Monday, May 21, 2007
Tagaytay is the summer capital of Southern Tagalog because of its cold weather especially in the evening.Panting scenic views and cool breeze of Tagaytay gives you massage of relaxation and indeed it is an exquisite place.For nature communing, Tagaytay is one of the best place to be,for family outing,stressing out your problems and the best hideaway of the hustle bustle in the city.
If you think Baguio is far from your whereabouts, just think of going to Tagaytay,it's even more cheaper than Baguio.
It is overlooking to Taal volcano....which can be easily reached if you are coming from Cavite,Laguna, and Batangas.
Last Sunday,we had a trip with our students down to Taal volcano.I was ecstatic to see the volcano closely with my very own eyes.
Honestly,we left the Institute early 7 in the morning with the hope we can go back at the Institute earlier.
As we drove down to a zigzag road of Tagaytay headed to Taal, picturesque views surprised us with an awe.
We could not hold our breathe to utter the never ending words of WOW's.....
Cold breeze from Taal lake touches our faces as we tried to peep out the window with gay.
Our Korean students could not help but appreciate the beauty of what Tagaytay has to brag.It was also their first time to see such uniquely pride of the Philippines.
As we arrived, we never waste any moment but hopped in immediately to our respective pump boat according to our groupings.
Down to Taal lake wasn't impressive....seas aren't good as we expected to be a pristine clear water but seaweeds and other sea plants covered the shallow parts which showed it wasn't disturb.
We reached at the island exactly 30 minutes....horse guides were awaiting for us and give us the best horses in Taal.
It was my first time to ride a horse and the riding was quite frightening...it took us minutes to reach the peak of the volcano.The horse that was assigned for me was the slowest mover of all.The horse guide gave me the mother horse with a colt tagging along with us that caused our trekking delayed.
The weather was so excruciating and the road leads to Taal was so dusty and damp.Picture taking was flooded all over as we reached the acme of the volcano..which is the biggest volcano in the island.
The more I appreciate Taal when I saw overlooking the vulcan itself..it was very an unforgettable experienced for me,though we were toasted with the painful heat of the sun.It was a very hot as if you were in an oven being heated.
NEXLETH SEATED ON A CLIFF..ACTUALLY ITS THE MOUTH OF THE TAAL VOLCANO.
YOURS TRULY WITH THE LAKE AS THE BACKGROUND...
MIXED OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
OUR KOREAN STUDENTS AT THE PEAK OF TAAL..
HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE WAY UP TO TAAL VOLCANO...
A 30 MINUTES HORSEBACK RIDING HEADED UP TO THE VOLCANO..
THE TAAL LAKE ITSELF....
LORRAINE POINTING THE TAAL LAKE....