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Mayon Volcano - Almost Perfect Cone

The family had the experience to fully appreciate the beauty of Mayon when we were invited by a family friend from Tabaco, Albay. Eventhough this was the 2nd time for the family to be in Albay, this is different w/ more action/activities having to stay in Albay this time for 4days/3nights. (We want to thank our hosts, Abet & Charit; and their children Janelle, Jedd and Jon-our kids playmates)

The name Mayon was derived from "Magayon", which means Beautiful in the local tongue.

The history of Albay evolves around the volcanic activity of Mayon considering that almost all the towns of Albay are within the foot of Mt. Mayon. Every town has its own share of view to this majestic towering beauty. And of course, has its own scary and life-threatening story brought about by the frequent rumblings and eruptions of Mayon.

Cagsawa Ruins

A witness to the occasional rumbling of Mt. Mayon as it unleash its anger every now and then, the Cagsawa Ruins is what remained of a once lively town after a great eruption of which lava swept the whole town >> left standing alone was the church's Bell Tower. Looking around the place would give anyone the chilling feel of what could have happened on that dreadful eruption a century ago.

At the slope of Mayon.

The way going up to the old hotel and monitoring station at the slope of Mayon Volcano. The recent eruption have visibly burned the uppermost vegetation.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Anywhere in Albay is a glimpse of Mayon's Beauty.
  • Cons:Take away those clouds, please!
  • In a nutshell:"Magayon!"
  • Last visit to Province of Albay: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2006
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  • toni28's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2007 at 2:10 AM

    ay.. ang cute ng mga pictures ang galing!

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 6:25 PM

    kumusta byahe kapatid? asan ang pasalubong? :0)

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2006 at 11:18 PM

    Love the pictures of your kids and the very symmetrical volcano. Beautiful!!

  • daryll's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2006 at 4:11 AM

    wow..i adore your Mayon Volcano pictures....!!!!Isnt is great fun to travel with family : )

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 8:25 PM

    Hi Boyet, your endorsement about dhio endheka was superb. Its just so depressing Dhio Endheka has not built its website. Thanks and hope you would continue to update us for good places to visit while in the Phils. Regards. Ben

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2005 at 3:12 PM

    Beautiful!!!! Hi Boyet...said I would have to come back and look at all the pics...started here and am happy I did...bob

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