I have to go to Legazpi (named after Miguel Lopez de Legazpi), so one wonders why the spelling Legaspi also equally applies (oh, maybe that’s because there is no Z in the Philippine alphabet), in a few weeks for some business. I haven’t been to Legaspi in 32 years and haven’t the foggiest idea where to stay. Internet searches suggest there are only two decent hotels in the city… Casablanca (or should this be Kasablanka???) Hotel and Hotel La Trinidad. The WOW Philippines website doesn’t even list a hotel for Legazpi…is that outrageous, or what? The Philippine Department of Tourism spends millions of U.S. dollars every year with these catchy WOW ads that sound like repetitive whining on a broken record and their website can’t even point you to a hotel in Legazpi city??? Who cares if their ad agency can create three word phrases like “Warm Over Winter” or “World of Weddings” or “Wacko Over Wildlife” (this last one is for real, I kid you not) if it doesn’t help potential foreign and local tourists find decent lodging in the destination they plan to visit? And worse, it seems despite the millions of dollars spent, the WOW Philippines Website boasts LESS PAGE VIEWS than MarketManila or other similar food blogs! Yipes, and I have never even promoted this site! At any rate, enough whining Marketman… Geez, we are ornery this weekend. I would be grateful if any of you could point me to the nicest hotel in Legazpi. Your suggestions are very much appreciated. Many thanks!