On our trip to Tagaytay, we also hiked to see the Taal Volcano in Batangas since this is an opportunity for us to visit the place as we are already close to the vicinity. I went there prepared with my hiking outfit, rummaging my closet for cotton top, jogging pants and my most comfortable pair of shoes. I also read blogs of what to expect during the hike and what are the things that I need to prepare before the hike. I am glad I did this, which is also not surprising since I always travel prepared.


Things I prepared before the hike:
1. 1 liter mineral water. Very essential because hiking will get you dehydrated.
2. Wear the most comfortable clothes. Work out clothes would be perfect since this will already be a work out for you.
3. Bring extra clothes and face towel. I did not bring extra clothes but I did bring face towel.
4. Apply sunblock before the hike. By 8 AM, sun is already up and by this time the heat is already harsh so better apply sunblock prior to the hike.
5. Bring hat, sunglasses, jacket or arm sleeve. Never bring an umbrella, its useless because it’s windy up there, it will just be blown away.
6. Wear face mask. The road is dusty and face mask is a must.


From Tagaytay we hired a Tricycle that will take us back and fourth, to and from Talisay, Batangas. Tricycle fee is P500. From there we ride a boat to the Volcano Island. The boat rental is P1,500. For us to save money from boat rental, we joined a group of 3 American tourist so we could share the fee with them, so we ended up paying P300 each. The other fees that we paid are Landing fee of P20.00 and P50 Environmental fee.


The hike took us an hour before we reached the Taal ridge and stopping from time to time to appreciate the view and to catch our breath of course.


If you will see this cross, that means you are already half way through your hike.


My boyfriend looks so cute with his back pack. He was so concerned about me during the hike cause he doesn’t want me to walk on the edge as he fears I might fall.



And so we finally reached the Taal ridge. I did not look at it when we get there because I was so exhausted, so I rest for about 10 minutes and when I decided to look at the lake, I was astounded!

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It was windy up there and we just relaxed, felt the breeze on our faces and enjoyed the view before we decided to go back down.

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It was an awesome experience. Both me and my boyfriend did not expect that we will conquer Taal hike, and now we are ready to hike more mountains in the future.


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Outfit Details:

Dress: Vaudeville and Burlesque
Bag: Ever New
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Head band: Rubi Shoes
Bangles: Nima


Looking glamorous is just really easy and the best color you can choose is white and gold combination. I remembered when I attended the re-opening of Jewelmer in Ayala, their models was wearing this combo and they just look stunning and exquisite. They look like angels without wings that has fallen from the heavens. Even guests who went there on white and gold dress code looked elegant even if they are not models.


White and gold combo for an outfit is just a tip, but it is really the confidence that carries the look. Regardless how expensive and beautiful your dress may be if you do not have the inner confident, it will just be a waste. So go out and let that inner beauty shine!

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Our travel to Tagaytay from Manila was a one long ride. We were supposed to visit Enchated Kingdom in Laguna on that day, however, when we arrived we were informed that Enchated Kingdom is only open during Weekends. So from Laguna, we travelled all the way up to Tagaytay and arrived at 3 PM. Traffic in Manila and trip to Enchated Kingdom delayed our arrival in Tagaytay. We just rest for a while in our hotel and decided to visit Sky Ranch.


What I love about Tagaytay is the cool weather and the breathtaking view. Mountain ranges are spectacular as you can often see peaks against the skyline. It was a windy and cool afternoon when we visited Sky Ranch. Everything is so green and the sky is so blue. Indeed a perfect day for adventure.

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This is the Horse-backriding area.

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Kids really love riding horses.

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The rides in Sky Ranch is not like your typical amusement park where you can ride all you can. Here in Sky Ranch, you will pay per ride depending on your chosen ride. This is a disadvanatage for me because I love unlimited rides.


This is the list of the ride fees:
Sky Eye – P150
Super Viking – P100
Nessie Coaster – P50
Mini Viking – P50
Wonder Flight – P50
Red Baron – P50
Express Train – P50


On top of the rides fee, you will still be paying P100 for the entrance fee.

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We only tried 2 rides and that is the Sky Eye and Super Viking. Sky Eye is a relaxing ride where you can see the entire Tagaytay and even the Taal volcano ridge, whereas Super Viking is an intense 5 minute ride. I was so dizzy after the ride I felt like throwing up. Though it was very fun, I am surely not gonna ride Super Viking again.

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I also regret wearing sleeveless dress because; first, it’s really cold specially comes night time and second, my skirt keeps blowing up because it’s really windy up there. So to everyone who’s planning to visit Sky ranch, never wear a dress or skirt. Jeans and leggings would be perfect.

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After our Sky Ranch adventure, we went to eat hot Bulalo because Tagaytay trip will not be complete if you will not be able to try their Bulalo. It was a perfect meal to cap off a very tiring day.


Outfit Details:

Dress: Shi Shang Liu
Bag: Secosana
Shoes: Solemate
Sunnies: Rubi Shoes
Ring: Call It Spring
Other Accessories: Beads and Pearls


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