Tuesday, September 9, 2008

night trip to the bicolandia

the trip to Naga city in the Bicol region is roughly 8hours. since it's a long trip down south of Luzon, we decided to take the lazy boy bus accommodation of Isarog Bus Lines. this bus offer limited number of seats. each seat is adjustable for sleeping and sitting position. the bus left the Cubao bus terminal around 9:15pm. we were 11 in the team to assist in Lingkod Naga's CLS during the weekend. the team includes Dom, Marvin, Orlan, Maui, Irma, Melissa, Medard, John, Joy, Sherill and Bambi. after two hours we reached our stopover at the bus terminal of Tiaong Quezon. after 20minutes, bus left and continued its way to Camarines Sur.the trip was a little tiring but it was fun because everyone is enjoying each others company. we arrived around 5:05am at the Naga Bus Terminal and it was still dark. Melo and Jandi met us there and brought us to Ateneo de Naga University, where we will be staying for the weekend until Monday.the view from our room from Ateneo de Naga University Arrupe building is Mount Isarog. it was still covered with clouds early morning. weather was still cloudy the whole day but at one time the clouds gave way to display Mount Isarog. i will be posting some pictures of Ateneo de Naga University in the coming posts. thanks for keeping in touch when i was away.

47 comments:

kegler747 said...

This post makes me more excited sa aking upcoming Naga trip :)

The Islander said...

ako looking forward pa rin for a trip in bicolandia. gusto ko talaga masilayan ang mayon. at yung ibang beaches which photographs landed in magazines.

ifoundme said...

there is such a thing as lazy boy bus? wow! that's cool!

EastCoastLife said...

the bus looks comfy. And to see a volcano so close. That's awesome.

redlan said...

grabe umaga na kayo at nakarating sa naga. mt isarog is new to me. am looking forward to see a pic of mayon volcano.

Share my point of view... said...

I cannot wait for your next entry. Amazing trip and photos as usual! =)

the donG said...

>kegler, daming pwedeng puntahan doon ayusin mo lang ang schedule. kaya lang dami rin naming hindi nagawa kasi lakas ng ulan. ayos na ayos ang kneeboarding experience.

>the islander, dapat talaga makita mo ang mayon. hirap pag sa postcard lang kasi parang maliit pero pag nakita mo sya sa legazpi, laki pala talaga.

dami ding islands na maganda pero hindi namin napuntahan.

>hi ifoundme, yes. even going to baguio, there's already a lazy boy bus. try it!

>eastcoastlife, yes. the bus has a lazy boy accomodation. so you can rest the whole trip.

>redlan, malayo pero makakatulog ka naman sa byahe pag lazy boy ang accomodation. kakalungkot kasi cancel ang legazpi trip namin dahil sa tropical storm na si marce. pero post ko pa rin ang mayon nung una naming pagpunta.

>hi share, thanks for waiting. i'll be posting them one by one.

_ice_ said...

astig pare...

ganda ng mga pix...

sana ako din..

live well
laugh often
love much
enjoy life

EM said...

naku! I remember our trip to my grandparents place in Bigaa, Albay. We always take the night bus and those pictures of the bus you have there is very very reminiscent of those times. Sarap matulog dahil malamig!

You know what?? I could almost smell the morning air while looking at your twilight photo of the mountain. Naaalala ko na at namimiss ang lolo ko!

Sarap naman ng pasalubong Dong! Maraming salamat!

collapsingbarrycade said...

hmm, i miss long travels on a bus. those lazy trips that sometimes offer you fascinating scenes of life in the countryside. or people walking. or simply going about their lives. or animals feeding on green grass.

ahh, i miss the "province" feel.

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots of your view of Mt. Isarog.

alicesg said...

Wow so beautiful, the mountain looked like the famous Mount Fuji minus the snow. Thanks for sharing this wonderful trip with us. The bus looked so comfortable. Looking forward to seeing more photos. :)

mimi said...

ang ganda ng pag kacapture ng sunrise!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

aha..dyan na pala sa bicol area..dong taga legaspi city ang family ko,pero ako dito nako lumaki..

Photo Cache said...

long trips like that are fun especially with a group of people traveling with you.

sho said...

u're back! I swear off long coach rides now. But apparently they come with massage facilities and bigger capacity here, topped w airline style food...

did u climb that volcano? that wld b awesome. Ok, I'm itching for an adventure hol. On 2nd tots, I'm having more than an adventure w the new pad...the trip will have to wait. lol.

Dakilang Islander said...

astig yung bundok na pinaligiran ng ulap ang tuktok! dreamin this kind of shots...

the donG said...

>ice, salamat. pero simple lang tong mga kuha.

>hi em, im glad that these photos in one way helps you reminisce those times. fresh air plus really good view.

>barry, i think you deserve another trip within the month. hehehe...

>hi carver, thanks!

>hi alicesg, the bus was not that comfortable but compared to the regular bus, this bus used will still be a good choice.

>hi mimi, thanks!

>ever, ganun ba. bicolano ka pala. may kakilala din kami.

>photo cache, you're right!

>sho, we didn't climb the mt isarog. but i hope that ill be able to climb it in the future.

>dakilang islander gusto ko nga din yung ganun kaya lang hindi rin ganun ka ganda ang pagkaporma.

eye in the sky said...

i love the first photo. beautifully captured lights.

Pietro said...

Very fice sequence.
The first photo has great lights.
Beautiful the pictures of Mount Isarog.
Waiting for the next beautiful post!

Senor Enrique said...

Beautiful!

Wish I were with you. My mom's from Albay and I've never been to Bicol at all.

Have a fun and safe trip!

SandyCarlson said...

You have captured some incredible images and some wonderful magic here!

The Holleys said...

Great shots, Dong! Those shots of the mountain are amazing. Love the sun in the background.

Nanaybelen said...

iba talaga ang magaling magkuha ng picture. Ang Galing mo... Grabe

Marami din akong kuha noong one time nagpunta kami dyan..night trip din. wala lang . simple lang ang kinalabasan ng kuha ko

keep on posting.

Luke Wiley said...

wonderful mountains!

Skippyheart said...

hay beautiful photos again! I wish I could go on one of these trips--I miss long travels.

Ingat ka lagi dong. =)

Sandy B and Dick said...

Great shots...and a lazy boy bus? Wow!!! Have fun.

Lawstude said...

the long wait is over. start na ng eskapo series mo dom. maganda tyak to. superb yung first pic at parang perfect cone din yung mount isarog.

thanks bro sa birthday greeting pati na rin sa mga text ng lingkod. ingats bro.

BlogusVox said...

Ang ganda ng take mo of Mt. Isarog. Siguro the pic would have been great kung hindi cloudy.

the donG said...

>eye, thanks!

>pietro, thanks a lot!

>senor, i think you need to make sure that you'll visit CWC. i highly recommend camsur for people who loves eating, adventure and beach bums.

>hi sandy, thanks!

>holleys, thanks!

>hi nanay belen, thanks a lot! magagawa nyo rin ito pag sanay na sa kakakuha. hehehe...

>luke, thanks!

>rebecca, thanks! i love long travels because it usually brings you to unusual places.

>hi sandy, yes. a lazy boy bus accommodation will give you space good enough to sleep for long trips.

>lawstude, salamat sa pag abang. oo simula na to. dami din naming binago na plano dahil ang sama ng panahon dahil sa pagpasok ni marce nung nandun kame.

>blogusvox, tama ka dyan. kaya pinagtiyagaan na lang ang shoot na yan kahit cloudy. hehehe...

Lawstude said...

hala masama panahon? ibig sabihin di ako ang sinundan ng ulan sa capones. si maui yata common denominator sa trip ah. hehehe. wag mo ko sumbong.

Rio said...

welcome back dong!...
binagyo ka na naman?? sayang at na cancelled ang trip mo sa legaspi.. d bale, mukhang na enjoy mo pa rin naman yung trip..antayin ko ang iba mo pang pics=)
mt. isarog? bago din yan sa akin...dami tlaga ako napupulot d2 sa blog mo..hehe

salingPUSA said...

Never been there. My gf did and your photo of the volcano with clouds covering some portions of it reminds me of her story. She went there because of a wedding and the fact that Mayon is in the area escaped her mind. So when the clouds settled and her companions said----oh---yun na MAYON, she exclaimed, ay---DITO PALA ang MAYON???. I laughed and laughed for minutes....kekeke

salingPUSA said...

Looks like the bus trip is comfy naman. Good thing me mga bus lines na ngyn na offer ng ganyang accomodation. dati pati Pangasinan u dont have much choice but to settle for the bad ones....

me said...

that was a long trip..pero ok na ok naman, ganda pala dyan sa bicol, bapapasabak ka sa siling labuyo dyan!

the donG said...

>lawstude, hahaha... tingin ko ako lang kasi nung pumunta kami ng cavite biglang umulan din ng malakas at may kasama pang malakas na hangin. eh hindi namin kasama si maui doon. hehehe...

>hi doc rio, oo cancel ang legaspi. pero ok na rin at nasulit namin ang pag ikot sa naga kaya lang lakas talaga ng ulan kaya ng food trip na lang. hehehe... oo maraming bundok dyan sa area ng bicol. mt isarog, mt iriga, mt mayon at mt bulusan. kasama sila sa ring of fire.

salamat sa pag abang.

>salingpusa, hahaha... kakatawa nga yang kwento. usually naman kasi alam ng mga tao na nandyan ang mayon dahil yan ay sikat.

oo buti nga may ganitong accomodation na. makakatulog ka talaga kaya lang magalaw din ang bus kaya kung hindi ka sanay na matulog habang gumagalaw ang bus, mahihirapan ka ring matulog. pero sulit na rin kasi nakahiga ka kahit papaano.

>mangyan, oo. ganda sa bicol. dami pang unpopular places na pwedeng makita hindi lang ang mayon. at syempre ang mga labuyo. dadami ang pagkain mo ng kanin doon.

atticus said...

lazy boy bus? huwaw! sana ganyan ang nasakyan ko noong papunta ako sa pagudpud. hay.

beero said...

the last time i passed by albay was when we went back to tacloban city. talagang tinutukan ko mayon volcano habang tumatakabo ang bus. hehe.

nice pics kuya dong! good thing you had a safe trip.

luna miranda said...

that's a beautiful photo of sunrise. looking forward to more photos on your next post.

langyaw said...

a bicol trip, especially overnight is really tiring but once you see mayon, or in this case, isarog in such a beautiful light, is always relaxing.

pre, kung masubukan mo, try to travel early in the morning via the sagnay route to tabaco. grabe, ang ganda ng scenery. very rugged and breathtaking.

lagal[og] said...

uy, gala na uli si dom. have fun in bicol!

Heart of Rachel said...

I love the idea of lazy boy seats in a bus. It must be a more comfortable way of traveling especially on long distance trips.

Beautiful photos of the mountain. I hope I could visit Naga in the near future.

the donG said...

>atticus, not sure kung meron na ring lazy boy papuntang pagudpud. malamang meron na rin.

>beero, buti naman at nakadaan ka doon kahit papaano. ganda talaga ng mt. mayon.

>hi luna, thanks!

>langyaw, parang okay yang route na yan ah. salamat sa tip. parang astig nga talaga tong sinasuggest mo. kakamangh talaga ang mga bundok doon.

>oggie, oo pahinga kasi nung august. pero mahirap ding bumyahe kasi maulan at bagyo.

>hi rachel, yes. makakapagpahinga ka talaga sa lazy boy. not unless hindi ka nakakatulog sa magalaw na bus.

sana nga makapunta ka rin sa bicol. make sure to visit CWC and the mountains. plus ang mga masasarap na pagkain.

Selerines said...

Last two are really superb.. Nice one Dong.... I hope that you people are enjoyed a lot there....

equilibrium2008 said...

uy dong ganda naman nyan.. kelan mo ba ako isasama?

dyosa said...

I'm planning to visit Bicol soon! And this post makes me more giddy with excitement about my planned Naga trip. :-)

Thanks for sharing.

Dina said...

Beautiful sky and scenery. Lazy boy bus? That's a great idea. New to me. I would have liked that when I took the night bus from Switzerland to Prague, eleven hours. Oi...

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