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!