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2019 Bicol Road Trip Summary

Missed some parts of our 2019 Bicol Road Trip?
Here's the summary of my 6-day 2019 Bicol Road Trip.Places worth checking out:

Places worth checking out:


Places worth checking out:

2019 Bicol Road Trip: Day 6

Day 6:May 26, 2019After five days of exploring the Bicol Region, we've finally come to the part where we have to say goodbye to this wonderful region.
Since we've already booked our bus tickets to Starmall in Alabang prior to our trip, we had plenty of time to do other things. For me and my parents, we spent the whole morning working on our hillside farm. My wife, on the other hand, finalized the things that we'd bring back home. As for my daughter, she spent her time playing running after chickens. 

That afternoon we drove to Legazpi City to pick up our pre-ordered bus tickets at the Isarog Booking Office in Legazpi Bus Terminal in Tahao Road in Bitano, Legazpi City. While waiting for the bus at the pick-up point, my mom and I managed to squeeze in some time to attend mass in the historical Camalig Church.

The bus arrived on time and we left Albay at around 5:30PM. My dad stayed behind to manage the construction of our vacation home which was targeted to be finished around O…

10 Souvenirs to Buy in Albay

Planning to go souvenir shopping in Albay? Then this article might help you choose what to buy for your loved ones back home. Take note though that prices written here might vary depending on where you choose to shop. In my case, many of the products here were from the souvenir shops near the Cagsawa Ruins. 

Anyway, here's my list of 10 Souvenirs to Buy in Albay.

1. Keychains.(10-50 pesos each/ sometimes offered in bundles)
Keychains are one of the most common and cheapest souvenirs to buy in Albay, keychains are the go-to pasalubong/souvenir of those with plenty of families and friends. You may choose from the numerous sili (chili) and Mayon Volcano themed keychains.

2. Refrigerator Magnets.(50-100 pesos each/ sometimes offered in bundles)
This is also one of the most common and cheapest souvenirs to buy in Albay. Prices of the ref magnets vary depending on size and quality. Expect a lot of Mayon Volcano and sili themed ref magnets too. 

3. Souvenir Shirts.(P100-200) 
Who wouldn't w…

Sumlang Lake - Albay

Located in Barangay Sumlang, Camalig in the province of Albay, Sumlang Lake is one of the newest tourist destinations of the town and is also known as one of the best places to view the majestic Mayon Volcano.
History of Sumlang Lake Sumlang Lakepresently receives more than a hundred visitors per day. However, it was not like this a few years ago. The 9-hectare lake was once a water-lily covered lake with high coliform levels. As the locals would say, it once actually serves little purpose to the majority of the townspeople. Thankfully, through the bayanihan spirit of the locals, Sumlang Lake was given new life and now serves the barangay with a better (or let's say profitable) purpose. 

Today, Sumlang Lake offers visitors several must-try activities like aqua biking, balsa tour, and kayaking at a very affordable price. Visitors could also go food tripping they may opt to try out the mouthwatering dishes in Socorro's or the snacks at the snack truck at the lakeside. For those on …


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