After our Albay tour, we head on to my officemates town at Barangay Calateo, Juban, Sorsogon. It is more or less 3 hours from Legazpi.
Welcome to Barangay Calateo
We have a service van, so I dunno how to commute going here. But say my officemate you have to ride a van from Legazpi terminal then jeepneey and then tricycle. It was actually a long drive going here. And you also have to be early because there is a limited time for transportation.
The road going inside the town was very narrow, only one car can fit. So every time there is an incoming vehicle you really have to compromise.
The Narrow Road
To go deeper into town we have to transfer to a tricycle and leave the van behind because it could not go through in the bridge which can only fit one tricycle. As in only ONE TRICYCLE! Check out the pix.
The Rough Road
The barrio have electricity but there are some people who opt not to have one because they cannot afford to pay for it.
The KuboThere is a perya (carnival), bayle (disco) and coronation night to celebrate the eve of the fiesta.
The Little Princesses
Even the Lolo's and Lola's hit it off during the night! It was really a nice experience seeing the oldies groove to the tune of ChaCha and other songs that became famous way back before I was born :)
I enjoyed my stay here because it was lively, people will be greeting you with a welcoming smile and they are really very accommodating and the food was just superb. But this is not an ordinary day for them, they are really prepared for the fiesta.
I love the simplicity of their lives and what they like here. They also say that there are a lot of Nice People Around here.
A glimpse of Mt. Bulusan
The place kept me thinking for a while if I can live in such place. Considering the rough road, limited mode of transportation, no malls, crappy signal and no noise. I don't know, maybe I can for a week. :)