Just finished having a fight with my girlfriend. How I wish our misunderstandings and arguments would soon end! But that is one thing that I have to live with, I love her so much that I could not afford to lose her.
Anyway, instead of emoting at home, I decided to go to one of the premiere tourist spots in Batangas.
I boarded my motorbike and off I went to Taal, Batangas.
From Manila, the travel time is good for 2 and half hours. There are plenty of bus stations either at Cubao or in Buendia Taft. You have to ride a bus with the signage "Lemery." Fare is around P160.00 (aircon).
But today is different, I am not using public transport. I'm onboard my bike! While traversing the road to Taal, there were intermittent episodes of our fight. I simply cannot go over with it..
"I should have chosen shopping or eating instead," I told myself.
After 35 minutes, I arrived at San Nicolas, Batangas. San Nicolas used to be a part of Taal, Batangas. And that's the reason why I went to this place, I had to see for myself the Ruins of the Old Taal Church.
The first Taal Church was built in 1575 under the direction of the Augustinian Friar, Fr. Diego Espina. It was made out of coral block stones. The church crumbled down and was left into ruins when Taal Volcano erupted in 1754.
From the ruins, I passed by the town of San Nicolas and cruised around the town for a while. Along the way, I passed by the Pansipit River. This spot could be develop as a a river cruise for a half-hour boat ride to the volcano island, where tourists can trek or ride horses to the 1965 and 1911 craters, and a bird sanctuary.
Then, after wishing in the well (that my girlfriend and I would eventually patch-up things and that she would no longer be grouchy and mean to me..), I zoomed my way to my main spot for the day.
It took me only 45 minutes back to Tanauan City with my souvenir item and fun-filled memories! =)