Majority of the time when looking to dine near a nature destination not too far from the urban jungle of Metro Manila, we head out to Tagaytay City in Cavite province. Along Tagaytay Ridge are numerous cafes and restaurants that offer panoramic views of Taal Lake and Volcano in the adjacent province of Batangas.
January 13, 2020: Taal Volcano erupted yesterday at 2 PM Manila time belching steam, ash and small rocks. Evacuation of the towns and villages around the lake is now ongoing.
We’ve been to Taal Heritage Town in Batangas three times before but we always seem to stumble into something we’ve missed the previous times we’ve visited. Nothing much has changed the last time we came over but this time we made sure to tour the interior of one of the more famous residences here and... Continue Reading →
It was one of the roughest boat rides we’ve had in recent memory. On our way to the first destination of our island-hopping tour that Tuesday morning we had to hold on to the sides of the wooden outrigger boat as the powerful swells kept smashing into our faces. Leo was even considering putting on... Continue Reading →
After an unusually rainy holiday season, we were raring for a visit to the beach. While local tourists usually flock to beaches here in the Philippines during the hot and dry months of April and May it might actually be better to do those trips during the months of January to February. Rainfall and typhoons... Continue Reading →
We had originally planned to trek to the waterfalls in Luisiana town as a side trip on our visit to a relative at Tiaong, Quezon. But when Leo’s back acted up we had to give up that trek reluctantly. It was then that our sights turned to Masasa Beach in Tingloy, Batangas. Not exactly a... Continue Reading →
The Heritage Village at Vigan, Ilocos Sur is considered as the best-preserved example of a Spanish colonial town in Asia and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For Metro Manilans however, it’s a good 400 kilometers or about 11 hours of driving up north. Despite that we’ve visited it 3 times in the past. However... Continue Reading →