Category: Asia

JetStar Flight from Manila to Hokkaido

It was on my birthday and we were so busy during December, thought we didn’t make it on time. Plus, my hubby is Filipino so visa applied. But yeah, he got it on time!!!

Since there is no direct flight from Manila to Hokkaido so we just need to do little homework.

Day 1 – Flight from Manila to Hokkaido , Dinner at Ramen Arena

Day 2 – Otaru Day

Day 3 – Sapporo Clock Tower (Christmas Fiesta), Sapporo TV Tower, Hokkaido Government office

Day 4 – Mount Moiwa Ropeway, Sapporo Beer Garden

Day 5 – Flight back to Manila


Let’s start the Journey. We took flight with Jet Star and the flight start from Manila at 9AM, transit at Osaka, then touch down at Hokkaido in the night. ( I used to fly from Bangkok direct to Hokkaido, I wish one day Manila have direct flight too)

Ready for Hokkaido!!
View from 22A Seat
Arrived at Osaka Airport
Took Robot train shuttle to Transit
Self service Check in Kiosks
On Air, way to Hokkaido
Time to take JR Train to Sapporo
Train from New Chitose-Shi Airport > to Sapporo
Arrived at Sapporo main station – The most busies Train BUT!!! People discipline so no one going to push you just like you experience in Metro Manila 🙂

La Playa Beach Resort – Bantayan

So we pick La Playa Beach Resort because…..

1. Location at Beach Front.

2. Quiet and distance from Bar and Restaurant

3. Positive Review on Crew

4. Free Shuttle To/From Pier and Hotel

5. Middle place between Bantayan Town Proper and Santa Fe Pier

You can get a free shuttle once you arrive at Santa Fe pier or you can rent moto bike if you are light traveler.

Sunset – Look back to Hotel
View from Lobby

Trip to Milford Sound, Queenstown NZ

So did advance booking Milford Sound with Real Journey. The Trip included pickup – drop off to/from hotel, with coffee and tea on ferry during sailing to Milford.

Bus pick up from Hotel exactly at 7am ( bring your own snack and box lunch if you like)

Comfort Seat

The first stop at Gas Station at TAKAHO, where you can have your own refreshment with minis top and use of comfort room can be found here.

Then the bus stop and fantastic view where you can experience the fog touch the cloud and it near by mountain mirror.

Freezing
Before reach Milford Pier

So there is slightly traffic when about to goin tunnel because of heavy snow and slippery road. Signal has been warn and all driver slickly follow the sign. If you drive yourself, please always check weather and Milford sound is far, so you have to manage your time. – Drive Safe!

Overall the whole day was great, and enjoyed scenery along the way.!

Mahanakorn Building #Bangkok

So we have one day free in Bangkok and I took time off for easy day for us and we thinking why dont try to visit new building name Mahanakorn Building.

We called and ask for promotion on weekday and yes! we got it. So walked in promotion cost 680THB until the TOP.

King Power MahaNakhon (Thaiคิง เพาเวอร์ มหานคร), formerly known as MahaNakhon (มหานคร), is a mixed-use skyscraper in the Silom/Sathon central business district of BangkokThailand. It was opened in December 2016.[1] It features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Following transfer of the first residential units in April 2016, at 314.2 metres (1,031 ft) with 77 floors, it was recognized as the tallest building in Thailand on 4 May 2016 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).[2] Featuring hotel, retail and residences, 200 units of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok inside the building are priced between around $US1,100,000 to $US17,000,000, making it one of the most expensive condominiums in Bangkok.[3]

The building was recognised as the tallest building in Thailand until the Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM breaks the record in 2018 with the height of 317 metre. More info, please refer wiki here

Simply took  BTS Drop at Chong Non Si Station, Exit 3 > Then you walk follow the sign until you saw Mahanakorn Building. Proceed to ticket counter and get your owrn promotion.

For Thai local, most of promotion offer using with Thailand Credit card. So keep checking for your benefit.

Also you can purchase ticket online, redeem at the same counter. Simple as that.^^

if you stay in hotel near by, such as Trinity Hotel, Triple Two Silom or Pullman Bangkok Hotel G << These are just walking distance.

Visit Boracay October 2018

Visited Borcay Day 2 after re-opening, all I can say it is hassle but if you well prepare like what requirement said. You will be OK!

We landed at Caticlan Airport at New Arrival, we took shuttle to pier its cost us 700 peso.(which is you can get something local and cheaper, just wait) – Something we noticed when we pass the check point ( Verified and get stamp certified approved to enter island)

The island shuttle reuse the ticket which is they should not.  One thing, we didn’t pay is when you Leave Boracay, No Environment to Pay again.

So when we leave, we took tricycle front of Mcodnal 5 of us cost 120peso. Nothing fancy, not VIP but stay local and save our budget. Why would we spend more and get less than expect right ?

Boracay sand it perfectly fine. Always love it here.

 

Boracay Hotel list Accredited Update July, 2019

I read a news and I heard it from TV and this is what traveler needed to practice as of now when travelling to BORACAY

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force has updated its official list of accredited accommodation establishments permitted to start operations from the island’s scheduled reopening on October 26 onward.

The list was released up to July 2019 by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Whatever type of accommodation you going to book. Just make sure it is on the accredited List below. 

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Splendido Tagaytay Hotel

Short break stacaytion with Club House. Its difference from Hotel and Family Suit so better verify with accommodation first.

We book Lake View Double with Free breakfast.

The room comes with nice Balcony with Nice view of Sunset and Sunrise. We had a good sleep.

Breakfast is just ok, nothing fancy.

Free Parking.

Only things you need to pay are using of club house such as Bowling, Basketball, Swiming pool Tower those are charges.

Check Price of Splendido Hotel Here. 

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Misto-Dinner Buffet at SEDA Hotel, Vertis North

Because BDO Credit Card Promotion on last August 2018 and We took this opportunity to try Filipino Dinner Buffet at Seda Hotel, Quezon City (Vertis North Edsa) (Will review the staycation on the next)

The moment we walk through, the hotel, the area is bright and lot of spaces if you come with big group. The Lobby is big, the seating area is big too.

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We did reserve via phone ( Contact details is below the post end) on the day. Reserve for dinner buffet, Time start 18.00 – 22.00

At first, I am personal feel now day the filipino food are up to standard, I found this place is my 2nd favourite buffet line in Philippines so far ( My No. 1 still Spiral Sofital Manila)

Here we talk, Let’s the picture talks.

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Cute Decoration of Philippines Flag and Jeepny!

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The Entrance

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The buffet line.

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My Tip is Get Lechon (because its runout fast & the last buffet line is SEAFOOD and runout fast too!!!

So I made mini video before the buffet start, just for the look. Bon Appetite!


Address: Astra Corner Lux Drives, Vertis North, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manila

Book your stay at Seda Hotel Vertis North Here.

 

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