OLANGO ISLAND:Let’s Go Biking and “Lamawing”

I once posted about this LAMAWAN in OLANGO ISLAND in my Facebook Page and I showed in my video that the LAMAW there costs about 40-60 Pesos per serving. A friend reacted and commented that it was kind of costly and that it was more affordable if one will just buy the ingredients and prepare the LAMAW at home and viola, one can have LAMAW at home at a cheaper price. I couldn’t agree more and besides one can buy LAMAW along the streets, in stalls, in the malls. What makes this LAMAW in OLANGO ISLAND different is something that I can never forget. Well, let me tell you this.

BUT FIRST, WHAT’S LAMAW!

THINGS TO DO IN OLANGO ISLAND

One of the enjoyable activities in Olango Island is bird watching which made the island famous. Other worthwhile activities include sauntering along the beautiful beaches and swimming in the pristine seawater of the island. Another activity in Olango Island that is really one for the books is biking. There are a number of bikes for rent there, mostly Japanese kind.

The bike rent is 20.00 to 30.00 PESOS per hour.

so, here we were here jaunting on wheels in the island. Just look at the pictures. It was so refreshing to pedal around breathing in nature’s clean air and being caressed by the island breeze.We seldom see vehicles in this part of the island — Brgy. Sabang. The scenes I saw were the hues of green, from grasses to coconut trees to mangroves. And the sky at that time was pale blue, my fave colors for relaxation and unwinding. I really miss this childhood feel — the chance of wandering around. Time flew so fast that suddenly I became an adult, haha! Lol!

Let’s now go to the highlight of this blog. After our biking sesh, obviously we got thirsty and we intentionally ended our one-day trip in OLANGO ISLAND here in Melchor’s LAMAWAN before going back to Cebu City.

PURE COCONUT – 35.00 PESOS

LAMAW – 40.00 to 60.00 PESOS per coconut with milk, ice, etc.

This LAMAWAN in Olango Island really amazed me! I love the idea of how they made the place so tropical, so rustically simple. It brought back the wonderful feeling of being in the province. One could just squat or lie down on the grass, (but I tell you, the grass pricks causing a discomfort to the buttocks, haha, 🤣 lol) or use the small tables and chairs or borrow a picnic mat on which to sit on while drinking the cold, tasty, milky, and sweet coconut juice and the LAMAW that really quenches one’s thirst. And mind you, coconut water is a healthy drink. So, it’s truly worth your time and effort to be here in this place in the island.

           ⚠️ One thing that I would like to suggest to the sellers is to minimize or stop the use of plastic straws and plastic disposable cups for they are pollutants to the island. I know these materials are cheaper and convenient to use but in the long run they cause pollution and may diminish the natural beauties of the island. 😥Anyway wherever you are, just make sure to  LEAVE NO TRACE always!

Anyhoo, I was glad that we chose the picnic mat because the sight that my friends and I made while sitting down on it and enjoying the refreshments and the silly stories was aesthetically picturesque.

That’s all. I just love sharing this SIMPLE EXPERIENCE of biking around Olango and drinking LAMAW and the happiness it gave me. It may be simple but it added another lane in my core memory. Hahaha! Thanks for reading.

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🥔How about you? Have you tried LAMAW? Tell me about your story. I would love to hear from you. Please connect thru my FB page and Instagram. Join me in my adventure and misadventure. Let’s chase those potatoes.

Those naughty potatoes roll so fast that I could hardly catch up with them in OLANGO ISLAND. I wonder what place will they be venturing next. So stay tuned for my next chasing potatoes adventure.

Thanks for reading my blog and watching my vlog. Stay safe and take care.

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Why Chasing Potatoes? I’m Chasing Potatoes. I chase time and opportunities because just like round potatoes they roll and get lost. I chase them to store memories to last a lifetime. I make haste, running after them, fearful that they might be gone. That’s why I go places on land or in water.My story tells about the journey of chasing time and saying yes to wonderful opportunities.

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