Ligao, Albay, Philippines
(if you haven’t seen 001, please click here)
Sugod, Tiwi, Albay
The pebbles on this beach make good foot masseurs or callus ‘scraper’. :)
You can also find finer sands in some areas when you feel like the pebbly and rocky parts start to hurt your feet. Those two are my aunt and her husband.
Stand on this estuary (13.482246°, 123.653731°) and get this view of Mount Mayon.
Juana. Niño. Bananas. Have you met Juanita?
Marcel peels hundreds of coconuts that he harvests from the [palm] trees that he grows on his own backyard.
Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. Coconut oil extracted from it has made copra an important agricultural commodity for many coconut producing countries. *
Kawakawa Natural Park, Ligao City, Albay. Aside from the good bird’s eye view of Ligao, and the nice and different perspective to view Mayon Volcano and Mount Masaraga, fourteen lifelike (and life-size) depictions of the final hours of Jesus can be seen here.
lakbay: Kawakawa Natural Park
Welcome to this famous hill with fourteen stations of the cross.
Ligao City. A little over ten years ago, when I first got to visit Ligao, there was really no hint of it becoming a city. (Really, it surprises me to actually see a city from great provinces such as Albay. They are still rustic, and you will see no more than probably ten buildings that are higher than 5 floors, and still they’re already a city. Off topic.)
Anyway. This place, a park, is a great place to go retreat, as in get away into, during the vacation season and of course during the Holy week.
Greeting you on the entrance is a depiction of the ‘The Last Supper’. With life-size statues and props from the familiar scene, they are really a great welcoming feature.
Some advice though. Arthritis people and those who have some difficulties in coping with walking fair distances and uphill must be ready.
This was taken from this hill. (High resolution here.)
The hill is called as such because of its form. The ‘hilltop’ seems to be missing and instead, a crater like depression ‘shows off’ like a big amphitheater. Kawa is a huge native wok, for all we know.
No other things here that can get an appreciator left in awe than the place itself and the surroundings.
Other pictures taken from this wonder.
Who wouldn’t ♥ Bicol?