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    Roadtrip With Fellow VTers

    by cyndymc Updated Nov 19, 2011

    Update: Hubby and I brought VTers Buena/buenababe and Paolo/paolodecastro, together with Buena's friend Andrew to Tagaytay for foodtrip, sight-seeing, zipline adventure and photo shoot. Tagaytay City is always a refreshing place to bring guests.

    I had a recent roadtrip to Tagaytay City with fellow VTers Barbie/barbie_sunrise and Emkei/missmarianne. We wanted to see the view of Taal Volcano which was reportedly showing signs of possible eruption. We stopped by the roadside to check it out, but found a picturesque, serene view of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. We had fun posing by the roadside.

    Cyndy/cyndymc & Barbie/barbie_sunrise Barbie/barbie_sunrise & Emkei/missmarianne Serene View of Taal Volcano & Taal Lake VTers cyndymc w/ Paulo & Buena VTers Paolo & Buena + Buena's Friend Andrew
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  • The beauty of the Taal Volcano

    by thescene Written Nov 22, 2010

    The smallest volcano in the world, the Taal Volcano is located in the center of Taal Lake. The best way to view the volcano is from the ridge high above in Tagaytay City. The best way to get to Tagaytay is to travel using the South Luzon Expressway and exiting at Sta. Rosa, Laguna. There are a number of restaurants along the ridge where you can view the volcano while having a nice meal. It is also possible to hire a boat which will take you to the Taal Volcano island.

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    Pink Sisters Are Powerful prayer Intercessors

    by cyndymc Updated Sep 1, 2009

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    Like many Catholics, we go to the Pink Sisters of the Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy to ask for their intercession for varied prayer intentions... No, they don;t have rosy pink cheeks; they wear pink robes, hence the nickname "pink Sisters". They are said to be powerful prayer warriors and intercessors because they devote their life in sacrifice and meditative prayers. I can personally say they have greatly helped me and my family in our most difficult times.

    In the chapel, you will have a quiet place to pray and meditate; you'll find pieces of paper & ballpens which you can use for writing your prayer intentions. Then, there are envelopes where you put the paper with your prayer intentions, plus ANY amount that you'd like to give as donation. If you'd like an acknowledgement of your donation or would simply want to be included in the mailing list of the Pink Sisters, write your full name & address. In my case, I received not only newsletters and letter of thanks, but I also received stampitas with prayers that were very relevant to my situation.

    If you badly need to talk to a Pink Sister for counseling, you can go to the cloister, ring the buzzer and place your paper with prayer intention through an opening. After a while, a contemplative nun will talk to you through the opening and give you some advise or words of consolation.

    You can climb up the Meditation Hill or go have an outdoor Stations of the Cross.

    Pink Sisters' Chapel Outdoor Stations of the Cross Meditation Hill Inside the Chapel St. Michael The Archangel Statue at the Garden
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    Motorcycle Riders, Wear Proper Helmets

    by cyndymc Updated Aug 14, 2009

    The last time we went there, we witnessed motorcycle riders stopped by policemen. Tagaytay is strictly a "No helmet, No Travel" zone. Ignorance of the city ordinance is not an excuse, so be forewarned. It is for your own safety. And please wear the proper helmets. We saw some riders accosted for wearing basebal helmets.

    Sign At Junction: No Helmet, No Travel Zone Motorcycle Riders W/ Helmets Motorcycle Riders Must Always Wear Helmets Motorcycle Riders Must Always Wear Helmets
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    Healing & Meditation Center: Tierra de Maria

    by cyndymc Written Jun 30, 2009

    Tierra de Maria is also known as Haven Of Meditation and Enrichment or HOME. Situated in a serene garden within Nature’s Park in Tagaytay City, it is the HOME of a majestic 50-foot image of Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth. Mama Mary's Movement represented by its servant leader Bro. Jiggers G. Alejandrino and the City Council of Tagaytay represented by Mayor Francis Tolentino are the proponents of this pilgrim and tourist landmark aimed to remind people to pray.

    As you enter the compound, you will notice the beautifully landscaped flower garden, impressive paintings on the new stations of the cross, a symbolic “Wedding at Cana” wishing well, and a religious store. Beside the 50-ft image is the chapel where there are images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Manaoag, and a life-size crucified Christ as focus of the “Inner Peace Healing Center”. The atmosphere inside is very solemn, with piped in charismatic music that makes it all the more conducive for soul searching, meditation and prayers.

    There is a meditation deck on the 3rd floor overlooking a breathtaking landscape including the Taal Volcano.

    A visit to this scenic place of worship and prayers wouldn't be complete without going to the Rosary Garden which is the proponents' fitting tribute to Mama Mary.

    50-Ft Image Greets Devotees Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth Outdoor Stations of the Cross Vendors Try To Make A Living Within Compound
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    Camping in Church

    by JaneCajuguiran Updated Apr 20, 2009

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    Caleruega is a church on top of a hill. It has several other facilities that includes camping. The camp ground looks more like a park. they have showers and toilets for the campers to use. Since it is on a high place, it gets pretty cold at night. They charge 150 per person and you need to reserve. If you intend to have meals there (yes, they serve meals) you'll have to let them know ahead of time too.

    they can arrange a bonfire for their guests, and yes, you'll have to let them know ahead. Why, because there will be noone else to assist you after 5 but the guards who can just check on how you're doing and switch on the lights.

    Check in time is at 3 pm. Guests are adviced to pay before then. Curfew is at 10 pm.

    In case you're not into roughing it out, Caleruega has some cottages that they rent out.

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    Tierra de Maria

    by tidzy Written Apr 13, 2009

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    A place of healing. It features the 50-foot tall sculpture of the Virgin Mary. There are also healing stories surrounding this haven. It would be a nice place to stop by if you want to get away from it all.

    my friends and I at Tierra de Maria
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    Roadside Shots of Taal Volcano & Taal Lake

    by cyndymc Written Feb 10, 2009

    Some restaurants and picnic groves offer Taal Volcano view & picture-taking for a fee, and Hotels & Country Clubs have nice views,too. However, you can still find good views of it from the roadside. Even when there is some fog in Tagaytay, you can still see how beautiful it is. I shot these pictures with some fog partially covering the view. You'll have better shots on summer days.

    Tall Volcano & Lake Taal Volcano & Lake Taal Vocano & Lake Taal Volcano & lake
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    Eat Coconut,It's Good For Your Health

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 10, 2009

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    It is a fact that the juice of young coconut (locally known as "buko") is rich in electrolytes like potassium, making it a good rehydration drink if you're on a roadtrip. The juice is also good for detox/cleansing, and often used to treat urinary tract infection, and kidney ailment.

    Whenever we go to Tagaytay, we always have our big Coleman jug, straws, plastic spoons and tupperware tumblers ready so we can drink some fresh juice and eat the soft coconut meat, then have the rest for home. We choose the really young coconuts ("malauhog") so the juice is sweeter.

    The BUKO vendor can be requested to open the top of the coconut so you can drink from a straw, or have the juice poured into your tupperware tumbler. We don't normally use the vendor's straw, as we can't be sure if it is new or recycled.

    Since it is very difficult to halve the coconut to get its meat, we always request our "suki" (choice vendor) to halve all our coconuts, scoop out the meat with our spoon into our big Coleman jug. Juice mixed with the soft coco meat produces a terrific taste. At home, we drink it cold either pure or mixed with evaporated milk & sugar, or freeze some and osterize later as sherbet.

    If you forget to bring plastic spoons, the vendor can make an improvised spoon out of carved coconut husk...That's an added country experience for you.

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    Fresh Tropical Fruits

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 10, 2009

    At Tagaytay's long stretch of national road, you'll see pineapple plantations. Our British friend was so happy to see a pineapple plant. She thought pineapples were picked from the tree.

    You'll also find roadside stalls selling pineapple fruits at very cheap prices: 5-6 pcs of the small variety (senorita) can be bought for P100 only; 4-5 pcs of the normal sized pineapple can be bought for P100. The quantity depends on the season and your price-haggling abilities. Roadside vendors who are confident about the sweetness of their pineapples will offer you free slices for taste test. No obligation to buy if you don't like the taste

    Tropical fruits from other provinces are also sold in the roadside stalls, but they are priced higher than the local markets, sometimes even higher than supermarket prices. You can still haggle for a discount, but you must know market prices, though.

    The small,senorita bananas are cheap, but I suggest you buy the underripe ones, lest you find the bananas fall from the stem while you're on the road. Anyway, the green ones will ripen fast at your home. Cooking bananas (locally known as "saba") are also available. I suggest you buy underripe fruits, too.

    Pineapple Plantation Roadside Fruit Stall Small Senorita Bananas Aphrodisiac Dragon Fruits & Apple Mangoes Guayabano,Pomelo,Avocado, Santol,etc
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    Click...click...and away

    by iclee Written Feb 9, 2009

    Bring your trusted point and shoot or DSLR when you go to Tagaytay. On a sunny day, you'll be able to shoot a pix of the "Lake within a Lake". Finding a spot where to shoot your award winning pictures is easy because there's a whole range if ridge view places. Some are free while others are within a commercial place. Landscape: Taal lake and Taal volcano.

    Taal Volcano
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    Zipline

    by Robyn_mikkel Written Jan 25, 2009

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    Weekdays : 100 oneway / 200 roundtrip
    Weekends : 200 oneway / 300 roundtrip
    It runs for about 24kph and will consume 2minutes of your time (oneway).
    If you're wearing slippers, you have to ride barefoot.
    Photographer needs to have a fast camera otherwise you'll be on the other end before you know it.

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    BBQ and Camping

    by iclee Updated Jan 7, 2009

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    We tried Tagaytay's Discovery Camp and have been going back there eversince. Renting a nipa cabana is PHP700 for a day trip. You can choose from a lot sprinkled over the hillside overlooking the glorious Taal volcano. We've done BBQs, set up tents and swam in their freezing but big pool. Entrance was PHP150, I think aside from the cabana rental so outing in this locale is not exactly cheap. The kids with yayas opted to trek the steps leading down to more jungle-like atmostphere. I pitied the yayas for the leg cramps the activity induced.

    They said that if you can guarantee at least 15-20 heads, they can rent the place for overnight camping which is a different rate.

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    Zip Line cable at Picnic Grove

    by santeria01 Written Jan 6, 2009

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    The picnic grove is a park. It costs 50 pesos to enter the freaking park. There are features such as horse back riding, and the zip line cable. Zip line cable is where you will pay 200 pesos to get yourself suspended in mid-air (around 500 feet off the ground) and be transferred to the other end of the line. I never get the chance to do this though. :-(

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    Take in the view

    by ayn_g Written Jan 2, 2008

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    Tagaytay City is one of the summer destinations for Manileños. It is famous for its cool weather, a majestic view of Taal Volcano, fresh fruits, and picnic grounds. It's nearer Manila compared to Baguio. You can reach Tagaytay City in three to four hours.

    a view of Taal Volcano -smallest volcano in Phils.
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