Booked this hotel from www.booking.com. There were 4 of us for the trip (not counting those friends who were already in Manila). Got 2 one-bedroom apartment. Not too bad except that my roomie freaked out on our first night as we saw one roach running around the apartment. We had to get the guys to come and get rid of it.
The highlight of the trip was the Tagaytay trip. It was a super long drive out of metro Manila but the trip was well worth it. The view was spectacular.
Taal volcano. When we reach the foot of the volcano, we were given the choice to either walk up or take a horse. We decided to go with the horse option because we didn't want to spend time walking up and down again. It cost us PHP1,800 (after bargaining) per horse. It was sad to see that all the riders are kids. We, of course, didn't hesitate to tip the kids upon knowing that they only got PHP80-100 per ride. That's very little compared to the PHP1,800 we paid for the ride.
Was still able to steal more shots of the sunset while on the boat back to land.
The entire trip was tiring as per the rest of my other trips. But it was fulfilling as I get to get on a volcano!!!