Monteluce Mondavi Condotel at Silang Cavite

We went to Tagaytay City last June  to attend a wedding and also to have a mini-vacation with our family. We stayed for 2D1N at one of the units in Monteluce Mondavi Condotel, which is owned by one of my sister’s friend. It’s actually located at Silang, Cavite , which is roughly around 5 -10 mins. away from Tagaytay City.

The condotel is fairly new and actually when we stayed there, there are only few tenants that we saw. The place is along the road but the units are few meters away from the guard house. If you have a unit there, this is a perfect place to stay while you are vacationing or attending a business meeting.
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Monteluce Mondavi Condotel
Kilometer 47, Aguinaldo Highway,
Silang, Cavite
http://monteluce.webs.com/

Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay City: Home of the World’s Largest Collection of Jig-saw Puzzles

After going to Sky Ranch, we initially wanted to have a Mother’s Day (May 12) lunch but the restaurant that we wanted was still full so we just decided to go to Puzzle Mansion. You’ll never miss Puzzle Mansion because of the numerous big arrow signage along the way telling you where it is located and how many more kilometers.

Puzzle Mansion, is now the home of the “world’s largest collection of jig-saw puzzles” by Gina Gil- Lacuna and just last Nov. 29, 2012, she was awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records. Her more than 250 framed puzzles that she collected for the last 25 years are displayed at the Puzzle Mansion located in Tagaytay city.

Puzzle Mansion

the very stiff road leading to the Puzzle Mansion

Our van could not come down there but fortunately they have a jeepney service for their guests but you need to pay P10/each (sana libre na lang!! hehe). We’re 11 all in all and while we’re travelling down, we jokingly scream as if we’re in a roller coaster ride. Our driver even drove it fast so we can enjoy..lol

Entrance fee: Php100

Puzzle Mansion 2The Puzzle Mansion’s jeepney service that can accommodate around 15 guests.
Fee: Php 10.00 each – I thought this is a free shuttle service

Puzzle Mansion 3The Puzzle mansion used to be their summer rest house but it was converted to gallery for her puzzle collections, Bed and Breakfast where there are numerous rooms where you can stay and enjoy and also a business center.

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Las Hilanderas – 10,000 pieces and this is said to be the hardest puzzle

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Mickey’s Racing Team- The curator said this is the very first puzzle that Mrs. Gina-Gil Lacuna has made

Puzzle Mansion 8Puzzle Mansion 7various puzzles on display: 2d/3d/4d puzzles, wood/paper puzzle and more!

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Posing at one of the biggest puzzle – Retablo de Santa Columba- (with 18,000 pieces!) on display with her Guinness award certificate

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Us with the owner, Mrs. Gina Gil-Lacuna (on white skirt), who talked to us and showed us around the souvenir shop

We’re fortunate that time because Ms. Gina was around that time to talk to us and other guests telling about her collections. She told us that she is assembling another puzzle with 32,000 pieces that she will enter in Guinness once again to break her own record! Amazing and ang tyaga nya!

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This is the current puzzle with 32,000 pcs. that Ms. Gina Gil-Lacuna is trying to finish as of this writing

Puzzle Mansion 14You can buy puzzles, shirts and other stuff at their store. You can even order a customized puzzle with your own photo or whatever for P3,000.

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of course, I will not be going home without buying a souvenir shirt

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Also bought 1 box (P350) of their famous creamy buko pie, which is delicious!

Puzzle Mansion Puzzle Mansion lots of plants displayed, I think some of them are for sale.
Puzzle Mansion 11Puzzle Mansion
Purok 4 Cuadra
St. Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Email Add: puzzlemansion@gmail.com
Web site: www.thepuzzlemansion.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PuzzleMansion

Call us for inquires or reservations
Tel: 02 661- 0019
Tel: 0905- 225 0229

Family Bonding at Sky Ranch Tagaytay City

My family went to Tagaytay City on May 11-12, 2013 because my sister and brother-in-law will be sponsoring a wedding. Seeing the opportunity to have a short vacation we all decided to come as well. We stayed for a night at one of the units in Monteluce condotel owned by my sister’s friend located in Silang Cavite,which is 15 mins. away from Tagaytay.

skyranchWe arrived at SKY RANCH in Tagaytay City around 11 am  on our Day 2 to see and ride at SKY EYE, which is the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines to date. Even though I have experienced riding the Singapore Flyer and numerous cable cars already, I was still too scared to ride sky eye because I have fear of heights. My hands are really cold and sweating before riding hehe..

There are various activities that you can do at Sky Ranch, kids and adults can enjoy horseback riding, super viking, nessi coaster, sky eye, express train and more.

skyranch2Entrance Fees and Ride Fees at Sky Ranchskyranch3 skyranch4 skyranch5Entrance Fee is P100 but we got it for only P50 because they have a 50% off promo that time, so we got discounts since we are 11.  (NOTE:  Entrance is P50.00 when we went back to Sky Ranch last Dec. 23, 2013, I guess they already marked down the entrance fee.skyranch6 skyranch7 skyranch8 skyranch9 skyranch10 skyranch11 skyranch12 This giant Sky Eye Ferris Wheel is 63-meters in height with 32 air-conditioned gondolas. The gondola that we are in had a scary squeaky sound and that made me and my sister more nervous. It was so funny because, I was at the bottom (not sitting) of the gondola for I was too scared (nalula to death ako!..lol) but it was fun! I only went back on my sit when it’s only few more feet down the bottom. yay! skyranch13Sky Ranch Tagaytay

view from the top

Skyranch _tagaytayMy nieces and nephews enjoyed the Super Viking ride! My lil’ 9-yr old niece wants to ride too but we didn’t allow her because it was swinging too high.

SKY RANCH location map provided by SM Land
Sky Ranch location mapThe amusement park is still unfinished, not much to roam around so we only stayed for an hour there.

SKY RANCH ENTRANCE FEE, TICKET PRICES and PARKING FEE
Parking Fee – P50 / hour
Entrance Fee – P100 Regular, >>>NOTE:  Entrance is P50.00 when we went back to Sky Ranch last Dec. 23, 2013, I guess they already marked down the entrance fee.
Senior Citizens/ PWD (person with disabilities) = 20% off
Ticket prices:
Nessi Coaster – P 50
Red Baron – P 50
Wonder Flight – P 50
Mini-Viking – P 50
Express Train – P 50
Super Viking – P 100
Sky Eye – P 150
Carousel – P50

SKY RANCH
https://www.facebook.com/SkyRanchTagaytay
(02) 8570100 LOC 1653

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