Among the attractions in Tacloban is the San Juanico Bridge, the longest bridge in the country spanning across the San Juanico Strait.
San Juanico Strait also offers a stunning view of the sea and the picturesque mountains at a distance.
On my visit to Tacloban, I stayed overnight at Rosvenil Hotel located at downtown Tacloban. It is the ancestral house of Vicente Quintero, a former mayor of Tacloban City. The family of the former mayor converted their ancestral house into a hotel.
|Ancestral house of Vicente Quintero turned into a hotel stood |
the ravages of Typhoon Haiyan.
I also visited the M/V Eva Jocelyn Park, where the remnants of the ship M/V Eva Jocelyn brought to land by the strong storm surge of Typhoon Haiyan was placed as a memorial to the typhoon's victims.
|M/V Eva Jocelyn, the ship brought to land by the strong storm |
surge of Typhoon Haiyan.
Of course, a visit to a place will not be complete without trying their local delicacies. In Leyte, one must try the moron, binagol, and sagmani. All of these are delicious and worth bringing home as pasalubong.
|Moron, a delectable rice cake.|
|Binagol, a taro root mixture with glutinous rice and nuts contained in |
polished coconut shells called locally as bagol.
|Sagmani, a cassava and sweet potato version of the rice cake.|