Posted by: backpackersescapades | December 20, 2008

Indang and Tagaytay Weekend

Jape Invited us to attend his sister’s debut which was held at Indang, Cavite. It was a busy day that day since we have Saturday work and we scheduled to get the costumes Irish and Jape rented at Camp Suki. Also, Jape, was assigned to buy roses for his sister’s birthday party.

Our itinerary that day is that after work, we go to New Manila for the costumes, then go to Baclaran to buy roses, then go to Indang Cavite for Jape’s sister’s debut. We later decided to go to Tagaytay the next day since we learned that it was only one jeepney ride from Indang town proper.

The trip was tiring but it was fun since we have to commute to get to all those places. From our office in Ortigas, we rode the MRT to Cubao station and from there, we rode a jeepney going St. Lukes then we rode a tricycle to Camp Suki. After getting the costumes, we went back to Cubao (Gateway Mall) and took the MRT again going to Taft Avenue Station. We rode a bus going to Baclaran. It was difficult to find a flower shop there since none of us were familiar of the place. We asked people for directions and they  told us where to find the flower shops there. Since it was getting dark and the flower shops had no roses available, Jape decided to buy Anthoriums instead.

We waited for a bus going to Palapala but luckily, an ordinary bus going straight to Indang passed by. we rode it even if there were no seats available. The bus conductor assured us that we could sit when the other passengers get off on the next stop.

We were already tired and the trip was long so we slept (of course when we have seated). The trip was really long since the movie they were playing already repeated when i woke up.

As we get near Indang, the air was getting cold. Only Joms was enjoying the cold wheather (I think he has really thick skin.. hehe!). We arrived at Indang town proper at almost 10 in the evening. We waited there for Jape’s brother to pick us up. It was really cold there that I have to borrow Joms’ jacket (since he really likes the cold weather and has no use for that jacket) to keep me warm. We looked for a store to buy beer and ice while waiting for the van. At around 10, Jape’s brother came and we went to the resort where the party will be held.

The party was supposed to start at 8 in the evening but since Jape was the one who bought the supposed to be roses, it didn’t start since he has not yet come. When we got there, we ate dinner and watched the debut ceremony. Jape even made Joms and Wazer participate in the 18 supposed to be roses dance.

Jape, Wazer and Joms dances with the Debutant

Jape, Wazer and Joms dances with the Debutant

Joms, Irish and Jeri in the party

Joms, Irish and Jeri in the party

Jeri, Wazer, and Jape in the party

Jeri, Wazer, and Jape in the party

After the debut party, our party began (we really came there for the booze). we had Alfonso brandy and some red horse. Our pulutan was the food we had for dinner. It was fun night and we all went to bed (a bit drunk and very very tired) at about 4 in the morning (I think).

Wazer, Irish and Jape before going to sleep

Wazer, Irish and Jape before going to sleep

The next morning, we went to Jape’s house in a nearby barangay. We had brunch there and rested for a while. After we rested, we waited for a jeep going to Indang town proper. Jeppneys rarely pass by there so we have to wait for one. We were still tired that we had slept from Jape’s place to the town (I think it was really a long trip going there). When we got there, we rode the Jeepney going to Tagaytay.

We got off at Leslie’s to eat. It was 3 in the afternoon and I don’t know what meal that was. We were supposed to sit in the nipa huts outside the restaurant where Taal is best viewed but unfortunately, the area was reserved for a wedding later that afternoon. We just settled inside the restaurant and decided to go upstairs (there is a viewing deck upstairs the restaurant) after we are well fed. We ordered Bulalo, Sisig and Garlic Rice. Wazer had Buko Juice while the rest of us ordered Iced Tea and Soda. The bulalo was delicious. We loved the broth and the vegetables with it. The sisig was also delicious. It is like no other sisig we tasted. We were so full on all the food we ordered.

Bulalo at Leslies Restaurant in Tagaytay

Bulalo at Leslie's Restaurant in Tagaytay

Wazer poses with his Buko Juice

Wazer poses with his Buko Juice

We were about to go upstairs to take pictures of Taal Volcano and Lake when it rained. Since we were still so full, we decided to stay on our table and waited for the rain to stop. We chitchat for a while until the rain stopped and we went upstairs. We took pictures there and played on the hanging bridge. We were like kids enjoying the view and the place. When the rain fell again, we went down and took another round of pictures. When the rain stopped again, we decided to call it a day and went home. Irish and Jape took the bus going to Cubao while Wazer, Joms and I took the jeep going to Olivarez.

Taal Lake

Taal Lake

AA at Tagaytay

AA at Tagaytay

We were told that there are vans going to Alabang there but we couldn’t find it. We asked a lot of people but they seem to give us different answers. When we asked a barker where that terminal is, we learned that it is quite far from Olivarez plaza and we halve to walk the highway to get there. It was another photo opportunity when we passed by a sign that really got us laughing so hard.

Bawal Umihi Putol T2X

Bawal Umihi Putol T2X

Finally, we got to the van terminal. It cost P70 pesos going to Alabang. We were all asleep on the trip going home. We just awake when we got near Alabang. From there, we parted ways. Wazer took a bus going to Bicutan while Joms and I rode the jeepney. He, going to Biñan and me to Muntinlupa to attend our Annual Street Christmas party (but that is a different story).

It was a fun fun fun weekend and everyone enjoyed it. We need enough rest since we are all goin to work the next day. In that weekend, the AA Backpackers was born! 🙂

AA Backpackers in Tagaytay

AA Backpackers in Tagaytay

*More puctures at Jeri’s Multiply Site.
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