Albay Province - Home is where the heart is

September 21, 2008
My brother's friend, Yves, takes amazing pictures of Mayon Volcano making me more home sick. In one forum, one member said, "I grew up believing all volcano are shaped like Mayon volcano", or something to that effect. Funny but true, I also grew up believing all volcano are like our Mayon. Blue and perfect. Triangle.

view more of my mayon here collection.

When in Albay Province, be sure to visit:

Cagsawa Ruins.
In 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted and sent lava flows cascading down its sides. The townspeople of Cagsawa fled to the church where they perished when it was engulfed in the fiery flows. Today, only the church tower remains as a memorial.

Hoyop Hoyopan Cave.
It is believed that this cave is the home of the native in the area a long time ago. The cave is a natural tunnel like structure. Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave is one of the natural tourist attraction in Albay.

Mayon Rest House.
Nestles on the eastern slopes of Mt Mayon at an altitude of 2,700 ft. An excellent summer resort with almost similar temperature with that of Baguio at 28°C. It is popularly known as "heaven on earth" because of the hanging clouds and the pleasant climate where cool and invigorating air could be experienced.

Daraga Church.
An18th century baroque church poised on a hill with commanding views of the sea and Mayon Volcano. Its stone masons suffused the facade with statuary, carvings, alcoves and niches at different levels. This Church was built after the eruption of Mayon Volcano which covered the original church of the town at Cagsawa.

Lingnon Hill.
The local government recently finished development of this little hill. Now people come here to jog and have a nice simple meal up the hill.

More of Bicol to come, as I plan to feature Camarines Sur and Sorsogon.

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