Trip Start Dec 01, 2011
23Trip End Feb 20, 2012
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We had to stay one more night in Manila and the whole ordeal was better than the other day we were here 3 weeks ago. Bianca dragged me around for some shopping and then we compared some prices to do a day trip to the Taal Volcano, 60 KMs away
The trip was good and the volcano was pretty neat. We took a boat to the island and horse backed up to the edge of the crater. The rocks in some places were warm and I found a few holes with steam coming out of them near the path. There was a large lake in the center and of course people selling stuff at the top. One original idea (I think) was they were selling golf balls to hit into the lake from way up on top of the ridge. I watched a guy hit a few balls and it looked like it was going far but I think still landed on or really close to the shore. One guy selling it says they go and find the balls at the end of the day and re use them.
We had a good lunch on shore with a fresh fish called 'milk fish' from the fish farms nearby. Then we took the cab ride back but had so much time to kill before our flight that we went to the Mall of Asia near the airport. I am pretty sure it is bigger than WEM back at home but it is way nicer and everything costs pretty much the same here as in Canada.