A year into COVID-19 and Cebu province has already encouraged local tourism. There were protocols in place when traveling from one city to another such as confirmed hotel accommodation, medical certificates, and the necessary face mask, face shield, and physical distancing.
Travelling has been difficult because of the pandemic. One might require tests, clearance from place of residence, acceptance letter from the place of destination, and quarantine (recently requirements have eased up). Not to mention the fear and anxiety that comes with traveling.
In a country of coconuts as tropical as the Philippines, winter is something one would like to experience at least once in his or her lifetime. So here I am, someone whose mood is affected by the weather and someone who has always donned a jacket in an airconditioned room; about to experience the first winter of her lifetime.
Opening salvo for my summer is a road trip to Badian. Badian is located south of Cebu. It would take approximately around four to five hours from Cebu City to Badian (depending on the traffic and stops) . Badian boasts Lambug for its powder sand beach.
We only have a little over twenty-four hours before we fly out from Manila. We wanted to get out of the city we have been cooped up for the past days; far from the malls and traffic. Considering the duration of the travel, a two-hour drive from Manila is the best place for that quick trip. Hence, Taal-Tagaytay it is.