For over two months, I’ve missed out in participating with friends at Thursday Doors (created by Norm Frampton). It’s been a season of travel for me with a bit of poor health mixed in and a lot of time spent writing a bigger story. I’m always amazed at how time slips through my fingers so quickly.
A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I joined a few other travelers for a trip to Gubat, Sorsogon, the Philippines. To get to Gubat from Hong Kong we took two flights through the night. My daughter and I didn’t sleep a wink. At sunrise, we landed at Legazpi airstrip in Sorsogon with an incredible view of Mt. Mayon volcano standing watch nearby.
Even with that incredible view and the lovely people in the Philippines, I felt cranky. After a two-hour bumpy, winding van ride to Gubat, we arrived at our guesthouse. Taking a quick nap wasn’t enough; I woke sleepy, hungry, and just grumpy. Squeezing into a motorcycle sidecar taxi (a ‘tricy’), we rattled our way to town to find a place to eat. That didn’t help my mood.
But, Café Rosita certainly did!
This restaurant serves a blend of Filippino and Italian food. Even though we ate ‘strange’ things like pig’s ear pizza, it was a yummy delight.
I was able to refocus and get my mind right. I know what you’re thinking … I’m spoiled! =)
With a nice meal and a good night’s rest, I was ‘right as rain’ the next day and ready to go.
I’ll have more door photos from the Philippines coming to you next week. Thank you for stopping by and for more doors from all around the globe, click here.