A streak of gold illuminates the base of the Mayon Volcano, adding further drama to the already dramatic scenery.
It's a sight I probably would never grow tired of. From the moment I first saw her from our bus's window more than a decade ago, and through the years up to now, the Mayon Volcano has always fascinated me. Yes, she's often referred to as a lady, as she is Daragang Magayon of legend.
A few weeks ago I had another chance at beholding her sheer beauty. After two nights in Sorsogon City, we spent a third one in Legazpi City. There we hired a van to take us on a slightly freewheeling trip around town. And of course, seemingly everywhere we looked Mayon was there, standing mighty and proud with its near-perfect cone.