Roadtrips are one of the things I look forward to during weekends especially after a tiring week. This time we toured the old churches of Batangas like Taal, Calaca and Balayan. It’s like going back in time with the altars dressed in gold and pulpits still preserved inside the church. It brings you back to the time where women wore veils during mass like my grandmother did and loud church bells rang to signal the start of mass. It was a reminder of simpler times.
After this cultural roadtrip we headed off to Potter’s Ridge, a small hotel perched on a cliff near Tagaytay and chose a room with a magnificent view. It may not show the Taal Volcano but you can see verdant trees on the balcony like you are on a mountaintop.
Though this hotel may lack some amenities like a pool, good wifi and cable, it has its rustic charm. You spend less time on the TV and just sit in the balcony while the sun set on the horizon or watch the city lights at night.
In the morning, you can have your breakfast served in the balcony while enjoying the view like we did. That morning, I had the fried tawilis, a local fish in Taal lake, fried rice, pieces of fried eggplant and a slice of pie. I like their battered tawilis which was crunchy and tasted fresh and I also liked that they combined it with fried eggplant which I love especially with calamansi and soy sauce dip.
I just wished that they served the rice a little warm as it would have made the meal more enjoyable. But overall, it was still a good breakfast with good company and a nice view. Sometimes, it’s the simple things that you appreciate more. :)