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.



“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.”


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 :)


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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