it’s nice to discover good local accommodations … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 3 – Haunted by a Volcano

BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 2 – Whale Shark Interaction

Read first about DAY 1 here. There had been much anticipation of the beach that morning. What I hadn't anticipated was the surge of butterflies that increasingly brushed my stomach as I road the boat, held back and waited, and finally jumped and glanced at the gentle giant swimmer of under the sea. We registered … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 2 – Whale Shark Interaction

BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 1 – Donsol, Sorsogon

It was a fun jeepney ride with the townsfolk—women with large bayongs, parents with children on their lap, men hanging on outside the back. There were vendors, too, from whom we bought local sweet treats as snack during the long ride to Donsol beach.   We’d made a reservation in advance to make sure we … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 1 – Donsol, Sorsogon

BICOL Summer Spree: Starting Point

May 18, 2014. Sunday night. We assertively headed to the Turbina bus terminal in Calamba, Laguna. We were cool about it until we saw the queue of sitting and standing people at the terminal. No more tickets at the first bus station. We went to another. And another. We were starting to feel anxious about … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: Starting Point