Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Tutubi's been monitoring latest news about Mt. Bulusan, considered the Philippines' fourth most active volcano, whose restiveness is showing signs of impending eruption. He has visited Sorsogon some time ago including the serene and green Lake Bulusan at the foot of Bulusan volcano.
Last week, Mt. Bulusan reportedly spewed a column of ash about 600 meters into the air that showered several towns around the volcano and registered numerous earthquakes in the last 24 hours that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology described as "very minor." Still, preparations are being made for evacuations of families living inside the danger zone for any hazardous explosion the coming days. It last erupted in October 2007.
Photo of Mt. Bulusan taken on board a speeding Toyota Innova with tinted windows (you won't see actual pictures of volcanic eruption of Mt. Bulusan here)
the serene and green Bulusan Lake, on the background is one of the craters of the now restive Mt. Bulusan
Volcanic eruptions, like earthquakes are acts of nature that gave birth to many of the Philippines' bodies of water like Taal Lake and Laguna de Bay, even all the islands of the Philippines except Palawan, as claimed by newer research (that directly contradicted the earlier and less accepted "land bridges" theory), and explained the reasons the high concentration of endemic species of wildlife in these tropical islands.