Bicol Day 2

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DSC_0764During my trip in Legazpi City, I stayed in Sampaguita Tourist Inn near the workshop venue 

DSC_0817Breakfast was at La Mia Tazza

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DSC_0768Cafe Americano while I reviewed my presentation for that morning

DSC_0769Concorde Cake. Wafer cake is just so yummy. I know you aren’t supposed to have dessert for breakfast but this with the Americano is just perfect.

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DSC_0787IT’S SHOW TIME! I started by interviewing some of the resident bloggers

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DSC_0797Then I gave away two Stereotyped shirts!

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DSC_0799I’m so relieved the students had fun during my talk

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DSC_0814Lunch with the organizers at Small Talk

DSC_0815Pili Basil Pasta. Tastes like Pesto but even better with Pili!

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After lunch, Franzy and I met again to go to Cagsawa Ruins.

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The road to Cagsawa was ruined by the 2006 (I think) eruption of Mayon Volcano. Kinda creeped me out a lil.

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It was a long walk from the main road, but all worth it to see these structures I only see in postcards as a child. I can’t believe that’s JUST the belfry of the Cagsawa church. I suddenly realized I have this some sorta fear of ruins (which just sucks because I love going to ruins.)

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This native guitar works just like a regular guitar (but I thought it was different)

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DSC_0847They even have violins

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DSC_0849The Hoy Stick. Spin it, say “hoy” and it spins the other way around!

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DSC_0852Abandoned house

DSC_0857Beautiful clouds after the rain

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Franzy was raving all about this restaurant ever since I arrived from Manila, so I can’t leave without even trying. Buena Cena Una is an old house converted into a restaurant and events place in Daraga, Albay.

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DSC_0870Lumpiang Tinapa. I love Tinapa or smoked fish, so I can’t resist to try this rolls when I saw them on the menu. The smokey goodness of the fish and the crunch of the wrap with the tang of the vinegar is just awesome. I’d like to try this at home!

DSC_0871Cheese sticks.

DSC_0872Bruschetta. The bread could use a little more toast and more drizzle of olive oil perhaps. Twas just okay.

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DSC_0874Wild Fern Salad. I wish I had noticed that they are adding a vinaigrette to this salad. Usually, I like my Pako salad with just a drizzle of fish sauce and calamansi. Or if they’re doing this with a dressing, they could have gone easy in it.

DSC_0875Clubhouse Sandwich

DSC_0880Before leaving, I decided to visit Daraga church, but it was closed.

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DSC_0882I wish I could be back soon!

Thanks to Josh Acuna of St. Agnes Academy Alumni Association for inviting me to Legazpi City!

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