Domicillo Design Hotel: boutique hotel in Tagaytay

NOTE: This hotel has long ceased operation and is currently a Starbucks branch A lovely boutique hotel in Tagaytay nestled at a hillside area with sweeping views of the famous Taal Volcano and the lake. This greeted me when I arrived at Domicillo Design Hotel that is a league of its own. It champions Philippine design and crafts, done by well known designers and an organic architecture that blends well with nature. Personally, it’s the perfect place to cocoon, to get away from the urban…Continue Reading “Domicillo, a gem of a boutique hotel in Tagaytay”

Tagaytay City is not only famous for its scenic view of Taal Volcano but with its climate way cooler than Metro Manila, it’s the nearest go to place if you want to escape the oppressive heat in the metro, especially when its summer. But why go on day trips when there are actually several lodging accommodations? And if you’re on a budget, D-Zone Backpackers Inn is a good choice. D-Zone Backpackers Inn has amply spaced rooms that cater to different budgets. There’s the dorm type…Continue Reading “Looking for a budget inn near Tagaytay City?”

I’m not so much a theme park person but when the opportunity presented itself during a visit in Tagaytay, specifically at Sky Ranch, I can’t say no and just really had to ride the Sky Eye not because I was longing for it but of the photographic opportunities it entails: seeing the spectacular Taal Lake with Taal Volcano at the highest possible point. Ever. The Sky Eye started to move up, slowly, like Singapore Flyer slow but I was excitedly waiting to reach the apex…Continue Reading “Get the best view of Taal Volcano at Skyranch Tagaytay”

Travel is a palliative for the weary soul/sole. And the best thing that happens when we are out there? Getting our own wow moments! Wow as in surprised at such spectacular sceneries. Or in awe at such beautiful experiences. It comes unexpected or what you just read or see in photos and books, you are experiencing it first hand. Everytime we think about it, it makes us smile and makes us relieve such wonderful memories. In no particular order, these are my WOW MOMENTS this…Continue Reading “’s 10 wow moments of 2014”

Corregidor Island is such an interesting island. Other than its being remnants of a volcanic crater called Corregidor Caldera, it’s also rich in history, from Spanish colonial era to the late 1960s with tales and secrets awaiting to be discovered. Other than that, the island is a haven for the adventure enthusiast, birdwatcher and anyone who needs a break from the monotony and just have fun! Check out this top 10 list! 1 Visit and check out the various ruins and batteries These are the…Continue Reading “10 things to do and have a great time in Corregidor”