Our last trip to Bicol has sweet memories with little sadness as we sent my uncle off for the last time. But it’s at these times when family get together for strength and comfort.
This vacation was the most enjoyable one for me…so far. The last time I went to Bicol was after college which was more than 10 years ago.
There are many reasons why you need to visit Bicol and here’s some:
1. Awesome Sceneries - We used to ride the bus where you have to travel at night and just sleep in and when you wake up you’re now in Bicol. But this time, my father drove us all 5 adults and 5 kids for 10 hours (excluding stopovers). Father doesn’t drive to Bicol at night because of the big buses that you have to compete with by the dangerous zigzag roads.
I enjoyed looking at green lush of rice fields, trees, mountains, and the blue seas and rivers that we pass by the road. My sisters and I always go wow! Wow….wow! The kids either played during the travel and slept in some of the hours. I think kids don’t appreciate nature more than grown up people do coz I remember I was also like that when I was young…ger.
2. Mighty Mayon Volcano
We’re so lucky to catch this beautiful Mayon in great photos. It was the perfect weather, sun, time, and location. We just stopped by the roadside in Ligao, City, Albay coz the view was so compelling.
In sweet pose is my Mama and Papa.
3. Balisungsong, Ibus, Suman Sa Latik
Balisungsong is made of cassava with strips of coconut. It reminds me of my summer days in Bicol when I and my cuz would buy this from a vendor who would pass by the house every afternoon.
Not in pic are Suman sa Latik and Ibus. These two are made from glutinous rice. Suman sa Latik is wrapped in banana leaves and you dip it in delicious sauce made from coco milk, sugar and sometimes with bits of pili nuts. My father is an expert in this. Whoooh yummy! Suman sa Ibus is wrapped in coconut leaves and you dip it in sugar when you eat it.
To be continued…