You don’t have to spend much or travel far to get some air. The Pasig City RAVE: Rainforest Adventure Experience is for families, friends, and couples looking for a great place to chill, walk around, and bond — away from the hustle and bustle of the polluted metro. The park is well-maintained and the animals look well. The plants are thriving and the paths are clean.
I have finally been to The Happiest Place On Earth — Hong Kong Disneyland Park. There’s nothing better than to roam around Disneyland with your parents and siblings. I love the fact that our over-50-year-old parents were able to match (and sometimes surpass) our energy. We really had a wonderful and magical time.
Bahay Na Bato Open Art Gallery is located in the municipality of Luna, The Pebble Capital of the North, in La Union. Inside the two-storey stone house are various World War II items, carved stones, and wooden adornments. Stepping out onto the second-floor balcony offers you a panoramic view of the pebbled beach and uniquely-landscaped lawn.
We don’t usually stay at fancy hotels, but we found a voucher on Metrodeal and we thought it was a good deal. I’ve read some bad reviews about Cebu’s Crown Regency, but I personally have nothing to complain about. We enjoyed their amenities and freebies, and the complimentary meals were delicious!
For my birthday last year, we visited Bohol, a province in the Central Visayas region, as a sidetrip to our Cebu getaway. Bohol is best known for its tarsiers and Chocolate Hills. Luckily, the weather was good and we were able to visit both sites. Aside from those attractions, Bohol has so much more to offer.
Early last year, I booked a flight to Cebu on a whim. I’ve read so many wonderful posts about Cebu and Bohol; I wanted to see and experience the sights for myself. Cebu City is the capital of Cebu Province, an island in the Visayas Region of the Philippines. The city is reminiscent of Metro Manila, but a cleaner, less chaotic, more polite version thereof.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a heritage park pioneered by Jose Rizalino “Jerry” Acuzar of the New San Jose Builders. Each house was dismantled brick by brick and relocated to the 400-hectare lot in Bagac, where they were carefully reassembled in the same fashion and then restored. Missing parts were replicated to resemble the original structure.
The Kecak Dance is set in a breathtaking environment. The amphitheater overlooks the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the gorgeous sunset, and the striking silhouette of Uluwatu Temple on the edge of a cliff. As the sun dips into the horizon, the dancers begin their trance-like chanting, which leaves almost every person in the packed arena mesmerized.
For our Bali adventure, we grabbed Dana Guesthouse Bali’s deal on Hostelworld. The deal included accommodation, breakfast, an English-speaking driver/guide, and private transportation. All we had to do was make a draft itinerary and the driver would take us to the places we wanted to see.
Because it is one of the most recommended places to stay in Kota Kinabalu, we decided to stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel. The location is ideal for guests who want to walk around the city. It’s right across the Atkinson Clock Tower, a famous landmark in the city. They have a clean, beautiful, well-ventilated and spacious lounge area and lobby.