10 Things I Want to Experience in Bicol Region



ShareTweet The Bicol Region, Bicolandia or Region 5 is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Situated at the south eastern part of Luzon this region will definitely surprise each visitor. I have been to all the six provinces ( Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate) included in this region except for Masbate. I can still recall the first time I set foot in Bicol, I was still in college aboard a chicken bus- it was one crazy escapade. Since then, I kept coming back. But I think the past visits barely scratch the surface. So here’s […]

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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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