Taal Vista Hotel

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I've been reading lots of good feedback about Taal Vista Hotel, so to celebrate AJ's birthday last week, I booked us a weekend stay here. Thankfully, traffic was not so bad that Saturday morning.  We left Makati at 11 (without any breakfast!) and was at the hotel at exactly 1:30 p.m.  We were supposed to have lunch first at Josephine's before checking in at Taal Vista but ... READ MORE

Christmas at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

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The hubby and I spent Christmas Eve at the newly-opened Hyatt City of Dreams Manila.  It's our first time to celebrate it away from home, but were at the same time excited and giddy over the new place that we are about to explore!  We adjusted our Christmas schedules for the 24th and the 25th to be able to make the most out of our stay at the new Hyatt.  After all, hindi mura ... READ MORE

Potter’s Ridge Hotel

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I woke up to a very humid and hot Sunday today.  Ang hirap tuloy maglinis ng bahay, hehe!  The hot weather made me miss the hotel we stayed in at Tagaytay a few weeks ago - Potter's Ridge Hotel - and its open space lay-out that allows the guests to enjoy the cool Tagaytay breeze any time of the day. The hotel looks unimposing outside, and I wondered how can ... READ MORE

Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm

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The highlight of our weekend trip in Tagaytay some 2 weeks ago was our visit to Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm.  Although we've been to Tagaytay countless times already, we never got around to checking out the place until 2 weeks ago. Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm turned out to be more than just a bee farm.  It is also an animal sanctuary where chickens, geese, bunnies, ... READ MORE

A Relaxing Weekend in Tagaytay

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As you may have noticed, I have lots of travel posts here in the blog that features Tagaytay.  Whenever AJ and I wanted a change of scenery, a weekend getaway or an impromptu day trip - we almost always find ourselves in Tagaytay, which is just a 2-hour drive from Manila. Last week was particularly stressful to us both - him with an impending system go-live (scheduled next ... READ MORE

Hotel Villa Rosa

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It was my sis-in-law Juvvy who 'discovered' Hotel Villa Rosa, a beautiful mansion located in Alcoy, Cebu that functions as a boutique hotel. The municipality of Alcoy, Cebu is known for its numerous dive sites and proximity to the town of Oslob - the home of the famous whale sharks of Cebu (locally called butandings).  From Oslob, you can hire a boat to take you ... READ MORE

A Cebu Weekend Getaway

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How I wish my weekends will always look like this: Waking up at the sight of a calm and peaceful ocean. Enjoying a morning dip at the pool. Swimming with whale sharks until lunch. Enjoying a laid back afternoon at a mansion that you can rent per day.   Non-stop snacking on local biscuits. Spending quality time with my family (especially ... READ MORE

From Toronto with Love

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The hubby went to Toronto, Canada for a 3-week training last month, and he bought as pasalubong for me this beautiful leather wallet from Roots Canada: This was my personal request actually, having been stalking the Roots website since I found out that AJ will be going to Toronto hehe! Roots is a well-known Canadian brand known for its high quality leather goods. ... READ MORE