After a good night's sleep and with renewed energy, we are ready to face a day full of adventure. For a start, we haven't been to Tagaytay City so it is a challenge for us on how to get there. We did a little research beforehand and agreed on what tourist spots we are going to visit so it is just a matter of asking for directions.
We never had to, though, since the moment we arrived at Tagaytay City, a tricycle met us and offered us a ride to People's Park in the Sky for PhP 120. I got excited the moment we arrived as the view was breathtaking so I asked Rhea to take pictures. But alas! I cannot find my digital camera. I panicked thinking of the priceless moments captured by it on its memory card. Luckily, Rhea was there to calm me down and told me that we will look for it. We thought that we left it on the tricycle that brought us there so we rode another tricycle to look for it. Fortunately, along the way, I found a man picking up something on the side of the road that looks like my camera pouch. Imagine my relief when I realized that it really is my most treasured digital camera!
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Keeping my digital secure, we proceeded to the unfinished mansion of Former President Marcos. It was supposedly built for the purpose of receiving Former US President Ronald Regan and his wife but the visit was canceled due to the problems that Marcos faced that time. The palace was never finished and remains unfinished, unfortunately. It has the most spectacular view of Taal volcano, Taal Lake and of the mountains and hilltops surrounding Tagaytay. It is such a waste to see the deteriorating state of the palace. I think it would be better if the government could remodel it a little bit or perhaps acquire the services of Bison Bid like their home remodeling atlanta and let professionals bid on the remodeling project.
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Hungry after more than an hour of touring the place and endlessly snapping pictures, we went to Josephine's restaurant to take our lunch. Reviews said that it was the best restaurant reason why we chose to eat our lunch there. We were asked to wait for a few minutes since the restaurant was packed so we toured the place and again, we were amazed by the view that met us. Atmosphere-wise the restaurant is almost perfect because of the splendid view of the volcano that seems almost a few feet away from us. However, the food is a little bland, most especially the Nilagang Baka that we ordered.
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After a scrumptious dinner, we went to Picnic Grove. The place does not only offer magnificent view of the volcano and the lake, it also offers cottages for overnight stay and a mini park to play. Most of all it has the adventure that we were craving for, zipline and horse-back riding.
|enjoying my second zipline ride|
|my first ever horse-back ride|