Tagaytay is a welcoming escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The ridge offers a spectacular view of Taal lake and the volcano. The cool mountain breeze makes perfect the eating of a bowl of very hot bulalo (beef shank soup) and some crispy tawilis (fish from Taal lake). Further down the road and just after the arc of Batangas, make a left and follow the dirt road to the quaint and charming church of Caleruega. This serene place is surrounded with vibrant colorful flowers and beautiful landscapes. I could sit on a bench the whole day just to enjoy the silence.