Family,  Places

Tagaytay weekend

Last weekend, Mama, Lola, and I took the three-hour trip to Tagaytay to beat the unbearable Manila heat.
Or not. If you think that Tagaytay is a place to escape the scorching heat we’ve been having recently, you’re only half-right. It’s not as cool as I’d have liked, but at least even in direct sunlight you won’t break into a sweat.
 
We stayed at 5R. It was relatively inexpensive at PHP1800 for a night.
 
 
Sadako lolz

After checking in, we had lunch at Leslie’s. It was packed when we arrived, so I expected a scrumptious meal. We were disappointed, though; the food was nothing spectacular (although they serve huge, plump sugpo).
 
Although they do have these huts where you can dine while enjoying the view.

It’s not a trip to Tagaytay without checking out the Picnic Grove, right?

 

Meow  meow   meow    meow    meow    meow   :3

The Filipino-Japanese Friendship Garden was tiny, but I didn’t even get to circle it once because I was drawn into a conversation with a cutie patootie little girl who wanted our picture taken.

Then this… Tierra de Maria? I honestly don’t know what to call it. It’s a small place where devotees of Our Lady of Manaoag can go to pray to its replica.

 

 

Dinner that night was had at Java Jazz. The food was nothing memorable, really; what I liked about it was the interior, with paintings by local artists displayed everywhere.

We sat cross-legged at the low tables.

 

OMG BOKEH #photographer

Ugh, I’m terrible at writing travel blogs.

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

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