This is my virgin flight to the Philippines.
Taking the flight from KLIA-LCCT to Clarke Field (which is 90 minutes away from Manila) was the only option for me at that moment.
Boarding onto Air Asia’s Airbus 320
Thanks to Air Asia, now everyone can fly.
Entering into the skies of Philippines for my very first time
This was when the plane soared into the Filipino skies, and here it is, the Luzon island of Philippines. Luzon is the largest island among the many islands in the Philippines.
Seriously I have no idea what town or city is shown at the picture. I only knew we were entering the Luzon when the cabin crew announced that we were about to land shortly.
The southern Luzon is mainly covered with agricultural fields
I believe Philippines is truly blessed with agriculture. Oh, even the highway is built across the fields and don’t you think the highway is very sssssstraight!!
The cold and hardened lava from Mount Pinatubo
This caught my attention. I have never seen any cold and hardened lava with my naked eyes before.
This is simply beautiful.
The lava remains are from Mount Pinatubo’s eruption in 1991
The Philippines lies on the volatile Pacific “Ring of Fire”, and most of the highest mountains are volcanic in origin. It had its share of natural disasters in recent years, but two major eruptions from Mount Pinatubo and Mayon Volcano. Mount Pinatubo in the central plain of Northern Luzon erupted on June 12, 1991, after 600 years of silence, rendering almost tens of thousands of people homeless. The great rivers of volcanic lava devastated the once fertile central plains of Luzon.
Philippines is fertile because of the lava base
But today, we see the central Luzon is truly blessed with this lava remains. Pinatubo might instead mean a fertile place where crops can be made to grow. Agriculture can easily flourish and Philippines may yield the harvest to boost its economy.
Touching the grounds of Philippines
Air Asia was speeding in the air, thank God there were no speed trap or sky policemen to impose a fine. We were 20 minutes ahead of the schedule.
Landing in Clark for the very first time, made me felt homely. I don’t know why. I just couldn’t explain.
Even though Clark is just a small town with a small international airport in Philippines, I was very sure I would be enjoying the entire trip in this country.