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7 Reasons Why You Must Visit DreamPlay (City of Dreams Manila)

DreamPlay or Kidzania? That was the mind-boggling decision we had to make one sunny weekday. Based on what we’ve heard at that point in time, Kidzania is a nice place that allows kids to “work” as firemen, cashiers and the like, while DreamPlay is closer to a traditional amusement park. Each one has its own virtues, we know, but because we wanted something more physically challenging that day, we chose DreamPlay. While sitting at the restaurant section of DreamPlay, we thought of 7 reasons why we must come back here — the same reasons why you should visit DreamPlay. Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Must Visit DreamPlay (City of Dreams Manila)

Photo of the Day: Surprise!

This door evokes the awe that guests must have felt when standing before castles, something made vivid by movies like Lord of the Rings and more TV shows like Game of Thrones. Guest would probably have little idea what lies at the other side of the imposing physical door. This door does not belong to a castle, but a Philippine hotel, the Crowne Plaza, certainly not the newest and the top-rated hotel, but with an impressive door nonetheless. This door, in a metaphorical sense, represents the excitement one feels, perhaps like Chat Agustin (@chattycharm), who happens to be a perioperative nurse (from that designation alone, we’re almost sure that she’ll be ready to face whatever lies at the other side of the door), a wanderlust and a watercolor painter (probably thinking of splashing colors on that drab door?), when confronted with the unknown. It represents an appetite for a certain degree of risk, a must-have for any traveler/explorer. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Surprise!

Photo of the Day: Perth Paradise Resort

We usually indicate the location in the title of our posts, but we’re making an exception for this post because we’re going to play a game. All you have to do is take a look at the photo (courtesy of jepoyme; click the photo to enlarge), then tell us the locality where the shot is most probably taken. Game? Ok, your guess? Hundred Islands in Pangasinan? Same guess we made. And we were wrong (the white swimming pool led us to think that it’s a cross between the Hundred Islands and Bellaroca). This is a photo at the Perth Paradise Resort located in Sipalay, Negros Occidental. Continue reading Photo of the Day: Perth Paradise Resort

Relax at Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin

Each resort has a particular characteristic that appeals to guests in general. Some resorts have it all, so to speak, from inhouse store outlets to numerous restaurants, like in Boracay Regency. Some resorts are huge. Some resorts are moderately-sized with sufficient cottages, like the Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin, but still give you more value for your vacation money. In the subsequent story and the photos below, we’ll endeavor to tell you why. Continue reading Relax at Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin

Cocoon Boutique Hotel (Quezon City)

There’s the story about how an ugly, slow caterpillar transforms into a beautiful, graceful butterfly. We know how the story goes. We know how the caterpillar eats its heart out in an eat-all-you-can vegetarian buffet, then “sleeps” inside “somewhere” (or “something”), while it is magically transformed into a butterfly. And if the process of this transformation is called metamorphosis, what’s the name of that “somewhere” where the metamorphosis happens? Continue reading Cocoon Boutique Hotel (Quezon City)

Swimming Pool of Cocoon Boutique Hotel

A hotel’s swimming pool has its unique pull on certain guests. The fact that Cocoon Boutique Hotel has a pool made us decide to visit it over the long weekend. Now, there are reasons why we’re writing separately on the swimming pool of Cocoon Boutique Hotel. There are reasons why we’re writing this article ahead of the main article for this unassuming yet sophisticated hotel somewhere in the heart of Quezon City. Continue reading Swimming Pool of Cocoon Boutique Hotel

Thunderbird Resort Poro Point (San Fernando City, La Union)

If I’m a staff of Thunderbird Resort in Poro Point, and I’m asked to describe why guests should stay here, I would simply say what the resort has to say about itself, that “[h]ere, each elegantly furnished living space swathes you in a snug and serene comfort like no other. Plus, our world-class services and superior amenities are among the many reasons why we are a favored destination for any endeavor. Indeed, our resort offers you the chance to dream, play, and live however way you want.” Continue reading Thunderbird Resort Poro Point (San Fernando City, La Union)

The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio City

They say the early bird gets the worm. True. But there’s more. Those who rise early get to discover that this early, the first week of November, there’s fog in Metro Manila. Yes, fog, not smog. A truly wonderful sight. It’s so beautiful (well, at least for those with roof over their heads), with the blinking red light on top of the nearby cellsite greatly muted and dispersed. It’s like being in Baguio City. Except nothing really substitutes for Baguio. Continue reading The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Spiral at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Spiral. It’s a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point. This is how “spiral” is characterized in mathematics and in general language. In cuisine, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila characterizes “spiral” in this manner: “Manila’s most fashionable eatery is a concept restaurant with multi-cuisine open cooking stations. Indoor and outdoor environments blend beautifully in the spacious, natural setting.” One rainy Saturday provided us a window to explore the Spiral. Continue reading Spiral at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila