the last two days of my weekend gateaway were the most exciting of all, of course i’ll be painting the city pink? hahaha.
arrived around 3 in the afternoon and headed to check Balai Tinay. Happy to see that the hotel was clean and homey…true enough that staff were friendly and accommodating. i was greeted by the owner himself and surprised they were expecting me since lunch. found myself in a comfy, single bed room with TV, AC and neat bathroom. Freebies on the sala were present; overflowing coffee and tea, WIFI too is reliable but not inside my room.
After i settled my things, i took a jeep going to Cagsawa Ruins (jeep going north is advisable). dropped off the crossing to Ruins i hired habal-habal going to the location. truly i was astonished and i cant imagine i am adding check to my list. I am here already at Cagsawa Ruins at the foot of the Bell Tower i only knew on my Sibika and Kultura books and some postcards. stayed for an hour or two for pictures and just to enjoy the scenery.
My afternoon is not done yet, i decided to check Embarcadero and sea wall of Legazpi. there are few shops and restos where you may stay for dine or shop.
walked my way to Battle of Legazpi Pylon and LCC but i was surprised to experienced the street foods of the city. Saw whole crispy chicken, BBQ bopis, the famous isaw and a lot more.
I made sure i am not full since planning to grab a good bite for dinner. nice to see Simple Talk a well-known resto and cafe in the city. a little dismay that local pizza already unavailable but did not stop me to at least try the house’ best. Steak and Pinangat with Kinalasan soup served with a smile. Tummy was happy and full when i left the establishment.
I wanted to go home and rest for a big day prepared but i cant say no to coffee and some sweets maybe. so there i was enjoying my hot mocha and blueberry cheesecake for an hour (“;
Woke up a early hoping the weather will be perfect for my itinerary but i was disappointed that it rained so hard. decided to deviate my plans for the morning. i went to Cathedral and Naga Church instead and took good pics of these old buildings. Had my breakfast at Bigg’s with unlimited coffee.
rain can’t stop me to go and check Lignon Hill…took the Loop 1 jeepney and whallah I am on top of the hill. Though i was not lucky to see Mayon on a morning or enjoy the panoramic of Legazpi at least i was enjoying the cold and gloomy weather.
To compensate the cold and freezing morning, i decided something contrast. Yes and yes… cold and hot, fire and ice and it is the Sili Ice Cream of 1st Colonial. It was an experienced i would say combination of sweet, cold and fiery.
Its almost 11 when i completed almost everything in my list… and thought would be enough for a weekend escape. headed back to Balai Tinay to prepare for my flight back to Manila.
around 12:50PM i was on my way home…