Having just had a Jollibee merienda at Baybay City, I decided to forego taking lunch and proceed on my own with my ocular walking tour of the city. It was quite hot and sunny and I decided to leave my jacket at Dood’s Honda City, a decision I was to regret later. I had no idea what Doods did while I was away.
The city proper was concentrated on two main streets: R.K. Kangleon St. and Tomas Oppus St. and all around it were the city hall, public market, schools, banks, inns, restaurants, churches and bus, jeepney and tricycle terminals. Minutes into my walking tour, it began to rain and I had to wait it out in the shade before continuing on my way. Leyte’s weather is really fickle, sunny one minute and rainy the next.
|Busy Tomas Oppus Street|
Much further away was the Provincial Government Center, Maasin City being the capital of the province. Located here were the Provincial Capitol building and other provincial government offices around a park. To get there, I had to take a tricycle. Before going back to Tacloban City (a further 185-km./4-hr. drive away), Doods and I had a late lunch at San Pedro Lechon Manok.
|The Provincial Capitol Building|
Maasin City Investment, Promotions and Tourism Office: City Hall, Maasin City, Southern Leyte. Tel: (053) 381-2138.