Joyce, Kelvin, Cherrie, Merryan, Charles and I went to the MV Doulos docked at the Manila South Harbor last Wednesday to check out the much talked about floating bookstore.

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“The MV Doulos is the world’s oldest active ocean-faring passenger ship. She is now owned by the German charity Gute Bücher für Alle (Good Books for All), and is used as a floating bookshop.”

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According to Merryan, we made history. We’ve been on the oldest ship alive. But it’s not any ordinary ship, it’s in league with th Titanic. Bragging rights? :P

It’s the second and last time it will dock here in the Philippines, because according to people, it will retire already.

For me, it wasn’t what I have expected. Yes, there are a lot of cheap books, but the variety of which wasn’t that much. In any case, I still love the whole trip :)

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One Response to “Floating Bookstore”


  1. You’re lucky to have visited such a great ship! I’ve always wanted to go, but it’s too far.

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