A Trip to Maasin City, Southern Leyte

What’s up, friends from the blogosphere? How’s your Monday going?


For today’s post, I thought I’d just share a few photos I had during my visit to Maasin, Southern Leyte.  I was there for work trips for about twice already – the first time being in March.  One of our projects at work is located there so I have a strong feeling that I will be coming back more often.

It’s a small town in Southern Leyte – wait, it’s actually classified as a city. To get there, we flew to Tacloban airport and had to endure a land trip of about 4 hours.  It was also my first time in Tacloban and I was able to see the remnants of that devastating Typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan.  Remember that tragic typhoon catastrophe that hit Philippines? It felt weird seeing the place at first, but also felt happy that they are slowly getting back to normal.

So anyway, for my trip there, we stayed in Maasin in Giuseppe Hotel – which is a small hotel run by Saint Joseph College, one of the colleges there.  It’s located literally on top of the school building, at the 5th floor.  Since it was a Catholic school, it felt weird waking up to the 6am Angelus prayer and hearing school bells during the evening. Nevertheless, it was quite an experience I guess.

The layout of the town proper of Maasin City was typical for old provinces in the Philippines.  The government building, the big Cathedral, the schools and the main roads are all located surrounding the plaza where everyone hangs out in the afternoon.  Nearby, you will also find the big supermarket, the transport terminal, market, eating places like Jollibee, and major banks.

Aside from Maasin, I was also able to visit the nearby towns like Baybay City, Macrohon and Sogod. Here are some photos to reminisce. 🙂

Our Lady of Assumption Parish
The City Hall and the Plaza infront of the church
Saint Joseph College – my home for the week. P.S. notice the solar panels on top?
one of the campus areas where they have a large field
Just taking photos around the school
Macrohon, Southern Leyte
There’s always a pretty sunset
Macrohon, Leyte
One of the beautiful churches I’ve seen in the area

Have an enjoyable week ahead!

Cheers, Chryztyners

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