I miss Baguio so much that I visited this city last week! Traveling from Baguio to Metro Manila and vice versa has become better these days. And for my last trip in this northern city, I took Solid North’s P2P Baguio to PITX bus back to Makati. And how was it? I first read about the PITX to Baguio P2P bus in Facebook and was drawn to the fact that for a bus with a toilet, it just cost P500 (increased to P525 in the…Continue Reading “Riding the P2P Solid North Baguio to PITX bus”

That pampered feeling when you spend a few hours at the spa: a much needed foot scrub and massage and relaxing full body hilot. A very much welcome treatment for the tired body and sole. And that was what I did at Afternoon Tea Spa in Mandaue City which is at the ground floor of Chong Hua Hospital. Opened in September 2016, Afternoon Tea Spa offers a therapeutic approach to wellness in a British inspired setting. Royal blue walls, paintings in gold frames and delicious…Continue Reading “Relaxing at Afternoon Tea Spa in Mandaue”

I no longer know how many times I’ve visited Cagayan province ever since I first set foot on June 2005. For more than a decade, there’s always something to experience and learn everytime I’m there despite the long bus rides. I’ve marveled at its religious heritage, was in awe of its natural wonders and always delighted in partaking its culinary offerings. And always, in my mind, I ask myself, when I should go back, especially if I’m craving for pansit batil patung. A rich religious…Continue Reading “Why I visit Cagayan province, again and again”

It was raining the other day! While this is a welcome respite from the heat and humidity, one thing is for sure, Summer is soon drawing to a close and it will be time to ready our jackets and umbrellas as the rainy season is about to come. Cool and wet days ahead and a change of fashion. But that doesn’t mean you can’t travel. Be it a staycation at a hotel just within your city to catch up on sleep or fly out to…Continue Reading “8 budget-friendly travel hacks you need to do now”

budget hotel in Cebu City

The Rooms by Alinace @ Mango is a new budget hotel in Cebu City. As of now, it has 10 standard double rooms, three family rooms and two rooms with 8 bunk beds all located at the second floor of a three floor building. The third floor isn’t yet open. Because it is new, the rooms and amenities are still good and aircon units are functioning well. The rooms I stayed at a standard room with queen bed (PHP1250 for walk in but as I…Continue Reading “The Rooms, a new budget hotel in Cebu City”