Planned this Summer Roadtrip with one thing in mind, pass and visit as many provinces as we can. And Southern Leyte is the best gateway for us, especially that Eastern Visayas is the last part of the Visayas that we have not been to.
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Southern Leyte welcomed as with "Southern Leyte the Home of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte." Aside being the birthplace of the president of our country, there is more to discover in this province. It is one of the most important part of the inter-island tranportation sytem of the country, with ferries transporting goods between Liloan and San Ricardo to Mindanao through Surigao del Norte.
Arrived in San Ricardo port around 6 A.M., just in time to have breakfast. Mr. Google and Waze have a hard time finding us a place to have breakfast in San Ricardo. With my adventurous family, lets do it the old way, drive and when we see a carenderia or restaurant we just stop and eat. Just a few kilometers from the port along the National Highway leading to Liloan, we found a place to eat and a place to do our morning business. M&M is a carenderia along the National Highway going to Liloan, my photo's location finder had it at Cogon, Pintuyan. We even had an amazing race experience because a bus full passengers was the first one to stop then another bus is about to, Papa told me to go and order before the passengers of the bus. And I did, we were the first one to order and the first group to finish breakfast.
After breakfast, we're back on the road for 3 hours drive to Tacloban City. Along the way we passed by the town of Liloan, passing through it infamous red arch bridge. We made another stop in Agas-Agas Bridge. Agas-Agas Bridge is the highest/tallest bridge in the Philippines. It is a prestressed concrete beam bridge, with a lenght of 1,150 feet and a height 292 feet above ground. It was constructed as a permanent solution to landslide in the area causing a lot of standed vehicles. With its high tourism potential, DPWH turned it into a haven for extreme sports/activities enthusiasts; bungee jumping, paramotor, downhill skateboarding, zip-line and rapelling. While others may enjoy such extreme activities, I had my own happy moment/foodie moment when I say a toasted hopia bigger than my face called, Hopia Malitboganon. Its a hopia because of the name, but it taste more of a piaya.
Agas-Agas Bridge was our last stop in Southern Leyte. And as we enter the province of Leyte, we are just as excited as we discover and explore a new province.
Travel Date: May 16, 2017
Travel Buddy: Family