I went to the Philipines to spend Christmas vacation and to celebrate the New Year with our Swiss friends at their house in Manila. There we saw a beautiful sunset, but my favorite were the many Jeepneys, they are special Filipino taxis. Then we drove north to a place called Hundred Islands. Each morning we took a small boat to a deserted island with a beautiful beach and stayed there all day. After some days, we drove south of Manila where we saw a dormant volcano in the middle of a lake and then continued down to Batangas and slept in a small hut. This was the first time I got stung by a jellyfish!