Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mayon Planetarium and Skyline

Do you want to see Mayon Volcano closer than what the postcard pictures give you? You can actually! 

I was really surprised that there was a planetarium about halfway to Mayon Volcano. It quite fascinating and also they have a skyline deck you can have picnics with your family. 

The Planetarium wasn't like how I would expect it to be. There wasn't really a big telescope there to check the stars and we were day during the daytime so we were allowed to watch a documentary about Mayon Volcano which fascinated me a lot because of how active it was. 

Mayon Skyline is a relatively new attraction but its so amazing to see. 

We did some photo shoots in the marker which I won't show you because the pictures I got are so embarrassing I can't even think of posting them! 

But quite honestly if you will be visiting Mayon Skyline make sure to bring your closest friends because its really fun to just chill here and also you have a closer view of Mayon Volcano. Its so beautiful up close although we weren't given the opportunity to see the top closer. 

But it was really fun. 

I still have tons of posts to share to you guys so make sure to check back ok? 

Much Love! 

xx Alice

Yummy lunch at Kuyang's

One of the places we ate during our day tour was Kuyang's in Ligao. 

The whole place reminds me of a family restaurant in Manila which I will not name here because there are lots that I absolutely love. 

Kuyang's also offers catering services and most of their cuisine is Filipino and International cuisine based. Here are my favorites. 

Szechuan chicken. 

Its a bit on the savory and spicy side but still great on the palette. Great to share with friends and family for sure. 

Another thing I want to recommend is Kuyang's Chicken. Its actually a specialty they have so make sure to order this! Is sweet and savory and I love it! 

Honestly if I make this post reeeeeaaaaaallllllyyyyy long I might eat my own stash right now. And your girl is not financially for that so yeah. 

I promise to make it up on my other posts! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice

A Visit at Cagsawa Ruins

Another part of our tour in Albay was to visit Cagsawa Ruins. 

Its definitely a MUST. 

But I do have to tell you that its best to visit Cagsawa Ruins before noon to at least get a glimpse of Mayon Volcano to add to your pictures. We weren't so lucky though since it was about noon time when we got there so there were cloud formations so yeah. Not really something I will suggest if you want that post card picture effect. 

You can also go around the ruins and just explore but since there were a lot of people when we got there, peace and serenity wasn't really present. 

I still loved it though because FINALLY I SAW THIS PLACE IRL. 

I still have a bunch of posts about Albay so make sure to check back for more! 

Much Love!

xx Alice

Trying out new food! 1st Colonial Grill in Albay!

Touring around Albay will make you hungry. Like REALLY hungry. 

With additional of the heat from the sun which made us crave ice cream so we went to 1st Colonial Grill! 

Me and the group tried out a bunch of ice cream so here are some of the notable ones. 

Tinutungang Bigkas. 

This is really creamy and also nice to the palette. I actually prefer this one aside from the rest because its just something that reminds me of when I was younger.

We also tried level 1 and 2 of the Sili Ice Cream. 

Level 1 was okay but level 2 kind of tipped me off the wrong way. It would start as sweet and creamy but then the spiciness will just punch you right in the throat but it would go away after a few minutes. It wasn't like when I eat a real chili but it was close to it. 

We also tried some kalamansi ice cream which was amusing to the tastebuds because its not as sour as I expected it to be. It was actually a WTH kind of taste until now I can't even decipher what it is. 

It is something to try out nonetheless. 

I will recommend you guys to try these out at 1st colonial grill if you are in Albay because its an experience to definitely try, 

Much Love!

xx Alice

Your Perfect Destination: Visiting Lignon Hill in Albay

Want to have a 360 view of Albay? Check out Lignon hill! 

Besides from the amazing view of Mayon (which I know you want to see too) There are also other activities in here! 

There are zip line, air bicycle and other stuff you can do. 

Overall I just loved this place because you can either chill and enjoy the view OR experience extreme adventure with your friends and family with a 360 view of Albay. Who don't want that experience tell me and I will bring them here myself. 

That's it for today guys! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice

Visiting Padang Cross

In one of our side trips, we visited Padang Cross. 

This three interconnected cross figures which prominently sticks out of the blue in Brgy. Padang is Padang Cross. 

This is in commemoration of the lives lost during the Super Typhoon Reming back in 2006 which had left about 734 people dead. 

Its quite saddening though but this structure also reminds us how nature can be both beautiful and destructive so if we don't take care of it, nature might bite you back hard. 

Much Love!

xx Alice

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Where to Eat in Albay: Rayben's Resto Bar and Grill

One of the things I am actually really excited is trying out food from Albay. 

Its really weird but even though I have friends that live in Albay but I still prefer to eat the real thing where it came from. 

So for our first lunch in Albay we went to Rayben's Resto Bar and Grill. The way they have the place set up is really simple but their food is THE BOMB!

Their bicol express is spicy as I can remember and it left me reaching for more rice and its sooo nice to partner this with rice. Its rich coconut milk taste is there but the spiciness kicks you right in the curb. 

 Rayben is actually known for their version of Pinangat which is also called Laing which is made from meat, taro leaves, chili and coconut milk. 

This is the first time I have tried this in Albay and ever in my life so I was floored with the taste that I actually ate the second plate all by myself. Its creamy taste and soft texture is just A-MA-ZING I actually asked my mama why didn't she make this at home since she knows how to cook this! 

Didn't got a reply though from my mama which sucks. 

 We also ate a lot more but these two dishes really stood out to me because its a basic and must eat when you are in Albay. 

You can check out Rayben's at Camalig, Albay!

Much Love!

xx Alice
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