A Trip to Misty Tagaytay

“In nature, nothing is perfect
And everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted,
Bent in weird ways, and
they’re still beautiful.”
– Alice Walker

A bit of back story for this Thursday Tree Love post. This tree can be found in Tagaytay which is located in a mountain ridge in Batangas (a province in the Philippines just an hour or so away from Manila). This city provides a cool refuge to the people of the busy Manila and Makati CBD. This is also where the famous Taal Volcano is located. Taal Volcano is situated on an island in the middle of a lake and is one of the smallest volcanoes but is the second most active volcano in the Philippines. The last eruption was only in January of 2020, a few weeks before the pandemic.

The ash muted and mangled the landscape. EZRA ACAYAN/GETTY IMAGES

Now back to my Thursday Tree Love post – A Trip to Misty Tagaytay. I don’t know how this place looks like now after the eruption but this tree photo was taken in Tagaytay, a few years ago in a charming restaurant called Bag of Beans. The tall tree is beautifully decorated with birdcages. And from the restaurant you get a lovely view of the misty greeneries on the nearby mountains.

This is their lovely signage as you leave the place, which say “Salamat Po”, in English meaning Thank You.

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  1. These are beautiful. The birdcages in the trees are really cool

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Alice.

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  2. arlene says:

    Have you been to Breakfast at Antonio’s? It’s one of the best places in Tagaytay.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I heard. Maybe when we get to go back. Saan ka ba nakatira?

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      1. arlene says:

        Rizal area kami Techie!

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        1. Teresa says:

          Maybe we can catch up oag natapos na itong lahat ng ito. We live in United Paranaque.

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          1. arlene says:

            Sana nga ano?

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  3. by.lily says:

    I was looking at the bird cages and wondering if it was or tealight holders 😊 so nice!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Not really sure if some of them were.

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  4. G Angela says:

    Wow:) what a pleasant sight, it was a treat for the eye, loved to visit this place. Appreciate you for the information shared about Tagaytay – never heard of this.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment and it is my pleasure to be able to share it.

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  5. This is a new region for me! Stark and speaking images! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for dropping in.

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  6. Great view from the restaurant.. wow at living so close to an active volcano..

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, so many people have lost their source of income because of that.

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  7. It looks beautiful.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks my dear 👍🏼

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  8. lolaWi says:

    i miss the philippines! lovely shots, as always! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Wi. Missing it too 😭

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  9. Oh, Bag of Beans looks like a lovely place to eat! The view is beautiful!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, thanks. It is beautiful and food was great too. I just wonder how it looks like now after the eruption.

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      1. I hope it is still ok 🙁

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        1. Teresa says:

          Hope so too.

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  10. Parul Thakur says:

    I loved the tree and the pictures are so beautiful. I so want to see a volcano and this one seems perfect. Thank you Teresa for sharing. I am so glad you did. Hope to see you back tomorrow.

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  11. JoAnna says:

    What a beautiful place! I like the quote and the sign and the idea of tea lights in the bird cages.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that you liked the place. I did too. Thanks for stopping by Joanna.

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