Monday, August 30, 2010

TRAVEL | Tagaytay Outing - Part 2 PICNIC GROVE


PICNIC GROVE

Don’t make the tourists and visitors their main source of income as if it’s the only job that they can do in this world.

It was not difficult to find this place, although we still got lost owing to the fact that the place has no sign and all. The only way you can recognize the place is with the sign saying that iy has zipline. To me, it was like an old park needing some more renovation. Cars have to pay P35 and people P50. Inside there are so many locals offering horseback riding and boat riding, each overpriced. I wonder how the local government can tolerate this kind of business activity. People are ripping off the tourists. While sitting under the shade of a tree, one man loudly exclaims, surely to be heard by everyone-
“Tatlong araw na kaming di kumakain! (We haven’t eaten yet for three days)”
Wow, is that our fault that they have not eaten anything. As Rosanna Roces in her movie, “Ligaya ang Itawag Mo sa Akin”
“Kanya-kanya tayong gawa ng salbabida (Each of us needs to make his own way)”
Secretary Ace Durano might have been right when he said that,
“Pag may turista, may trabaho (If there are tourists, there are jobs)

But for crying out loud, don’t make the tourists and visitors their main source of income as if it’s the only job that they can do in this world. After all, they are there to help tourism and not traumatize people from visiting places like Tagaytay.

Such a majestic view. You'll forget all your problems when you see this.
TIP:


Never bite into horseback ride offers nor boat riding. Most of them are really overpriced. They charge you P1500 but you can get it for as low as 800-1000, haggle as much as you can. Don’t buy the drama of the locals.



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