Blast from the Past: Trip to Mayon Volcano

PauTravels with friends in Cagsawa Ruins and the Mayon Volcano

After my short trip back to Manila a few weeks back, I was able to get some old pictures of my previous trips.  I’ve brought these pictures back to Singapore and scan them to write up for those trips from way back.  I was able to get old pictures from albums of my Hanoi and Ha Long Bay trip to update my old posts for both trips.  I’m happy the digital era made me stop expensive photo printing and making those heavy albums.  I also got another set of pictures from my trip in Leyte which I’ll write about later.

Anyway, this blog is about the trip I made back in 2002 with my colleagues to Bicolandia in the Bicol Peninsula on the southern end of the island of Luzon.

Bicol Peninsula is composed of four different provinces composed of the people called the Bicolanos.  Bicol is best known in the Philippine for being the site of one of the most majestic natural wonders in the country, the Mayon Volcano in Legazpi City.  Also since a few years ago for a place to swim with the whalesharks in Donsol and a place for the extreme sport of wakeboarding in Camarines Sur (CamSur).

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