The main point of interest in Tagaytay, Philippines, is obviously the Taal volcano.

The road to the volcano starts from Staalbucks.

Just kidding. The road to the volcano starts from here.

Normal folks prefer to mount a horse and pay a fee but if you have ever met me, you wouldn’t dare to say I’m one of those. I chose the ever trusty Shanks’s pony.

The benefit is that I could stop whenever I want and relish the moments of beatiful nature…

…horrible odour from horse feces… [picture censored]

…magma close to the surface…

…and, obviously, friendly goats.

Prior to going to Taal, I didn’t read anything about the place. I just wanted to see a volcano. Namely, a crater with red burning lava! Well, this is how it looks like in real life.

The volcano is active and you can see yellow and burnt grass.

The island-in-a-lake-on-an-island-in-a-lake-on-an-island.

The sand is red. Supposedly because of the heat of the volcano.

The Taal volcano rules. I was surprised to see that the Korean translation mentions its author.

Time to go home, there’s nothing else to do here.