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Day Trip to Tagaytay and Breakfast at Antonio’s


I took a day trip a couple hours away to Tagaytay over the weekend.  The area I visited is basically a mountain top overlooking Taal Lake and in the center of the lake are islands formed by Taal volcano. The fantastic view from the ridge is reason enough to visit, but the area also has some awesome produce and nice cool temperatures. It is a great scenic escape from the bustle and the heat of Manila, and I definitely recommend a visit! We arrived around breakfast time and decided to visit a locally famous spot called Breakfast at Antonio’s. IMG_8535 Continue reading Day Trip to Tagaytay and Breakfast at Antonio’s

Seaside Dampa, best fresh seafood ever.


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When I first arrived in the Philippines, I was having huge cravings for fresh seafood. I went with a group one night to a wet market near Manila Bay. They told me that it was locally famous for specializing in cooked-as-you-like fresh seafood. My memories of that experience are quite funny because I was still very unaccustomed to the culture here in the Philippines at that time.  I recall being a bit taken aback by the sights, sounds, and smells of the market.

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