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Knowing Yogyakarta Indonesia

Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

LANGNESE: Germany's Number 1 Honey is Now in the Philippines

Honey has a lot of good health benefits for our body. Ever since I started drinking Green Tea, honey became my sweetener for my tea. Also, my kid is taking 1 TBSP oh honey every day because my kid is prone to having colds and I read that honey is a good source of vitamins to help prevent colds for kids. I honestly don't know if I am giving a pure honey to my kid, all I know is that if a honey is thick and no sugar found at the bottom of the honey bottle - it's real honey. But now I do not have to worry because Germany's Number 1 Honey is now in the Philippines and they offer pure honey for an affordable price. 
Aside from that, they also give honey lovers and meticulous moms like me 5 different variant/flavors of Langnese Honey. Langnese is a family owned company and distributed to 45 countries around the globe and been producing high-quality and pure honey for nine decades. Langnese honey also has a seal of approval from Germany's Honey Ordinance and European Standar…

Newly Renovated Hotel in Cubao: Eurotel Vivaldi

One of the newest hotels in Cubao is Eurotel Vivaldi which is also the 5th hotel branch here in Metro Manila. Eurotel has other branches outside Manila such as Baguio, Bicol and many other provincial sites. Eurotel Vivaldi is right beside the Vivaldi Condominiums and along Cubao EDSA. 
Getting to the hotel from Manila International Airport: - via commute, take a Jeepney going to Baclaran and drop off to Baclaran Church, ride a jeepney with a signage (MRT) and get off to MRT TAFT station. Buy your MRT ticket on the 2nd floor and tell the cashier that your destination is CUBAO. Get off from the CUBAO train station and go down the street and walk going north along EDSA CUBAO and just about 2-minute walk from the train station, you will see Eurotel Vivaldi. - or you may just take an UBER or Grab Taxi for a much comfortable ride and less hassle if you bring luggage with you.

Upon entering the hotel I immediately smell a fresh and new building which is PLUS for me. Reception is clean and s…

Hassle-free stay in Gran Prix Econotel Cubao

Cubao Quezon City is one of the many parts of Metro Manila that has a lot of hostels, cheap hotels, and expensive hotels in the Philippines. Provincial buses are located here in Cubao Quezon City and this happens to be one of the busiest and polluted part of Metro Manila. It is strategically located along MRT stations and EDSA. Shopping Malls, affordable restaurants, fast food chains, and even clubs can be found here.
If you are planning to head up north in Luzon and you find yourself getting stuck at the bus station and had problems with your bus reservation, don't worry because besides Victory Bus Station in Cubao there is an affordable hotel that you can sleep in and take a shower. Gran Prix Econotel is one of the cheapest and most affordable accommodations here in Cubao along EDSA.
Getting to the hotel from Manila International Airport: - via commute, take a Jeepney going to Baclaran and drop off to Baclaran Church, ride a jeepney with a signage (MRT) and get off to MRT TAFT …

Going Around Las Pinas City - What to do, Where to Stay

The very first 3-star hotel built in Las Pinas is Eurotel Hotel. It is strategically located in front of SM Southmall Las Pinas along Alabang-Zapote Road. The hotel offers affordable room rates food for 2 pax and up to 4 pax with children in 1 room. 
Getting to the hotel from Manila International Airport: - Just take an ordinary Airport Taxi, UBER or Grab Taxi. - Via jeepney commute just takes a jeepney with a signage (Sucat/Evacom). Just tell the driver to drop you off to EVACOM and take a tricycle/tuk-tuk going to Casimiro. Cross the Alabang-Zapote road and take a jeepney with a signage (Alabang/SM) and tell the driver to drop you in front of Eurotel Hotel in front of SM Southmall. - Jeepney fare going to Evacom is 7.00 PHP / .14 USD, Tricycle going to Casimiro is 60 PHP / 1.22 USD. Jeepney going to SM Southmall is 7 PHP / .14 USD

This hotel has a nice lobby and beside the lobby is where the in-house restaurant is located. This hotel also has a KTV room and Billiards room. Room rat…

Another Affordable Hotel in Makati - Saint Illians Inn

After our staycation last New Year's Eve at Herald Suites Makati, I was looking for a much affordable hotel that can accommodate my relatives coming from the province and they were looking for a homey type of hotel but for an affordable price that accommodates 3 persons in 1 room. Beside Herald Suites is Franchise One Hotel and the reception of Franchise One suggested me to go to their sister hotel Saint Illian's Inn which is just about 5-7 minutes walk from their hotel. On the same street of Franchise One Hotel, I found Saint Illian's Inn.   
If you look outside the building it looks an old dormitory/apartment building with vines all over the facade. Beside the hotel are residential houses and apartments. Upon entering the hotel, you will immediately see their cafeteria and the lobby. I find the hotel staff really friendly and accommodating. I asked the receptionist if they have a room good for 3 pax which is under 3,000 pesos per night with breakfast and luckily they ha…

Backpackers Choice: Makati International Inn

One of the old and popular affordable hotels in Makati which most of the travelers and backpackers go to is Makati International Inn. Located near Makati Medical Center and few meters away from Gil Puyat Buendia. Accessible via public transportation - Jeepney and strategically located around establishments like grocery, convenient store, hospital, and business offices. 
Getting there from Manila International Airport: - Take an UBER/Grab Taxi or ordinary airport taxi (fare will most likely around 250 to 350 PHP / 5.00 to 7.00 USD - via Jeepney, ride any Jeepney going to Baclaran, drop off to Baclaran Church and ride a bus going to Makati - Buendia Taft route. Get off to Leveriza street and ride another Jeepney with signage Washington and let your driver drop you off at Makati International Inn. - Jeepney fare is 7.00 PHP / .14 USD and Bus fare is 14 PHP / .28 USD
Getting around Makati via commute: - Going to Glorietta Mall / Greenbelt Mall is easy, just ride a Jeepney that has a sign…

Thank You for Breaking my Heart, Thank You 2016

2016 has been a crazy rollercoaster ride! Last year I received a lot of blessings for my blogging career, been to many places here in the Philippines and even abroad. I even got invited for a media trip for the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia and Jerusalem. I also met a lot of amazing bloggers and influencers on joining these numerous media trips. I gained a lot of friends and these new friends became my close friends.
Recently, me and my child's father separate our ways. Since I had a miscarriage on 2012 our relationship became weak, we always fight even to small things, and because of that, I suffer from depression and panic attacks. I needed to see a doctor because of this and if I don't I would have been in a mental institution that time. I have to be well for my kid and I have to be strong for her.
Last November 2016, it was the most painful and chaotic time of my life! We finally decided to separate ways and just be civil for our child. I told him "How can you do …

Affordable hotel in Makati: Franchise One Hotel

People think that staying in a hotel in Makati is expensive but there are a lot of affordable hotels around Makati. Makati is about 30-minutes away from Manila Airport (without traffic) and most of the luxury brands can be found here in this city. You may go to Greenbelt and Glorietta for your shopping needs and watch a movie or just enjoy the park at Greenbelt Mall. 
For 1,500 PHP to 2,500 PHP / 30 USD to 51 USD you can book ou hotel room here at Franchise One Hotel. 
Getting to the hotel from Manila Airport: - Take ordinary cab/ UBER / Grab
- Cheaper commute - ride any jeepney going to Baclaran, drop off to Baclaran and ride another jeepney going to MRT Taft. Take MRT and drop off to Magallanes MRT station. Ride jeepney going to Chino Roces/Don Bosco/Makati Square.
- From Magallanes MRT Station, it's about 5mins away (no traffic).
Jeepney Fare: 7PHP / .14USDMRT Fare: 15PHP / .30 USD

The hotel has an in-house restaurant which offers good and affordable meals. Their Alfredo Pasta …

Pasay Hotel: Gran Prix Econotel

If you are in a search of affordable hotel with free breakfast and near to the Manila Airport - mind as well trying Gran Prix Econotel Pasay. Strategically located at the Victory Bus Station along EDSA Pasay Manila. Room rates starts from 1,000 to 2,000 PHP / 20 USD to 40 USD. Standard room is good for 2 pax and they have a family room that is good for 3 to 4 pax all have a free breakfast at their in-house restaurant. 
Econotel (Economy Hotel/Affordable Hotel)
Getting to the hotel from Manila Airport: - From Manila Airport via public transportation, ride a jeepney that goes to MRT Taft, the drop-off to MRT Taft station and rides another jeepney going to LRT Buendia Station. or Mantrade. Just tell the jeepney driver to drop you off to the nearest foot bridge because you have to cross the street.  - Take an UBER or Grab taxi if you have luggage with you and you want a hassle-free commute. 
Jeepney fare is 7 PHP / .14 USD

Family room has 2 double bed, with en-suite bathroom and LED tv. Th…