Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tagaytay is love

I was out of town last Friday because of a work related activity. We made an ocular visit at Club Balai Isabel and settled some transactions for an upcoming work. Being confined in the office and handling my classes comprise my everyday schedule. Work out of town and explore new places are rare opportunities for me.  

I have already blogged about Club Balai Isabel. So for this post, I will show you pictures and stories of another equally beautiful place in my country. 

Our route to Club Balai Isabel gave us an opportunity to see one of my favorite places in the Philippines, Tagaytay City. The Philippines is a tropical country so most of the places here exhibit a summer weather. So if you plan to visit my country, don't bother to bring those thick and bulky clothes. Shorts, sun dresses and cotton shirts will be the perfect outfit here. 

Tagaytay is one of the few places in the Philippines that registers a different weather condition. The place is characterized by hills, mountains and open grasslands. Tagaytay also offers the best view of the famous Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. The lake, lush greeneries and the low temperature are what I love about Tagaytay. The place is also only an hour and a half drive from Manila. In effect, the trip itself is not exhausting and expensive. 

We didn't have much time to enjoy Tagaytay. We just had lunch in a Bulalo (Soup made of Beef  Stock, Bone Marrow and Vegetables ) restaurant and coffee at Bag of Beans. I've been to Tagaytay many times but I confess, I haven't fully explored the place. So it was my first time to experience both activities. I failed to take pictures of the famous Bulalo soup. I will instead share pictures of a unique coffee shop.

Bag of Beans is a local coffee shop in Tagaytay. The place however goes beyond the traditional coffee shop. It offers breakfast meals, pasta, cakes, breads and even some organic products. Aside from their sumptous menu, the place offers a unique and enchanting ambiance. 
I took these pictures using my defunct camera phone. I will definitely plan another visit with my friends or family to Tagaytay. I will go back to this place and explore more of Tagaytay.

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful place too. Have a great weekend everyone!

And as always I have another happy reason to end the day. My niece, who happens to be the birthday girl, is having a sleep over!


  1. Tagaytay is such a lovely place. Its getting to have more and more sites to visit. Nice shots! :)

  2. Bag of Beans is an adorable name for a coffee shop. Tagaytay sounds like a lovely place to visit in the Philippines. I hope your niece had a wonderful birthday! She is too, too cute!

  3. Hi Diane looks like you have had fun thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures with us!

  4. Thank you for the mini tour of Tagaytay. It sounds beautiful with so many interesting places to visit. Those hanging shells are really unique....a great idea. Your niece is adorable, I hope she enjoyed her birthday sleep over.
    Thanks for visiting with me and my wacky salvage yard tour. I'll make another trip when I'm up there again next month. The glass knobs and green architectural pieces from my previous post came from there. A little backwards probably:-) I hope you have a great week.

  5. Beautiful coffee shop! Just loved the name...Tagaytay! The little one is adorable:)
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  6. Tagaytay (i actually know how to pronounce it aswell, lol) seems like such a lovely place. Very peaceful....I simply cant waite to visit the Philipines...Im gonna look u up when we do! Hope ur neice had a good time. I love it when u stop by, forgive me for not coming over sooner as ive had blogger troubles..Please , always continue writing so i can live vicariously thru u, lol. Congrats too on ur 100th post! Ur friend, Bonnie

  7. WOW! Tagaytay is also 1 of my fav places in our beloved country. This is where we spent our honeymoon... love this place...

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  9. Good thing they 'cleaned' up the garden dining area of Bag of Beans. Last time I was there (it was years ago) when my husband and I were still dating, that entire area was covered with a plant with hanging vines (as part of their garden) and it was giving me allergies. The place looks a whole lot nicer now, looking at your pictures :)

  10. Thanks for the mini-tour of Tagaytay. It looks so green and lush. You are such a good Aunt.

  11. What a perfect timing post! Sa Tagaytay kami nag-honeymoon the next day after we got married. I have so many fond memories of Tagaytay. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)


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