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Simple Travels: 4 Things We Did in Tagaytay

Having no plans for this Holy Week, we decided to venture to nearby Tagaytay. We wanted Warren to experience Tagaytay weather and to get a glimpse of Taal Lake and Volcano.

Having left Manila at exactly 930AM, we were able to dodge all traffic and was conveniently at Tagaytay by 11AM. Great luck! 🙂

4 Things We Did in Tagaytay

1. Eat and drink Bulalo Soup. You can take your pick with Leslie’s, Josephine’s or LZM Restaurant. We chose Leslie’s because H wanted Warren to see the view of Taal Volcano. We ordered the usuals – Bulalo Soup, Seafood Kare Kare, Grilled pla pla, Fried Tawilis, pork Sisig and Pinakbet con lechon. Total bill was around Php3K. Not cheap but you’re paying for the Taal view. 🙂

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Food was just okay. The Bulalo soup was a bit salty for my taste. My mom-in-law liked the pork Sisig but I didn’t get to taste it since I was trying to abstain from pork.

Currently loving my iPhone’s camera. What do you think of the above pictures? Used instagram to edit the photos using the Lomo-Fi preset and used Frametastic to put the pictures in frames.

2. Take a photo with Taal Lake or Taal Volcano. If you have time, try taking a trek to the crater of Taal Volcano though the scenery is just so-so. Save up for trekking to Mount Pinatubo as that will definitely blow your mind.

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Pictures were taken using my Canon S95 and edited using Lightroom.

3. Shop at the market for some fresh fruits. Bought pineapples, mangosteen, avocados and espasol.

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4. Purchase pasalubongs. Buko pie seems to be a staple in our family. This time around, we bought ours from Rowena’s which is famous for their tarts. We tried their buko pie and got their famous ube tarts. Colette’s buko pie tastes better for me though so better stick with Rowena’s variety of tarts. Oh, their Silvanas are good also. 🙂

With all the above done, we drove back to Manila and was home in no time. What did you do this Holy Friday? Was it a Manila staycation or did you go out of town or country?
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