Secret Garden and a Volcano
Tagaytay Travel Blog› entry 3 of 12 › view all entries
May 17th, 2009 – by: planisphere
After dropping our Mom to the airport at 3:30 AM and went back home for a quick sleep, by 8:30 AM our friend arrived and at 9 AM, we were on our way to Tagaytay. After 2 hours of driving and with no specific itinerary for this trip, all we knew was that we wanted to eat a good brunch. My sister has Antonio's Garden on her mind.
The trip to the garden house was easy though. Quite hesitant and intimidated with the place, we checked out the menu, the prices were slightly higher than the normal fast food breakfast. But with a place like Antonio's, it was just but reasonable. We spent most of the hours there, seating outside the garden, eating our very good breakfast al fresco with a very attentive waiter. At first, we were seated inside the house but since we would want to be away from the crowd, and would love to have our own privacy, we asked the waiter to transfer us outside. It was a very good call.
After eating, we looked around, took some photos and took off.
After that, we decided to check out the only reason why people go to Tagaytay - to see Taal Volcano. We decided to go to Taal Vista Lodge Hotel to enjoy Taal. It was noon time and the sun was just more of a pain than comfort. However, it looked like it was raining on the volcano itself. The smallest volcano looked like more of a mirage from our vantage point. We only stayed for less than an hour there to take some photos and left the hotel after that. The Taal volcano is still a special sight every time I visit this place.
After that, we decided to drop by the Pink Sister's Convent, dropped our petitions (yes, you read it right) and went back to Manila.
It was a very special weekend indeed. We left Tagaytay and went back to Manila, we decided to drop by the National Museum for the Spolarium and coffee in Harbour Square.
It was the last four weekends my sister has before she leaves for Sierra Leone. She just wants to see more of the Philippines before she goes. After Pahiyas in Lucban, then this, we plan to go to Batad the following week to check out the rice terraces.
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