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57 posts categorized "[Travel] TAGAYTAY Series: Love Affair with Tagaytay"

March 14, 2013

ASILO TAGAYTAY: Insider's Tips on Avida's First Residential Retreat


ASILO comes from the word Silong, which means to take shelter. It's a place where you can have a retreat and take shelter, away from the stormy, fast-paced life in Manila. Avida, the developer behind Asilo, is known for affordable housing and not compromising on what matters in life.

I like the name because it reminds me of a cute little town in the Veneto region in Italy called Asolo near Bassano. It's also located on a higher elevation around a hill, enjoys a colder climate and fresher air, and has a small gourmet community.

I like it because it is located on holy ground, beside the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Tagaytay.

It's in the early selling stages (35% sold), so you can still choose the units you prefer.

Here's an executive summary on everything you need to know about Asilo:

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March 13, 2013

WILSON'S Tagaytay: A Secret Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Place in Tagaytay


WILSON'S is the latest Bed & Breakfast from the owners of Balai Indang and Yoki's Farm. It's a 3,000-sqm summer house in Tagaytay converted into a private 13-room B&B with a pool. Featuring some of the collections of Yoki and the home-cooked food of Balai Indang, this B&B with a serene ambiance is a home away from home.

It is the perfect venue for a family gathering, a mini-celebration with your friends and officemates or just going on a writer's retreat. For couples wanting to get married in Tagaytay, you can rent the entire place to be the accommodations for the groom and your friends attending the wedding.

Here's what you can expect if you stay at WILSON'S...

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March 12, 2013

PUZZLE MANSION: Gina Lacuna's 1,028+ Puzzles and the Biggest Puzzle of All!

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The PUZZLE MANSION is home to the museum where you can find the record-breaking puzzle collection of Gina Gil Lacuna. It is located in the Lacuna family's one hectare summer house in Tagaytay. She beat the reigning Brazilian Luiza Figueiredo in the Guinness World Records for having the Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles in the World.

The best time to visit is when Gina herself is in the museum to personally give the tour. She loves having kids as her audience because she wants to inspire them to believe that more and more Filipinos can be Guinness World Record Holders.

Here's our Puzzle Mansion Tour experience with Gina Gil Lacuna:

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TAGAYTAY: Your Awesome Journey to Tagaytay Food Trip (Infographic)

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March 11, 2013

TOOTSIE'S Tagaytay Revisited + A Taste of Chef Ed Quimson's Legacy

March 07, 2013

TAAL VISTA HOTEL: Enroute to Becoming Tagaytay's First 5-Star Hotel?

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Taal Vista Hotel is known to have the best, unobstructed view of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake along the Tagaytay Ridge. Its English Tudor mansion-style design evokes a classic appeal, and its amenities and services are being upgraded to become Tagaytay's first 5-Star Hotel.

Here's a must-read Taal Vista Hotel Guide if you are already planning to stay here or if you are looking for an out-of-town destination in Tagaytay.

It also includes some tips for Taal Vista Management on how to improve the overall experience. :)

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March 05, 2013

SKY RANCH: Tagaytay's Sky Eye Experience @SkyFunPark


The Tagaytay Eye, officially known as "Sky Eye", is the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the country at 63 meters (207 ft) with 32 gondolas, beating the MOA Eye at 55 meters (180 ft) with 36 gondolas, and the Enchanted Kingdom's Wheel of Fate at 130ft.

We are still far away from beating the tallest ferris wheels in the world: Singapore Flyer at 165 meters (541 ft), Star of Nanchang in China at 160 meters (525 ft.), and the London Eye at 120 meters (394 ft.)

But considering Tagaytay City has an elevation of 2,000 ft. above sea level, you'll be enjoying the highest point of the Sky Eye at 2,207 ft. :)

Here are some tips to have an awesome time at Sky Fun Park in Sky Ranch, Tagaytay:

(Note: Sky Ranch is the complex, Sky Fun is the name of the amusement park within Sky Ranch, and Sky Eye is the name of the Ferris Wheel in Tagaytay.)

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February 27, 2013

CECIL'S CAFE: Home-Cooked Food Stop on Your Way to Tagaytay

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I've always been curious about Cecil's Cafe. We pass by it every time we head to Tagaytay via Sta. Rosa. Although it looks homey and inviting from the outside, we hesitated for a while because we don't know if the food is yummy or if it is just one of those provincial commercialized cafes.

One weekday morning, we decided to try it for lunch. Here's our Cecil's Cafe experience:

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January 04, 2013

BREAKFAST at ANTONIO'S: Welcoming 2013 with a Yummy Bang along the Ridge!

Kicking off 2013 with a yummy Breakfast at Antonio's in Tagaytay! Happy New year :)

BREAKFAST at ANTONIO'S is now back where it all started at the Tagaytay Ridge with an unobstructed view of the Taal Volcano. 

We love the much- improved Antonio's Breakfast with a more focused menu for All-Day breakfast dining 7 days a week.  They now make their own bread, jams, pates and deli-meat in-house.

The ambiance is elegant black-and-white motif, with natural air conditioning from the Tagaytay breeze, and a stunning view of the Taal Lake as backdrop. I love the way nature is integrated into the design of our new breakfast favorite in Tagaytay.

(Take a look on how it looked before: Breakfast @ Antonio's "Halfway House")

Here are some tips to have an awesome Breakfast at Antonio's experience:

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