First Time Travelers

I think my sister really enjoyed the trip to the Bicol Region this weekend as well as we did.  We were all first-time travelers there and I can say that it was a nice adventure even though the weather was not cooperating at times.  The flight from Manila to Legaspi was smooth although we were told that the weather in Legaspi was rainy.

Because my sister booked our domestic tickets via Cebu Pacific ahead of time, we did not have any problems or hassle checking in at the airport.  Our little traveler, darling daughter, was getting impatient that moment and she wanted to run around.  While waiting to get our baggage checked, we walked away from the crowd and let her entertained by the big Christmas decor at the passenger lounge.  On the plane to Legaspi, we four were ready to get there.  Besides the very affordable rates, Cebu Pacific departed on time with no problem.  The in-flight service was satisfactory.

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The trip to Legaspi, Albay was only for two days and one night because we only visited my husband’s second sponsored child.  And we had to take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Mayon Volcano while we’re there.  The child lives in an island so she had to come over to the Children’s International office in Tabacco, which is located on the other side of the volcano and 30 minutes from Legaspi City, a day before the visit.

Upon our arrival at Legaspi City, my sister and darling daughter had their pictures taken at the airport.  Then a representative from the organization picked us up and took us directly to Tabacco to meet the sponsored child.
We had lunch at the child’s favorite restaurant (1st Colonial Grill) in Metro Gaisano Mall.  Of course their specialty was grilled foods.  But there were also a variety of choices.  From grilled chicken to Bicol Express, everything’s good.

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Souvenir photo at Legazpi City airport

Then we head to shopping for the child’s needs.  After that, we went to the Cagsawa Church Ruins.  It was a very pretty place because you can actually see the majestic Mayon Volcano in the background.  But we did not see her that afternoon because it was very cloudy and a bit rainy.

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Visiting in Albay for the first time.

We had a big long day.  After all the visiting and stuff, they drove us to the Oriental Hotel.  Then we called it a day!