Philippines one more time // Filipiny raz jeszcze

A short post this time, mostly photography-filled. And divided into four sections: Lake Taal volcano eruption – Tablas Island – Banton Island – Back to Manila via Lucena + bonus (timetables of ferries connecting different towns/islands).

Tym razem krótki wpis, przede wszystkim fotograficzny. I podzielony na cztery części: wybuch wulkanu-wyspa Tablas-wyspa Banton-droga powrotna do Manili przez Lucenę + bonus w postaci zdjęć harmonogramów kursów promów między poszczególnymi wyspami/miejscowościami.

Lake Taal Volcano Eruption // Wybuch wulkanu na jeziorze Taal

Tablas (Romblon province)

Banton (Romblon province)

On my way back to Manila via Lucena // Z powrotem do Manili przez Lucenę

Ferry timetables // Rozkłady jazdy promów

Monkeys in the park

I had this idea to go to Korea by sea. After doing the math I chose Lianyungang in Jiangsu province as my port of departure (you can find the full list of ferry connections here: NOTE: the schedules are prone to changes, be prepared for all sorts of surprises).

After a night on sociable and talkative train I reached Lianyungang railway station. From here I took a couple of buses (1h30 in total) to get to the ferryboat ticket office/terminal (located away from the town itself; and far from the port, too). Surprise: today’s boat’s engine is broken, no trip today. But there is another ferry leaving tomorrow noon.

No problem at all. While waiting I will check one of the biggest local tourist attractions: Huaguoshan Park, where Sun Wukong, the Monkey King from the novel “Journey to the West”, found a cave hidden behind a water curtain and spent some fun time there (inside the cave there…