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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cagayan de Oro-Camiguin, Philippines Tour: Day 3

Cagayan de Oro - Camiguin Tour Day 3

After our trip to White Island in Camiguin, we had shower and packed our stuff to make our way back to CDO.Again, we rented a multicab to bring us again to the Port of Benoni. We were again referred by Frank to his cousin, Adon.

First, we asked Adon to bring us to Kan-anan sa Parola for our brunch. Perhaps out of shyness, he declined our offer for him to join us. After our meal, we had some pictures taken at the Parola. We would have wanted to climb the old lighthouse but Adon said it is not allowed anymore as the structure is already old and weak.

Mye & Doms at the Parola in CamiguinOur next stop was Vjandep Bakery to buy the famed Pastel of Camiguin.

Pastel is a Spanish term for cake. It was part of Camiguin's cuisine for special occasions in 17th century and commercialized only on 1990. It is a locally made bun win flavored fillings, originally yema flavored. It was a hobby turned to a profitable business venture and now a pride of Camiguin. By the way, VJANDEP stand for Virgilio Jose And Eleanor Popera, the family that reformulated the pastel to what it is now.

We, then, asked Adon to bring us to the port of Benoni. Here are some pics along the way.

This is our ferry leaving Port Benoni. Goodbye for now, Camiguin!

We arrived around and 11 am and had to wait for the 12 noon ferry ride back to Balingoan. The ferry ride this time is a bit rough as waves are a bit greater.

From Balingoan, we took Bachelor Express bus again towards CDO. At first, I put the baggages on the top compartment. But as the bus ride went along the zigzag roads, I put it down for fear that it may fall down to other passengers. Despite the zigzag roads, the bus navigate through swiftly.

We then reached downtown CDO and look for our next place to stay. The LAMAR INN. This is some 3 block walk from Grand City Hotel but cheaper. The room given to us is spacious but seemed very old for 850 Php.

As we had some time to spare, we went to Lim Ket Kai mall for some shopping.


Tatong Aranas October 1, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

Good news! You can now buy pastel in manila at LRT Gil Puyat(Buendia) station.

Located at:

Buendia corner Taft ave., Pasay City
Beside Atrium Hotel and accross JAC Liner.


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