ESCAPE FROM MANILA May 1st 2011 Our escape from Manilla was a trip to Taal volcano for a few days. We had spent ages trying to contact hotels, but none of them had bothered to get back to us. People told us that it's a popular destination for both locals and tourists, therefore it was advisable to book in advance, but we decided to take a chance and get the bus anyway.
We left most of our things in a locker at the hotel a ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Lake Taal The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
It's been a funny old year and after some thought Andrew and Emma are off to see the world before it's too late. I was going to say before we are too old but in Emma's case that would be harsh.
We are doing a short tour of the UK and then we fly out to Australia for 6 months or so on the 1st September. Our best friends moved there earlier this year and we are going to buy a campervan and see as much as we can with them.
We are then heading to south east asia for a similar time and then on to India before returning to the UK for Xmas 2011.
Well that is the rough plan but no doubt things... full info