Bulkang Magayon; A Perfect Cone Shape

by - Sunday, June 05, 2016

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I'm in hiatus for almost two months on travelling my beloved country. My comeback is my trip to two of the most popular provinces of Bicol Region: CamSur and Albay.

The fact that I am not allowed to hike and run at the moment makes me feel so paralyze for some reason. So this trip serves as comfort from all the 'don'ts' that is happening to me now. Though my knee is still not in its best form to travel long I still did anyway, I just need to.

Mount Mayon, or Mayon Volcano, is an active volcano here in the Philippines and is located in the province of Albay on the island of Luzon and is the highest point in the province. Mount Mayon renowned as the "Perfect Cone" because of its almost symmetric conical shape. It has been said that it erupted 49 times in the past 400 years.

Legend says that the name of the volcano came from this beautiful lady named "Daragang Magayon" means beautiful lady (daraga-lady or maiden, magayon-beautiful). They named the volcano "Bulkang Magayon" describing the perfect-cone shape of the volcano like the beauty of Daragang Magayon, but as days passed by it was shortened to "Mayon".

I was a bit sad when we arrived at Cagsawa ruins because obviously there is no clearing of the whole mountain. But according to the old folks, on certain days like on the photo above, when the tip of the volcano is covered by clouds, Panginoron is kissing Magayon. Knowing this gives so much relief that I didn't get to see Mt. Mayon clearly, if this old folks saying is true then I even witnessed the most romantic love nature story there is.

Admiring Mount Mayon in Legazpi Albay dated last May 22, 2016, is an official entry to my 81 before 30 challenge.


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  1. Ellie, I'm glad you were able to travel a little... although reading this it sounds like you were physically hurt recently? I hope you heal quickly so you can get back to feeling yourself and traveling more xox ♡♡

  2. such a beautiful place
    Keep in touch

  3. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx


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