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Donsol - Philippines

DAY 65-67

semi-overcast 31 °C

After extending our stay at the watersport complex for 2 days (people, wakeboarding and all was just too much fun!), we went to Donsol to go snorkelling with whalesharks.

Normally at this time of year there should already be enough of them around to almost certainly be able to see some - well, ... almost certainly ... we kept on waiting and circling around with our bangka for about 6 hours but we didn't see a single one : (

- nuff said

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Chasing the whalesharks was somewhere between boring and annoying because of the constant loud and monotone sound of the boat's engine. Still it is yet another reason to come back here at some point in another vacation - the Philippines are really worth more than one visit!

On Our way back to Legaspi however we were able to catch a view on the perfectly shaped Mayon volcano. This one is still active and erupted only some months ago, followed by a devastating taifun. Unfortunately it all ended in a couple of thousand people who didn't survive the landslide that came down the mountain and covered them in ash and mud.

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At the moment we are in Bangkok, mainly for shopping, as you might have guessed.
We first stayed in Hotel Atlanta, a Bangkok original from the fifties with a strict no sex tourism policy (they must be very proud of it as you can read the 'don't does' basically everywhere).
Just today we moved to a nice hotel right in the middle of Khaosan Road - bit more live here!
Below a view on Khaosan Road as most of you might remember it ...

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Posted by Frankee 06:50 Archived in Philippines

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Hi Julia and Franky-Boyyyy!

I´ve just read all your new postings. Oh, what an awesome trip. Hey, yesterday I was at the Roberto Beach / Aschheim. That was my holiday for a few hours: Beach, palms, cocktails ... mmmh. But it´s too cold to go wakeboarding at this time.

Have fun ... keep on rockin´
Best regards from Munich!
Ben

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