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This is my entry on why I need a Legazpi Weekend Getaway
As a child, when airfares were so expensive, I remember Legazpi as one of our stopover on the 26-hour bus ride to Borongan, Eastern Samar. I remember looking out of the bus window to see the imposing Mayon Volcano at the distance. I was so amazed on how the shape doesn’t change even though we are navigating around it.
A few decades later, in September of 2010, I had the opportunity to explore the city with friends. It brought back that childhood memory as I gazed at the imposing volcano across the Albay Gulf.
That time, I was able to tour the sights, and sample the delicious food that Bicol has to offer. It’s so easy to fall in love with Legaspi. I said to myself, should I find my special someone, I would definitely bring him to the city.
By 2011, I already found that special someone, and Legaspi was part of our weekend getaway for the year. We took advantage of the promo fares and booked for March.
On our first day, we went directly to Embarcadero for lunch and to enjoy the view of Mayon as our backdrop. The lunch was great, but the volcano was covered in clouds that only a little portion of the base was visible. We went to Lignon Hill and Cagsawa the next day, but still the mountain was not visible. Rains poured on the third day so we just stayed indoors and explored the mall.
|Taken on the same spot as my first photo, what's missing?|
|At Lignon Hill, what's missing?|
|At Cagsawa, again, what's missing?|
Our return flight was cancelled due to bad weather, so we thought that since we have another day to spare, maybe the mountain would show her majesty to us. But even that didn’t happen. We left the city without seeing the famous Mt. Mayon. Although the food and sights were great, we felt that our experience was incomplete and now, looking for an opportunity to go back.