Bicolandia Adventure 2012 1 of 2
To enjoy the summer heat, we, my sisters Princess,Gelyn and Norlyn and my brother-in-law, Michael, decided to visit Bicol for an AWESOME escapade.
We started our trip by going to Turbina in Laguna for an eight (8) to ten (10) hours of trip via Isarog Bus Line (Cubao – Sorsogon). The ticket was around 900 each for a lazy boy seat with comfort room. We waited for the bus to arrived.
The lazy boy seats..
After a four hours straight of hitting the road, we stopped at McDonald's Villa Escudero Avenue, Tiaong Quezon to grab some snack..
After another 5 hours of travel, we arrived at Central Bus Terminal at Naga City. We checked in at CBD Plaza Hotel just a 3 minutes walk from the Bus Terminal.
We took some rest before we start hitting the road again to begin our iterinary for the said trip. We had our first meal at Jr-Janna Kakanon Bicol Restaurant. You can choose from a wide variety of Bicolano cuisines. The buffet is priced at PhP 165. For those who don’t want to avail the buffet, you can have your meal per order basis.
After making ourselves recharged from a sumptuous buffet meal, we decided to go to Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Penafrancia. We hire a taxi going to the Basilica.
Inside the Basilica..
The lovely stained glasses..
A view from the top of the Altar..
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Peñafrancia - Built in 1985, the Basilica Minore was constructed as the new home of the miraculous image of "Ina", the Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, Patroness of Bicolandia. The Basilica was intended to accommodate the increasing number of pilgrims from all over the country, as well as devotees from overseas who come for pilgrimage just to visit, pay homage and venerate the Our Lady during the annual September celebration of her Feast Day.
A replica of Our Lady of Penafrancia..
The famous Diamond Jubilee Arc
Penafrancia Diamond Jubilee Pavilion - "a collective gift of all Bicolanos of good standing and of the devotees of Our Lady of Penafrancia from all over the world". What makes the Jubilee Pavilion unique is its beautiful dome with stained glass murals depicting significant historical and religious milestones in the devotion of "Ina"
Inside the Diamond Jubilee Arc..
The dioceses of Bicol Region can be found on the floor of the Jubilee Arc.
Since we arrived around 3:30 pm on the Basilica, we decided to wait for the 5:00 pm mass. We stroll around the vicinity while waiting for the scheduled Eucharistic celebration.
The ADORATION CHAPEL
Not far from the Basilica is the souvenir shop also named after Our Lady of Penafrancia.
After hearing the mass, we go straight to SM CITY NAGA!
Dine in to Molino Grill which serves authentic Bicolano dishes like Pinangat, Laing, Bicol Express and other dishes with a touch of Bicolano flavours.
Molino Grill Menu
Molino Grill Deluxe Burger and Lemon Fried Chicken
Pinaputok na PlaPla topped with Melted Cheese and Mediterranean Rice
Pinangat and Binagoongan Rice
After finishing our meal, we decided to call it a night..
end of Day 1
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