Our second day in Tagaytay, first things first, breakfast at Bag of Beans. Actually, it’s almost lunchtime so it’s technically a brunch. Well, it’s just a walk away from our hotel so we arrived in less than a minute. The place is so cozy and relaxing. I fell in love with their interior designs, like we’re in one of the Bali resorts grabbing some food to eat. What so nice about it is they allow pets. Very accommodating I must say.
For the main course, we had Roast Beef and Chicken Parmigiana. Then Blueberry Cheesecake for dessert, and Black Forest Frappe and Frozen Chocolate for our drinks. The main course were okay, actually I’m quite disappointed ’cause it’s a bit of a flop. However, the Blueberry Cheesecake saves the day, it was so good.
Aside from the restaurant itself, they sell goodies and souvenirs such as blueberry and strawberry jams, pastries, and the Bag of Beans coffee mug. It’s their coffee that is famous, unfortunately I’m not a coffee drinker. Maybe next time, we’ll try it.
After grabbing some brunch, we headed to the Residence Inn and Paradizoo for our farm experience. It started to rain when we got there so it’s quite a hassle to have a tour. Anyways, we paid around 500 pesos for the two of us. That is for the whole tour and zip line or cable car ride. There is an animal show they are holding for I think twice or thrice a day. Luckily, we were right in time for the last show. The show is really for kiddos but if you’re an animal lover, you’ll appreciate it. At the end of the show, we were allowed to take pictures with the featured animals. Both our first time holding a snake with our bare hands. So scary.
Then we jumped in their mini tour bus and went to Paradizoo. Almost forgot to mention that the Residence Inn is somewhat like the museum type while the Paradizoo is the farm type. As expected, farm animals, wild flowers and butterflies are what they offer in this place.
We were given some leafy vegetables so we had our chance to feed the animals.
Not so wild flowers in their garden. Quite disappointed because I didn’t see an actual green house.
The butterflies are so few and not so extinct. Good thing, they sell raw honey. I’m happy with that.
I expected so much with the farm. I thought it will be a massive land with lots of farm animals and beautiful flowers and all. Still,I enjoyed it because it’s not like everyday that I see something green and fresh. You know, city girl.
After the tour, we went back to Residence Inn to take a look at the remaining sights. The Serpentarium (as the name implies) is a museum of both reptiles and amphibians (feeling biology major). You can see different kinds of fishes, turtles, snakes, and my boyfriend’s favorite, scorpions and spiders.
Outside the Serpentarium, there are also other animal attractions to see like monkeys, birds, tigers, crocodiles, and a lion. I got goosebumps when we were in front of the lion’s den. We didn’t see it actually because it’s already getting dark BUT my mind gone crazy having thoughts of the wild beast coming out of the dark and going wild inside his den. (Suspense lang ang peg ko)
So that’s the end of our Tagaytay tour. We didn’t see all the tourist spots in the city but we’ll definitely come back for more.