Daraga Local Customs

  • Partly Covered But Still Beautiful Mayon
    Partly Covered But Still Beautiful Mayon
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  • Pork, Adidas, Helmet, Betamax or IUD BBQ?
    Pork, Adidas, Helmet, Betamax or IUD...
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    Barbecue Street Food Delights

    by cyndymc Written Apr 25, 2010
    Pork, Adidas, Helmet, Betamax or IUD BBQ?

    If there is the 7 Degrees Grill & Restaurant, there is the street BBQ Foodcart for budget travelers and locals. Aside from the usual pork BBQ, there are other types of BBQs with funny/unique names that only streetfood eaters are familiar with: Adidas for chicken feet, Betamax for Solid Blood, Helmet for chicken head, and IUD for chicken intestines. When you buy a stick of BBQ, you can eat it plain, or do as the locals do: dunk the stick on your chosen dip (vinegar with spices, sweet BBQ sauce, spicy BBQ sauce, etc).

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    The Locals Still Believe The Legend Of Mt. Mayon

    by cyndymc Written Apr 24, 2010
    Partly Covered But Still Beautiful Mayon

    Ask any local, and they will gladly relate to you the legend of Mt. Mayon.

    Mayon was derived from from the Bikol word “Magayon” meaning beautiful. It is the world’s most perfect cone-shaped volcano and despite its fiery eruptions for the past years, it still attracts tourists and projects a spectacular view for photographers.

    Known for its perfect cone shape, the allure of Mayon Volcano is further romanticized by its romantic legend . Folklore tells of two lovers buried on the same site, after which "the grave grew higher and higher until a majestic mountain towered over their town". Local folks believe that when clouds cover the peak of Mount Mayon, it is Ulap kissing Magayon; when rains fall, those are Ulap's tears mourning Magayon's death and their last moments of love.

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    Church As Standby Venue/Meet Up Pace

    by cyndymc Written Apr 22, 2010

    Locals use the church as meet up place or standby site. Unlike in other places where locals usually step aside when they see tourists trying to take shots, in Daraga, the locals will just stare at you and linger long where they are, in fact showing signs that they want their faces included in the pictures. Our driver said they must be eager to be "extras" in shots posted at the internet.

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