Tagaytay volcano

Tagaytay volcano is an island volcano about 3 hours from Manila.  It’s a long way to go but a fine sight!

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The trip begins with a “jeepney” ride to the bus stop.  These are combination of trucks and buses and quite crowded!

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We get off from jeepney onto the highway but all the buses are full!  So we take another jeepney to the terminal, and — finally! — settled into a very comfortable air-conditioned bus for the ride.

Your team: Marc, Mary Grace and Risalyn relaxing, munching on peanuts and cashews and oranges.  It was very difficult to refuse the various food offers than came every 2 minutes!

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It’s not far, as the crow flies, from Mike’s apartment to the volcano, but in Manila traffic it takes a while!

tagatay-air

Here we get off the bus…

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… and take another vehicle, called a “Tricycle”, to the bottom of the ridge

but getting to the volcano by boat and hiring a guide is a bit expensive (1500 PHP — discount rate! — but still about $35) so we decide go back for ice cream and coffee to the top of the ridge again

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Here our brave crew take a photoshoot (volcano in the background)

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Without forgetting, of course, photos to send to children, friends, and relatives

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Eating excellent Italian ice cream at Buon Giorno restaurant

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And then back on bus for long ride home

 

 

 

 

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