Tagaytay Day Trip

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The restaurant

I went to Tagaytay with my bf, my cousin and my uncle & auntie. We left Las PiƱas for Tagaytay at 10 but didn't arrive 'til 2 hours later. We didn't realize it was a long weekend & the traffic was really bad. Needless to say, we were starving by the time we arrived so my Uncle took us straight to a restaurant called, Leslie's. It is well located along the main road and has excellent views of Taal Lake & Taal Volcano. The food itself was your typical Filipino fare. We ordered bulalo, pinakbet, sisig, roast pork, calamari, kare kare and of course, rice. I had Ube shake & fresh coconut for drinks. Let me tell you it is the best ube shake I've ever tasted. Eversince I had that one, I've been looking everywhere in Manila & in the province, to no avail.

Band serenading the guests
Hmmmm

After lunch we made our way to Residence Inn & Zoo, it's not much of a zoo - more like an animal "sanctuary". It was a dilapidated place, I felt sorry for the animals. They were kept in such lousy conditions, the animals were emaciated. =( I guess in a twisted sort of way, when you think about it, you can at least be grateful that these animals have a home & weren't left abandoned or worse, killed. The main attraction for this place was its tigers, so we took the customary photos with it. It was really heavy tiger, too bad it was in sore need of a shower. LOL

After the zoo, we went back to the main road/highway, grabbed coffee at Starbucks. I'm not a fan but since my uncle & auntie were such big fans, we tagged along. I much prefer Gloria Jeans though. Anyway we hung out there for a while before making our way back to Manila. Traffic was equally as bad as it was on our way there.

We made our way to the Mall of Asia, had dinner there. Shopped for a bit before heading back home. The journey to & from Tagaytay was a major drainer due to traffic. Note to self, next time - ensure it's not a long weekend.

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The restaurant
The restaurant
Band serenading the guests
Band serenading the guests
The sign at the front
The sign at the front
The view from the restaurant.

I…
The view from the restaurant. …
Yummy Filipino food - Calamari, Si…
Yummy Filipino food - Calamari, S…
More food - Bulalo, Ube shake, Kar…
More food - Bulalo, Ube shake, Ka…
Tiger cub - 
We got to feed the c…
Tiger cub - We got to feed the …
One of the caged tigers
One of the caged tigers
Poor camel
Poor camel
Emaciated lion
Emaciated lion
Racoon? Too big to be a skunk lol
Racoon? Too big to be a skunk lol
Poor porcupine =(
Poor porcupine =(
The lil bunnies.

These were for…
The lil bunnies. These were fo…
Looks like a go-kart track or it c…
Looks like a go-kart track or it …
The bar in front of Starbucks
The bar in front of Starbucks
A closer look of Taal
A closer look of Taal
View from Starbucks & Kontiki bar
View from Starbucks & Kontiki bar
The evil Starbucks lol
The evil Starbucks lol
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photo by: JeAr