What to buy in Bicol as Souvenir or Pasalubong?Sunday, November 30, 2014
When I travel, I always look for something that I could bring home as a pasalubong for my families and friends. As for my families, they always looks forward for the food or delicacies of a certain place that I traveled to. For friends and office-mates, a souvenir items is a must and one of them is keychain. I bet, one of the easiest way and light thing to carry on is key chain. No extra baggage but happy people once you handed it to them.
Meanwhile, the market or palengke is one of the awesome place to look for an items worth giving to your loved ones. Aside from being way too affordable (yes, cheap!) than other establishments, you can also scout variety of items worth giving. You can find here a wide array of key chain (well, Bicol is known for chili, might as well, bring home some chili key chain), native bags, wallets, pili nuts and anything edible that are made of pili nuts!
Of course you’re in the market, where not-so-good people are always present. For safety precautions, don’t wear jewelries, be attentive and always secure your things. But those who wants to live a touristy life when travelling, Naga City, Camarines Sur is a very nice place as it is also the Queen City of Bicol, there were also policemen and Barangay volunteers who watch out for the tourist to keep them safe. We had one that time because they noticed that we had cameras and the likes. Well, they had the gut-feeling that someone is a tourist and need a security assistance from a far. Kudos Naga City!
And here’s my travel tip when buying souvenirs or pasalubong:
“Always buy in bulk or what we call, wholesale. Ask for freebies and discounts before paying for the goods. But make sure to ask it in a nice way and with a big smile in your face.”