Day 3 – Adventures in Tagaytay

On this day we met for breakfast @ 6:15 am and journeyed on a 2 hour drive to the beautiful Tagaytay.

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We stopped on the side of the road to take this group shot.

First stop was the Mary Mother of God church.

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Close up view of the 50ft statue of Mary.

People from everywhere come here to pray and show their devotion.

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We took the time to thank Jesus for our safe journey and wonderful opportunity.
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The top floor of the church had a spectacular view.

Before heading to Picnic Grove Park, students tried taho, a traditional Filipino snack made out of tofu with added syrup and tapioca for sweetness.

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A cup of taho cost a mere 10 pesos – that’s 25 cents!
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Britany’s first time eating taho!
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Mmmmm… fresh baby coconut!

Off to Picnic Grove, Tagaytay… first stop: horseback riding.

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And their off… hi-ho silver!
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The PH Change-maker cavalry.

Next stop: The Fish Spa where skin exfoliation is done by fish!!

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These fish love eating dead skin cells.
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The fish do an amazing job exfoliating but it tickles like crazy!!
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Tickle, tickle, tickle!
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Awwwwww!!
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Tickle-shhmickle. 🙂
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“I am not putting my feet in there.” “No way, Jose!”
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A perfect way to relax your feet after 2 days full of walking.
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After the fish did their thang, we all got a free foot massage.

Beautiful scenery everywhere you look in Tagaytay.

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Time for lunch and fresh fruit shakes!! Mmmmm.

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Next stop: The cable car… but first we need to cross this bridge… a scary feat for some of us (ummm… Merle) 🙂

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Karol… stop jumping!!

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Beautiful 360 degree view!

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Next stop: The butterfly conservatory.

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Karol and Michael bought some balot – mature duck egg, a Filipino delicacy.

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10 pesos for each egg (that’s only 25 cents).
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“Guys look… it’s not that bad.”
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Mike gives us a closer look of the duck fetus inside the egg.

Last stop: The petting farm.

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Now back to the hotel… but one last shot of the beautiful landscape before heading back to Quezon City.

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The students all got matching personalized bracelets.

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“Leadership on three…”

Tomorrow we’re off to serve lunch, do a community clean up and give Christmas gifts to the children of El Dorado.

4 thoughts on “Day 3 – Adventures in Tagaytay

  1. As you can see great emails like this are kept for a very long time, best of luck those preparing to go this Christmas!

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