Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Taal Volcano Hike: How To Get There, Tips and Expenses

Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located in the island of Luzon, Philippines. It is the 2nd most active volcano in the Philippines. Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and its lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines.

You can actually reach the volcano crater by riding the horse.

» How to get there? «

Via Tagaytay City - There are two routes in Tagaytay City to go down on the town of Talisay, Batangas.

» Tips «

  • Eat heavy meal before you hike.
  • Don’t forget to bring lot of drinks!
  • Bring extra clothes and towels.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Wear a face mask to protect you from volcanic ashes and sulfur.
  • Apply sunblock on your skin.
  • Bring extra money. There are many souvenir shops at the top of the crater. 
  • Don’t forget to bring a camera!

» Expenses «

  • Boat rental - Php 1,500 / boat (good for 6 persons)
  • Environmental / tourist fee: Php 50.00 / pax
  • Landing Fee: Php 20.00/ boat
  • Horse Ride: Php 500.00 / pax
  • Red Lava Tour: Php 50.00 / pax (Recommended to go)
Total: Php 870 per person if group of 6 people

Rating: 4/5

Update as of January 14, 2020: Taal Volcano just erupted and it's now Alert Level #4. It's not safe to go here at the moment.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Enjoy Contemporary Themed Hotel Rooms at Chateau Royale Sports and Country Club

This trip was made by possible by my cousins because we celebrated my birthday as well as his son. We purchased 3 rooms for 15 people (5 persons per room) for a rate of Php 3,500 per room.

» Chateau Royal Sports and Country Club «

Photo not mine.
Chateau Royale Sports and Country Club is located in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is known for its wide range of facilities and home-style accommodations. 

» The Rooms «

If you want to experience country-style rooms experience, these are the rooms available in the resort. It's courtesy of Chateau Royale Batangas website. All room amenities included are air-conditioning rooms, bathroom, TV with cable channels and telephone. WIFI are available on the lobby only.

Log Cabin: 1 queen bed and 1 double decker or 2 single beds and 1 double decker or 1 queen bed and 2 singles

Skylight Premier

Skylight Two Bedroom Suite

Skylight Executive Suite
Skylight Presidential Suite

» Sports and Recreational Facilities «

These are the rates when we get there.

» My Experience «

» The Food «

The hotel comes with free buffet breakfast at Veranda Cafe. What I don't like here was we have to drive over to get to the lobby just to eat food. By the way, it's far away from the hotel rooms. On the positive side, the breakfast available was delicious enough.

» The Pool(s) «

Chateau Royal Sports and Country Club
Km. 72 Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas 4231,
Tel: (02) 7428016-17

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Experience Italian Cuisine at Prego Ristorante and Bar, City of Dreams Manila

Prego Ristorante and Bar is a fine Italian restaurant located in City of Dreams Manila.

» The Restaurant «


» Menu «

» The Food «

This is the appetizer that they served while waiting for our order.

My Rating: 9/10

More Info:

Prego Ristorante and Bar
City of Dreams Manila, Entertainment City,
Parañaque, Philippines

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