Tagaytay Tagged

The best way to spend the weekend is out of town. The best way to test drive a brand new car is driving up south. Yes, my college classmates Weng and Faye went up south last weekend, we drove up to Tagaytay City.

Tagaytay is an hour and 15 minutes drive from Manila via the South Superhighway or through the Coastal Road. If going through the South Superhighway, take the Carmona Exit and drive down through the Governor's Drive and Silang up to the entrance of Tagaytay City. Or through South Superhighway, take Sta. Rosa exit going straight to Tagaytay City.

Legend has it that the word “Tagaytay” came from “TAGA” meaning “to cut” and “ITAY” which means “Father”. A father and son were said to be on a wild boar hunt when the animal they were chasing turned and attacked them. As the boar charged towards the old man, the son cried “TAGA- ITAY”. The boy’s repeated shouts reverberated in the valleys of the ridge. Heard by the residents, hunters and wood gatherers, the cries became the subject of conversation for several days among the people in the countryside. In time, the place where the shouts came from became known as TAGAYTAY.

We were lost many times while on our way, escaped from the guard of Taal Vista ('coz we didn't pay the parking fee), ate at the famous Mushroomburger, visited Sonia's Garden, went to their Panaderya and ordered their bestseller Cheese Hopia for Pasalubong. Posts will follow next days... stay tune!