May 5, 2013
It was my first time to set foot on my mother’s province. It was also my first time to ride a long-haul commuter bus! Pretty scary, but I love how our bus had wifi (lols). We left Cubao at around 9-10PM, and arrived 10 hours later at Naga. From there we rode a UV express all the way to Goa, Camarines Sur.
Dios Marhay na aga Bicol! "Good Morning, Bicol!" And yes, I totally googled that. I felt pretty strained and battered from having to sleep on a reclined seat for the entire night + having to wake up from time to time thanks to the wild driving skills of the bus driver (terrifying!!).
But the new environment was quite energizing. Everything in this photo is so provincial- from the tricycle to the nipa roof down to the politician posters. Our first stop of the day was our Lola’s house.
My lola’s biik (baby pig).
And the neighbor’s massive(!!!) mother pig!
Langka (jackfruit) tree!
Using a water pump! *cool*
After our Lola’s house, we headed over to somewhere near the ports to Caramoan where my parents apparently own a parcel of land. We walked around the area examining its potential for commercial use (lol, in two decades time probably).
Such a hot, sunny day.
Passed by corn left out to dry for livestock feed.
The very picturesque Mount Isarog.
Come late in the afternoon after going around our relatives’ houses we were already bound for Legazpi, Albay as per my request!
And you might’ve guessed- it’s to see the Mayon Volcano!
The trip took around 3 hours. We practically spent the entire day going around by van.
We made it to our hotel in Legazpi at around 9PM. We stayed at the Hotel St. Ellis, which is supposedly the highest rated hotel in Legazpi based on TripAdvisor.
Mirror shot for this tired girl (with her tired aunt in the background!) before having dinner at 10PM.
THE BED WELCOMES ME!!!!
Goodnight, pretty wall print.