Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts

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

Friday, 15 November 2019

Enchanted Kingdom




Travelling around will give you variety of choices on what to do and where to go. And aside from visiting the most historical places or the natural resources, you can also visit some theme parks.

Here in the Philippines, we do have " peryas" that you'd be able to see in some Baranggays. But of course, we still have big theme parks that people of all ages would surely love. We have Star City that is located in Pasay and that is near to Manila International Airport. But do not be sad if you are from the South or planning to visit especially Batanggas, Mindoro, etc. because we are proudly present to you the Enchanted Kingdom.



Location and Directions


Enchanted Kingdom is located at San Lorenzo South City of Sta. Rosa Laguna, Philippines 4026.

And for transportation, Enchanted Kingdom is offering a shuttle from the following locations:

  • 2nd floor, Ayala Park Square Carpark (in front of Dusit Thani Manila) 
  • Starmall Alabang (from Enchanted Kingdom Only)

Shuttle Rates:

  • Makati
    • P360 – Roundtrip | P180 – One ways
  • Starmall Alabang (from Enchanted Kingdom to Alabang Only)
    • P100 – One way

Entrance Ticket

  • Weekdays


    • Regular P698


    • Junior P490


  • Weekends/Holidays


    • Regular P785


    • Junio P590


You can directly book it here and to use my code for discounts, just share this blog post on your social media accounts and directly message me on my social media accounts with the screenshot as proof that you did.



May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 15:13

Available Activities in Boracay After its Rehabilitation





The Island of Boracay is indeed a living paradise that you should not missed. And good to say, that the Government of The Philippines did their very best to preserve and mantain its beauty. 

But after the 6 months rehabilitation of Boracay, a lot of things have changed. Most of the water activities are located in Station 3 and not all the previous water activities are available in Boracay. Here are the water activities that are available in the Island of Boracay after its rehabilitation: 
Island Hopping


1. Island Hopping
         Walking around the shore, you will meet people who will ask you to join Island Hopping. It will be consisted of Island Hopping (Two Islands), Snorkeling and a lunch buffet. They are going to offer with different prices and based on our experience, the lowest price was 600 php.



2. Snorkeling
          Regarding with this activity, you can usually get this with island hopping.

3. Scuba Diving

4. Paraw Sailing

5. Standup Paddling

6. Parasailing

7. Fly Fish

8. Jet-ski

Parasailing, Fly Fish and Jet-Ski are availble in Station 3. While in station 2, you are only allowed for Standup Paddling. Lastly, in Station 1, Paraw Sailing and Standup Paddling are availble. 

Boracay now seems more relaxing than before. No words can express its beauty. I just hope that all the tourists will be more responsible and help one another so that we can experience the Boracay in many more years in the future. 

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¨The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.¨
Genesis 2:15 

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Magical Field of Lights in Nuvali


One of the biggest event in the Philippines is Christmas. You're gonna see a lot of Christmas lights and parols on your town. But there is a Festival of Lights that will give you more of Christmas and childhood vibes because of its lights and music. 



Magical Field of Lights: A Stunning Christmas Light Show in Laguna



You can watch the whole christmas light show on the video above. 


Location

This event is located in The Fields, Nuvali, Santa Rosa Laguna. 

So if you are planning to come in Enchanted Kingdom, you can as well pass by in this event. It on takes 25 minutes from Echanted Kingdom to Nuvali. 



Schedule



The Magical Field of Lights opened last November 24, 2018 and will operate until January 13, 2019. 


The show starts at 18:00h to 22:00h, every 30 minutes.


What to Expect


It is a Disney themed and you are going to see a larger-than-life Mickey shaped structure at the center. They have 3,600 square meter field with 5,000 pieces of tulip that change in color and laser light that will truly amazes you. And Christmas lights along the area. 

You might be asking about the 50 meter Christmas tunnel. Sadly, they removed it because people kept on touching it. It is for the security and safety of everyone. 



Others
Of course, aside from the event, you should not missed these stalls where you can buy cute stuff and foods










¨She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 
Matthew 1:21

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Queen City of the South | Cebu, Philippines

  


With the Philippines´ 7,641 islands, Cebu is one of  the most famous. So here I share to you the cheapest way to spend your vacation in the Queen City of the South, Cebu! 

 Book your flight
Skyscanner is a website (they also have their app) where you can see prices of flight anywhere and anytime. Here is how you can use this website to get the cheapest flights.




Then after deciding the appropriate and cheapest flight for you, go to Traveloka website to get discounts! You can get more discounts by downloading their app and don´t forget to sign up because first time users get their exclusive discounts. Take note that it is only available to some countries.

My rountrip ticket MNL-CEB & CEB-MNL is only 2,100php! You just need to be patient to look for the price from time to time and follow the process. You don´t need promos anymore.



Accommodation
As we arrived in Mactan-Cebu International Airport, we booked in Mactan Cebu Airport Budget Hotel through Booking.com just for 1 night. The room is good for 6 persons and you have to share the bathroom but that won't be a problem because they have a lot of showers that gives you privacy.
Cebu City 1 Day Itinerary
We just planned a 1 day tour around the city of Cebu. It´s just a small city and traveling in Cebu, you should focus on their beaches. You can also research about places to visit in the area and just choose some based on your preference.  Here is our itinerary for 1 day tour in Cebu City : 

You can also book your tour
here 
Magellan´s Cross 







Sirao Garden





     
Temple of Leah

It has 20 pesos entrance fee. It is a temple for Ellen Adarna´s grandmother. 






10, 000 Roses Cafe 
For your night tour, I recommend you the 10,000 roses café. It´s a new tourist spot in Cebu city and you can see more of its beauty during night. But better to be there before 6pm because of number of people going there.








Cebu City to South Cebu

The next morning, we went to Cebu South Bus Terminal to take a bus going to Oslob. It cost us 160 php per person. It´s almost a 5 hours ride.We were a little bit late so as we arrive in Oslob, we just went to the nearest beach and took a rest.



  
South Cebu Journey

We stayed in Casa Solmar in Oslob. I highly recommend you this place! They are too nice to accommodate us and even booked a motorcycle drivers to take us for whaleshark watching. The trip cost us 300 php per head and the drivers already got numbers for us so we didnt have to fall in line for so long. They will help you with everything and they will even suggest you things so you can save money and enjoy at the same time.




Whale Shark Watching
500 php / pax
You need to get a number before you see the whale sharks. So better ask someone to get number for you, ask the natives. There is also a 10 minutes briefing about do´s and don´ts. Then they will give you your gear but I recommend you to bring your own gear. Book here.







Going to other places in South Cebu will cost you thousands of peso per person and per destination. Out hotel stuff helped us to find a place where we can rent motorcycles. It´s just 600 pesos  / motorcycle for 24 hours. So don´t forget to bring a friend who can drive for you. Here are some places to visit in South Cebu: 

Kawasan Falls 
Kawasan falls is way too far from Oslob. It can take you more than an hour to get there. There is an app called Maze than can lead you going there. But be careful because it can also give you a wrong way. 

It is 10 minutes walk from the entrance to get in Kawasaki falls. You can rent life vest for only 20 php. There are small stores in the area for your miryenda.
Book your tour here.









Sumilon Island

Sumilon Island is way too near from Oslob. It is only open for public until 5 pm. There is a boat that you can rent and it cost us 1,200 php. It´s a little bit expensive because we were just 5 persons in one big boat. I recommend you to get there early in the morning so you can share the fare with other travellers. It is only a 15 minutes ride and you can see a paradise. It has a white sand and clear water.







Osmeña´s Peak

It´s the highest peak in Cebu but unfortunately we could´t drive anymore to get there because it was raining. People from there said that it usually rains during morning so try to go there in the afternoon. 





Just Passing By

By passing in the South Cebu, you will see places worth taking pictures






Pasalubong

Don´t forget to bring delicacies of Cebu in your own town. Before going to the airport, pass by  in Taboan Supermarket for cheapest and affordable pasalubong such as dried mangoes, danggit, otap, and etc.. You can buy kilos of your dried fish for cheap price.

But always go advance to the airport because you might experience unexpected traffic in the city. And always expect delayed flights! 

Total amount of money I spent in Cebu is only 7,000 php including everything.
More Pictures of Our Cebu Trip

Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever—
 Philemon 1:15

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