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”

It’s always a delight to discover interesting food that you can say, wow, this is a great discovery worthy of another visit! That food is at Woodstone Kitchen with its take on Bicol cuisine with a twist by its owner, Chef Ton Castillo. Although Chef Ton is not from Bicol, his father is from Batangas and mother from Zamboanga but is from Manila, frequent visits to Naga City even as a child, growing up and attending school in the city and eventually calling it home,…Continue Reading “Bicol cuisine with a twist at Woodstone Kitchen”

I was in transit from Manila to Naga City by bus and with no prior arrangements for a hotel accommodation, I called some hotels but unfortunately, no rooms within my budget were available. And it was then that I remembered about Hillary & Andrew Hostel & Restaurant that I first learned about when we dined at Cafe Barlin. Hillary & Andrew Hostel & Restaurant used to be an old house, probably early 20th century that has been converted into a hotel. The ground floor has…Continue Reading “Where to stay in Naga City: Hillary & Andrew Hostel & Restaurant”