January 15, 2013

A Trip with Pondering Paodaolei

Traveling with someone is knowing that someone much better and in a more spontaneous way. I had the privilege of traveling with Paula of Pondering Paodaolei and I toured her around Leyte, my home province and Biliran.

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

This trip is also a memorable one because I've got to visit once again the places I've been to 10 or 15 years ago.

Day 1:
Walking tour around Tacloban City
-- Leyte Provincial Capitol
-- Liberty Plaza
-- People's Center
-- Santo Niño Shrine
-- Balyuan Tower
-- Hotel Alejandro

Leyte Provincial Capitol and Liberty Plaza /
Santo Niño Shrine / Hotel Alejandro Museum

Day 2:
Side trip to Palo, Leyte
-- Filipino Soldiers Memorial
-- Leyte Landing Memorial / MacArthur Park
-- Red Beach

Paula captures the Leyte Landing Memorial Proclamation.

Biliran Island
-- Biliran Provincial Capitol
-- Agta Beach in Almeria, Biliran

Biliran Provincial Capitol / Agta Beach

Day 3:
Biliran Island
-- Tinago Falls in Caibiran, Biliran
-- Provincial Tourism Office

Tinago Falls

Side trip to Ormoc City, Leyte
-- Lake Danao
-- Walking tour around the city

Lake Danao / Ormoc's queen pineapples
Veteran's Memorial Park / Puente de la Reina

Day 4:
Tacloban City, Leyte
-- CAP Building / The Provisional Capitol
-- San Juanico Bridge

San Juanico Bridge

A little taste of Samar!

At the Samar-end of San Juanico Bridge.

I'd like to thank our gracious hosts: Keith in Tacloban, Regin in Biliran, and Benjie in Ormoc.

If you are planning to explore these places yourself, please do contact me. I may offer you some good recommendations! :D


  1. Looking forward to visit those places above on July =) kuya Eph I have some links for you on my blog hehe

    1. Soon, you can visit these places too! Yep, thanks, will visit your site too.

  2. Long overdue I must say :-D..thank you again for the time!

    1. Yeah, this should have been made in 2012. But it's better late than never.. Thanks!

  3. ur from leyte also? this is my home province too i want to go home also and explore more of leyte, samar and biliran. hehe

    1. Yeah, I am from Ormoc City. From where are you in Leyte? It's great to know that we have the same home province. Go! Explore Eastern Visayas! :)