The layout of Ligao City in Albay Province, Philippines reminded me of a humanities lecture in college, which was about the typical layout of a Philippine town during Spanish rule in the country.
Life at that time practically revolved around politics and religion, symbolized by the town hall and the church, respectively. A public square where people socialized could be found close to the two powers.
That’s the exact layout of Ligao City – the plaza is located almost in between the city hall and the church. This is the first time I’ve seen such layout outside Intramuros, Manila.
Early this morning the weather in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines took a turn for the worse, leading to the cancellation of my flight back to Manila. My first-ever domestic flight has been cancelled for two consecutive days! Oh well…
Fortunately the weather improved about a couple of hours later. I was able to take better pictures of Mayon Volcano because of that.
I wrote in a post earlier today that today’s my last day in Legazpi, the capital of Albay Province in the Philippines.
Well, I’m still here, because bad weather has forced the cancellation of our flight back to Manila. Hopefully we can return to Manila tomorrow.
I always try to look on the bright side. Because of the flight cancellation today, we were able to visit more places in Legazpi. I realized that our hotel is very near the Battle of Legazpi Monument and Ayala Malls.
It’s been quite rainy today in Legazpi City in Albay Province, Philippines. So while I walked around the vicinity of the hotel on my last day here (it’s my tradition to do that whenever I travel), I wasn’t outside for too long.
We can see the sea from our hotel room so I thought it would be just walking distance. It was.
Albay Gulf was not that rough, but strong enough to splash water on me! My umbrella protected me from the rain, but not from the sea.
The Sydney Opera House is the crown jewel of the harbor and the rest of the city. To say that the Opera House is an architectural marvel is an understatement – where else can you find such a structure? You see it in pictures or on TV and you instantly know it’s a building in Sydney.
I don’t consider myself a beach person, but I went to two beaches in Sydney when I was in that city in November last year because I felt that any trip to Australia’s largest city would be incomplete without a visit to a beach.
Initially I only planned to see BondiBeach, as it’s closer to the city center and my hotel.
Eventually however I also decided to go to ManlyBeach. I grouped it with Taronga Zoo, both being stops of the hop-on hop-off ferry that I had booked.