August 27, 2016

Laguna Waterfalls Chasing

We were invited by a friend of ours, Kier, who is from Laguna himself. He actually do tours in Laguna, But since he's our friend, we had a free tour without the comfort of the van and pack meals. But nevertheless, we had the love and laughter in the waterfalls of Laguna.

Since we are on a commute mode and in order for us to maximize the day, we left early for Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Leaving early means like 4amish or even 3amish...  Yeah that early if you do not have your own car. For our part we left Buendia at around 4AM and arrived in Sta. Cruz Laguna at around 6AM.

We took a big jeep in Sta. Cruz bound to Lucban, Quezon and dropped off to where a big signage of Hulugan Falls is located. Its as if its a common knowledge among drivers to drop off passengers at that location. You'll never get lost if you do DIY waterfalls chasing in Laguna. That was a roughly 20 minutes ride from Sta. Cruz with scenic view of rivers, winding road and people of the town walking by the road.

August 15, 2016

TRAM: The Most Affordable Way to See Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a first world country located in the South Eastern tip of China. It is one of the most visited country or territory in the world. Left by British in 1998, Hong Kong has a rich history and culture for us to find out. Along with that, the British left a comprehensive economy driven by the people of Hong Kong. One of the proof is the affordable transportation in Hong Kong Island which not only caters to the locals but to tourists as well. In fact the Hong Kong Tram or Tramways commonly know to locals as the Ding Ding is also a tourist attraction in Hong Kong Island.  

Crossing Gloucester Road via the elevated overpass going to Hennessey Road 

August 14, 2016

CENTRAL HONG KONG: Statue Square, HSBC Headquarters and the Other Iconic Landmarks of Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Central is a buzzling commercial area with iconic skycrapers like the Bank of China and IFC Towers. It also where some of the heritage and world class buildings are located such as the Legislative Building and the HSBC Headquarters. When you visit Hong Kong, head to Central and sit in Statue Square and appreciate life and the buildings mentioned above.   

MTR Hong Kong Central

Hong Kong Observation Wheel

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel has 42 luxurious gondolas with a high-speed WiFi. Its location allows us to see both the Victoria Harbor and the towering buildings of Hong Kong Central.

August 02, 2016

WHERE TO STAY IN HONG KONG: Hop Inn at Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hong Kong is expensive by our standard thus finding an affordable place to stay was a challenge. I do not want to settle in a mediocre hotel because I value a good sleep after a long day of traveling. I said affordable not cheap. I was looking for a place with comfy bed and pillow, clean bathroom, tolerable location and most importantly not suffering from a foul smell. 

All of my criteria above was met when I entered Hop Inn in Mody Road at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. I must admit, at first I thought I made a wrong choice of choosing Hop Inn because it is located in an old building with not so good elevator. But low and behold when the elevator opened at the 5th floor everything change and I said "Wow... this place is cool"

July 31, 2016

Transitions® XTRActive® Cavite Food and Historical Tour

Doing a food and historical trip in Cavite is not a bad idea. I mean, seriously, Cavite is just an hour away from Manila but I haven't written a lot about it except for the notable places like Corregidor and well Tagaytay City. A food tour in Cavite was new to me, although I know that each province in our country has something to offer with great pride, Cavite cuisine just doesn't ring a bell. Well about history, I know that there was a republic in Cavite during the post Spanish Era. President Emilio Aguialdo was born and raised in Kawit while Gat Andres Bonifacio was killed - okay just to be historically consistent with our tour - Gat Andres Bonifacio was executed in Maragondon Cavite.

One thing about this Food and Historical Tour was I was able to see the beauty of Cavite - not just your option for middle to high cost housing - through my eyes and tummy. Yeah for the tummy ;) If you have not seen my pictures on this blog, well I am wearing an eye glasses for a clearer vision of the most majestic views of our surroundings.