Dedicate a whole day for this. And do it leisurely, as we did. You may take jeepney rides to get around or you may want to hire a car and local guide for the entire day. Route is simply all around Mayon Volcano (all along a lone, long circumferential street!) starting from Legazpi City, and back to the same city. The guide doubles up as your photographer and food guide too. Forget those fancy ... Read Full Entry
Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life!
I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. ... full info
How about a game of volleyball?These boys while away the time playing volleyball near the parking area which the cow declared as her territory. Simple folks enjoying a breezy afternoon.
Mt. Mayon Was A NO-Show!On this gloomy but breezy afternoon, Mayon Volcano hid behind the clouds. But there was Cagsawa Ruins, a grim reminder of the over a thousand parishioners who took refuge in this Church and perished in the Mayon eruption of 1814.
Cagsawa RuinsAbout 1,400 people died here in 1814. Cagsawa Church parish was since transferred to another old church in Daraga, Albay.
Daraga ChurchThis 18th century church is where the Cagsawa parish was transferred to , after Mayon's volcanic eruption in 1814. Our hearts broke seeing it half-painted in white. We like the "old" Daraga Church.
Inside Daraga ChurchFilipinos' devotion to their Catholic faith is manifested in the many religious statues (of saints) found in many churches around the country.
Lignon Hills: An hour's trek from here Atop this hill is an unobstructed view of Mayon Volcano and the city and towns below. Unfortunately, we were too tired to do the trek and ready to kill for a cup of coffee!
Typical Rural SceneThe towns around Mayon Volcano (some as near as 8 kms from the volcano) include Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Padang.
Goodbye, Mount MayonA last glimpse of the majestic volcano as we board our plane back for Manila............