December 22, 2017

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 2): Tagaytay Highlands


After having a short stop at Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the next destination is at Tagaytay Highlands.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


Along the way, the weather suddenly shifted and began to rain.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

We had a short snack at Summer Garden located in Highlands China Palace. Also, I framed some view in the area. Check other photos below.

Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

After the meal, we had another short stop at the Animal Farm located also in the area. Animal Farm is a "petting zoo and home to miniature animals from different parts of the world."

The track in the area is easy to follow that you can roam around even no tour guide assists.

There is a llama as soon as you enter the park.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Matthew is afraid of touching animals. But look at him with the bunnies, are they having a secret conversation?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


There are also aquatic animals in the area.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


Meet Chino the Orangutan. He seems to behave but beware, he is just preparing to spit you. Silly one, right?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


There are also other animals in the park. Tiger, native pigs, snakes, guinea pigs, peacock, ducks, and civet cat are just a few of them.

Here are other views I framed during our stay at Highlands China Palace.

Can you spot the bird?
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

I think this one is the lodge and spa. View taken from the Highlands China Palace.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Next post is our experience at Tagaytay Sky Ranch.

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December 12, 2017

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 1): Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna


Matthew had their school field trip last month. This time, the trip headed south. Mommy and I joined him.

We departed the school vicinity at around 6 in the morning. With the traffic in the Metro, we arrived our first stop in Sta. Rosa, Laguna at around 10 in the morning.

Good weather welcomes us at our first stop – Nuvali. 

"NUVALI is the country’s first and largest eco-city development, built on the principles of sustainable design. A project of Ayala Land, NUVALI is a 2,290-hectare mixed-use development that straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao, and Calamba in Laguna." (https://nuvali.ph/about-us/)

I know that there are lots of nice spots in the place like the Magical Filed of Lights, Bike Trails, and residential places, we did not explore the entire. Instead, we just had a short visit to the lake and fed the Koi fishes.


This particular place is good relaxing venue while watching the fishes swarm for the food as you drop into the water. The food bought from them at 15 pesos per pack are the only allowed to be fed.


A short trivia: The lake collects rainwater which can be used for landscaping, irrigation and even firefighting.

 Here are the fishes!



That was our short trip to Nulavi.

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