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 Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City Bag of Beans is one of the must visit places in Tagaytay City. I am witness to how Bag of Beans has grown from a small coffee shop to an established dining place that it is now today.  Bag of Beans has also opened several branches along the Tagaytay City tourist stretch with six branches as of this writing. Bag of Beans caters as events venue and is one of the preferred wedding venues in Tagaytay City. Bag of Beans is also now into Bed and Breakfast accommodation. For this particular visit, me and my Family came for lunch. The food is really nice! Of course coffee and dessert after lunch is a must!  It was definitely worth the travel! Photo Credits: Bag of Beans Here is a short video of our latest visit to  Bag of Beans (Main) in Tagaytay City. Here are some photos taken during our last visit to Bag of Beans. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is another side with English County vibe. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is the

2 more RP Sites among 100 Top Dive Spots

Two (2) more RP sites among 100 top dive spots
By Mayen Jaymalin Updated November 18, 2008 12:00 AM

Two more tourist spots in the country have been included in the list of the world’s best travel destinations.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) yesterday reported that scuba diving experts have included Malapascua and Apo Island among the world’s top 100 dive spots.
Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said Sport Diver, the official magazine of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, named the two local dive spots in its special report entitled “100 Dives to Do Before You Die.”

Durano said Malapascua was picked for its consistent thresher shark sightings while Apo Island was chosen for its excellent spots that attract underwater photographers.

It said that Apo Island Marine Sanctuary is replete with a continuous chain of underwater life, with hard and soft corals attracting reef fish like snappers, surgeon fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, anemone fish and wrasse, which, in turn, invite large species like barracuda, tuna, white tip and black tip sharks, turtles and manta rays.

Sport Diver said they scoured the globe to come up with the list of underwater sites that divers should not miss.

Durano said the inclusion of the Philippine sites in the United Kingdom’s publication proved that the country is a must see site and is among the world’s best.

“The list is based on the opinion of experts who were looking for sites that have rare characteristics which stand out from the usual dive haunts,” Durano pointed out.

Tourism Undersecretary Eduardo Jarque said the country is expected to register a banner year with the quality and quantity of sales and promotions programs implemented by the department.

“We are confident that arrivals from the United Kingdom may breach the 90,000 mark by yearend,” he added.

“In our participation in various travel trade fairs, we seldom encounter questions on the country’s security. Instead, we get rave comments about our sites,” said Domingo Ramon Enerio, Philippine tourism attaché to London.

The UK market has consistently been a significant source of tourists and the arrival of British visitors had increased by 18 percent during the first half of the year.

Source: philstar.com


Regarding Malapascua and the thresher sharks you can dive with there, you may wish to check out both www.gotomalapascua.com and www.threshersharkproject.org. The former being info about the divesites around Malapascua, the latter about the threshers specifically and the conservation efforts underway.

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