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Saturday, June 29, 2013

MAYON VOLCANO - 7 SIGHTS OF - THE PHILIPPINES - A WONDERFUL DESTINATION TO EXPLORE AWAY FROM THE BEATEN TRACK WITH CARLO DE LA CRUZ, THE ADVENTUROUS BLOGGER OF www.visa-freeworld.blogspot.com

The majestic Mayon Volcano with the 2006 lava flow
(The photos published on this post are of Carlo Dela Cruz, editor of www.visa-freeworld.blogspot.com and they are published with his consent)
Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active volcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, in the Bicol Region. The mountain and the area around is part of the Mayon Volcano Natural Park.
The locals named the volcano as "Bulkang Magayon", describing its perfect cone-shape, like the beauty of Daragang Magayon, the local heroine of a dramatic love story (click here to read more about it)
As time passed, the name "Magayon" was shortened and it became "Mayon". When the tip of the volcano is covered by clouds, old folks say that Panginorin (Magayon's love) is kissing Magayon, and afterwards, rain trickles caressingly down the gentle slopes of the volcano, with the insistence that it was the tears of Panginorin.

Cagsawa Ruins. The lone survivor of the town of Cagsawa during the 1814 eruption of the Volcano

I am really proud to host these wonderful photos made by Juan Carlo Dela Cruz, a great photographer and blogger. I recommend to visit his adventurous blog visa-freeworld.blogspot.com and follow his travels!
From Philippines to Singapore, from Vietnam to Thailand, from US to Cambodia, Carlo explored many wonderful destinations, giving on his blog good practical advise for travelling and many amazing photos and stories to see and read. Thank you Carlo for these great photos and please keep travelling, we will follow you at www.visa-freeworld.blogspot.com.

ATV-ing the natural stream created by the Mayon Volcano eruption

ATV path going to the lava flow

Volcán Mayon, también conocido como el Monte Mayon, es un volcán activo en la isla de Luzón, en Filipinas, en la región de Bicol. La montaña y la zona que rodea es parte del Parque Natural Volcán Mayon.
Los lugareños llaman el volcán como "Bulkang Magayon", describiendo su perfecta forma cónica, como la belleza de Daragang Magayon, la heroína local de una dramática historia de amor (haga clic aquí para leer más sobre esto).
Con el tiempo, el nombre de "Magayon" se acortó y se convirtió en "Mayon". Cuando la punta del volcán está cubierto por las nubes, los viejos dicen que Panginorin (amor de Magayon) está besando Magayon, y después, la lluvia se escurre cariñosamente por las suaves laderas del volcán, con la insistencia de que era el llanto de Panginorin.


Another look at the 2006 lava flow
Estoy muy orgulloso de albergar estas maravillosas fotos hechas por Juan Carlo Dela Cruz, un gran fotógrafo y blogger. Recomiendo visitar su blog aventureros www.visa-freeworld.blogspot.com y seguir sus viajes!
Desde Filipinas a Singapur, de Vietnam a Tailandia, desde EE.UU. a Camboya, Carlo exploró muchos destinos maravillosos, dando en su blog buena consejos prácticos para viajar y muchas fotos increíbles e historias para ver y leer. Gracias Carlo para estas grandes fotos y por favor, seguir viajando, le seguirá en www.visa-freeworld.blogspot.com.

The volcano view from Embarcadero de Legazpi

Steaming soil from the foot of the Mayon Volcano
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