Road trip

Tagaytay’s Sky Eye

Alright. I’ve been missing a lot in WordPress lately. So before I miss a whole lot more, I’ll go back doing  my blogger duties and post about my past trips.

Let me start my back logs with a road trip to Sky Ranch’s Sky Eye in Tagaytay.

Sky Eye is said to be the tallest ferris wheel in the Philippines, to date. It stands at 63 meters (207 ft) with 32 gondolas. Once you see this huge circling thing, you’ll probably associate it with the ferris wheel located in Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City. Well yes, both are handled by the same company, just in case you are interested. Here are some of the photos on that cloudy and rainy road trip.

Sky Ranch's Sky Eye

Sky Ranch’s Sky Eye

View from below. Waiting for our turn to hop in the gondola.

View from below. Waiting for our turn to hop in the gondola.

Seeing the Taal lake and volcano from the Sky Eye (for more or less 10 mins ride)

Seeing the Taal lake and volcano from the Sky Eye

After the Sky Eye ride. My road trip buddies. :)

After the Sky Eye ride. My road trip buddies. 🙂

Sky Eye from the Convention Center parking lot. This area provides more parking space for Sky Ranch's visitors.

Sky Eye from the Convention Center parking lot. This area provides more parking space for Sky Ranch’s visitors.

The whole gondola ride takes more or less 10 minutes. It’s quite shorter than we expected, maybe because we are too busy enjoying the view and posing for photos (haha).

Aside from the Sky Eye, the amusement park showcases other rides mostly made for kids –  Nessie Coaster, Wonder Flight, Mini Viking, Express Train, and Red Baron. For kids at heart, you can also try their Super Viking which is likely similar to Enchanted Kingdom’s Anchors Away (a smaller version of it).

It was a short trip, but the whole experience going to and heading back makes the experience worthwhile. There are a lot of good places to visit in Tagaytay, so if you want to drop by other places than Sky Ranch, you can conveniently do so. If you’re planning to visit this city anytime soon, I hope you’d have fun like we did.

‘Till the next blog post! xoxo

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Taal Heritage Town!

I have loads of blog back logs to post and I am gonna start with this one. Finally.

My trip buddies and I were looking for an epic place to visit which is preferably also near the city. We were thinking of a place which is new to each of us, where we can do tons of photo ops and eat lots of food. Then here it is, we found Taal, Batangas.

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Taal is small town in the province of Batangas which is also known for its heritage town.

We started the trip with a lunch meal at Taal Bistro. The restaurant is located near the town market which made it accessible and easy to find. The food here is promising and affordable at the same time. Should there be another chance for me to visit this place, I would definitely dine here again.

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Next stop is a place known to be the biggest catholic church in Asia, The Basilica de San Martin de Tours.

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Like most basilicas, the Basilica de San Martin de Tours has its own museum. However, the must-have experience upon visiting this place is the basilica’s bell tower.

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After the basilica, we went to random heritage places and walk around the town – Our Lady of Caysasay and Doña Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio’s heritage house to name some.

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The day’s getting late and heritage houses are closing already so we decided to take a break before travelling back to Manila. We end the day in Taal with a cup of coffee in Francisco’s.

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Taal road trip buddies!

We got lost going to Taal (and back) a few times while hungry (imagine that), but it was all worth it. Generally, the whole day trip going to Taal and back was such a tiring but epic experience.