February 28, 2011

Picnic Grove




Feb 18, 2009 was our third wedding anniversary. Hubby has only one day leave so we decided to celebrate it in Tagaytay with my mother and son. First stop is Picnic Grove, our favorite place in Tagaytay, not really favorite but we’ve been here for the nth time already but this time there is zipline and cable car already but we never dare to try.



Entrance fee is P50 per person and P35 for the vehicle. It was a weekday so parking was not difficult and only few tourists were there. There were ABS CBN crew; they are setting up to tape Kim and Gerald teleserye so we did not stay long.


We had a quick snack in their restaurant before leaving. Next stop is T-House.

Hawaiian BBQ

Hubby was on leave so we went to Tagaytay to stroll around. After visiting Our Lady of Lourdes Church we had lunch at Hawaiian BBQ, it is located in Boutique Bed and Breakfast. I’ve been meaning to try their famous baby back ribs but Boracay is too far so I was glad when I’ve learned that they have branch in Tagaytay.




We ordered Bulalo Steak and Baby Back Ribs.  We’re happy with our ordered and it is worth the price.


Staycation: Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay

My son was only 2 months old so we decided to spend our New Year in Tagaytay, away from noise and smoke. We booked at Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay, the rooms were almost fully booked so we settle for double standard room.


The place is quite new; it looks simple, modern and elegant.





We had a great time in Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay because the room includes welcome drinks, buffet dinner and buffet breakfast. There is swimming pool but of course we did not dare to swim, it is very cold in Tagaytay. There is also playground for kids. DVD’s are also available in reception area so we borrow 5 DVD’s for our movie marathon while waiting for Year 2009.




Day Trip at Golden Sunset

After our quick visit in Caleruega we went to Golden Sunset. We’re supposed to visit this place last 2007 but we decided to let it go because we need to save money for our Singapore trip. But after two years we had our chance to visit Golden Sunset.

I was not expecting that the travel time would be long so we’re really hungry when we got there. I thought we could find some fastfood where we could eat our breakfast but most of the fastfood were still closed maybe because it was Good Friday.


We avail a day tour trip only; entrance fee is P300 per person. Golden Sunset has cashless payment system, so you need to buy passport at the reception area, you will use this passport to pay anything inside the resort. The resort is quite big but good thing that they have mini-jeepney to transport guests.


And because we’re really hungry, we took our breakfast first. Bringing of cooked food inside is prohibited so we have no choice but to eat inside. The price of the food is quite expensive and the taste is just ok. This breakfast is P180 and even I was hungry, I was not able to finish this serving. We did not know that yesterday was Ricky Reyes birthday and foods were free.#sayang


There are outdoor museum, playground, butterfly garden and serendipity spa which you can try and visit during your leisure time.




I was a little bit disappointed because there is no beach, I thought it offers both swimming pool and beach resort.

Parade Show



Golden Sunset Resort
Brgy Uno, Calatagan, Batangas 4215
http://www.goldensunset.ph/

Paradizoo

I was not feeling well on the day of my birthday so we have to delay the celebration. Since we only have one day to celebrate. I decided to go to Paradizoo. We paid P100 each for the entrance fee and my son is still free.



Paradizoo is located in Mendez, Cavite and we live in Laguna that time so the travel time is not that long. I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews here so I was expecting more. 


The place is just ok for me, not that bad but less activity. There are Perpetual Park Pet Cemetery, Butterfly Garden, Mushroom Garden, Honeybee Farm, Camping Area, Picnic Area and Infinity Pond of Positivism. According to my research, guests can interact with different animals such as camels, llamas, ostriches, miniature horse and many more. I don’t know what kind of interaction because when we went there we just tour on our own. No tour guide at all. Yes we see animals free roaming around like piglet and ducks. 





We’ve seen flower and vegetables garden but I think it is not yet time for harvest. If you are nature lover and animal lover you will enjoy this place. This happened last 2009 so I’m not sure if there are improvement already. Anyway the entrance fee is not that bad if you want to see farm animals. Do not forget to bring water, cap or umbrella. Paradizoo Km. 63 Panungyan Road, Mendez, Cavite, Philippines

February 27, 2011

Manila Ocean Park 2009

My sister decided to celebrate my nephew’s birthday in Manila Ocean Park but since my mom was here for vacation, she treated us in Manila Ocean Park. Yehey! The best things in life are free.





I’ve been in Singapore Underwater World but Manila Ocean Park is much bigger. Entrance fee is P400 for adults and P350 for kids, no entrance fee for my four months old son. But I find it expensive.







We have tried 1 hour fish spa. 




Nayong Pilipino

February 2009 

Though we wanted to try the pool in Oasis Hotel, we decided to check-out early so we can still roam around the Clark. We visited some outlet store and went to Nayong Pilipino, yes, you read it right. Nayong Pilipino is no longer in Metro Manila; it is now in Clark, Pampanga. But I still like the old Nayong Pilipino. Nayong Pilipino in Clark is smaller compared to the old Nayong Pilipino. During our trip, some parts are still under construction.









Actually, there’s nothing much to visit so after taking some pictures we immediately went to SM Clark to eat our lunch. 

Boring! zzzzzzzz

Kamayan sa Palaisdaan

My aunt bought a lot in Victoria, Laguna and we’re going to check the construction of the house. We’re not familiar with the place so on our way to Victoria, Laguna, we stopped at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan to eat our lunch because we’re really hungry. 





My hubby tried this restaurant before and he told me that the place and food is good. Well, he is right because the place is really relaxing and peaceful. The food is also affordable.




There is a group of men who will serenade you while you are eating.


Café Astoria 2008

My hubby received a call that he won a complimentary buffet dinner for two in Astoria, we’re not sure if this is a scam or not but we took advantage of it because we have no Gasul that day. Lol!


We went to Cafe Astoria near South Forbes Villas. Menu is corn soup, red pasta, rice, breaded lemon chicken, roast beef and roast pork, buko pandan, cupcake and bottomless juice.


Before you eat you need to need to fill out some form, (name, age, income). You have the option to stay for few minutes for their presentation but we decided to leave early. Before we leave they gave us complimentary gift, it is free accommodation at either of the following destinations: Malaga, Spain; Orlando, Florida USA; Bali, Indonesia; Thailand and Tagbilaran Bohol.

26th Birthday

I was pregnant when I celebrated my 26th birthday and I don’t want to travel far so we celebrated it in Tagaytay. Since we always visit Picnic Grove, we decided to try People’s Park but there is nothing special about this place. Nakakahinayang because they did not maintain the place.



We did not stay long because it was too hot and we’re hungry already. We went to Buon Giorno in Cliffhouse for our lunch. I always read good reviews about Buon Giorno so we tried it but the food is just ok for me. It was expensive but nothing special but I love the view.