So the last time we went out of town, our flight out was unceremoniously cancelled. Thankfully, we were spared the nightmare of rebooking and all that – Cebu Pacific moved us to an earlier flight and then graciously gave us free one way tickets for any domestic flight. That led to a choice of where to go next. We chose between two Mindanao destinations, and ended up choosing Davao City for the next leg of our Yuppie domestic tour.
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Last year, we bought a couple of coupons from a group deal site for a relatively unknown resort in Calatagan, Batangas called Puesto del Sol. After a roundabout 9 months of rescheduling (and getting scared because of bad reviews of the deal site MetroDeals), we finally went there while Bagyong Butchoy was traipsing across the country. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m back on my desk, back to work, and back to breathing Metro Manila air so thick that on some days, you can almost touch it. I’ve just come back from a week-long break in the hopes that I’ll be able to leave my stress on a baggage conveyor belt at NAIA Terminal 3. On said trip, I went on a Cebu-Bohol DIY tour with two of my most trusted travel companions, Remi and the Overlord Noreen. (They make for great travel buddies because Remi is cowboy and is willing to try nearly anything at least once, while the Overlord comes prepared with maps, instructions, and other helpful documents should we find ourselves hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere. Also, both have been on Cebu-Bohol trips before and know at least some of the spots.)
by Lei Velasco
So last Friday I embarked on my first trip for 2011 (which in my mind, had been labeled as a year for adventure) with my friend Rem. Baguio was recently reported to be at frigid tundra temperatures, so when Rem gave me a choice between frigid tundra and new territory, I chose the latter. We were to drive from the northern suburbs (the vicinity where Rem lives, I don’t know what it’s called. I live in the southern suburbs and only have rudimentary essential-to-survival knowledge of Quezon City) to Ilocos Sur.
Yuppie travelers, assemble! If you’re interested in taking an affordable trip to Hong Kong and Shenzhen in January 2011, then you may want to grab this deal:
PHP 10,999 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Tour Package – 4days / 3nights
- Roundtrip airfare via Hongkong Express, HK tax and airline fuel surcharge
- Roundtrip airport-hotel-airport transfers
-2 nights hotel accommodation at Dorsett Fareast Hotel, 1 night hotel accommodation at Shan Shui Trends Hotel, with daily breakfasts and 1 lunch
- HK and Shenzhen daytours, with the services of an English speaking tour guide
- Shenzhen visa assistance
In the past four or so years, I’ve learned the importance of keywords. With keywords, you can get indexed in Google, thereby be found more often and grab the attention of readers. After years of practice, I’ve found that the only keyword that will get my friends really excited (no, not “Sony is dead”) is a four-letter word: Lobo.
The road trip was last September 7.
What went down as reported by Rio:
Posted by Rem
I am now back in the office – sitting on my chair, looking at my laptop and the stack of paperwork I left behind. The past few days went by like a blink but every song ends, is that any reason not to enjoy the music?
The travel started last February 28. Five college friends were at the airport waiting for a flight to Cebu. All were sleepy and somewhat tired from the tedious pace of their respective yuppie lives. The theme of the trip was an unspoken universal truth that all of them needed a vacation badly. After all, they are young and they could disappear for a while or could afford to lose a day or two.
I have to admit that I am not a big fan of flying – I’m willing to drive for hours or ride a boat for days, as long as we don’t need to board a plane. It also didn’t help that we got cheap tickets from the airline formerly known as Asian Spirit. I’ve heard the jokes (you fly an Asian, you arrive a spirit had been tossed around a lot), but surprisingly Zest Air was ok: a good 8-out-of-10 in my book. The little airline could deliver on-time flights, short check-in queues, roomy planes, smooth rides and Zest-Os. Yay for Zestos! Read the rest of this entry »