Galilee Place Adventures

My friends and I badly needed to unwind. We couldn't wait for the Christmas vacation. And we really really cannot wait for the Summer.

So here goes our sweet escape.

We wanted a different kind of adventure. Manonood sana kami ng ASAP XV live kaya lang bawal na daw pumila. So we needed tickets. Akalain bang fully booked na until next year.. So we thought maybe we can have a nature trip na lang.

On top of the list was La Mesa EcoPark, but since hindi na tuloy ang ASAP and it is a weekend, most of my friends would be going home from Manila to Batangas, so we decided to look for a place there. 

Bluroze farm is our second option. But it's a little bit pricey. 

A lot of internet research led me to Galilee Place in Mataas na Kahoy and I immediately sent a message to the number I saw from their website. 

Lucky me!
The place is available!
Lucky me again!
They currently have other guests but will be leaving very soon. Which means we will be paying for the cheapest room. But we'll be enjoying the whole place, including the swimming pool, on our own.

Medyo kulang na ko sa oras kasi we'll be leaving that same day. Working saturday ko pa man din yun. kaya wla akong ginawa sa office kundi mag-research ng place (sorry boss!)

5:30pm. Uwian na.
By 7:30, nag-meet kami sa SM lipa. Had donut for dinner. 
Since hindi ako prepared sa swimming, we bought clothes at the department store. haha. 

After buying food and drinks, we headed to Galilee.
It was already 9:15pm when we got off at Kanto ng Longos. According to my contact at Galilee i just need to ride a tricycle when I get to Longos. Gabi na. and unlike Manila, or any other cities, ang mataas na kahoy ay isang payak na bayan lamang sa Batangas Eh! It was dark, quiet, and scary (at least for me.) After just a minute, which I felt was an hour, may dumating na na tricycle. 

Babaratin ko pa sana sa singil nyang 50 pesos. Pero nung umaandar na, i realized "over pala sa layo!"
So instead of giving 50, ibinigay na namin yung tatlong bente kay manong driver.

After driving along the dark, scary, winding road, we reached the place. madali sya makita kasi nasa tabi ng daan pero super layo talaga. although semented yung daan, gubat talaga ang paligid.


It was dark but the place was well lighted.

The gate was open.
There was a guard house but no one was there. 
Radio playing a sweet love song... a familiar one (hmmm).

"tao po... tao po..."

No answer.

We walked in. While on the drive way, pa-tingin tingin sa paligid hoping to see someone welcoming us.


~that time, we felt we were on the intro scene of a classic Filipino horror movie. Swear. (i was scared.hehe)~

"tao po..." We finally reached the main house. The door was also open.

A few seconds later, a lady came out... hindi po sya kuba or bampira. don't worry.
I was happy to see her. (yey! horror movie scene is over.) She was very accommodating. Very friendly. She led us to our room which was on a separate building. Small but good enough for the four of us. It is called the attic room kasi nasa attic sya.hehe. madaming rooms dun sa third floor. On the second floor was a Function area, open space. Then on the ground floor was another function hall, airconditioned. Then there are also family villas, cottages, swings, and a tree house! May open space din sa middle for outdoor activities. Pang larger groups talaga ang place.

Of course, we took photos all around kahit gabi na. Si ateng mabait even allowed us to pose inside the office on the main house.haha!

Kahit madilim at medyo natatakot kami. oks pa rin!

We slept at 2am ata. 
Then pictorial na agad pagkagising.
We didn't know na wala pa lang bilihin ng pagkain around kaya ang almusal namin:

Pictorial muna bago umalis.....

the pool area
 around the kiddie pool

 I was greeted good morning by a blue bird at the tree house. 
*shot taken from the window of the attic room*

 all the greens around

 at the back.. see those attic windows. hndi dun ang room namin. sa kabilang side.hehe

 down the tree house

the main house

At 8am, we left the place. mejo gutom na kasi. 
As expected, hindi ganun kadali mag-abang ng sasakyan palabas ng lugar na yun. 
But we were patient... wala naman kaming choice.hehe

We headed to Lipa and went straight to the best Lomihan we know in the area.

nagpakalunod kami sa sarap ng lomi.

Hoping to come back at Galilee Place Mataas na Kahoy with the whole gang.

-the end-