Road Trip: Bicol – To Legazpi

From Tugawe Cove, the boat brought us to a different port (a kilometer or two away from Sabang Port) then we headed to Pili to have late lunch. A popular restaurant in Bicol is Bigg’s Diner. It used to be called Mang Donald’s but McDonald’s filed a case against them since the former’s brand sounded like the latter’s. Mang or Manong is a term for older men here in the Philippines. Bigg’s Diner offers burgers, pizzas, spaghetti and fried chicken in their menu. They have to offerings which consisted of local food, laing and tinuktok. I’ll discuss more of the local food in a separate post. 🙂

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After lunch, we proceeded to Legazpi City where we’ll be attending Sunday mass and spending the night. Papa let me drive this time! I was both excited and nervous since it would be my first time to drive in a province. It wasn’t so bad; I just have to be careful when were passing by houses with kids playing outside of the house haha! We spent most of the afternoon driving to Legazpi 🙂

We also dropped by Cagsawa ruins hoping we’d get a good picture in the place with the Mayon volcano in the background. Unfortunately, it was quite rainy that day and so the volcano is covered in clouds. Cagsawa ruins is what is left of the church before Mt. Mayon erupted in 1814.

Only the tower is left.

Only the tower is left.

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Plaque of St. Raphael Parish Church

When arrived Legazpi, first thing we did was go to mass in St. Raphael Parish Church. Good thing my brother and I understand Bicol’s dialect as the mass we attended was said in Bikolano. After mass, we had dinner then proceeded to Legazpi de Embarcadero to pass some time before heading to my uncle’s home where we stayed. Embarcadero is a docking port where you’ll also find a mall and a hotel. In my opinion, Embarcadero is best seen at night because it looks better with the lights hehehe 🙂

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I bought this shirt from their store. Magayon means beautiful :) Mt. Mayon is named as such because of its beautiful, almost symmetrical form.

I bought this shirt from their store. Magayon means beautiful 🙂
Mt. Mayon is named as such because of its beautiful, almost symmetrical form.

Our Lady of Peñafrancia

Our Lady of Peñafrancia

Read about our previous activities in Bicol too!
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