Sand and Stars Glamping and Travel Guide | Aurora Province

Have you ever heard this beach or have you been here? Sand and Stars is one of the happy beach I’ve ever been. It’s a bit far but it’s worth the long drive/trip as soon as you arrived there. Don’t forget to write this on your travel list! Let me give you some ideas and share with you our experiences in this quick weekend escapade. If you are ready, just keep on scrolling and enjoy reading this blog! 🙂

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Top Tourist Spots in Baguio | My Top 12!

“Be enthralled and delighted with the most beautiful places in Baguio City."

When we think of weekend getaway and a quick escape from the busy life in Metro, Baguio is always one of our options. Known as the City of Pines and the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

You must enjoy its cold breeze weather and a lot of best tourist spots in Baguio. It has the best thrift shopping places with its ukay-ukay stores. Food trips are everywhere, in streets or in cafes and restaurants. A weekend-getaway haven, with a lot of tourist attraction and foodies to try.

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Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe Tagaytay | Easy Guide

Calling all Instagrammers/Foodie lovers, prepare your phones, cameras as this cafe is going your way and perfectly for you. I know some of us sometimes drools over hippie and artsy themed restaurants. This place is good for group of friends and families who wants to have some good time, bonding and have fun while you’re at it. I know all of us heard about “Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe”, If this is your first time to hear about it, then keep on scrolling, this simple blog post might help you! 🙂

HOW TO GET TO DREAMLAND’S ART & CRAFTS TAGAYTAY?

If you are coming from Manila, via public transport –

  • Ride a bus from Buendia Terminal (DLTBCO/JAM) bound to Calatagan/Nasugbu/Lemery
  • Tell the driver to drop you off at Olivarez Rotunda. and from the rotunda,
  • Ride a tricycle or walk towards Tagaytay-Calamba Road.
  • Landmark to find is Verazza Hotel and Restaurant (drop off here)
  • Dreamland was near Cityland Condo, beside Verazza Hotel

It was really fun to explore the gastronomic side of Tagaytay with my boyfriend, among other places. This just goes to show that somehow, the culture of good food is very much vibrant in this side of town. What a winsome and attractive interiors they have!

Pay for only PHP100.00 for entrance fee and it’s consumable during your stay by purchasing of their handcrafts and foods. (may vary)

The walls are written with lovely designs of inspirational quotes, drawings, pastel colors, more dream catchers, all in a sort of organized kind of way. They have these double deck beds that artistically well designed as your table. Very creative right?

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It was an arts and crafts heaven indeed!

Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe is also a no WiFi zone. If you would notice on their entrance: “Disconnect to connect!” Good side of it, you can spend time more with your friends and families without any disturb of social media.

Contrary to some of the reviews we’ve read for the food quality, we enjoyed our orders and they tasted good. Below were our orders for your reference:

SHOP

In their shop, there are dream catchers everywhere in every size and color of it! There are available dream catcher kits like stationery, notebooks, adult coloring books, keychains, pens, temporary tattoos, yarns, bags, rings, everything artsy and kitschy you could imagine and a lot of more! (Note: It’s kinda pricey!) but every purchase can help to send children for school.

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PHOTOS

My fave spot!

MY PERSONAL OVERALL REVIEW:

This place is really perfect for a large group of friends, families and of course for couple as well. It was too instagrammable worthy so you can take pictures as many as you can.
The customer service was not that good! They are too unfriendly, lousy and awful. They are this kind of “masungit”and not that approachable, they didn’t gave you that kind smile at all! They serve your food one at a time and you need to follow up all the time your other orders!
Their Food was good but nothing special about it and kinda costly.

This is my personal experience and review! So there you have it friends! There’s nothing wrong about being honest. I just hope that they can improve more of their service in the future to avoid dismay and dissatisfaction of customer.


Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe + Bed & Breakfast
Address: Purok 157 Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City Proper, Tagaytay
Landmark: Near Cityland Condo, beside Verazza Hotel
Operating Hours: Open 24/7
Contact Nos.: (043) 404-9787 / +63916 649-8271 / +63927 156-3319


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Puerto Princesa Travel Guide | Palawan

It’s summer time! If you’ll be ask for a summer vacation, I’m sure Palawan is on your top! Well, no doubt cause of it’s endless beauty. Palawan is known as the ‘Last Frontier’. A paradise of beaches, greenly surroundings, turquoise water and limestone cliffs. This place is best for nature lovers and those who are looking for peaceful set and relaxation.

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Mr. Kimchi – Where Food Speaks with your Palate | Tagaytay

Samgyupsal hunting! Who can’t resist to SAMGYUPSAL? For me, I’d rather go to Samgyup than other buffet resto. We frequently eat at Samgupsal Restaurant in Makati city and nothing beats to the taste of Korean foods! it’s SUPERB! DELCIOSO!!!

Landmark: Vista Real Hotel
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La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden – Serenity Amidst Chaos | Tagaytay

Finding quiet, peaceful and a place for some relaxation? We’ve been searching where we can spend our 1 day off, then lucky us, we found this place. There’s a lot of day tours/activities offered thru Facebook and also via Travel agency, but no need to go far to find serene. This place has a simple yet unique accommodation, and exciting outdoor activities. I know all of us are familiar with the Kawa Hot Bath and I believed it was started in Aklan and they have the biggest kawa! But no need to fly to Aklan for Kawa Hot Bath, this place has this fun activity that will surely give you refreshment with the overlooking of Taal. Exciting right?

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Best of San Juan | La Union

La Union is known for the beach town of San Juan, the surfing capital on this side of North Luzon.

It’s summer time and for sure you have your plans for your summer vacation. Maybe La Union is in your list. Well, we all know that La Union is known for beautiful beach and great place for surfing. I’ve been planning to write this short blog from my previous visit there and I tell you, the place is just simply awesome, there’s a lot of places you can visit aside from the beach.

If you are a first timer or having this plan to visit La Union, then you are in the right blog site. Let me share you my experiences and travel tips! Happy reading!


BEST TIME TO VISIT LA UNION

Many tourists main reason why to go to La Union is surfing.

JUL-OCT: The South Swell is caused by the southwest monsoon, known locally as habagat. It produces ideal waves though this is the height of rainy season. This is a good time to go if you don’t mind surfing in bad weather.

NOV-MAR: The North Swell is caused by northeast trade winds known locally as amihan. This is the best time to go surfing because the waves are ideal and there’s less chance of rain.

The North and South Swell seasons are the best waves for long time surfer but if you’re a beginner, think twice before you go.

HOW TO GET TO LA UNION FROM MANILA

You can get to San Juan by driving or taking the bus.

BY BUS: There are several bus companies that can take you to La Union from Manila. There are various companies operating the bus from Manila to La Union, with the most popular being Partas and Dominion (both departing from Cubao and Pasay Terminal) and Viron (Cubao and Sampaloc terminals). Fare range from 400 – 800 depends on bus type.

• Cubao, Bus Terminal
816 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone Number:
+63 (2) 7278278

• San Fernando, La Union, Bus Mid-Way Station
Quezon Avenue, San Fernando, La Union, Philippines
Telephone Numbers:
+63 (74) 2420464
+63 (74) 2420923

WHERE TO STAY IN LA UNION

Most tourists traveling to La Union pick either San Juan or San Fernando as a base. Well, both of it is beautiful but I will go for San Juan. I stayed with my friend’s house. We chose San Juan La Union since most of the budget and our target places are concentrated here. Not to mention its proximity to the surfing beach – Urbiztondo Beach. But San Fernando also offers good options for travelers who are willing to spend more for comfort.

There’s a lot of affordable hotels and and accommodation near to beach. This place isn’t that big so there aren’t as many resorts compared to more established destinations. But if you are budget traveler, then good thing there is already AIRBNB to book your stay.

Since I stayed with my friend’s house, here are my suggestions if you opt to travel in La Union for overnight.

Flotsam & Jetsam Artist Hostel
Flotsam & Jetsam is one of the best places to stay in San Juan. I’ve been hearing about this place even before I had any real desire of visiting San Juan. This is not a hostel but also a perfect place for beach party.

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THINGS TO DO IN LA UNION

1. San Juan Beach

This is one of the best place to go for surfing, bonding, watch sunset and good thing it has nearby food stores and accommodations like Flotsam and Jetsam, the famous Makai bowls and lot more!


For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 🌅❤ Psalm 57:10

2. Poro Point Lighthouse

Time for escape and travel to La Union, step out of the shadow of its more popular neighbors. Its day in the sun has come, and the beacon that shines on it arising from Poro Point, whilom American base on a peninsula within San Fernando City. The Poro Point Lighthouse serves as a favorite spot and this is great place for jogs, sprints, cycling, working out, or an early morning walk. The Poro Point Lighthouse is just 10-15 minutes away from San Fernando’s central district, and you can get there either by car or by riding public transportation. No entrance fee needed, this is open for public, tourists or locals may freely walk around and take in the scenery.

3. Flotsam & Jetsam

Looking for a party in San Juan? Then this place is for you. Right after beach surfing or long drive from tours, have some drinks and get the party started. Flotsam & Jetsam is a trendy hostel with a restaurant and full bar. This place has fun and lively environment so most people visiting in San Juan will be here getting drinks every night, of course this is also near to the beach just 1-3 minutes walk!

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4. Halo Halo de Iloko – Zandueta Street

La Union has so much more to offer also for foods! Here’s one that you should put on your list! Halo Halo de Iloko, home of Ilokano cuisine in San Fernando City, offers not only the dessert but also Ilokano blend dishes. This place is known for their HALO HALO, I’ve tasted all kinds of halo halo but here, it’s different! There’s something in their ingredients that you can’t describe! It’s delicioso! Perfecto! Pasalubong, goodies are available here as well.

How to go — from Urbiztondo, ride a jeep to San Fernando (PHP11 fare per person). Drop off at the city center and ride a tricycle to Halo Halo de Iloko. Locals are very familiar with it.

5. Ma Cho Temple

No need to go to China. Ma Cho temple can be found in La Union! The Ma-Cho, Mazu or Ma Cho Temple is a Taoist temple to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu located on Quezon Avenue in Barangay II, San Fernando, La Union in the Philippines.

Things to take note and observe
1. Ma-Cho temple is open every day between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
2. There is no entrance fee. Hence, you could explore the temple for free.
3. There are holding areas found around the temple. Dating is prohibited in these areas.

How to go — From Halo Halo de Iloko, ride a tricycle to Ma-Cho Temple (PHP8 fare per person).

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Filling Station Bar and Cafe | Experience Filipino-American Resto In Metro

Friends! I know all of you are writing down your plans where beach to go, resto to eat, hang out with barkadas, and a place to chill. Well, let me share you this place that surely all of you will love it! This is bar/cafe/resto and open 24 hours. If you are looking for sweets, liquors, and other dishes, then this is the right place for you! Time to write down to your list for this year! I’m sure you’ll not regret it. Taste the Filipino American style!

Filling Station Bar and Cafe operates 24 hours and it is located in Padre Burgos st., Makati City. You can dine for breakfast in the morning or it can be your chill out bar at night.

This place in Manila that never gets old. Here’s my reason why.

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Hong Kong Disneyland! | Happiest Place on Earth

Hong Kong Disneyland is very significant for me; I remember when they opened few years ago, I was only thirteen and travelling out of the country was an unattainable dream. Ten years after, I made it to my very first Disneyland! Yeyy!

They say Disneyland is Happiest place on earth and where dreams do come true. There is something so magical moment about seeing the remarkable beauty of castle, parade of stars, experience their breath taking rides and many more. One of my bucket-list is to visit all Disneyland in the world and this is only the beginning. There are so many places and adventures I’ve yet to explore and I’m so excited and enliven for the day that I can truly say I set my foot in every nook and cranny of the world.

Soberly, I can say that even if it’s quite hard to understand the HK Disney staffs because of difficulty in language speaking, thanks to signage, pamphlets and flyers for the guide. They say this Disneyland in Hong Kong is the smallest among all Disneyland in the world! I can’t believe ’cause one day exploring around is not enough for you to visit all attractions. Visiting Disneyland will not be completed if you didn’t watch their fantastic fireworks. The Disney Castle’s fireworks display was so magical and extremely beautiful, it made me really cry. The feeling is so surreal, like a childhood dream that finally came true. We spent only 1 day in Hong Kong Disneyland and visited all attractions that we can, we’re so mesmerized and wanted to slow down the time and soak up the atmosphere. To make the most out of your time here, it is best to plan your trip and decide the rides and attractions that you want to try and visit ahead of time.

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Azure Urban Resort Residences Staycation

Treat yourself! Time to unwind and feel luxuriate, release your stress, tensions and ready for a great weekend! All of us need to relax, find stillness and serenity to escape the stress of city life. If you’re looking for weekend getaway then you’ll get answers of beach diving in Batangas, Zambales, Surfing in La Union and Baler, enjoy the cold breeze in Tagaytay and Rizal, but upon searching, I found this place, a condo style with man-made beach, a touch of luxury type of condo that will surely give you a superb stay!

Azure Urban Resort Residences is a residential project by Century Properties that named first man-made beach in the Philippines. This place has a lot to offer. Perfect with its palm trees and take note this man-made beach condo has natural sand, you will surely feel the beach life without leaving the metro. No need for you to experience long drives, buying of plane tickets to go another place, this place is just within Metro! It is located in Parañaque city, it’s just a short walk from SM Bicutan.

We went here together with my friends right after our work! We arrived around 8pm, we first bought our foods to eat in Supermarket at SM. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to catch the wave and beach pool as the schedule is from 7am to 7pm only. The pools are also closed every Monday for maintenance. So we just woke up early for swimming and memento photos.

Kiddie pool area
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