Wednesday, 20 November 2019

CentOnze Restaurant Review | Le Méridien Barcelona


Las Ramblas in one of the signature places in Barcelona, Spain. It is a good experience to have lunch or dinner in this area. And one of the most attractive restaurants is The CentOnze Restaurant. The CentOnze Restaurant is connected with the 5 star hotel Le Méridien.
  
  
Location
  

CentOnze Restaurant is located in Las Ramblas 111, Barcelona Spain. It is near Le Meridien, Hotel 1898, Nike, Decathlon, etc. 



If you are walking around in Las Ramblas or near by places such as Plaza Catalunya, Calle Pelayo, or Barrio Gotico, you should not miss eating in this restaurant for it is just a few steps from those said famous destinations in Barcelona Spain.

But if you are coming away from these said places, there are two nearest Metro Station Stops such as Plaza Catalunya and Liceu.
    
CentOnze Restaurant
  

CentOnze Restaurant offers different variety of foods from Starters, Tapas, Meats, Fish and as well as different drinks. You can check directly in their website the choices of foods that they offer.
   




A La Carte
   
Here are some of their A La Carte:





Menus

CentOnze Restaurant also offers Menu. You can take a starter, main and dessert for only 16.50€ for weekdays, and 22.90€ for weekends. It is good if you have a tight budget and yet you want to experience eating in this classy and many to offer restaurant.
     
Ambience



If you really want to relax, this is the best place for you. The ambience inside the restaurant is relaxing, calm and classy at the same time. It also gives the view of the famous Las Ramblas. You will see people and car passing by and thanks to its soundproof, you will not get distracted nor disturbed by them. 


  
It is also a good choice of restaurant for couples for it also gives a romantic vibes inside. And they have big table for family and friends. 



I would like to also give a point the smell inside the restaurant. They offer seafoods and sometimes, most of the restaurant I went to, I always smell something stinky that I do not like it. But CentOnze gives you a clean smell and vibes that you will not get irritated about.


Le Pop Cocktail Bar



CentOnze Restaurant do not just offer meals but they also have their different signature drinks that you should not miss!
  
Comfort Room



One of the many things I check in any restaurants is their comfort room. I can say based on my experience that it is really hard to find a restaurant with a clean comfort room. Good to say that CentOnze indeed has a clean comfort rooms. For sure it is because the restaurant is connected with Le Meridien Hotel which is a plus point for them.



Discount!

Another tips for you, readers, you can have up to 50% discount in their A La Carte just by downloading ¨The Fork¨ on your mobile phones. By that, you will get notificated whenever they have promos. 

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I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
Ecclesiastes 3:12

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Where to Stay in Boracay

Boracay is well known around the world for being a paradise. But because of Philippine Government´s move on preserving the beauty of Boracay, they only allow 6,000 tourists to arrive in Boracay per day. Aside from that, before entering the Island of Boracay, tourists should have their confirmed hotel reservation with them. 

The local government of Boracay with the Department of Tourism of the Philippines made a quality check for all the accommodations in Boracay. So if you accidentally booked to a non accredited hotel in Boracay, here are what you should do.

Boracay Island is divided into three station. From entering the island, it starts with Station One, Station Two and lastly, Station Three. Station Three, where you can find all the main water activities. In Station Two is where you can find everything, most of the restaurants, small shops, few activities. It is also the most crowded area. Station One is the most peaceful part and most of the accommodations here are a little bit expensive. 


Isla Gecko Resort



We booked in Isla Gecko Resort the same day as we arrived in Boracay. It was hard to find an accommodation based on your preferences but luckily, Isla Gecko Resort has one room left. 


Location



Isla Gecko Resort is located in Station Two. We were lucky because we found a hotel in the middle of Boracay. It is at the back of D´Mall and walking distance from the shore. It is the best location specially if you are travelling with you friends and family because they are nearto everything. It is easy to access to any shops or restaurants in the area. 


Price


2756.00 php / night

We booked a room that is good for 3 persons because I was with my fiancé and his sister. It is not cheap but I can say that the price is good for the quality of the room and its location. We booked on the spot so it was harder for us. 


Room




Our room is quiet big for us. It has a big queen bed and an individual bed. The room is spacious with aircondition, flat screen tv, wifi, closet and minibar. Because of its size, it was not hard to move around even we were three persons. 


Toilet




Their toilet was quiet small. They only offer a shower and the part of the toilet was easy to get wet. It would be nice if they make the toilet a little bit bigger and if they have bathtub.

They offer towers for all the guests and tissue paper. But the rest such as shampoo, conditioner and soap, you need to buy it.

Facilities

Isla Gecko Resort has terrace, bar and they offer breakfast. The reception is open 24 hours and they were all kind and ready to answer all the inqueries. 


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”



Psalm 91:1-2

The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub


Another thing I learned is that, your facial wash is not enough to clean your face. You still have to use another product to fully cleanse your face. And for that, I honestly recommend you The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub. It is a facial scrub used to exfoliate your face.

All kind of facial scrub is better to use two times a week. Usually it has tiny stones or product used to exfoliate your skin so it is better not to use it daily to prevent it from damaging your skin. 

For a short story, I remember when I already consumed all my facial wash and I was not able to buy a new one that time, I tried using The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub daily. Yes, I tried it daily and thankfully because of its ingredients, it did not damage my skin. I just had to do that less than a week because of course, any exfoliating product or facial scrub is better to use two times a week. 


The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub

¨Our Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub is a gentle daily facial exfoliator for blemished skin. Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil, the scrub gently buffs the skin’s surface to remove impurities and dead skin cells. Skin is left feeling smoother, appearing clearer and shine-free.¨ -The Body Shop Official Online Shop

It is a facial scrub product used to exfoliate and remove the dead cells in your face. You may see that they are claiming that it is a daily facial exfoliator and as what I experienced and told above, it will not damage your skin but still, better just use it two times a week to prevent any problem. 

Ingredients


Tea Tree

Discover the roots of our iconic, blemish-banishing Tea Tree range. Our Community Trade organic tea tree oil comes from The Kenya Organic Oil Farmers Association (KOOFA), a cooperative of over 550 small-scale organic farmers around Mount Kenya National Park. Our products contain leaf essential oil, made with hand-harvested leaves that are gently steam-distilled for an exceptional-quality purifying essential oil.

Price 

$16 / 3.3 fl oz

I know it is a little it pricy of you are just a beginner but I am telling you, to have a perfect makeup, you need to invest on your skin care products. Just save a little bit now and do not worry, you will be using it two times a week so it will surely last longer than expected. 

Claims

Leaves skin looking clearer, with pores appearing unclogged

It is true. Normally when you use a facial scrub, it will leave your skin with open pores that usually the cause why dirt can enter your skin. Then after it will make your pimples to come out. But with The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub, it will leave your pores unclogged

Suitable for blemished skin


I have a sensitive and blemished skin. But with this product, it work smoothly with my skin and it never caused any problem on me.

How To Use It
  1. You can wash your face using your preferred facial wash or facial cleanser
  2. After cleaning you face, you can now get a small amount of product from The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub
  3. Scrub it to your skin slowly 
  4. Gently massage you skin with 
  5. Rinse your face
What I Like

As I have said, I have a sensitive skin. Every time I try skin care products hoping it to help and skin and prevent having pimples, it works reverse. But when I tried The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub, I never had a dry face, or made my pimples to come out. 

What I Dislike

Honestly, I do not have any dislikes with this product

Is It Worthy?

Yes it is. It may seem a little bit expensive for a facial scrub but do not worry for it will last longer than we expected. And it works perfectly to my skin. It removes the dry cells in my face and leave it smooth and clean. And of course, even I have a sensitive skin, it never made my pimples to come out after using it.


Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.




3 John 1:2

Common Reasons for Delayed Flights

Travelling around the world is such an exciting experience. But still, it has pros and cons. And sometimes, not everything that we planned before our trip really happens.

While travelling, we have different choices on how do we want to get to a specific destination. There are choices such as: By air, by land and by sea. By air, we can go by airplanes. By land, we can go by trains and by buses. Lastly, by sea, we can go by boat or ships. 

Any of the choices above does not guarantee you that it will be the fastest way. It all depends on availability of the place you are coming from and going to. Take not that there are places that only allows airplanes or sometimes ships and buses. So it is better to plan it as early as possible so you can make the analization.

Have you ever got your flight delayed or worst, canceled? I know it really pissed us off specially if it will affect our plans. But you need to chill! Because it will not give any help. I met a lot of travellers who got pissed off and started shouting at poor airline or airport stuff. So with this blog, let me  enlighten a little bit your mind  with the common reasons for delayed flights.


Traffic 


Yes, you read that right.  Even in the sky, traffic happens. Specially if there are amount of planes departing and taking off. Sometimes, it takes 1 hour, or more than, for a plane to depart.

Weather



As we all know, the airplane that we are flying with comes from different places. Weather in our place is not the same as the weather in the place where the airplane comes from.

For example, the plane that we are waiting is from Alaska and that plane cannot fly due to bad weather in that place, so it will affect the airplane´s next flight. 

The same thing if there is a bad weather in our location, it will definitely affect our flight.


Crews



Crews are indeed important in any flight. But because of the reasons above: Traffic and weather, those indeed affect the crews. They will have to finish their responsibility from the previous flight they had because they will be able to go to the next one. 

Those are common reasons for delayed flights. So next time that you will travel, remind yourself of those reasons before you get mad to any crew / land crew. It is indeed important to be nice and relax in any situation. Remind yourself that all theses crews are just doing their job and making sure that you will be safe during the flights. Any persons from airline or airport dont deserve to be disrespected by any customers. 


More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.




Romans 5:3-5

Saturday, 16 November 2019

First Time Experience with Etihad Airways



Etihad Airways is one of the leading airlines in the world. They are line of the airlines from United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways commenced their operation in 2003 and finally able to fly in Barcelona starting 2018. 


Last December 2018, we planned to spend our yearly vacation in the Philippines. So from Barcelona Spain, we booked a flight going to the Philippines through Etihad Airways. They are the only airline who was offering a promo for the dates that we needed.

Service

Just like any other airlines, they are there to help you throughout the whole flight for all your needs. Being in Hospitality Industry, we expect them to be nice and bringing smile most of the time. But is just a sad thing that I did not see any smile from them during our flight. The first and last smile was when we were leaving the plane.

As part of hospitality industry, smile is one of the most important thing to offer. It makes the clients feel warmed and at home so it is really a big thing for me for I travel with them almost a whole day.

Equipments

During our flights, especially for those long flights, we are always looking for something that will intertain us. But one of the first thing I noticed when I sat, is the monitor. That type of monitor is what I had during my first flight with Singapore Airline way back 2009. That is more or less, 10 years ago.  I just hope, they upgrade their facilities as they go wider the globe.



Another thing I noticed was the space on our sits. It is indeed smaller than Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways that will make you feel uncomfortable during the whole flight. You won't be able to stretch your legs and feet.
I was really dissapointed because our seat was really uncomfortable. I travelled with my mother and my brother, but my brother´s seat was away from us. And during our last flight, we seated on the last seats in the plane. But maybe, the problem was with the agency where we booked our flights. So it is really important to book your flight with a good reference travel agencies.
                        Overhead Bin


During our flight from Barcelona to Abu Dhabi, we did not have any problem. But from Abu Dhabi to Philippines, we had.Due to old aircraft that they have, we had to put our luggages in check in. Bad thing because of issues in Philippine Airport. The fact that we prepared those luggages as our hand carry but they had to get it due to small airplane. I hope they upgrade their planes to be able to access the needs and wants of new generation.
Entertainment
Etihad Airways offers you a variety of movies and series to watch from different countries specially in Asia. They also offer games for us to get entertained. 
In front of our seats are magazines to read and the menu that they offer during the flight. As well as the safety guide during emergency situation that we should always check out to remind ourselves. 

Foods

Etihad Airways offers variety of food, from meat to chicken. But of course, Etihad Airways is an airline from United Arab Emirates, so they have a middle eastern type of food to offer and if you are fan of it, good for you. But if not, sorry. And it is a bad thing for me because I did not like it that much. I am not really familiar with curry. Food is really depends on your appetite and preferability. 





If you finished to read this whole article, I know that you noticed that I did not like anything from this airline. I know I paid for a promo ticket but still, I paid a quiet amount of money, and I did not receive the service and comfort that I was expecting and needing. For now, I am sure I will not fly with this airline anymore unless they change their service and facility.


¨For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us whoa are being saved it is the power of God¨
-1 Corinthians 1:18

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