A misty day at Taal, the volcano within a volcano. We are actually on the inner lip of the larger volcano, which is populated by restaurants and other businesses. The smaller volcano is in the centre surrounded by water.
An official Marienda, the meal between lunch and dinner. The happy pig is a dish called lechon, favored for its crispy skin. The gentleman is making bibingka. It’s a lightly sweet, spongy, eggy pancake, that is topped with freshly grated coconut. The Philippines is a striking contrast of modern development, pollution, natural beauty, rich culture, and heartbreaking poverty. The people are characteristically warm and friendly. My understanding is there is an emerging middle class. I loved being there surrounded by family and food.
ps photo creds to the hubs