My Solo Trip 2015 (Taal Volcano)

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Morning view 

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Self-timer works best with this kind of view.  Right after eating my breakfast.

 The last leg for my Solo Trip consists of me, waking up early in the morning since the call time was 6:30am.  I ate my breakfast, enjoyed my morning coffee and view plus took a couple of photos of the place.  Traveling to Taal Lake took about 20-30 minutes, I was then left with the boat man going to the island where the volcano was located.  The boat ride was around 15 minutes only, it was one of the few trips that I’ve really enjoyed, I love being alone inside the boat, looking at the scenery and again enjoying my ME time.  When I arrived at the shore of the island, I was then escorted towards the horses stalls. At first, I wanted to do a day hike, but my driver told me that the terrain was very tough and the weather was so hot.

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ME-time.

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The road going to the crater.

I am not really a fan of riding horses, I remembered the first time I rode one was in Cebu and I was scared as hell.  Good thing my horseback riding experience was pretty safe, it took more than 30 minutes to get to the peak of the volcano.  I went down halfway the horseback ride to experience a short trek, it was something I had to do for myself.
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Panorama shot of the crater.  Taal Volcano.
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Top: Thrifted
Kimono: Blink Clothing
Skirt: Forever21
Sneakers: Ezra from ZaloraPH
Hat: Felt Hat from Cotton On
Sunnies: Sunnies Studios
Bag: Gifted (LV)
Necklace: Dog Tag from Silverworks
Watch: Fossil
Upon arriving at the peak, my jaw just dropped from the bewitching view of the volcano.  Taal Volcano is known to be the smallest active volcano in the world.  It’s unique location being surrounded by a lake makes it a geological sight. And from my experience, I did not regret spending for this trip.  I was just there staring at the crater, enthralled by its beauty.  I stayed there for almost 30-40 minutes, even though the scorching heat of the sun was very uncomfortable but the residents were very accommodating. Of course, I even asked some of them to take some whole body shots for me, aside from abusing the monopod in taking unlimited selfies, I can say that I am ending my Tagaytay adventure with a blast.
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The view from the other side of the island.
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Almost at the edge of the crater.  It was scary.
I went back to my hotel just in time for checking out and decided to eat my lunch at Bag of Beans.  They are famous for their dessert and drinks.  I had to give it to them, even though their back ribs was not able to beat my love for my local favorite but their delectable desserts captured my love for sweets all over again.  Right now they are tied up with my number one favorite dessert shop, Calea in Bacolod.
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I just went to cheesecake heaven.
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While waiting for my food.
 I had to rush back to Manila because I have a 9pm flight back to Cebu, I also have to meet my sister since it was her birthday that day.  Do you remember when I said during the first day that Manila Traffic did not affect me, I had to take back what I said in my previous post, Manila traffic is crazy, I almost missed my flight, but I think my cab driver was very skillful in finding the correct lane so as not to be stucked forever in Traffic.  I arrived on time before the airlines closed the gates for boarding.
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Me and my lovely sister Anna.
Traveling alone really gives you the chance to discover new things on your own, it is the time to indulge yourself with so many possible things.  Sometimes the perils of traveling alone worries most of our friends and family especially when it involves how safe are we and it aches to face the loneliness when you experience that blissful moment where all you can think of is to spend this amazing experience with someone.  I myself was about to give in to the idea of calling the boyf and asking him to tag along with me, but I decided I have to this for myself.  The fun and excitement will always be treasured forever, the triumphs of each moment will always live in my heart.  It is always wonderful to give yourself the satisfaction of being independent and living for that moment. It does not only make you a better person, but it makes you see the world in a different perspective.
There you go, I hope you’ve enjoyed my Solo Trip as much as I have enjoyed it on my own.  Again, never be afraid to explore the world alone, sometimes we just need that kick in life to give us the fulfilment that we’ve always wanted for in our life.
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2 comments

  1. Your writing has just convinced me that it is not so hard to see Taal by yourself! Thank you very much!
    I am a girl from Indonesia, who is planning to see Taal tomorrow, but still have no clue about going there. I have booked my hotel, and transportation is done from Manila, but I am still confused of the way to Taal.
    But after reading your writing, I guess it won’t kill you, rite? Thanks once again🙂

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