Tagaytay City is one of the nearest short vacation destination in Luzon. This is where people usually go during the weekends to relax and escape from the hot summer days without having to go all the way to Baguio.
It was my high school friend Cris who suggested that we have an out-of-town trip. She just came home from Canada for a short vacation. So we decided to go to Tagaytay. It's near and it's cold there. Not as cold as Canada, of course. :)
Six of us, including Bianca's daughter went to Tagaytay. So for those who wish to go to Tagaytay by riding public transportation, here's how:
We rode the MRT to Taft Ave., the last station of the MRT-3 line to catch the bus that will bring us to Tagaytay. The bus station is located near the MRT-Taft Ave. station. If you're coming from the North, you'll have to cross to the north bound section of EDSA (using the MRT bridge/overpass, of course!). You'll see a narrow entrance between Mercury Drug and McDonald's. Walk inside and you'll see the many buses and jeepneys that will take you to different destinations. We rode the bus to Nasugbu, Batangas. The bus fare to Olivares Junction is only 70 pesos. Nice and cheap!
Note that you'll have to alot around 3 hours before you can reach Tagaytay because of the heavy traffic. So plan ahead in case you have a scheduled commitment.
You'll know you're near Tagaytay when the road becomes steeper than the usual. You can choose to alight at the jeepney terminal before the junction (like us because we had to go to the market) or at the junction itself, near Jollibee. There are tricycles there that will bring you to your hotel or resort.