As I was flying in to Legazpi Airport I was so surprised that Mayon looked no different to any other time I have been there.

Mayon from Legazpi Airport

Reading about Mayon’s impending massive eruption from the safety of Qatar in our very own Gulf Times, I was expecting to see a lot of activity around Mayon. However there was no sign of anything different in Mayon’s appearance, or in the activity of those living around it. No sign of danger, no panic, no one even talking about it.

Mayon from Aquinas University

Mayon is just there in the background of everyday life. And although I had a sense of adventure heading out there, it was gone the second I arrived. I think some officials in the region are sensationalizing a little.