After a few days in Manila visiting the good old places I used to hang around and seeing some friends, I took the plane to southern Luzon, Legazpi. I wanted to climb Mount Mayon, which actually is a volcano. But before starting the hiking trip I strolled around Mt Mayon with a Filipino I got to know in the streets. On his motorbike he took me to me to the best lookouts and to the town of Cagsawa which is buried under lava. Only the steeple lets one have a guess that there must have been a village.