The last day of my weekend with friends that June weekend was supposed to have been spent canyoneering down south. I begged off at the last minute, not that I’m a wuss or anything. But fate had other plans as the provincial government issued a suspension order for all canyoneering activities covering the date they were supposed to be there. So itinerary was revised stat. What nearby destinations could possibly combine our love for food, photo opportunities and endless chats without breaking the bank?
First Stop: Plantation Bay’s Streetfood Buffet
Kilimanjaro Restaurant’s buffet spread that noon reminded me of those Sunday lunches you’d have with family in the province. There was pork barbecue, grilled squid, kinilaw, roasted chicken and shrimp okoy among others. A halo-halo station was also set-up as well as a dessert section featuring minatamis na saging at kamote, masi and pichi2x. The downside? Drinks aren’t included in the hefty P750/pax cost of the buffet. But I suppose you’re also paying for the ambiance, huh?
The next half hour (after an almost two hour lunch) was spent taking photos all over the resort. Times like these I wish my DSLR was still in working condition. Nothing beats high-res photos when you’re in a picture perfect location.