A vlog about one of my favorite places, Tagaytay.
Living and Culture, Travel

Vlog 1: An Ode to Tagaytay

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If you’ve been here before, you probably already know of my fondness for Tagaytay. If you’re new here, now you know. 

Tagaytay is a popular tourist destination in Cavite, in part because it has a nice view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. But that didn’t matter to me much when I was younger. I had passed by it a thousand times on the way to Metro Manila and relegated it to a city you just drive by. My view of it changed when my husband, who’s at-home in places with cool weather, and I actually explored it.

Why I love Tagaytay

We often compare places with Quezon City, where we used to live, because it sustains the marriage of dynamic city life and abundance of greenery. Tagaytay has those same qualities, with the addition of a great view and cool breeze. (What it lacks, though, is a bustling music scene. But that’s for another story.)

We love to eat, and Tagaytay’s culinary offerings are aplenty. “Do you think we’ll be able to try every single establishment here?” I asked my husband just a few days ago when were last there. With restaurants and diners opening every so often, it would be impossible. But you bet we’ll try.

The weather is also one of the biggest reasons why we frequent it. The air is just conducive to working, especially for us who need our creative juices flowing at all times. But the weather is also great for respite. 

Where to go in Tagaytay

I can’t say I already have a definitive guide on where to go and what to do there. My husband and I have been thinking about (nay, planning) to go to Museo Orlina for months now, but we still haven’t. We haven’t tried the famous Diner’s Bulalo either. But what we’ve experienced so far is good enough to make us come back… again and again. 

If you’re looking for places to dine at, here are the ones we’ve tried.

We also frequent a carinderia by the Tagaytay-Nasugbu highway called ZKL. As far as bulalo goes, we’ve only tried Bulalo Point and our experience was definitely pleasant. 

For cafes, here are our go-tos.

We used to didn’t like going on staycations so we don’t have hotel or hostel favorites. But that could change in the near future, so stay tuned.

And because we’re there often and can’t seem to get enough of it, I was compelled to make my first ever vlog focused on the place. Watch it below and tell me what you think! And let me know if you’ve ever been to Tagaytay and which places you visit.

Jorj Cornejo

Jorj writes and helps shape stories that stick in people's minds, tug at their heartstrings and move them to action. She spends her free time trying to read the whole Internet.

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