HIllary & Andrew Hostel & Restaurant

For affordable and delicious Filipino food in Naga City, Hillary & Andrew Hostel & Restaurant has now taken over the ground floor of what used to be Calle Barlin. And after a busy day working on a photography assignment for an inflight magazine, Alec, the indefatigable head of Arts, Culture and Tourism office of this city and me had dinner there. The atmosphere is still the same as nothing really changed including the interior. Delicious food Served were four delicious dishes. Although, the light wasn’t…Continue Reading “Delicious filipino food in Naga City at H&A Hostel & Restuarant”

The Carmen Hotel

Probably, it’s the best boutique hotel in Naga City. I’ve been frequenting Naga City for the past several years either for visits due to travel blogging invites or just for the love of being in this place. But one of the things that got me excited ever since I found out about it last year while as speaker at the Bicol Tourism Summit was the opening of probably the best boutique hotel in Naga City. Of course, I’ve stayed in several accommodations here from budget…Continue Reading “The best boutique hotel in Naga City”

I miss Naga City. I miss Camarines Sur, I miss Bicol. It was one of those days when I just pined to be in these places for it has been many months, almost a year to be exact that I haven’t been back. And because of this yearning, I decided to make some posts about Naga City and surrounding environs. To start, I am making a list of food places that a foodie should try. Part 1 | Part 2 Naga City is a cosmopolitan…Continue Reading “Foodie? Where to eat in Naga City, Part 1”

The mood was homey and the ambiance relaxing as the warm light of Calle Barlin exuded a yellowish glow to its interior. We were already hungry when we arrived as we spent much of the day going around several interesting spots in Naga City and surrounding municipalities. Seeing that the restaurant is at the ground floor of an old house in Naga City’s old quarter, made it more interesting that I have to run my hand on the surface of the tree trunk that acts…Continue Reading “Relaxing dining experience at Calle Barlin”