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Giddy’s Place Donsol

Giddy’s Place Donsol

Giddys Place in Donsol has just opened in 2009. Giddys is definitely in a league of it’s own in Donsol proper. They have wi-fi, spa treatments, hot showers, and all the stuff you would expect from a high end resort. The food there is exceptionally good and quite cheap for what you get. The restaurant […]

Star Shipping Allen to Matnog

Star Shipping Allen to Matnog

Star Shipping – Ferry between Allen and Matnog – connecting Luzon and Samar Islands The Philippine National Highway runs all the way from Manila to Davao and Zamboanga in Mindanao. There are ferries between Luzon and Samar Islands and connecting Leyte and Mindanao. Reservations are not needed – vehicles are loaded as they arrive. The […]

Mt Mayon Legaspi

Mt Mayon Legaspi

Mount Mayon Volcano – Legaspi – Philippines The skies around Mt Mayon were clear today – Happy New Year! Daraga The Daraga Evacuation Center is across the street from the McDonalds where I am uploading this page. Legaspi Mayon has such a perfect shape that I can’t resist stopping and taking pictures. Mayon Legaspi Cagsawa […]

Mt Mayon getting ready to rumble

Mt Mayon getting ready to rumble

Mt Mayon near Legaspi in the Philippines is restless and has been burping lava and smoke for the past few days. A major eruption is expected any time but the evacuation centers are preparing to house displaced people for up to 4 months. pic at left from Dec 18 2009 Mt Mayon Mt Mayon – […]

Donsol Detour – Whale Shark Watching

Donsol Detour – Whale Shark Watching

Donsol Dec 1 is a bit early for whaleshark spotting in Donsol but we decided to take a quick detour off the highway and give it a go. We were returning home to Leyte after a 2 month road trip and were treated to a crystal clear view of  the Mayon volcano on the way. […]

Railroad Skates

Railroad Skates

Railroad Skate Taxis – Naga Bicol Province These ingenious railroad skates are used in Quezon and Bicol province as transport to get into the back country. Firewood, groceries, gasoline and anything else can be carried on these light weight rail cars. This picture is in Naga, a fairly large city in the Bicol province in […]