Dont come to Tagaytay on a well planned, overanticipated tour. Not worth it. With all the mushroomed, overpriced joints and restos, you’ll be like strolling along Eastwood or Greenbelt. The parks have become a disappointment as well. Instead, drop whatever you’re doing, step out of your airconditioned room and take a 2 hour drive to Caleruega on impulse. No plans, no skeds etc. Just get lost.
The chapel and the chapel choirs.
This is a retreat complex, keep your voice low.
The healing sound of fountaindrops.
A well carved piece of the Crucifixion.
A zoomed view of Mount Batulao from Caleruega. To the budding mountainhikers, try a daytrek here. You’ll come across a widespan of vegetations, cogons and loose soils and you may even make it to the peak even before lunchtime. I wonder if this is still dubbed as “Death Mountain” and if the statue of the Virgin Mary still stood at the peak. T’was a long time ago…
Picnic Grove on an ordinary day. Deserted. You get to pay 1,500php for a moments stay on those huts. Pay for the entrance fee, pay for the parking fee, pay for the men’s room, pay, pay, pay.
The symbol of a landmark unrehabilitated. This is how we promote tourism in this country. Should’ve read: People’s Park Gone to the Moon.
For the underpriveleged, only a panoramic view of the Midlands and the Highlands. There will come a day when you’ll be sitting here like you were in Mines View in Baguio City.