A Night in Palompon, Leyte

From Biliran, we took another two-hours drive to Palompon, Leyte. It will be our jump-off point to the island of Cebu, but then things don't go as planned. The RORO leaves daily at 7:00 A.M., security guard from the port pointed to us a place where we can stay for a night.
Palompon is a second class municipality in the province of Leyte. Known as the jump-off point of visitors going to Kalanggaman Island. We walked around the Parish Church and asked for a place to stay, a local directed us to a pensionne behind the church.
Asayas Pensionne Plaza is located accross the back gate of Palompon Cathedral. The cleanliness of the place made me decide to get a room right away. And the owner herself let us see each room and even help us out decide how many rooms to take that can save us. The owner is very friendly and accommodating, the family room we took was priced at Php 1,500.00 good for 4 persons and extra person is charge at Php 150.00, which is very affordable with the kind of service they provided us. Ate the owner serves us  breakfast of  egg, hotdog, suman and choice of coffee or choco drink.

With time to spare after checking-in, we walk around Palompon. Streets around town are narrow, at night residents do not park their vehicles on the street, instead they pay to park their vehicles in the church compound, which we did. Our first stop is St. Francis Xavier Church, reputed as the oldest church in Leyte. While enjoying the old church architecture, we bought street food just outside the church front gate; fish balls, ngohiong and juice. Palompon Baywalk, is the place to be at sunset. We walked around and watch as the sun sets among the mangroves that protects the bay of Palompon.

As night creeps in, our tummies call for its fill, and so we walked around looking for a place to eat. The closest we got is a carenderia near the left side gate of the church compound. Here we ordered "turo-turo" style; Pork BBQ, grilled fish and rice. After dinner, we came across a newly opened bakery that sell "munchkins" that became Browie's favorite. He enjoyed it so much that he keeps on buying.

A night in Palompon is a night in a place so familiar and welcoming. The warmth of the its people never made me feel afraid to walk its streets at 4:00 A.M. the next day. Yes I walked to the port area alone and look for the ticket booth of the shipping company that flies Palompon and Bogo City. Our stay may have been just for a night, but the experience will be treasured forever.

Travel Date: May 17, 2017
Travel Buddy: Family