Friday, October 26, 2012

Enigmatic Beauty of Polangui, Albay

It takes 12 hours of bus ride to reach Polangui from Manila. No doubt that this small and quiet town prides itself of scenic landscapes not to mention that it projects Mayon Volcano in a different manner.

Back in the Spanish times, Polangui was designated as a distinct district with assigned letters on a particular community. To prove this, family names starting with the letter S were situated in Centro, Polangui, while family names starting with the letter R, were and are still located in Oas, Polangui. Fascinating isn't it?

I made a short visit of Polangui for two days just to observe and take pictures of its development. My Mom hails from this humble town and was a colegiala at St. Peter's Academy.

Centro, Polangui also prides itself of the miraculous Santo Entierro of which the devotees have several anecdotes to share as well. 

Did I say you can eat the famous fried banana in flour called "sinapot" for only 3 pesos here? You must try as well the addicting sweet Polangui-made Pili Mazapan/Marzipan.