Taal volcano is located in the southern part of Luzon in the Philippines. It is about 50km from the capital, Manila. Right in the center of the island is the main crater that holds a sulfuric lake. It is famous for having an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the Pacific Ocean.
|The smoke from the mountain. Captured this when I was in the car heading to Tagatay.|
|6.30 am in the morning.This was the place where we were going to hop on our boat to Taal.|
|We met Paul, the representative from Taal Yatch Club here.|
|The boat that took us to the other side|
|The journey to the island took about 30 minutes by boat.|
|Some of the sights captured from the boat. The island covers an area of 23 km2 with 47 different|
overlapping cones and craters.
|Sunshine rising @ Taal Volcano. This was 6.40 in the morning|
|We had arrived!|
|The local was bathing the horse at the lake|
|A large sign welcomed us to the place|
|The tourist information center. I didn't go in as it looked so deserted and unwelcoming... But, don't listen to me...|
perhaps u might find something useful inside there...
|This way to the mountain...|
|U can feel the heat when u gallop with yr horse near the smoke...And, u can sense the smell|
of sulfur too...
|MBR on his horse...:)|
|Breathtaking scenery at the diluted form of sulphuric acid lake... It reminded me of Tangkuban Perahu, only it had no sellers forcing u to buy their stuff...|
|Tee for Two, Anyone?|
|The locals: Poor families have settled on the island earning their livings through tourism, fishing|
and also farming.
|Coconut juice...not so tasty, i presumed the coconut was already old...|
|Some of the t-shirts sold here...Very cheap..150 peso each (rm12). Kid ones are cheaper. |
The quality is good. X luntur pon when i washed it for the 1st time...