Sunday, November 5, 2006

Getting Lost With Names - Balete

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Have you been to Balete? No not that haunted place with a “white lady” in Quezon City, it’s just a street!

There are two towns in this country that are named Balete. One is in the province of Batangas and has a panoramic front seat view of the Taal Volcano. It’s exactly across or the opposite end of Tagaytay so you have the flip view of Lake Taal and Taal Volcano! While your view of Taal Volcano from Tagaytay will be the setting sun illuminating the lake and the island, from Balete, the sun will make a dramatic silhouette of the volcano island. It is such a nice “other view”!

Okay, so where is the other town of Balete? It’s farther down to the southwest in the province of Aklan. It’s a big town in terms of land area but it’s not big on the tourist map. It has one bank, one tailor shop, one dress shop, one dental clinic and 2 funeral parlors hehehe! No accommodations for the tourist there whatsoever and nothing to go wild about being there!

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