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






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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