Thursday Doors: Cafe Rosita, Gubat

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.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Welcome back. Nice door finds.
    Pigs ear pizza, a “yummy delight” eh? Hmm…I guess I’ll have to take your word for it because (luckily) no restaurants serve that around here 😉

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    1. I had to get over the fact I was eating pig’s ear. Except for an occassional gristle-ly crunch, the spices they used were very tastey. 😄 Plus … I was really hungry.

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  2. slfinnell says:

    Now pork rinds I can handle lol I’m sure it’s a far cry from your pizza delicacy. Enjoyed the views from your travels

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    1. Haha … I’m so glad you enjoyed. =)

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  3. Junieper2 says:

    Oh that is where you were! That volcano -beautiful! Glad you could capture some doors.
    After so many hours flying, you must have had a huge jet lag, it would only be normal to be sleep-deprived tired and hungry! (I know, only a 9-hr. flight and I have jet lag for 5 days!)
    The pig-ear probably just tasted like pork, like a frog leg tastes like chicken:):) The one thing I would still be squeamish about are eating ants.

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    1. Well, the flight was leaving HK late one night (2 hours) and waiting in the Manilla airport through the night. Then fly to Legazpi early the next moring (1 hour). So, I was tired from no sleep for one night. I don’t do that well the older I get! =) I’m with you, I don’t do insects.


      1. Junieper2 says:

        Hah, I don’t do insects either, but they do me, lol.


  4. JT Twissel says:

    My friend who is from the Philippines has rice with every meal. No doubt he would order the rice pizza!

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    1. Certainly so!! We had plenty of rice for the rest of the trip. =)


  5. Ann Coleman says:

    It’s amazing how a good meal can lift our spirits!

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    1. That is certainly true! =)

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