July 10, 2016

Zoomanity Group at Travel Madness Expo

Zoomanity Group at Travel Madness Expo

SMX MOA Ground
July 8 - 10, 2016



On July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016 at SMX Convention Center at SM Mall Of Asia, Pasay City, the
biggest operators of theme park, Zoomanity Group will have a booth to share their products and
services to thousands of travelers. The yearly Travel Madness Expo from 9AM to 7PM is here
again. Grab amazing travel deals with over 100 participating airlines, hotels, resorts, cruises,
theme parks, and travel agencies plus great discounts on travel essentials.

Check the following participating companies:

Participating Airlines and Cruises:
Air China
Air Mauritius
All Nippon Airways
Asiana Airlines
Cebu Pacific Air
China Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Delta Airlines
Eva Air
Gulf Air
Japan Airlines
Jeju Air
Jetstar Airways
Korean Air
Philippines Airasia
Philippine Airlines
Qatar Airways
Royal Brunei Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Skyjet Airlines
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines
2GO Group
Paradise Cruises & Hotels
Princess Cruises & Cunard
Royal Caribbean International
Star Cruises
Sun Cruises

Participating Hotels & Resorts:
Hotels & Resorts
Azalea Hotels
Bayview Park Hotel
Manila Be Resorts
Bellevue Hotels & Resorts
Boracay Summer Palace
Boracay Tropics
Crimson Hotel and Resorts
Diamond Hotel Philippines
El Nido Resorts
F1 Hotel
Fairways & Bluewater
Fersal Hotel Group
Fuego Hotels & Properties
Henan Bohol Resort
Henan Boracay Regency
Hotel Centro
Island Cove Hotel
Le Soleil de Boracay
Lee Boutique Hotel/Leez Inn
Makati Diamond Residences
Patio Pacific Boracay
Plaza del Norte
Princesa Suites
Quest Hotel
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Sophia's Garden Resort
The Manila Hotel
The Tides Hotel Boracay
Thunderbird Resorts

General Admission: P50 Senior Citizen & PWD: P40.00

Zoomanity Group is composed of Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark,
Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate
Thrills in Loboc, Bohol, Nanten Japanese Restaurant inside Manila Polo Club, Makati, Misono
Japanese Restaurant in Bel Air, Makati and more.

TAG Media and Public Relations is the marketing arm of Zoomanity Group. For details, contact
grace@tagmedia.asia #TAGmedia #ZoomanityGroup
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June 24, 2016

Look! Space Wars inspired suite room at Victoria Court Hotel


Victoria Court signage
Victoria Court signage


It was an epic experience during the launching of Victoria Court’s Space Wars thematic suite room at their branch in Canley Street, Pasig City last June 9, 2016.  A party celebration has been held for selected guests and celebrities who attended this event with a sci-fi experience of their newest room.

The room was upstairs the garage, and I was surprised when a Stormtrooper armed with his blaster greeted us at the entry way of the automatic blast door.    
I was totally in amazement with delight when I saw the full view of the room at the doorway, it seems I was transported in Space Wars galaxy, everything from ceiling, walls and flooring are intergalactic in design.  It was even more surrealistic when I keep hearing that Tan tan tan tan tan sound ...  the theme song of Star Wars .. with matching smoke coming from somewhere. 


What’s inside Space Wars Suite Room?

VC Space Wars intergalactic view at glass windows

Windows with a space view 

Look at that! It seems you're out of this world with those sparkling stars and galaxies at those windows.  I can't help imagining things seeing objects from the galaxy.

VC Space Wars suite room Infinity floor made of glass


Infinity Floor

A custom designed infinity floor to relive epic laser sword battles and for taking amazing photos and videos.  It is made of glass and I felt a little bit dizzy looking on the floor because it seems I will get drown in the abyss, you see I only put one foot on that floor to take photo of the infinity floor.


Jacuzzi inside Space Wars theme room of Victoria Court


A big whirpool

This is their jacuzzi, located just beside the bedroom.

Exterior of Interactive cockpit inside Space Wars theme room at Victoria Court

Interior of Interactive cockpit of Space Wars theme room at Victoria Court

Interactive Spaceship Cockpit

This area is the best part of the room that I like best, because for the first time I was able to fly a spaceship in my imagination.  I really got carried away with the whole theme inside the room.  This cockpit is moving using those controls on the dashboard, with light switches and has sound effects as well.

Bedroom with galaxy views at Space Wars theme room at Victoria Court

Bedroom with galaxy views

The bed is so comfortable and so inviting to lie down and relax while gazing on the stars.  The bedroom was cold and dim, has wall hung TV and toilet. 


Wardrobe and weapons at Space Wars theme room of Victoria Court


Costumes and gadgets

There are readily available costume like that brown robe, Darth Vader mask and several weapons displayed on the wall and the laser sword for a complete sci-fi experience.

Different Space Wars inspired food menu at Victoria Court

Space Wars Food Menu

My amazement with Space Wars inside the room hasn't stop there, they also offered us guests with their Space Wars inspired menu options creatively prepared by their chefs such as the Dark Side Burger, Imperial Pasta, Trooper Onigiri, Space Wars Wrap, Panatrooper, and cocktails called Jar Jar Drinks.


The whole experience during Victoria Court Hotel Space Wars launching was truly unique and amazing, truly an out of this world experience!


To know more about the pricing and booking, please visit www.victoriacourt.biz

You can also like or follow them at their social media sites:

Facebook - VictoriaCourtPH
Twitter - VictoriaCourtVC
Instagram - VictoriaCourtVC
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June 17, 2016

Manila Pavilion's Father's Day Treats


Father's Day is just around the corner and if you haven't had any idea on how and where to spend it with your best DAD, check this wonderful recommendation from one of the finest hotel in Manila:



Father’s Day comes but once a year. On Sunday, June 19, make the most of this wondrous occasion by matching Dad’s big appetite with the liberty to choose from our eat-all-you-can lunch for only Php1,200 nett at our interactive lifestyle restaurant, Seasons. To make this lip-smacking fare even more invigorating, Super dads with group of four or more will receive special gifts from our sponsors Metro Dental, Tony & Jackey and Asian Brewery.

           At Patisserie, Manila Pavilion’s French-style pastry shop, present Dad with our heavenly cake of the month Chocolate Entremet, layered of milk chocolate sponge and strudel, passion fruit parfait, mint caramel, milk chocolate mousse and glazed that is perfect with its gooeyness will surely win Dad’s sweet tooth.
         
 Furthermore, a red-carpet treat is laid out for all Dads with Manila Pavilion’s flavorful Roasted Chicken Quesadillas.

Relish in the goodness of our drink of the month, Manhattan & Whiskey sour – a perfect match for our Chicken Satay with Peanut sauce.

             For the ultimate present for dad, book in one of our appointed rooms for an extra special of Php3,600 nett for a Deluxe room inclusive of buffet breakfast for two at Seasons Cafe, access to swimming pool and gym, and free use of Wi-fi.


          For inquiries and reservations visit the Manila Pavilion Hotel at United Nations Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street in Manila.  Log on to www.waterfronthotels.com.ph or call 5261212, for inquiries and reservations; Like or Follow @WaterfrontMNL for regular updates.


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June 16, 2016

Food Review: Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud

Where to eat in Pagudpud?  

A budget friendly restaurant in Pagudpud that serves authentic Ilocano food and other Filipino dishes.


Nipa Hut design Restaurant at Blue Lagoon Pagudpud
Marites Homestay and Restaurant

What better way to experience a local destination is also to experience the taste of its authentic local dishes.  We were fortunate enough when we stayed in Marites Homestay because we didn’t have to worry about where to eat and what to eat, as Marites Homestay and Restaurant serve a variety of dish offerings on their menu.

From the time we checked-in until our checkout, we were served grandly with their kind service and generous servings of food, that each platter of food could serve up to three persons for a budget friendly cost.

Pancit Canton at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in PagudpudPancit Bihon Guisado at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud

Food

Our first taste of their menu was when we were served with a heavy snack, Pancit canton for me and my daughter’s friend and Pancit bihon for my daughter.  Although I was not that hungry, I managed to finish eating the serving on my plate because I love the taste, it has the taste of Pinoy Pancit Canton that I like, the tasty soy sauce that lingers on my taste buds and the variety of vegetables mixed with the noodles. 


Complete meal menu - Sinigang na Isda, Garlic Shrimp, Fried Pork, Pinakbet, Inihaw na Pusit and Rice

Dinner
With dim light and cool fresh air in the dining area, our dinner was served hot, fresh from the cooking area as I can see smoke coming from the food even when the light is dim.  We were served with a plate of mountain full of rice, Sinigang na Isda, Inihaw na Pusit, Buttered shrimp, Chopped Fried Pork, Pinakbet and fresh Water Melon for dessert.


Sinigang na isda menu at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud
Sinigang na Isda

The fish kinda look new to me which they call in Ilocano Tirtir, the fish meat is white and soft.  Instead of Sampaloc which we are used to sour our Sinigang, they use Calamansi.


Inihaw na Pusit menu at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud
Inihaw na Pusit
The squid is perfectly grilled with its meat soft and chewy inside.
  
Buttered Shrimp menu at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud
Buttered Shrimp
We three say in unison that this was our favorite menu in our dinner.  The sweet and spicy taste is oh so delectable to the taste, we didn’t leave any single shrimp uneaten on our platter, except of course its shells. 

Fried Pork menu at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud
Fried Pork
The breading is thin and crispy and the taste is good enough, there’s no need to dip in the catsup to taste, but the fatty portion is bigger than the lean meat that’s why we consumed half of the serving.


Pinakbet menu at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud
Pinakbet
If you haven’t tried Ilocano Pakbet, this is it, this is the authentic Ilocano Pakbet with sautéed eggplant, okra, bitter gourd, tomatoes and fermented fish or anchovy sauce that brings out the salty taste.
 
Breakfast meal - Longsilog at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud
Longsilog

Breakfast
The next morning we were served with a healthy Pinoy breakfast, a platter with complete meal, rice, longanisa, steamed vegetable, fresh vegetable and Sukang Iloco with fresh garlic for dipping. What I like about their longanisa is it’s salty and spicy taste which really match the tangy flavor of Sukang Iloco.

Inihaw na isda, Dinengdeng and Sisig meal at Marites Homestay and Restaurant in Pagudpud

Lunch
It was our farewell meal in Pagudpud and we really ensured that we will gonna eat plenty to endure the long travel back to Manila. We had Inihaw na Isda, again I’m not familiar with this fish which they call Sungayan.  To complement this dry dish, we had Dinengdeng, it also has fermented fish sauce as base just like Pakbet, but the vegetables in this dish are different.  It can be mixed with camote and malungay vegetables. Our bonus meal is the Pork Sisig, served hot on the metal plate with fresh egg on top.

Those are some of Ilocano dishes Marites Homestay & Restaurant offers they also have Poqui Poqui, Dinakdakan to name a few.  If you are in Pagudpud for a beach getaway, do visit them in Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud and try one of their Ilocano dishes.

You can check out their facebook page for more information on their newest menu. 
 
For room reservation you may contact Mr. Walter Ubasa – Marketing Manager at 0909 950 4417


Marites Homestay and Restaurant
Blue Lagoon, Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

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June 13, 2016

Bringing Thai Cuisine Back Home With You


One of the things that people miss the most when they come back home after a long vacation is the food. Trying out the dishes of a new country is one of the most underappreciated elements of any vacation. But the people who really want to take in the culture of a new place will dig right in.

There are many countries out there than offer amazing and unique food and drink. Many of the best ones are imported as delicacies and restaurant niches. Mexican, Chinese, Italian - we’re all familiar with them because we can try them out without flying to another country. But it’s always much better when you go to the country itself and try the food right there in its homeland. And there are few places in which this is truer than in Thailand.




A vacation in Thailand is seen as one of the most exotic and luxurious getaways you can embark on. And though we have a lot of Thai cuisine outlets in this country, it’s simply not as widespread as many others. But it’s easily one of the finest foreign menu exports we have.


When you’re back from a Thailand vacation, you may not feel much like celebrating. But why not take what you learned about food and drink in Thailand and share it with your friends? You should consider throwing a dinner party. Let them see the culture that you soaked in while you were on your amazing vacation.



The environment

Thai cuisine, like many great Asian cuisines, lends itself to a very particular and striking aesthetic. If you want to go all-out on a Thailand dinner party, you should consider decorating with a color scheme in mind. The best mix to go for is red, gold, black.


If you want to take it to the next level, you should consider bringing in a low table. You’ll remember that the furniture in Thailand was also minimal. Tables are often close to the floor and the seating comprised simply of cushions.

The main courses

Thai cuisine is so varied that it can be hard to decide on what main course to serve. You could, of course, do some brainstorming and come up with a selection from which your guests could select before they arrive.






But you should think back to all the great dishes you enjoyed in Thailand. What dishes did you enjoy the most? Which ones made you wish your friends had been there to try it out? Try cooking up a mix of all those dishes. You could make a buffet to make sure your friends get to try a bit of everything! And don’t forget to consider the popular condiments for Asean cuisines.

Dessert

People don’t often talk about the amazing desserts that Thai cuisine has to offer. Hopefully, you tried a bunch of amazing ones on your vacation. But a few people miss out because they stuff themselves too full of the main courses to order dessert!


Fruit and sticky rice are popular ingredients of many Thai desserts. There is also Pok Pok (ice cream sandwhich) to consider, though that’s also a popular dessert here at home!

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May 31, 2016

Summer getaway at Marites Homestay Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud




Just before summer comes to its close, I had an opportunity to visit Pagudpud for a weekend getaway with my daughter and her friend. This is the second time I visited Pagudpud, the first time was in 2013, when we had our Three day tour of Ilocos, and Pagudpud was just part of a day tour in our three day itinerary so we didn’t enjoy much the beach.  And so this time, I planned on beach bumming in Pagudpud.

Staying in Marites Homestay and Restaurant Blue Lagoon

As a busy mom, an overnight stay with me beside the beach would just be enough for me to relax and unwind from my busy daily schedule. I wasn’t looking for any fancy things in a place to stay just a homey ambiance, peaceful and quiet. 

It wasn’t difficult for us to locate Marites Homestay Blue Lagoon in Balaois, Pagudpud, fortunately the drivers who took us there knew their establishment.  From the van driver of Laoag to Pagudpud bound and the tricycle driver who directly brought us to Marites Homestay.

At around 2 p.m. we arrived at our destination.  While unloading from our tricycle Mrs. Marites Ubasa, the owner of the Homestay, greeted us warmly and I was surprised that she was already there anticipating our arrival.  Her crew was very quick to assist us in carrying our backpacks to lead us to our room.

Interior of the room





The room was already cold with the air conditioning unit was already turned on.  There are two large beds in the room, just perfect for the three of us.  I occupied the smaller one beside the window and the bigger one for my daughter and her friend. The room has the basic things we need for an overnight stay, a comfortable bed with pillows and blankets, comfort room with a water supply and toilet, table with chairs, roll of tissue and a soap.  The room is quite big, it could still accommodate closet cabinet or vanity cabinet for those who wanted to stay for a longer period of days.  Wi-Fi and television are available at the restaurant which is steps away from the rooms.  Absence of those two in our room is not an issue for me, it was actually good as I was able to take a nap in the afternoon and an early night’s sleep, I was able to read a few pages of the book I took with me.  And not to mention, of course, the beach is located in front, with the nice view of blue green water, vast white sand shoreline, that swimming and enjoying the cool water definitely took most of my time soaking in the water.     

Nipa Hut Design Rooms



Each room has Nipa hut style exterior design, using dried Cogon grass roofing, wooden structures and bamboo pole wall cladding.  Their restaurant and dining areas have also the same Filipino design structure which would appeal to foreigners and locals who wants a taste of provincial style abode.

Restaurant & Dining Area



Aside from offering rooms for rent, they also have a restaurant that is 24 hours open to cater to diners. They serve snacks and meals, they also offer “paluto” style food order, Ilocano dishes and other Filipino food. The owners are genuine Ilocanos so you will be assured that you can taste in their restaurant an authentic Ilocano dish like Dinengdeng, Pakbet, Poqui Poqui, Dinakdakan, to name a few.   

Other Services offered by Marites Homestay & Restaurant

They have a mini store at the entrance of the restaurant, souvenir shop at the parking area and they are the first to offer in Pagudpud the 4 x 4 ride, a mountain trail seaside adventure. Cottage rental near the beach.



  

For Reservation and Pricing inquiry:

You can check them out at their Facebook fan page - 


https://www.facebook.com/Marites-Homestay-and-Restaurant-Blue-Lagoon-Pagudpud-663990893738100/


Contact Person – Walter Ubasa – Marketing Manager 0909 950 4417

   
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May 27, 2016

Top 12 Tourist Destinations in the Philippines


Halfway through May, summer isn't over yet! If anything, summer is here to stay. As the summer heat continue to bake the different parts of the Metro, most urban dwellers pack their bags and travel to the country's top tourist destinations. But with 7,107 beautiful islands surrounding the Philippines, the endless list of option can be overwhelming.  

Whether its Batangas, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu or Pampanga, you will never run out of places to visit.  

To help you plan your weekend getway, Pueblo De Oro, one of the Philippine's leading Real Estate Developer, has collated the Top 12 Awesome Tourist Destinations in the country that are a must-visit and truly one of a kind.


12 Awesome Destinations to Explore in the Philippines


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May 15, 2016

Travel Australia in Style with These Hints


Photo source: Pixabay

Australia is known for being a popular country for backpackers. People travel the country on a shoestring budget, managing to do it even with the high cost of living. Many people stay for a year or more on a working holiday visa. However, for some people, that's not the way they want to see such a magnificent country. If you prefer to travel in comfort, you're probably
looking for something with a little more luxury. Australia isn't just a country for backpackers, and you can enjoy a luxury trip there too. Pack your bags and check out how you can do it.

Look for Luxury Accommodation

The backpacker's choice of accommodation is usually a hostel, where they can stay for extended periods on a small budget . It's a great thing to do if you want to meet fellow travelers. However, if you have more money to spend, you might want something more sophisticated. You'll find excellent options for a luxurious stay across the country. The first option you could consider is a hotel. You can find luxury brands such as Four Seasons or boutique offerings for independent hotels. If you want more privacy, you should look into
renting an apartment or house.
Photo source: Pexels
Travel in Style

Australia is a vast country and if you want to see a lot of it, you need to choose a way to travel.  You could hire a car for a roadtrip, but there are more comfortable options. Of course, you could fly for a short journey. However, if you want to see some scenery along the way, you should consider some other choices. For example, a cruise around the coast is an excellent way to see some of the major cities. You could also take the train and pay for a cabin, which can give you magnificent views of the outback.

Take a Private Tour

When you arrive in the country, you could wander around with a guide book. However, the way to really get to know somewhere new is to have a local person show you around. You'll find companies like Kimberley Tours that can offer you a private tour. A local guide can not only show you all the best places but share their knowledge about the area too. Your tour could be on foot, in a 4x4, or even by bike. There are all kinds of tours you might enjoy,
depending on what sort of traveller you are. If you love the outdoors, you can get out into nature. If you're more of a city dweller, you could take a tour based on food, architecture, art, and more.


Photo source : Pixabay

Find a Luxury Hideaway

If you want to avoid backpackers and tourists, it's a good idea to stay away from the cities.  Instead, you can find yourself a luxury hideaway. Australia has some great islands and remote retreats where you can get away from it all. Take a boat to Tasmania's Satellite Island or go deep into the bush to spend your time at a spa.

Australia offers plenty for the luxury traveler. You don't have to travel like a backpacker or even be anywhere near them.

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May 13, 2016

How to visit Paris on a budget


Paris is an amazing city; there is so much to see and do. It is a vibrant and busy city with so much culture and history. As well as being a romantic city, it does have a reputation for being a little pricey. You might think that you have to spend a lot when you are there, to make it worth it. This is not the case! You can have a great time without having to spend a lot. You just need to plan ahead a little more so that you are planned and prepared.

Image from Pixabay

The cost of living for Parisians is a little higher than it is for others in France . It goes that way in most cities, though. As a result, the hotels often cost a little more too. It is a good idea to avoid the classic touristy areas when you are thinking about somewhere to stay. They know tourists want to be in the thick of it all, and will charge you extra for it. Think about staying somewhere a little further out. You should take into account the cost of travel, though. So work it all out and see if it will cost less. The chances are that it still will. You could even look to stay in a home that someone is renting out. This is safer than a hostel and way cheaper than a hotel.  There will be plenty of vacation rentals in Paris you don't want to miss . So do your research and see if there is one that is right for you.

When you are out and about in Paris, it can be costly to get things like ice creams or bottles of water or soda. A bottle of water can cost around €4! So one of the best things to do is to go to a supermarket near to where you are staying and stock up. Take a backpack with you during the day and carry bottles of water with you. It can be a little bit annoying, but will save money.  It will stop you having to find shops or restaurants to stop for a drink too.

Image from Pixabay

You want to see a lot of the main sights when you visit. To do it on a budget, visit the free attractions first. The likes of the Notre Dame cathedral and Montmartre are free. You could take a walk along the banks of the river Seine . You can walk down the Champs Elysées and look in all of the lovely shops. Things like the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower cost money to go up them. It doesn’t cost anything to have a picture outside of them, though. So you can still see the main event for free. The same goes for the Louvre; you can take a picture outside to prove that you were there. You don’t have to pay to go in unless you want to.


If you are under 26, there are a lot of the main attractions that you get in for free at. So check which ones are included and make sure that you have your ID with you. The French are sticklers for the rules!
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May 12, 2016

SM Supermalls Mobile App’s Download & Win


SM Supermalls is bringing back its “Download & Win” in-app mobile game and sweetening the deal by giving away 3 Original Glazed® Krispy Kreme doughnuts each to 100 unique SM Supermalls mobile app registered users every day from April 30 to June 30, 2016. How’s that for a tasty treat?

Embedded within the SM Supermalls Mobile App, “Download & Win” was the first digital scratch card promotion in the country. Its launch during SM Supermalls’ 30th Anniversary was marked with the giving away of exciting prizes such as free mobile data, free Spotify, Facebook, Games, Unli-Call and Unli Text every day for the entire month of March.

The celebration resumes this month with a shower of doughnuts! And joining can’t be simpler – just download the mobile app and get a chance to win.


Upon signing up in the SM Supermalls mobile app, you will receive a digital scratch card on the app. Scratch off the gray area to find out if you won. Get another shot of winning the next day until the end of the promo period. With some good luck and the daily habit of checking the app, you’ll be closer to sinking your teeth into those craveable doughnut treats for free. 

The SM Supermalls Mobile App is free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It is loaded with other features that let you plan your shopping even before you get to the mall. A unique feature of the app is the Feed section that highlights the latest store offerings, discounts and promos, services, as well as movies and events in SM malls nationwide. It also has the Mall Directory that provides a complete list of establishments in the malls while the Mall Map shows the exact location of all stores and mall facilities. To keep up to date on what’s new, visit SM Supermalls website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viber Public Chat, and Snapchat.
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April 30, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day at Manila Pavilion Hotel

Celebrate Mother's Day at Manila Pavilion Hotel

We all love our Moms and on occasions like Mother’s Day, most of us would want to give her something which she could always remember. Maybe a staycation to one of Manila’s most luxurious Hotel would be a nice idea if you haven’t planned one yet. 


Here’s Manila Pavilion’s wonderful package treat offer to Moms on Mother’s Day.. 

     Your mother is walking miracles to you. This Mother’s day show your appreciation and love for her by treating her to a lavish Sunday brunch, the Manila Pavilion Hotel crowns the queen of our hearts with awe-inspiring offerings that is sure to make her feel truly special. Reward your mom with genuine affection by allowing her to celebrate the joy of being a mother. 

     Indulge her appetite with a sumptuous Mother’s Day Special Buffet lunch on May 08 at our very own interactive lifestyle restaurant – Seasons. With a group of three or more and get special treats from our sponsors (Dermcare, Tony and Jackey, and Metro Dental.)

     Start the gastronomic experience with (best seller dish that will be served on lunch). Make sure to order The Manhattan Whiskey Shower – a mixture of Bourbon whiskey, sweet Vermouth and Angostura Bitter.

     To cap off the experience, give in to the heavenly goodness of Patisserie’s Mango Cheesecake.

     Pamper moms with a relaxing and luxurious getaway by availing our room packages for as low as Php 3,600 nett.

     For inquiries and reservations visit the Manila Pavilion Hotel at United Nations Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street in Manila. Log on to www.waterfronthotels.com.ph or call 5261212, for inquiries and reservations; Like or Follow @WaterfrontMNL for regular updates.
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April 28, 2016

Ten Interesting Places to visit in South of Manila

Buildings in Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

The Philippines is filled with tourist destinations that are hailed all over the world. Most people get the impression that to find the finest places to visit in the country, you have to travel and spend more. However, this is not the case especially if you will just explore the most interesting places to visit without getting out of the Metro.
                                                                                                                                          
The South of Metro Manila alone already offers a range of options for travelers, adventure seekers, and even for fun-loving locals. 

Have you really taken the time to know how the majestic Bamboo organ of Las Pinas sounds like? Or have you even thought of discovering the wonders that you are sure to experience at the Mind Museum in Taguig City? These are just some of the amazing places to visit in the South of Metro Manila and there is more to explore!

Here’s an infographic from Paseo Verde at Real, a condominiumin Las Piñas, about the Top 10 Interesting Places to visit in the South.

Click the photo to enlarge


 Infographic

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April 26, 2016

Unexpected Honeymoon Destinations You Should Go To!


After your big day, it’s amazing to head off on honeymoon with your new husband. A lot of people choose similar vacations such as New York, Paris or Rome for their break away. But why not choose something a bit different that you will love. Here are some unexpected honeymoon destinations you should go to.

Sydney

A lot of people tend to go Australia during their gap year, or as a long family break, but not many people choose to go for their honeymoon. But Australia is a fantastic place which would be perfect. Sydney, in particular, is a great place to go together. It’s ideal for sightseeing, and there are so many shows on that you can see at Sydney Opera House. As we talked about previously, why not go on a romantic helicopter ride over the city. Or if you are feeling adventurous, perhaps you could try shark diving or even a Skywalk at Sydney Tower. Be prepared for the long plane ride there and back; at least you can talk about the wedding!


Morocco

Morocco is a popular beach destination, but often people put it behind more traditional choices of Caribbean or Mexico. So for a unique honeymoon, you could visit magical Morocco. As well as the stunning beaches, there are amazing markets. And don’t forget to go on a camel ride. A lot of people visit Casablanca as it’s the capital of the country. But Marrakech is also a top choice.

Kenya

If you want to go on an exciting honeymoon that you will never forget, you should consider heading to Kenya. It’s been named as one of the top honeymoondestinations because you get to see so many wild animals while you are there. You will go on a drive where you will see sights you will never forget; just don’t forget your camera. The hotels tend to be very luxurious too which is ideal for your honeymoon.

Dubai

If you are a big fan of huge cities, Dubai could make a great honeymoon destination for you. A lot of people choose to go to New York or London, but Dubai is just as fantastic. The lights are beautiful, and there is a lot of sightseeing to do. If you love shopping, you will be in your element if you choose Dubai. As this article says, you do need to be aware that kissing could be a criminal offense if you do it in public, so stick to the bedroom for that!


Iceland

A lot of people tend to choose somewhere really hot for their honeymoon, but why not go somewhere colder like Iceland. There is so much to see including the gorgeous Northern Lights. You should also go whale watching, and why not go for a romantic swim in the Blue Lagoon. As this article explains, you could hire a car and explore the area including the amazing hot springs.


These choices will enable you to both have an exciting and unique honeymoon!
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