Calaguas Islands Trip Guide: The Cheapest Way Possible



ShareTweet Travel Blogger friends recommend Calaguas and more people are raving it, now it’s time for me to really check the island out. As I’m not a fan of tour packages, I did some research for a DIY trip to the famed Mahabang Buhangin. I was glad when Joan of The Backpack Chronicles and Clara from Romania were with me on this trip. Made the terminal transfers, couple of waiting and long butt-numbing trip manageable and happy too!     If you are coming from Naga: Take the van going to Daet (Php 188, 2:30 hours); then take the tricycle […]

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Delectable Pinangat at Let’s Pinangat



ShareTweet Kuya Miguel, the buko vendor at the foot of Ligñon Hill told me that if I really like to taste the best Pinangat, I should go to Camalig. So from Cagsawa Ruins, I hurriedly went to Camalig and when I saw Let’s Pinangat I asked the jeepney driver to stop. Time check: 12:45pm. My tummy’s only request- FOOD! Guess what I ordered?     Pinangat is made up of gabi leaves (taro), cooked slowly with lotsa coconut oil. They also put daing (dried fish) and of course green sili to add flavor. I love the smoky, creamy taste of […]

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Mayon Volcano Overload: Ligñon Hill, Daraga Church and Cagsawa Ruins



ShareTweet I need to maximize my short stay in Legazpi and visit as fast as I could the touristy places in Albay: Ligñon Hill, Daraga Church and Cagsawa Ruins. All of these tourist spots have the picturesque Mt. Mayon as their background theme. Talk about Mt. Mayon overload. So here’s DIY (do-it-yourself) tour of Albay: Ligñon Hill. From the airport, I went to the Tourism Office and asked for a map of Albay. Then went outside the airport to look for a tricycle that would bring me to Ligñon Hill. Ligñon Hill is 30-minute steep uphill walk with a nice […]

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