Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tips to climb the Taal Volcano

  • Bring water for the journey up. 1 fresh coconut juice (50 pesos) from the top is enough to get you down.
  • Wear shorts, not jeans, or anything comfortable for hiking.
  • Wear spiked shoes. The slopes are quite steep and sandy. You can slip easily.
  • Hike up, not horse. You got more time for photography and wind, save your money too. It is about 6 kilometeres and 2 hours up and down. If you are not used to hiking, it is no problem as you can rest on the way.
  • Trust the tour guides. They are settlers there and bear lots of knowledge. They can speak abit of english, but quite informative to on the names of the areas. But i hope you have a friend who speaks their language too. 
  • Bring sun lotion. You can easily get sunburned there. 
  • Wear hats that can be tied. Umbrellas are useless. The winds will just damage them. 
  • Bring a camera.
  • The journey up and down, it is for you to experience. =)
Any other questions, ask me. I climed up that hill to the top. =)

Take care.. =)

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