I originally planned to stay in a Ryokan (Japanese style home) for my autumn foliage trip in Kyoto last November. Since the last two weeks of November fall under super peak season in Kyoto, the well-located ones have already been fully booked even if I tried to reserve 4 months in advance. I contacted more than 20 Ryokan owners and was only able to receive… [Read more...]
After a very turbulent flight, we finally landed in Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 close to 1:00 pm. It’s quite surprising to see that the airport was rather empty despite arriving in Osaka during super peak season. We were able to get through immigration, baggage claim and customs fairly fast! We took some… [Read more...]
While I was busy browsing travel inspirations online in the middle of last year, I stumbled across beautiful photos of fall foliage in Kyoto Japan. This brought back memories of my travel to New England where I experienced fall season for the first time. Living in a country where… [Read more...]
I have known Jetstar for a while but it’s only my first time to fly with this airline last month. After researching for the best airline to fly from Manila to Osaka given my USD 450.00 round trip budget, my choices boiled down to Cathay Pacific and Jetstar Asia.
Why I Chose Jetstar Asia
I also considered Philippine Airlines but it’s quite… [Read more...]
It’s been almost 4 years since I last set foot in NAIA Terminal 1. My previous experiences in this terminal have not been so good – from its dilapidated surroundings, long inefficient queues and chaotic baggage claim area. For my recent flight to Osaka, I am so happy that I was able to avail free Miascor Lounge access in NAIA Terminal 1… [Read more...]
I’ve been wanting to blog about my stay in Sofitel Manila for a while but I was unable to do so due to my busy schedule in the past few months. So today, my blog marathon begins taking advantage of the holidays before the year 2012 ends.
Sofitel Manila Philippine Plaza Room Rate
For the past 3 years, we have always stayed in Sofitel Manila for our annual… [Read more...]
It was a last minute decision when we decided to book for a room in Microtel Mall of Asia. If you know me well, I am quite picky with hotels and restaurants. 🙂 Staying in Microtel Mall of Asia never crossed my mind not until the time we had to go to SM Mall of Asia Arena to watch Cirque de Soleil. To avoid the heavy traffic congestion expected after the show,… [Read more...]
Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden
How to get there: via MTR and get off from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station P1 Exit
It’s our last day in Hong Kong so we decided to pay a last visit to a nearby garden just beside Kowloon Shangri-la hotel. It was nice to see local kids playing around being chased by their mothers.
Shang Palace… [Read more...]
Address: 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How to get there:There are several gates along Nathan Road. If via MTR, alight from Tsim Sha Tsui Station and get off at A1 Exit
After our lunch in Chuk Yuen Restaurant along Hankow Road, we walked the busy streets of Tsim Sha Tsui towards Kowloon Park. There are a couple… [Read more...]
Hong Kong Museum of History
Admission: HKD10.00 (USD1.30)
Address: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How to get there: About 15 minutes walk along Chatham Road from Tsim Sha Tsui East MTR Station P2 ExitAs a sip a cup of tea in the executive lounge of Kowloon Shangrila Hotel, the fogs blanketed the top floors of the sky scrapers across… [Read more...]