I slept along the way but is mindful that I have to wake every now and then to make sure that we haven't strayed away from Tagaytay. I can't trust our fate to the conductor entirely. On my nth waking moment, I lookout the window and asked Migo where we are. He said, we just reached Tagaytay. My heart starts hammering again. Oh my! I have to make sure we got off at the right spot.
There was a vendor. I didn't mind him at first. But at the top of my head, I wanted to ask him where we are, thinking the conductor might have forgotten what I told him. When I did, he said we might have missed our stop. I panicked. Ordered the group to hurriedly took of the bus. When everyone was settled, I let out a sigh of relief. Ah! I was right. I should not completely trust anyone.
Picking a tricycle to Aroma Apartelle was hard. The dispatchers and tour people were annoying so I hurriedly pick the next tricycles in sight. On the ride, I was praying that the drivers would not impose too much fare. Someone told me never to ask fares when traveling because tendency is people will take advantage of your ignorance. But what choice do I have?
I was relieved when the fare was just PHP 10. Silently thanking God that He had lead us to a nice person. While waiting for the others to settle their fare, our driver proposed if we'd like a Taal tour, boating and trekking. My mind wanted to say "No" immediately. I've been researching Taal tours and what I found was discouraging. The prices were expensive. But JJ was especially open to idea so the negotiation continues. Kuya Anthony, which we learned later, offered that the estimated budget is PHP1K per person. I was all in with the 1K. But I can't decide for the group so I mentally list the issue in my head. After keeping Kuya Anthony's card, we then went inside Aroma Apartelle where Charina, Ricco and Lawrence waited.
|The Receiving Area|
|CR inside the room!|
After settling, I then open the issue about the Taal tour. They asked about our itinerary for the day. When I read it to them, they comment that it's just all about eating. A consensus was reached. We will go to Taal and dropped the entire itinerary for the day. I then text Kuya Anthony about our decision and closed the deal. Yeahoo!
Taal! Taal! Taal!
And so off we went to Taal...