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Konsi

On the foot of mount Mayon lies a small hill overlooking the entire Legazpi – Daraga area a cool sea breeze moves the leaves of the Indian trees standing guard on the boarders of the cemetery’s edges. It’s a clear sunny day today toped only by the occasional passing rain cloud. it’s like this always in Forest Lake. Here [...]

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Misibis

Located _MG_9109on the island of Cagraray along the Albay coast, the resort of Misibis is one of the most sought after resorts in the region. Boasting white sand beaches and a luxurious accommodation every minute is spent relaxing along the shore and soaking up the early morning rays on a beautiful veranda and dipping in the infinity pool ;)

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Tiwi

At _MG_8950the back of Mayon Volcano along the coastal highway heading north, 45min drive from Legazpi is the small town of Tiwi. Here the famous Tiwi Hot springs are found as well as clay potteries locally made and sold in the markets. From small piggy banks to life size clay dogs and table top decorations there is no end to the selection of handicrafts available to you.

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The Legend of Mt. Mayon

Legend_MG_8726_e has it that the land of Albay was created by the Mayon volcano. A legend that has been passed from generation to generation, as old as the islands itself, when the islands were still connected via land bridges to South East Asia… Centuries before Magellan came to the name this land Philippines. There was Daragang Magayon a beautiful maiden with hair flowing like the river and as black as the raven’s feather, skin as soft as silk and a beauty that was said to be incomparable to anyone amongst all the lands of the Kabikulanan! She was the daughter of the chief of the tribe Tiong Makusog, where the only law is the law of the chief. And according to the law no outsider would ever lay hands on Daragang Magayon and court her, she would only wed someone from inside the village and pass on the legacy of the village to the next generation.

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