Sunday, July 27, 2014

Taal Volcano, Philippines

After our excursion to Puerto Galera, we headed north on a bus, then hired a boat to take us to the Taal Volcano. Vulcan Point in the Philippines is the world's largest island within a lake (Main Crater Lake) that is situated on an island (Volcano Island, aka Taal Island) located in a lake (Lake Taal) within an island (Luzon). 
Most tourists ride a horse up to the top of the crater, but we walked up dodging both horses and their shit. Our sweaty journey ended with a view and a coconut.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Puerto Galera, Philippines


We traveled south from Manila, to Puerto Galera, a resort destination which is known as a poor man's Boracay. Because we were traveling in the low season, it was lovely and quiet and we spent loads of time in the water or a hammock. 
A huge highlight was snorkeling in a coral garden - the water was the bluest blue I'd ever seen. Amongst the most neon glowing rainbow coloured fish, we even saw a sea turtle, a sea turtle!