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Captivated by Caleruega…

Captivated by Caleruega

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature, and it will never fail you.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright~

I am home by now, but my mind is still in Caleruega, all Flora and Fauna (fishes, birds and a dog!), complete with a magnificent chapel, rooms if you want to stay overnight, serves food too, and a very kind dog, yes a kind dog! And lastly, any corner can be a place to commune with the Creator. When you go to Caleruega, you will be closer to God and be reminded of all His creations that we sometimes think as already ordinary. When they are not.

I once said, to be very lucky being near Tagaytay. It is an “Everything Beautiful Zone”! There are lots of hotels to choose from, restaurants, inns, parks, resorts, all sorts, farms, monasteries where you can have ube yams (one of my favorites), markets where you can find the freshest fruits and vegetables (I once bought a purple cabbage from there – which isn’t always available in the lowlands), there’s a mini zoo, there is also an area where you can purchase unique pieces of wooden (carved by local artisans) furniture, and famous for the famous smallest volcano in the world. Did I miss something?

A trip to Tagaytay is like a stress – buster. Cold weather, friendly people and everything nice! Just a few inutes after Tagaytay is Batangas.

Caleruega is just one among the endless list of spots in that area where you can relax and just be who you wanna be for a time. As if smelling the flowers and being one with nature is something you can not exchange with anything. For a time! (–,)

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No smoking! =p

Please take a look! (–,)

And I thought that was the chapel behind me…(–,)

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I’ve always loved staircases! (–,)

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I especially liked this angle!

Work of an artist's hands...

Work of an artist’s hands…

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Most flowers in Caleruega are hard to find species…

So pretty!

So pretty!

Captured this for my friend (Mia bunso)!

This is a flower…one of a kind!

This is the church…Attended a wedding here years ago…Chatty’s wedding! (–,)

I noticed they are equipped with useful signages. This one gives cautions to take care. “Ingat po!” is a Filipino way of saying “Take care” or “Be safe!”

Takin’ a rest from the long walks!

One of my favorite photos of myself...

One of my favorite photos of myself…

This corner is so heavenly!

How can we pass doggie?????? He is actually kind, he allowed us to pass! ahaha!

Good boy!

Good boy!

You would not want to leave beleive me. And because you need to, you know you are coming back.

Caleruega church is in Brgy. Kaylaway, Nasugbu, Batangas

 

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Sonya’s Garden…

SONYA’S GARDEN…

It was always great to look back at times when you spend times with your parents. Especially to a great place like Sonya’s Garden. It is one of Tagaytay’s pride if I may say. And I can not contain my excitement when I got there. The place transported me to a foreign place.

This used to be the focal point of the place..

This used to be the focal point of the place..

Cabbage rose..

Cabbage rose..

I was like a child taking photos from every corner. Of which the endless floating flowers are my favorites. There are lots of them.

They say some of the flowers at Sonya's are edible..

They say some of the flowers at Sonya’s are edible..

The place is scented, it was a natural sweet scent emanating from everywhere dancing along the wind. I guess it’s coming from the flowers themselves and the leaves of every tree and plants surrounding the place.

I have been seeing these tiles in most places in Tagaytay.

I have been seeing these tiles in most places in Tagaytay.

You would not believe, some of the petals are edible too.

Sounds of rippling waters are so relaxing..

Sounds of rippling waters are so relaxing..

Blue, indigo, violet.

Blue, indigo, violet.

It was just a day trip, but it’s worth it and I am certain this is not my last time to visit. I especially loved their food, some items from the “panaderia” which we brought home, and the soothing feeling I got from the spa. The sound of rippling water which comes from the glass panel windows during the massage session was definitely relaxing. It was also a surprise to see a bowl of flower when it was my turn to lie on my chest. Truly a breather.

I actually wanna lie down here, though it has become a favorite spot for picture taking. There is already a queue waiting for their turns.

I actually wanna lie down here, though it has become a favorite spot for picture taking. There is already a queue waiting for their turns.

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Me and mama! (–,)

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They’re still dating and still so sweet! like cats and dogs! (–,)

Can't wait for my turn. Swedish please. =)

Can’t wait for my turn. Swedish please. =)

Puka shells and some wooden beads created a soft lovely sound as the wind passed by them.

Puka shells and some wooden beads created a soft lovely sound as the wind passed by them.

Under my bed..when the attendant asked me to turn, so she can massage my back, I was surprised by the view under..

Under my bed..when the attendant asked me to turn, so she can massage my back, I was surprised by the view under..

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The sound of this was soothing the whole time…

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Floating flower..=)

An old banca turned to bench..

An old banca turned to bench..

Glorious!

Glorious!

Capiz for me felt so country..

Capiz for me felt so country..

Before leaving, we bought some breads from the pastry shop..=)

Before leaving, we bought some breads from the pastry shop..=)

Have a sit! <3

Have a sit! ❤

One of my most relaxed picture taken by my papa (Who happens to be the first person to teach me about photography)!

One of my most relaxed picture taken by my papa (Who happens to be the first person to teach me about photography)!

I guess, this is goin’ to be just one of my memorable visits at Sonya’s Garden. Who knows, I might even spend a day or two here. Crossin’ my fingers..<3