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Skywatch Friday: Taal Volcano

These are the shots of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake that I took while covering an activity in Tagaytay.  I was fortunate to have been assigned a room with a balcony overlooking the famous Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. These pictures were taken on the foggy morning of April, 2006.

My entry for

Skywatch Friday

Tagaytay City

I had the chance to visit Tagaytay City in 2006 for a media briefing on Contraceptive Self-Reliance Strategy (CSR) conducted by the Department of Health’s Family Health Office. A handful of reporters mostly covering the health beat were chosen for the activity. We were billeted at Days Hotel where the seminar also took place.

We arrived in Tagaytay almost dinner time. We were given a chance to look for our assigned room and then freshen up before we went out to look for a restaurant to have dinner. My companions knew the popular restaurants around. We chose the one that served sumptuous seafood meals (too bad I forgot the name of the place). A friend took some photos after we have finished eating.

I share a room with a friend and we had a great time chatting before we call it a night. The following morning is the start of the seminar, but before we eat breakfast and proceed to the conference room, we take a few minutes to get some shots of Taal Volcano, the hotel and this spot at the back of the hotel.

A friend who saw us taking pictures said we could place yoga mats on the ground and have a relaxing pose there. If not for the seminar, my friend and I could have stayed longer, but the seminar will start in a few minutes and we have to proceed to the conference room…

I wish to go back to Tagaytay and take the whole family with me. It would be one exciting adventure for us. 🙂

San Juanico Bridge

San Juanico Bridge is the longest bridge in the Philippines, which connects the islands of Leyte and Samar. It was built during the time of Former President Ferdinand Marcos and called the Marcos Bridge. There were other infrastructures and metal buildings built during his 20-year term that could be as popular as San Juanico Bridge.

My recollection of San Juanico Bridge never fails to put a smile on my face. These pictures were taken while we were crossing the bridge. It was my first time to visit Leyte and one of my companions who lives in Tacloban offered to show me around before I fly back to Manila. He said my Leyte visit would not be complete without passing through San Juanico Bridge. 😀 Hence, we passed the bridge, made a brief stop in the middle and took some snapshots.