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The J’s Anniversary Hits: Stilts Calatagan

It’s been two and a half months since our second wedding anniversary. I am just writing about this today because a lot of things happened to our family the past couple of months. Not to mention my pregnancy that causes so much laziness. It’s mostly my laziness, I guess. Haha! For our second anniversary, we decided that we will just go somewhere near because both Jeff and I are worried that traveling might not be very healthy for me and Taglet. He suggested we go to Stilts in Calatagan because he’s been there for a company outing. I visited their website and the place looked nice, so I said yes. Photo from http://www.stiltscalataganbeachresort.net/ Our anniversary falls on Easter Sunday this year, so we decided to travel a few days earlier. We left early morning of April 14. According to Google Maps, Calatagan is 123 kilometers from the house and about two-hour drive. We took the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road before turning left to Calatagan. Here’s the map from their website. It was actually easier for us when we followed …

Tagaytay Bed and Breakfast: Lily Pond

I’m pretty sure only a few people have heard about Lily Pond in Tagaytay. This is because they just recently changed their name. It used to be Moon Garden. It is located along SVD Road, Tagaytay City. It’s right before Alveo Land’s Kasa Luntian and very near Estancia Hotel. Lily Pond or Moon Garden is undeniably my favorite place in Tagaytay. We hardly go back to a place that we’ve already visited, but we’ve been here twice — first was in March 2012 before we got married, and the next was Holy Week of 2013. I discovered Moon Garden Tagaytay through my coworker, Leslie. She told me about the moon program/activities that they do during full moon. I am obsessed with the moon. I even thought naming our first daughter Luna is a great idea. Too bad it wasn’t a full moon when we first went there. So when we planned to go there the next time, I made sure it was a full moon. I got the shock of my life when we arrived …

El Nido: Tours and Tips

El Nido town is not like Boracay where you can walk to Station 1 and swim, or dress up at night and go partying. It is a simple town with a very friendly neighborhood. The Town The beach, although clean and the sand is white, is not for swimming. All you can see on the shore are parked boats that do tours everyday. The town is so simple that it doesn’t have electricity from 6AM until 3PM. If you do not take a tour that day, you won’t be doing anything at all. You can’t stay at the hotel/inn because it is too hot, you can’t swim the whole day at the beach, or you can’t play with your phone because it will die before you know it. Globe 3G was good in that area, even in some of the islands that we visited during the tour. Tip: Charge all your gadgets before you go to sleep. Bring power banks if you have a lot of gadgets. Charge it at night as well, so your gadget won’t die on …

Throwback Thursday: Sonya's Garden

It’s Thursday! I feel like reminiscing and I’d like to post something about Jeff and I’s first out of town trip. Not so much of an out of town because it’s just in Cavite, but this was our first very far date!  Sonya’s Garden is not in Tagaytay like what other people would tell you. It is very near though. It is in Alfonso, Cavite, along Buck Estate Road. According to Google Maps, it is only 17 minutes away from the Tagaytay rotunda corner Aguinaldo Highway and Tagaytay-Nasugbo Road. Just go straight the Tagaytay-Nasugbo Road and turn right to Buck Estate Road. You have the option to take Mahogany Avenue because sometimes, traffic is really bad along the highway. Here’s a screenshot from Google Maps. Screenshot from Google Maps. Click on the photo to enlarge.  It was a Saturday and we came from my friend, Camille’s house in Bel-air in Sta. Rosa. Traffic was a bit bad going up to Tagaytay on weekends, but we were able to arrive at Sonya’s before lunch. I was …