Tag Archives: Taal Volcano

Photo of the Day: Red is the New Black

Yep, the shoes are white, not red. The rocks are red, though. And it’s the new black. Travel, we mean, is the new black. It’s gaining momentum nowadays — airfare is getting more affordable, people have more appetite for exploration, instagram/facebook is boring without awesome travel photos. Many travelers, however, wander and explore to cleanse the mind and inspire the soul. Some sights are simply breathtaking. Take, for instance, this photo of the red lava rock in Taal Volcano‘s crater, photo courtesy of Noemi Ruth Hernandez (check her Instagram account, @doyounoemi, for more photos). Saying “Taal Volcano” is quite tricky because you can also say “Taal Lake” or “Taal Volcano within a lake within a volcano” and still be correct. It’s an active volcano. Yep, an ACTIVE volcano, which means it is, uhm, not dormant. It can explode, yes, something which is probably not in the minds of those dining in bulalo at Leslie’s or lounging at Balai Isabel. It’s probably the least of Noemi‘s concern when she took this nice photo. Explorers are crazy, you know, which is actually a good thing. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Red is the New Black

Tagaytay City Horseback Riding

You visit Tagaytay City primarily for the great view of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake, the delicious bulalo, the cool weather and a host of other reasons, probably least of which is horseback riding. But should you — particularly the kids — look forward horseback riding, it’s just within a short distance from the other attractions and other must-see in Tagaytay City. Continue reading Tagaytay City Horseback Riding

Peace of Mind in Club Balai Isabel (Talisay, Batangas)

Many times we want to visit a particular place. It could be a spot or resort that we’ve passed along the way or saw in a magazine or TV. Many times we have a number of excuses not to go. It could be a tight budget or a hectic schedule. Sometimes, however, the universe pushes us to go, rendering any excuse an absurdity. Continue reading Peace of Mind in Club Balai Isabel (Talisay, Batangas)

Taal Volcano and Taal Lake (Batangas)

We all know that the Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire. We have volcanoes for neighbors in our communities. The beautiful Mayon Volcano in Albay, with its world-famous perfect cone. Mt. Pinatubo,which exploded in 1991, the world’s largest explosion in living memory that caused global temperature to dip half a degree (celcius). Continue reading Taal Volcano and Taal Lake (Batangas)

Great View, Good Food at RSM Lutong Bahay Restaurant (Tagaytay)

We know Tagaytay as a place of great view, cool weather, laid-back lifestyle, and, of course, great food. There are so many choices of restaurants here and that profusion of choices could be confusing (and frustrating). The usual default mode, at least as far as we’re concerned, is to choose food that is tried and tested since childhood — lutong bahay. Continue reading Great View, Good Food at RSM Lutong Bahay Restaurant (Tagaytay)