Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Philippines Volcano walk (Original)

While I was living in Singapore I decided to travel to the Philippines for a week. I set up base camp in the Philippine's capital city Manila. Manila is a beautiful city, but you also see that it is in of help from the many cabs and street vendors trying to scam you or worse. That being said, Manila is like any other dangerous city, if you know where your going, keep an eye out for trouble and don't where anything flashy you should be fine. I stayed for about 3 days before I made my journey to Volcano Taal.


Volcano Taal was a great experience. The scenery was unlike anything I had seen. The ground was so hot that smoke rose up through the ashy sand every time I took a step. The most interesting thing about the Volcano is it's history. I'll try to explain this as best I can. It was a large Volcano that erupted an collapsed into itself creating a large crater lake, then it formed another Volcano island within the middle of that lake, which erupted creating another crater on the island which created another lake and now it has another small island in that lake. I know that is a lot to explain so here are some pictures.

Singapore (Original)

  Across the sea, nearly ten thousand miles I traveled to Singapore to live and learn about one of the most interesting countries on the planet. Singapore is an Island nation, approximately 227.6 miles long, with a population of roughly 6 million. What's most fascinating is that the country itself is a large city. First thing people have asked me is, what language do they speak in Singapore? Being a former British colony, English is the most used language. But there are three more languages in Singapore. The majority of Singapore population is Chinese, after that there are Malaysians, Indians and Bangladesh. There are other ethnicities in Singapore but Chinese, Malaysian and Indian are the most dominate. That being said, English is used across the board.

In Singapore 'Gum' is really illegal. Singapore doesn't sell gum or allow it to be imported. That was one of those rumors that you'd think was just that, a rumor. But most Singaporeans don't follow most of the what some would call super strict laws. I was historical when one of my friends offered me a piece of what looked like winter fresh in the middle of a class.