The Stillness of Sumlang Lake in Camalig, Albay

As what was planned this summer of 2017, we will explore new places in our home town in Albay. I was excited that on our fourth day we will visit the newest attraction, the Sumlang Lake in Camalig with Lignon Hills in Legazpi City as our final leg.

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The Friendly Trek in Quitinday Green Hills in Camalig, Albay

It was in May 2006 when I took my first memorable airplane ride bound for Albay, my humble hometown. There was a tinge of fear when the plane took off but then excitement ruled the day. When the captain announced the landing I was mesmerized glimpsing the majestic Mayon Volcano and when I stooped down, I saw mass of mounds that resembled Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. An overwhelming curiosity had taken hold of me. This is a unique natural wonder but why it hasn’t been discovered yet so it will be added to Albay’s roster of famous tourist attractions.

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the view from the second summit, the hills and Mayon Volcano

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The lovely clay pots of Philceramics in Tiwi, Albay

I was happy to go back to Philceramics (Philippine Ceramics Arts and Crafts Center) in Barangay Putsan in Tiwi, Albay to which it was known for century-old pottery industry. With my hubby and my mother, we were excited to see their new clay products and buy another set of elegant vases and ceramic jars.

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clay pots ready now for glazing touch

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Side trip to Pililla Wind Farm in Rizal

Everyone was so eager glimpsing the gigantic wind turbines as we were approaching the Pililla Wind Farm. There were many vehicles occupying the ample parking lot when we arrived. We hastily hopped out from the van and passed several stores selling souvenir goodies, food and refreshments. There were many visitors taking photos with the wind turbines as their backdrop. By looking at them, I was sure of one thing, Pililla Wind Farm is now a prime tourist spot.

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Bulawan Floating Restaurant at Pililla, Rizal

When you travel going to Pililla in the province of Rizal you will be mesmerized by the countryside charm. I thanked my husband for bringing us to a place closer to Manila that offers a unique kind of serenity. Before we head off to Wind Farm as our side trip in our wedding anniversary celebration in Bakasyunan Resort in Tanay, we will pop up our lunch in Bulawan Floating Restaurant for another unique dining experience.

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the main restaurant is not floating but was built on a pond

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