Continued from July Tagaytay Getaway Part 1
After the fateful windmill mishap, we proceeded the Residence Inn Zoo. Alam n’yo naman ang misyon ni Randy na dalhin si Raviv sa lahat ng zoo!
Yaya Gigi was the most overjoyed! It was her first time to see animals that are not indigenous to the Philippines.
Randy and I have both been to Residence Inn years ago when it wasn’t yet managed by the Zoomanity Group. There had been some changes, such as the addition of zipline and cable car. Yet since I’m acrophobic, I could not dare ride either. At first I thought I could ride the cable car, because I thought the cable car is akin to that of Tagaytay Highlands’s. However, it was very disparate! Since the tickets I got had a free zipline and a free cable car ride and because I was too scaredy cat to ride, Gigi was able to ride each…twice! And her gratitude for the experience was priceless.
Well maybe you should, because take a look at this:
YESterday once more! Those are Randy and Raviv!!! I almost had a heart attack when I learned Randy wants Raviv to ride with him! My hands were all clammy and cold as I was taking these photos! Even now as I look at them my hands are getting sweaty! I praise God nothing happened! Randy even said Raviv wasn’t the least scared and seemed to enjoy the ride! Eto pa ha, the staff of Residence Inn were even suggesting that Raviv zipline!!! Keribels daw ‘yun! My goolai!!! Had Randy consented and insisted, ipapa-annull ko ang kasal namin on the grounds of reckless imprudence resulting to wife’s paranoia.
Anyhoo, the zipline and cable car were probably the highlights of this visit. And of course the vista. Sadly, it wasn’t the animals. Most of the animals here were pretty common, and unlike other Zoomanity zoos, there were no animals for petting. Except for the snake pala.
Here by the way are the rates of Residence Inn:
After our Residence Inn ikot, we got hungry and proceeded to have lunch at Josephine’s.
Just like other restaurants overlooking Taal lake and volcano in Tagaytay City, it also had a viewdeck where did more, as Raviv put it, “Pee-chure!!!” as we were waiting for our food to be delivered.
After more than a few minutes, our food arrived. We ordered crispy kare-kare, a tomato-based soup (forgot the name), fried chicken, and spaghetti for Raviv.
We had so much leftover because the portions were very generous that we had to takeout the leftovers (sayang!) A word of caution though: when we arrived home, the kare-kare was already panis. Sayang, ‘coz there was still so much meat. Kare-kare easily spoils, so try to consume it as soon as you can.
If you want to ask how I would review the food at Josephine’s, well it was good. Not that good (I mean nothing unexpected from a restaurant of its kind), but I bet Raviv would beg to differ. Just take look at this.
WARNING: The collage of photos you are about to see is Rated SPG!
Continue at your own risk!
After a filling late lunch at Josephine’s, we proceeded to another Paradizoo. It was quite far from Residence Inn and honestly, we were disappointed. It didn’t have that many animals and attractions. In fact we were probably the only guests there. I had a splitting headache that afternoon, so while Randy, Raviv and Gigi were touring, I slept at a bench. Yes, my migraine was that bad. And yes, it was that bad that none of us felt any panghihinayang I was just sleeping. But it was still OK because it was a petting zoo—meaning you can get up close and personal with the animals. This is what my little boy loves! Here are the few animals at Paradizoo:
When I woke up, Randy suggested I go to the fish spa. Since it was pretty hot that afternoon, I decided to give it a go to cool myself. The fish spa was a good experience. The water was cool and the fish’s nibbling of my feet was mildly tickling and was definitely relaxing.
Raviv, who’s very protective of me, was scared for me at first. He begged me not to dip my feet, as he thought the fish would ravage my feet. He only relented when I explained what was going to happen.
And probably because it really wasn’t that exciting (Paradizoo was more for relaxing), Randy bought Raviv a new hat. A cowboy hat reminiscent of the hat that used to belong to Rick, which he gave to his son Carl (both characters of The Walking Dead).
After Paradizoo, we just made a quick stopover at Loumar’s to buy some tarts for pasalubong before we headed back home. We were also excited to go home because on tht day, Raviv’s Ate Vi (Cousin Yoona) arrived. 😉
Tell me what you think!
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