You will never fully appreciate the beauty of something unless you get to see or experience it yourself. Seeing it in photos or reading about it is only half of what you should experience. See it, feel it, be there.
August 8, 2011, Talisay, Batangas — The team had to start the day early for a scheduled commitment in Talisay. Okay, I won’t be delving on that commitment but rather on what made our day extra exciting.
We will never forget this day when altogether, we reached the crater of the world famous Taal Volcano. Yesssum!
From the Municipal Hall, you can either walk to the port area (where the public market is also located) or ride a tricycle, minimum fare. Take a boat ride which lasts from 10-15 minutes depending on the strength of the waves. For group of 6 persons, P1,500.
By the way, resorts in Talisay (mainland) also offers boat ride and trek to the crater so if you’re staying on one of these resorts, avail this trip for a complete Talisay and Taal Volcano experience.
Upon reaching the Volcano Island, you have to pay P50 (adults) or P30 ( for students and children below 7 y/o) then a horseback ride to the crater for 30 minutes or so which costs P450/person. A tour guide fee for the whole group costs P500.
We’ve got hundreds of pictures taken from this trip but I’ll tell you the story through some of the unforgettable photos I’ve picked.
Since we were told na pwedeng lakarin, we walked from the Municipal Hall down to the Public Market where the port area is also located.
Syempre, bago ang lahat, picture muna. One of the important things to bring for a Taal Volcano trip is your camera. Click.
The official boat of the Municipality of Talisay Tourism carried us to the Volcano Island.
We all experienced horseback riding while going up to the crater. It was super fun ride and we’re glad safe ang lahat. Pero ito ang pinaka-maeksena sa lahat (bukod pala sa Brokeback Mountain na hindi nakunan ng picture, haha).
Sosyal ang pangalan ng mga kabayo dun. Sa mga nasakyan ng team, itong kay Gerlie ang pinakamayaman pakinggan — Margarette.
After about 30 minutes, finally, we reached the crater of the world famous Taal Volcano.
We’re just glad we were given the chance to have this trip. Oh, don’t forget the things you should bring when going to Taal Volcano.
The boys were just so excited to do planking again. And the ultimate WOWBatangas planker did it again! Go Papa Alvs!
Paul was supposed to do planking, kaya lang nagmukha syang ibon na parang sumang-it sa sanga. Haha.
The Taal Volcano trip is better shared with people you love. ♥
Off we go to the highest point of the crater (or the mouth of the crater, that is) and the red path you see in this picture is what they call “daang pula”.
Kind of scary. Bawal ang malilikot dito! Haha.
Sinabing bawal nga ang malilikot dito eh. Si Reinier ay nakarinig ng walang sawang pagsaway ni Gerlie dahil panay ang punta sa dead end.
(Singing) Kay tagal mo mang nawala, babalik ka rin. Babalik ka rin.
Ito pa isang pasaway, si Joel, na hindi nakalimot sa plano nyang mag-planking dito.
Our resident mountaineer, Alva.
This Taal Volcano trip would not be possible without Ms. Len Barba, Ms. Tina, Ms. Jill, and the rest of the people from Talisay Tourism Office. Thank you po!
Overlooking Mt. Binintian (the inverted cone-like mountain often mistaken as the Taal Volcano)
Back to mainland, after the Taal Volcano trip, ito ang ganap.
If you plan to have this trip, you have to be prepared physically, at pati na rin yung ibang aspect ng personality mo. Be spiritually prepared, pray for a safe trip. Be mentally prepared, bawal ang lutang ang isip at baka mahulog sa bangin. Be emotionally prepared, seize the day and embrace the goodness of God’s creation.
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