March 9, 2014 by hallyrh
Remember how we were supposed to go to Enchanted Kingdom? Would you believe it was closed that day? We’ve been planning this outing for months but we totally forgot to check the operating hours of the theme park. Basic mistake! But we still consider it a blessing in disguise cause if it weren’t for EK being closed that day, we never would’ve detoured to Tagaytay and had one of the best days ever.
Our first stop was lunch at Bag of Beans, then we went to the Picnic Grove for their popular zipline.
At the Picnic Grove, we met to a tour guide offering Taal trekking packages. My workmates and I sweet-talked the guide into an affordable hike. He told us we could ride donkeys up to the crater but we told him we were willing to travel by foot. We really didn’t mind dust, dirt, and volcano ash.
After about an hour-long foot hike, we finally reached the crater:
We descended at dusk. By the time we reached the foot of the volcano, the sun has completely set. I will never forget how we crossed the lake in total darkness . It wasn’t pleasant, but definitely unforgettable, haha. I got home at around 11 pm, sooty and tired, but the bond I had with my workmates and the sights we saw were priceless.
Unplanned trips really do make the best memories.