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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.

 

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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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[FREE] Walk around Montreal, Canada

Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighbourhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to bohemian Plateau.
Local time: Wednesday 12:32 PM
Weather: 20°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 34% Humidity
And that’s why there a lot of things going on during Summer!
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A fly over cross the street.
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A Sub Way
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If you not go inside the museum upper dock. This is free park “Ca Roule Montreal”
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Fresh Market “Marche Jean – Talon” Of course if you not shop..Just look around..it’s Free!
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Summer in Montreal, Canada 1st Time!

An old friends we met in Thailand, become a life time friends until today.

Merci beaucoup!

We took flight from Manila and transit in Shanghai, From Shanghai direct to Montreal. The route open ever summer with Air Cannada! Try your next summer!

Tips! Do book Eco premium and its free of charge when changing the date!

It was Summer in Canada and we wanted to do and see lot of happening so Summer in Canada is always a good idea!.

Flight was transit in Toronto, Air Canada was smooth process as standard of Star Alliance so we didn’t worry to much. Timing also perfect for layover at the Airport only if your previous flight not delayed!

All transit enter Canada will do immigration here.

Total flight time with transit is 13hr25 mins

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Our destination is Montreal and we will stay in Snowdon area with lovely neighborhood. Most of the time we using Subway (Metro) for transportation and walk when we were here.

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How to buy Subway card.

Proceed to machine or counter, select how many journey you need and good to go! It was easy!

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We’ve noticed each station have something unique designed. Do check it out! Continue reading “Summer in Montreal, Canada 1st Time!”

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Everything is Big in Shanghai!In my view.

It’s been awhile since our last journey story.  Our Journey started from Manila. We flew in last June 2017 and the purpose is for transited.

การเดินทางไปประเทศจีนครั้งนี้ เป้าหมายของเราคือ แวะเปลี่ยนเครื่องเพื่อไปแถบอเมริกาเหนือ โดยเราทั้งสองได้วีซ่าท่องเที่ยวประเทศจีนแบบครั้งเดียว ดังนั้น ขากลับ ณ ตอนที่เราแวะเปลี่ยนเครื่องที่จีน เราผ่าน ตม โดยเข้าแถวพิเศษเรียกว่า Transit Visa ง่าย ๆ แค่โชว์ตั๋วขาออก (ภายใน 5 วัน) ก็ไม่ต้องเสียเงินค่าวีซ่าอีกรอบ กรณีนี้ คือ กรณีที่เราบินสายการบินที่ไม่ได้เป็นพันธมิตร หรือไม่ได้เป็นเครือเดียวกันค่ะ

And if you remember previous post #China we received tourist visa single entry to China but because of we transmitted so the way back from destination, we just need visa on arrival as Transit Visa at the airport and its FREE!!!

Let’s start.

Flight : China Eastern Airline  flight to Shanghai.

Time fly : 3 hours

Visa : Tourist Visa for Thailand and Filipino

Hotel :  We stay at service apartment hotel, where we can cook and do our laundry before heading to next destination. It was Serviced Apartment Pudong Lujiazui Shanghai! Might be not so perfect for english speaker but good price and not to far from Subway.

1st Big, in my view is – Shanghai pudong airport

Pudong Airport occupies a 40-square-kilometre (10,000-acre) site adjacent to the coastline in eastern Pudong.

Pudong Airport is a fast-growing hub for both passenger and cargo traffic. As per statistic 2016
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Arrival to Pudong Airport

2nd Big, in my view is – China Bullet Train and Terminal

We had chance to made one day trip to Chang Zhou and we wanted to see the biggest wood pagoda and to experience nearest area out of shanghai.

We started from hotel at 8am, took subway from hotel to shanghai railway station,exit 6 [Subway map]

Let’s check Bullet Train Terminal below.

  • Below get inside terminal, must buy ticket at counter before enter, any counter will do.
  • There are lot of food inside terminal, go early because its big!
  • All seat in bullet train are reserved! You can request vip or non vip but both are non smoking with of course air condition.

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3rd Big in my view – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai)

The Mercedes-Benz Arena (Chinese梅赛德斯-奔驰文化中心pinyinMéisàidésī-bēnchí Wénhuà Zhōngxīn; Shanghainese:Meisedesy-bentzy Venhu Tsonshin), formerly known as the Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center, is an indoor arena located on the former grounds of Expo 2010 in PudongShanghaiChina. It is owned and operated by the AEG-OPG joint venture.

The facility seats 18,000 people and includes a smaller venue, The Mixing Room & Muse, which is a more intimate live-music venue.[1]

The arena hosted the opening ceremony for the Expo 2010, during which it was known as the Expo Cultural Centre. Continue wiki here

To bad, there was rain when we came down there so we just only walked around at mall aside and enjoy view with foggy surrounded there.

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 4th Big in my view – The Bund
You won’t miss this if you in Shanghai. Some said its main business district, probably true, some said ..its a place where you can chill out the sunset, chill drink and a good pal. Well, i don’t know but for me. Its huge than I thought and it is everything!

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5th Big in my view – Big Pagoda at Tianning Temple

We took bullet train to out of Shanghai, just few hours away and take taxi 10 RMB. You will enjoy the big, tall pagoda and surrounded with yellow wall of old temple.

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So that’s our 5 big things, what ‘s about your ?

we believe its worth to visit in our term. There also a lot of things to do, to go, to see in China.

Sure, we will be back!

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Hong Kong – The Peak Tram

The best way to enjoy and get more chance to take picture if in early morning, we did made it by 8am in the morning and its absolutely nice and fresh air.

แนะนำให้ขึ้นไปตอนเช้า เพื่อสัมผัสอากาศเย็นสดชื่น ไม่ต้องต่อแถวยาวเวลาขึ้นรถรางหรือยืนซื้อบัตร เราเคยมาครั้งก่อน มาถึงก็ตอนบ่ายแล้ว ต่อแถวยาวเลยหน้าร้านกาแฟด้านล่างของเดอะพีคไปอีก

ขากลับให้นั่งรถบัสที่หน้าป้ายรถเมล์บิ๊กบัสมีสายเดียวคือ 15C จ่ายเงินด้วยบัตร Octopus card รถบัสจะวนไปส่งเราที่ท่าเรือสตาร์เฟอร์รี่ เราสามารถนั่งเรือกลับมาฝั่งมงก๊ก ซิมซาจุ่ย ได้เลย

We purchase ticket at the counter. This is my 2nd visit so I feel difference when I went on afternoon and early morning. There is no Queuing at all in early morning.

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Peak Tram Operating Hours :
7 am to 12 midnight (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Via Boat From Star Ferry Pier (Kaoloon side) Pier No. 7 >>> to Star Ferry Pier Hong Kong side and take bus No. 15C from Central Pier its will take you 10 min (3 stops until you reach Peak Tram)Capture

We were enjoy the fresh air, the view and see the people who live here enjoy jogging in the morning.

The strong wind in the morning, the cold air can make your hair go up!

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Compare with the evening visit.

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Take Ferry and enjoy the harbor view.

If you enjoy the Hong Kong side with classic life style. You will love it. I feel this area have a lot of cozy place.

The Hotel in this are are

Not advice for shopping person. Stay here with a class of quiet and the peak view. Love it.

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Cute Chick Hotel. Take harbor front view room. You will love it here. 3 mins walk to MTR Station. They sometime offer Special 4G Pocket Wifi Device for guess check in.

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One of my friend favorite hotel ever.  Tidy place. Location Wise!

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Hong Kong – The Lang Ham Hong Kong Hotel

We decided to stay in The Lang Ham Hotel Hong Kong by convert my Agoda reward point.

Location : Just ok, near Harbour City (Victoria Harbour), Star Ferry Pier,   East Tsim Sha Chui , Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Art Museum

Nearest MTR : Tsun Sha Tsui Station about 6 mins, 350 m to the Hotel

We checked in at Executive floor. Simple like Lang Ham style in Hong Kong. Breakfast also take place here and nothing fancy. The standard breakfast in ground floor much better.

Comfy bed and great shower room is my Fav!.

Drink offer in Executive lounge

Love Bathroom

Swimming pool in rooftop

Booking The Lang Ham Hong Kong Hotel here.

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Hong Kong – From Airport to Town

Our itinerary is for 3Day 2 Night. (2 Hotels, 4 visits)

Our Main visit is Chilin Nunnery, Peak Tram , Sky100 and Nhong Ping Big Budha (it used to call Tian Tan Buddha)

In this trip, we will be waiting our sister at the Airport. She flew from Bangkok and we came from Manila. All of us arrived in HK Airport Terminal 1

No worry if your friend will arrive in Terminal 2, its just opposite.

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Click herefor Airline check-in areas to see which terminal your airline is using.

Arrival from Hong Kong Airport. Our appointment is front of exit door after get the luggages. Since me and my husband arrived first so we proceed directly to Ticket counter where we needed to buy Airport Express to town.

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Tips : When you travel as a group. Buy ticket one way group of 3 pax and you can save some $ for something else.

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But if you come alone, you can by your solo ticket at the Train Ticket Auto Machine.

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The Airport Express is clean, there an space for luggage and soft seat. The time approximately arrive in town is 21 minutes.

Once we arrived at the KOWLOON Station, We will connect with FREE Hotel Shuttle. You also can take this bus if your hotel is near by the area.  Here is the list.

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Below is FROM / TO HONG KONG STATION

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Or you can check  HOTELS NEARBY (ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
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Remember once arrived at Airport Express Station, Directly process to elevator and go to Shuttle bus counter, the MTR agent will assist you there.

Tips! Put in/Pull out luggage inside the bus or on the bus is on yourself. Bring your luggage or pack as you can carry.  Self Service is here.

We took Shuttle Bus K4 since 3 or us will stay our 1st night stay in The Langham, Hong Kong Hotel

The Airport Shuttle bus drop us beside Marco Polo Harbor Hotel (Prince Hotel),

then we need to walk few minutes > cross the Canton Rd in front of CHANNEL Shop, >  Cross Peking Rd in front of T Galleria/Dior > you will see T Galleria then keep straight > Left turn to the Kaoloon Park Dr when you see ESPRIT (Do not cross) .

The entrance of the hotel for person who have luggage is under the flyover bride in Main road.

The hotel around this area are

Why : Good location and easy to access anywhere.

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Filipinos may enter Taiwan visa-free starting June

ข่าวดี!! สำหรับน้กท่องเที่ยวถือพาสปอร์ตฟิลิปินส์ คุณสามารถเดินทางเข้าไต้หวันโดยไม่ใช้วีซ่าตั้งแต่วันที 1 มิถุนายน 2017 นี้

Come June, Filipinos can go to Taiwan visa-free as the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has granted an exemption for Philippine travelers, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila has confirmed to ABS-CBN News.

The visa-free grant will be implemented on a trial basis for a year, starting June 1, 2017.

The TECO has yet to release details, but a Taiwanese news website reported on Wednesday that Filipinos may stay in Taiwan visa-free for up to 30 days.

The new policy is part of efforts of Taiwan to draw in more travelers from Southeast Asia.

Last October, Taiwan relaxed visa requirements for Filipinos, offering visa-free entry to Filipinos who have been issued visas to enter Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

TECO in Manila is expected to make the formal announcement on the visa exemption after the Holy Week.

Taiwan is an emerging destination for Filipino travelers, as the flight takes less than two hours.

Credit : ABS CBN News

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เชียงใหม่ – Chiang Mai Itinerary

Summer Holiday where we wanted to visit Chaing Mai. ครั้งนี้เราตั้งใจพาครอบครัวทั้งสองครอบครัวเดินทางไปไหว้พระที่เชียงใหม่ด้วยกัน โดยทำทริปแบบชิว ๆ ไม่รีบร้อนเร่งด่วน พร้อมหาราคาและจองทัวร์ด้วยตัวเอง

Our journey this time combination of 2 families Thai & Filipino, Just 4 Days 3 Night

Itinerary

Day 1 – Meet up in Suvannaphumi Airport and Arrive Chiang Mai by 12noon

– Dinner Khantok buffet with Show

Day 2 – Half Day tour : Journey to Doi Suthem and Doi Kham [You also can change from half day to Full day like if you wanted to going Doi Intanon, Chiang Rai etc]

– Dinner Thai Chiang Mai Local Food

Day 3 – Full board tour : Adventure outdoor with Elephant/bamboo boat/Orchid Garden & Poo elephant recycle factory

–  Dinner Thai Chiang Mai Local Food

Day 4 – Back to Bangkok

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ตามมากับริวิวเป็นแต่ละวันกันเลย  I Review our daily trip is on the next page.

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