02 Apr 2013
in Albay, Other Events Tags: Albay, events, Mayon360, running, sports
A 50 mile run around the circumference of the world’s most perfect coned volcano, Mt Mayon Volcano. Organized by the Junior Chamber International – Legazpi Chapter in cooperation with Liga ng mga Barangay – Albay Chapter and sanctioned by the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners. Sponsored by the Provincial Government of Albay, Governor Joey S. Salceda, and the Magayon Festival 2012.
Be a part of history, be one of the few to have run around this world famous volcano.
Mayon 360 Facts
Famous for its “Perfect Cone”, the Mayon Volcano is the Philippines’ most active volcano and the most popular tourist destination in the Bicol Region. With a height of 2,463 meters, it is the centerpiece of the Albay province
This run will cross 7 Municipalities, 3 cities, and 77 Barangays
A Total distance of 50Miles (80kms)
All paved roads, with close to 60 percent asphalt and 40 percent concrete
The Second Run around the circumference of Mt Mayon Volcano
15 Jun 2012
in Albay, Photography, Travel Tags: Albay, GT Express, jeepney terminal, Legazpi, Legazpi City, night sky, terminals, van terminal
Integrated terminals have got to be one of the best things that ever happened to the provinces, in light of the recent local travel surge. The ones in Naga and Legazpi are good – clean and organized. In Naga, you have to do a bit more walking to get to the terminals from bus to van or jeepney, you may also get a little bit lost as the van terminal is partially hidden behind a row of stores. In contrast, its always easy to spot public vehicles, as well as their destinations, in Legazpi.
I was waiting for my van transfer from Legazpi to my home in Pili, Camarines Sur when I chanced upon this little piece of sunset sky.
The sun was still setting and the moon was... impatient.
14 Jun 2012
in Albay Tags: 1st Colonial Grill, Albay, chili ice cream, Daraga, dining, food, Legazpi, Pacific Mall, restaurant
I was told there were many 1st Colonial Grills in Albay, but I insisted on going to the easiest one to get to, and that was the one located at the Pacific Mall. The place has two entrances, one inside the mall and the other, right by the street, across the open parking space.
14 Jun 2012
in Albay Tags: Albay, food, Legazpi, pinangat, restaurant, Waway's Restaurant
I feel like I already wrote a blog about this before but I’ve been unable to find it. There was a time when I sought to separate all my travel posts from everything else, and created a travel site called “One Travel Story” – the goal was to write one travel story at a time. After a year, I realized it was much too tedious to maintain too many sites and decided to abandon the project. I therefore had to migrate the posts, at least some that I thought worthy of saving. When angkuletdotcom crashed in 2011, I lost all control of what was saved and not. I am still recovering.
I was first in Waway’s Restaurant in February 2010 for lunch. I was in fact with Lia, who was then ten months old. Here are some of the photos from that trip:
05 May 2011
in Albay, Camarines Sur, Travel, Travel Factor Tags: Albay, Bicol, Camarines Sur, Food Trip, travel, Travel Factor
And here we are, the Food Trip Bicol is finally pushing through! The first sked is slated for June 18-19. This is going to be one fantastic food feast!
See and taste what Bicol can offer in the culinary department.. from sinarapan to chili ice cream to laing pizza to pancit bato to laing to bicol express, toasted siopao, lomi, kinalas and all those pili goodies.
Jun 18-19, 2011
Albay and CamSur
Eat your way through Bicol in this awesome culinary tour! Rich flavors punctuated with chili peppers and redolent of coconut milk come to mind as we take you to the best restaurants of the Bicolandia region. Savor the delicate Sinarapan of Lake Buhi. Try Legazpiâ€™s chili ice cream. Youâ€™ll even get to learn how to cook these wonderful dishes through cooking demos.
Bicol has never been this delicious. Experience Bicol, the Travel Factor way!