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Mount Pinatubo, Zambales

 

In June 1991, The second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century obliterated the summit of Mount Pinatubo. From 1745 meters tall, it now stands at 1486 meters. Located at the intersection of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga, the 1991 eruption was the first murmur after a 500 year silence. Billions of tons of volcanic matter spewed from its mouth, creating killer lahar flows in the plains, raining down the thick ash as far as Manila and decreasing the earth’s temperature by 0.5 degrees Celsius. If not for successful predictions and disaster management, thousands of people might have perished. It is now a biking and mountaineering destination. The eruption formed astonishing valleys of ash and a large caldera with a lake covering the terror within.

 

How to get there: Fly to Manila then take a bus to Capas, Tarlac. From there, hire a ride and make your way through the towns of Santa Juliana and Sitio Dapili.

 


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We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot

It is better to travel well than to arrive. Buddha

Southern Philippine Cuisine

In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.

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Philippine Top Mountains to Climb: Mount Pico de Loro, Cavite, Mount Daguldol, Batangas, Mount Pinatubo, Zambales, Mount Ugu, Benguet, Mount Pulag, Benguet, Mount Mariveles, Tarak Ridge, Bataan, Mount Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon, Mount Apo, Davao del Sur, Mount Kanla-on, Negros Occidental, Mount Guiting-Guiting, Romblon, Mt. Banahaw, Quezon, Mt. Makiling, Laguna

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