Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tagaytay Chronicles 2

If you look at my previous post, I told you guys a bit about how to get to Tagaytay, about the place that we stayed in, and showed you guys the breathtaking view of the Taal Volcano. When you get a chance to visit the Philippines, make sure to stop by Tagaytay, Cavite. Not much pollution, unlike here in Manila!

So getting on with the program, after "Ooh-ing!" and "Ahh-ing!" over the marvelous landscape, we heard our stomach growling so we decided to look for a place to eat.

We chose Carlo's Pizza as it offers a great view of the scenery and is much acclaimed by travelers. I'm glad we ate here cos their menu is affordable and their food very delicious.

Milano Pizza, perfect for 2 people. We only managed to eat 5. The remaining slices we asked to take out.

Boyfriend ordered this. I was like, "We already ordered Milano Pizza, why do you want a dish that still has Pizza in it?" He replied he just wanted lots of Pizzas. In the end we didn't finish the 9" pizza we ordered anyway!

I ordered Spaghetti with Chicken Fingers and Garlic Bread. Everything tasted amazing, I'm really craving for it right now.

After eating, we're all set to try out Tagaytay's nightlife. We talked about going to View Site (a place with a live band and Videoke and also offers a nice view of Taal) or some bar and get a little bit tipsy. It was only about 5PM so we decided to roam a little more around. It's nice to walk around Tagaytay as pollution is pretty much non-existent.

Beautiful houses are abundant in Tagaytay, especially those in the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. The owners are probably from Metro Manila as the place looks so empty! Of course we can't get in so I took a couple of shots from outside LOL. Sorry for those obstacles, can't be helped!

So while walking some more, we ended up on Summit Ridge. There's a nice hotel beside it and a couple of Restaurants inside. We decided to hang around for a bit and buy some souvenirs.

On the way home, we saw this beautiful Sunset.

We went back to the Apartelle, watched Black Dynamite which was damn funny and waited for the clock to strike 10PM. By 10PM, we got out, looked for View Site but it was closed. We then went back to One Destination (place with lots of Restaurants) and Olivarez (like their 'capital'), to see if some bars are open.

Much to our dismay, Tagaytay's nightlife, if you can call it that, is only until 11PM. Where are all the party people in Tagaytay! That's probably the only thing missing from this place. But somehow, it's kind of good. They're aiming for Tourism more, I guess.

And oh, there are very few Jeepneys that can take you from one place to another when the clock hits 10PM. It's like there's a curfew and everyone should be home immediately! I feel very safe in Tagaytay, though.

So we just went home and saved the party spirit when we get back to Manila.

Much Love,


the donG said...

oh wow! tagaytay plus good food equals one exciting day.

Tabor said...

Sounds pretty good to me. Of course I am at that stage in my life where WAITING until 10:00 PM to party sounds horrendous. I usually start closing my eyes by then. Pizza AND pasta. Lots of carbs...were you able to eat all the pasta and bread as well?

HalfCrazy said...

@The Dong - Correction, we stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights so it was double the fun and the food! Haha!

@Tabor - I was able to eat everything on my plate cos everything was very good! I don't worry about carbs or oily stuff, gotta have them to gain weight? LOL. Well I guess you've had your partying days!

Alice Law said...

lol!! A regular pizza plus 2 set meals, wow~!! Youngster really can eat, how I wish i would travel back to those day like yours!

p/s: Very nice scenary!

kenju said...

Thanks so much for the visit! That pizza looks wonderful, and I wish I had some right now. I would love to see a volcano. I once stood on the rim of Mauna Kea in HI, and it began erupting the day after we were there and it has been erupting ever since!

Sidney said...

You can't live from pizza and pasta alone ! There s a need for booze and fun ! :)

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

hmmm. sarap naman ng pizza...artistic din yung pasakalye ng picture tugma sa halukay ng istorya. nice blog!

Anonymous said...

Got hungry. very very hungry after seeing that pizza. Why did you placed that pic as your first? hehehe.
Gotta make plans to go to Tagaytay and have some pizza!

Reena said...

wow, sounds like you had a great time. i like those houses along the highway too. though the ridge facing the volcano and lake are starting to be occupied by so many restos and other structures already. the view is obstructed already.

HalfCrazy said...

@Alice - Lately, I've been really, really active as long as we're talking about food - ever since I've been to Tagaytay where the food is always good!

@Kenju - Hi there! Whoa shit, really? You guys must have brought some bad omen with you! Haha, kidding!

@Sidney - Exactly! I'm into those things you mentioned. Pizza, pasta, booze, and fun! That's how I plan to live my life for most of the time! LOL!

@Everlito - OH GAWD. Medyo dumugo ilong ko sa sinabi mo. Haha thanks.

@Olyabut - Exactly, that's my aim. To make my readers hungry and crave for some Italian Dish! Carlo's Pizza, don't forget! A must try.

@Reena - Yeah, a lot of restos are clamoring para sa edge. Yun nga naman ang pinunta ng mga turista. Haha! Dun naman sa pinuntahan namin, sa One Destination, sakto lang restaurants dun, tamang tama lang.

Patty said...

Yummy food and more stunning photos. I am enjoying traveling with you. Love the sunset photo.

No Jeepneys after 10pm? That is odd.

Anonymous said...

your photos look great! especially of the food LOL makes me want to go back to tagaytay too!

Jama said...

I remembered our guide said that a lot of rich Manila people have summer houses in Tagaytay, and he called it the playground of the riches.

yvonne said...

wow, HalfCrazy, I'd always love pizza and now you presented me those delicious yummy pizza and spaghetti.

Hayley said...

wow, the Milano pizza looks good! i kinda like pizza but too bad, my hometown only offers one pizza restaurant which is Pizza Hut =_=

dyosa said...

Your post made me miss Tagaytay all of a sudden. Has been months since my last visit. Glad to know that you enjoyed your Tagaytay vacay. :)

Barry said...

Tagaytay looks beautiful, and the food looks tasty too.

And air you can breathe without choking? What a concept.

I really enjoyed your photos.

RoseBelle said...

We have a complex of new homes built a few years back in a nearby city from San Francisco called Summit Ridge. My Filipino friends described to me how the big homes in the Philippines are like and I was really amazed: marble flooring, long stairways, and beautiful architectural designs. Hope you're enjoying your time tat Tagaytay!

Mark said...

Looks like a great place and a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing.

quilly said...

Sounds like the perfect place for us. We aren't much in the way of partiers. We'd like the walks and the sites though and that food looked fab!

Anonymous said...

The fried chicken with spaghetti looked yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

i've seen carlos' pizza in boracay but haven't tasted it yet...

this posts makes tagaytay more inviting! actually, the city itself is so charming; my wife and i want to settle there someday *wishful thinking*

off topic : the chopsticks contest is on! =)

hoshi said...

wahhh mouth watering ito!

and nakakatuwa ay affordable pa kamo. wahhhh

sarap na trip yan.
sana makapaunta rin me, soon.

(thanks sa pag-visit sa Hoshilandia ko!)

Dennis Villegas said...

Wow, the food and the place is worth to be memorized. I will try to drop by this place when i go to Tagaytay!
Nice coverage of your adventure!
I love many pizzas, too, so bring them on!