Missing the Mount Pinatubo

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As I mentioned in my post yesterday the only real reason to come to Angeles City was to visit the volcano Mount Pinatubo. The Pinatubo became infamous for its disastrous eruption on June 15, 1991 which coincided with the arrival of the typhoon Yunya causing a deadly mix of ashes, torrential rain and wind. Fortunately the eruption could be predicted relatively precisely leading to the evacuation of thousands of people in the area. Since then the volcano has … Read More

Sunny Trip along the Coast of Palawan

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Day three out of four full days. And the sun was finally shining. Perfect weather to drive up the coast. My first destination was the Honda Bay around 30 kilometres north of Puerto Princesa. The bay is famous for some islands with beautiful white beaches which can be reached by chartered boat. A lot of tours are on offer, but it is all the usual same stuff. The prices range in between 600 and 1500 Pesos depending on … Read More

The East Coast of Koh Chang – Rural Idyll (Part I)

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After driving down all the busy and beach plastered west coast two days ago I could not refrain from the nightlife that day and needed some rest yesterday. Now after full recovery today I went down the east coast. I had some doubt whether I should do the 100 kilometres trip at all because everything I was reading about this part of the island was not really very exciting. But this is not a leisure trip! I am … Read More

Day Trip over Phuket

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Well, after ten days of more or less doing nothing apart from lying on the beach it was time now to rent a motorbike and make a little tour around Phuket. The only problem was once again that my driving license actually does not allow me to drive the 125 ccm engines which is standard here. My license is limited to ridiculous 50 ccm only. The friendly hotel owner recommended to me that in the case the police … Read More