A couple of years ago, I launched a passion project called Project Pilipinas. The goal was simple: help spread information about the beautiful places in the Philippines by posting about my past travels within the country along with some useful information (how to get there, how to go around, places to stay, tips, etc.). So hopefully, when researching about the Philippines, some random Googler (be it foreigner or local) will come across my blog and be encouraged to visit all those places. Read more about that project here.
This article was originally posted here. Some of the information have been updated for accuracy.
"Manong, malayo pa ho ba? (Are we there yet?)”
I shouted through the rumbling of the engine while trying not to inhale the dust swirling around us as our all-terrain vehicle (ATV) sped through the ash-covered road.
We were in Capas, Tarlac -- on our way to the now-famous crater of Mt. Pinatubo.