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3/25/13

Tagaytay City

This would be my last post for my Manila or Luzon trip so to speak. Sorry to be out of space this past few days, I have some internet connection issues. Anyhow, I really did enjoy my short visit, so last stop is at Tagaytay City. Excited so much! I was really on my toes, and I was the one who really pushed the Tagaytay side trip. I even helped my friend Dean with the van rental negotiation and so on. So, I woke up early, took a couple of walk to grab a Starbucks coffee just along the United Nations Avenue, and a breakfast at Chowking. I promised my self to eat only a little because I don't want to eat too much when I am on for a road trip.

The van was settled for P4000 for the whole day from Manila to Tagaytay.  It was supposedly only good for 12 seats but we were 15, so the driver have no choice but agreed on our terms...wahaha (evul laugh)
It was a 2 hour ride perhaps.
While we are heading Tagaytay, you can't help but notice the fruit and flower stalls along the highway. You can as well see furniture stores along side. How I wish I can stop and buy my mom the Last Supper wood carving she dreams of having. Oh well! That can wait some other time...:)



Tagaytay City is one of the Philippines tourist destination because of the scenic view over the Taal Lake and not to mention the comfort of their cold weather. Tagaytay is one of the third-class city in the Philippines and is 55 km away from Manila if you pass through the Aguinaldo Highway. It would be like roughly 2 and a half hour I think from Manila if I am not mistaken with traffic. For our first stop People's Park.

Entrance of P15. The Jeepney ride would be for P5. Not bad.
This view is breathtaking.


I did some shopping here.
We got starved after that short ride from Manila and after that site seeing extravaganza. This is the most funny and embarrassing moment. Promise! We actually don't know where to eat, and my friend's tita suggested Leslie's. The driver parked the van somewhere near the exit, and he refused to joined us inside. So we were like, sure Manong? So we went there and sat down, opened the menu, and viola! It's perfectly expensive. I'm not saying I can't afford it, it just that some can't really splurge into their food. We slowly got out of the restaurant, and looked for Manong driver. He was literally laughing! Like laughing! We told him, he should have warned us first! We then tried RSM. We learned this time, we sent 2 of our friends to take a peek at their menu and see if everybody can afford it. It was okay, but still expensive. So we gave up and asked Manong Driver, where we can eat and taste their famous bulalo. He said "Mahogany." I was like okay. We really didn't expect he took us to the market place. We were like laughing our hearts out! We were too tired so I guess we don't have a choice anymore. We don't want to eat in a fast food chain.


We or at least I ordered a lot. I never was expecting their viand serving would cost P150 each regardless of the kind. I was like omeegash! So, we were all so excited for the Bulalo. But I was just so disappointed with the taste..:( Actually, all of the food are like karenderia taste. But what do I expect right?, well my ex's mom does the best Bulalo I've ever tasted in my entire existence- like no kidding. I was hoping they would top that, but sadly it didn't. One thing that got me irritated are the Espasol vendors. I don't mean to be mean. I kindly told her, i'm okay, and I don't want to buy one, because I tasted one in People's Park, and it was okay. I am not a big fan of it, but she insisted, and she was at first selling it for 4 packs for P100, so some of my friends bought one set, and later when we are about to leave, they were like chasing us, and bargaining their Espasol for 9 packs for P100!!!! I was like, why would you guys want to buy that? I'm sorry. I was just ranting. I just feel so irritated that whenever I remember my Tagaytay trip, I also remember Espasol. I know it's childish, but what the heck? I'm just saying. So let's move on...weewh! We went to Picnic Grove.

P35 parking fee, P50/pax entrance fee.
I enjoyed the view. This I think is the best spot to see Taal Lake's grandeur. I was looking at the whole scene for like 5 minutes without blinking. I am not kidding. I love the air of Tagaytay here, and I love the feel of nature and the wonder of Taal Lake is just priceless.



This is also one of their adventure park. I was just not in the mood to ride anything.




It wasn't that a perfect ride, but we had fun anyway. At times it's the companionship that really matters. One thing I've learned and would like to advise you guys, bring your own food. Tagaytay is for picnics. That's for sure. It would be nice to be in this place and not being able to spend so much and then ends up ranting like me...lols! Anyway, every trip has its story. This sure is one of them. Espasol! My next post would be all for Summer. So excited. I missed you guys!...xoxo!





27 comments:

  1. sarap dyan lalot napaka init naun!
    at ang sasarap ng gulay at fruits nila fresh na fresh
    may mga ukay ukay pa nag dyan magagandag damit pero napaka mura lang

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  2. ganda jan...sarap mamili ng senyorita at pinya

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  3. ang isang bagay na naiisip ko sa tagaytay ay espasol :D

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  4. ikaw na grah.... shoppingerang gala! mz u!

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  5. The view is really awesome! the shopping booth.. cute stu :D They had angry birds :D !!!
    xo,L
    http://laralizard.blogspot.fi/

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  6. sarap ng saging hehehe

    mukhang enjoy na enjoy kayo... masarap diyan lalo na kung summer.... enjoy lang sa tagaytay

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  7. Great photos! It looks so amazing!! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) x Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  8. parang laki ng pinagbago ng tagaytay haha chos! been there 2 years ago, kaso ndi ko nakita yang spots ng mga picture nio hahaha nagsplash island ba kau? sarap din don!! labas dila at tonsil mo don! haha

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  9. Natawa naman ako sa Leslie experience. My friends and I ate there and it was okay. Youi should have try Bag of Beans but it's not advisable for a tight budget traveler pero I absolutely swear you'll love the ambience.. One other thing is the mushroom burger though I haven't tried it yet pero sikat sya dun..

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  10. ive been waiting for this post ;-) love the scenic views. and you're pretty amongst

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  11. Basta ang alam ko sa ganitong kainit na panahon sa Pinas masarap mag palamig. Kaya masarap dyan sa tagaytay :) Saya ng summer :P Makauwi na nga...

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  12. Loved your Tagaytay adventure miss xoxo_grah :))

    Ilang beses na rin ako nakarating jan dati nung mejo bagets pako lol. ang sarap jan, lalo na ung pinya nila.

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  13. so much fun!! i love that the place looks so fresh and close to nature, such a great change from the city where all you see are buildings and cars, hehe. great pics :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  14. Hahaha relate much ako sa mga ganyang restaurant yung tipong mapapanganga ka sa kamahalan hehehe. Yoko ng mga restaurant na ganyan hehehe.
    Ang ganda ng place sana mapuntahan din namin minsan kapag nagka time at andas:)

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  15. Try niyo sana ang mushroom burger. Masarap sya!

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  16. isa sa nais kong mapuntahan ang Tagaytay...

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  17. ilang beses ko na ring nagala ang tagaytay.. may mga places na talagang magaganda... although dapat pagtuunan nila ng pansin ang mga pasyalang napapabayaan na..anyway, ganda ng mga shots nyo! very nice! thumbs up!

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  18. ayos jan ah d pa ako napunta jan pero lage ko nadadaanan ng tagaytay nice ganda...

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  19. at dahil walang reply dito aba eh makapag sub admin nga lol

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  20. You've got some beautiful pictures of some beautiful scenery here, but you know, going ANYWHERE with a van filled with friends makes for a special fun-filled trip. (Next time, carry a lunch!)

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  21. best place to enjoy summer, sa tagaytay! :D fave city ng Mom ko tuwing naiinitan, malapit lang kasi sa Batangas :)

    from Myxilog with love <3

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  22. nice place... i love tagaytay... i love the fresh air there!

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  23. Been there once and it is really a nice place!
    Nice bonding time with friends:)

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