Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 2: At Halfway Zoo + Horse back riding at Picnic Grove


Continuation of our day 2 trip, as mentioned in my earlier posts, BF and I went to Halfway zoo and we rode a jeep going there, it’s a long the road so you won’t definitely miss it. I forgot how much the entrance fee costs, but it’s relatively cheap, but if you want to touch and have your photos taken with a tiger it’s a little bit pricey but worth it.

166120_1651440858678_1616721377_1520154_7322614_n    Before going to halfway zoo, we went to a plaza and found a Rowena’s store and bought some goodies.



DSCN1347DSCN1352                                                             Entrance

    As soon as you enter the Zoo, you will be greeted with the new baby bengal tiger and Milky the white Lion who is so huge, gigantic enormous huge.



DSCN1356                                        Milky all grown up   

He “seems” friendly, but I’m pretty sure when I stick out my hand, he’d see it as food. Yes, these animals are cute, but when you think of it, you’d feel sorry for them. Cages are not their home but the wild life, then again, I hope they are all taken care of. I just hope those handlers weren’t so rough on these animals.

  Here’s a video of Milky, rubbing himself on the cage.

              * The voices behind are BF and Me

165243_1651451218937_1616721377_1520198_4860206_n                           petting the baby Bengal Tiger – Julio

DSCN1358 DSCN1364  We both had our pictures taken feeding Julio, here’s how it looks like.  Definitely scrapbook worthy

166388_1653029698398_1616721377_1524911_6266495_n 166388_1653029658397_1616721377_1524910_7496984_n   We have 1 big picture of us together but I won’t be posting that anymore, the package also included a keychain which I kept.

34813_1516109218378_1103880186_31178144_2758141_n                                               Back to back photos 

   And here’s a video of me having my picture taken with Julio (looking silly)

The rest are pictures of other animals in the zoo, enjoy.




DSCN1371  DSCN1372 DSCN1377                                      Monkey’s are funny





DSCN1383    DSCN1386                                            Miniature horse



DSCN1391                                                  A sad looking Lion


                                  There were actually a lot of Bengal tigers



     There weren’t much animals to see, but BF and I definitely enjoyed, specially with the tigers and lion. Right after, we headed back to Picnic grove to ride a horse. Too bad, we didn’t bring our camera’s, we dropped by our hotel to drop our goodies and bags first.

166388_1653029618396_1616721377_1524909_3133006_n           Our horses Angel and Trudis, they were nice horsies, as well as the owners. I both gave them tips since they were really friendly and nice.

       I was actually scared for my life when I rode the horse, the last time I rode one was when I was a kid, so you could imagine how long it has been. At first, I thought I’d fall off, but that was because I was slouching, I tried a technique by sitting straight, and it was much more easier. My horse trudis ran for a bit, and it was fun, I felt like a cowgirl! No perverted comments or thoughts please, haha!

     We arrived at our hotel just in time before it gets dark. We walked to a nearby 711 to buy some soda for midnight snacks, then had dinner at the hotel which I will posting today.


     Overall experience…

    Both the zoo and riding horses was a lot of fun and the weather was just right. It was truly a pleasant and unforgettable experience. Commuting was a breeze too, except for one incident with the local who was too lazy too pass our 50 pesos to the driver and our money flew out the jeep. It was really stupid, the BF ran and thankfully found the money. That girl couldn’t even look at me at the eyes.

   I’m sure some of you have cars to drive to places, but if you don’t you can ride a jeep and a bus going to Halfway zoo, just make sure you go down before you reach Alfonso.


  What do you like most about Tagaytay? or your favorite places? I’d like to know them.


Till then!




  1. Will show your posts to my sisters today so they can be brats and make my dad go take us to Tagaytay LOL!

    looks like you had loads of fun and the animals are so cute. i especially adore the bengal tiger. :)

  2. @sugar sugar: yup we definitely did, haha, sige let me then. :)


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