Journey to Mt. Pinatubo

One of the great things about teaching in China is that it is easy and relatively cheap to get to Southeast Asia, which is what I decided to do for Chinese New Year.  I would have liked to celebrate it, but at the same time, it is more about returning home and even more about listening to firecrackers go off 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  So, I ventured off to the Philippines and Thailand.

Although I knew very little about the Philippines, I am so so glad I went.  It was maybe one of the greatest weeks of my life.  After arriving in Clark Manila airport at 1 am, I somehow stayed awake enough to be picked up in Dau (pronounced Da-oo) to head immediately to a Mt. Pinatubo, a volcano that erupted in 1991 and now has a giant crater lake, similar to the one in Oregon, and certainly just as blue.  We got there by jeep, which was crazy.  It seemed sometimes like I was in Jurassic Park, sometimes like I was in Indiana Jones and other times, it seemed like I was crossing a moonscape.  Here are some pictures from the excursion:Image

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One thought on “Journey to Mt. Pinatubo

  1. Adii so cool. How long did it take to get there? The photos look like they’re taken in the morning or midday.

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