Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Year in Boracay

If you are planning to spend a New Year in Boracay, these are the things you need to consider.

1.  Secure your flights early.

Plan your arrival and departure.  Flights would get more expensive as you move closer to the date.  The earlier you book your flight, the more chances of you getting promo fares.

2.  Book your Hotel.

There are many options on where to stay in the island, depending on how many are you and the budget.  AirBnB has cheaper options as low as 700 pesos per night.

3. Scout for the most reasonable New Years Eve Dinner

Dinner buffets are expensive.  It's better that you scout for the best offer the moment you arrive.  If you're just after the fireworks along the beach, its free for everyone to see.  But if you want to settle in a place to get a good view, take the Dinner Buffet at Hap Chan in Boracay Regency.  Its the most reasonable and it entitles you an entrance to the beach for good view of the fireworks.

4.  Take the Southwestern Airport-Hotel transfer service.

For a little more than what you would normally pay to commute, this saves you the hassle of long lines and waiting time.

5.  Party with Boracay Pubcrawl

If you're travelling alone, this is the best way to make friends and enjoy Boracay's nightlife.

Those are my basic tips.  i would let you explore the food and activities for the remainder of your stay!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Vest Ramen In Town, A Must Visit In Malate

Being notorious for traffic, Manila is now becoming just a stopover for most tourist to the island destinations of the country.

But for those who want to get immersed in the history of our capital city, a tour of Intramuros is a must, and synonymous to that is sampling the food and night life in Malate.

Get the Island feel in the City!

There are a few establishments in this part of Manila worth trying. As I recently discovered, Vest Ramen along Adriatico St. gives you a glimpse of how diverse our culture is.  The place reminds me of an Island Shack somewhere in Boracay where you can just hangout over a few bottles of beer paired with our local favourite beer-match the sisig, while watching people pass by.  Except of course, the place is located on a busy street, and surprisingly among the items that made them popular is their Ramen.

Don't be discouraged by its appearance.  The Ramen they serve here is among the best in the city. and the most expensive variant they offer is only 90 pesos (2USD).  Its no surprise that the place is always full, and you would probably wait a bit longer to get seated and served.

My 90 Peso Tantanmen

It's also the cheap and safe place to try other Filipino street food.  Take a chance on the unfamiliar offerings from their menu.

If ever you find yourself in Malate, don't forget to check this place out!  It's located close to Remedios Circle beside Malate Pensionne.

Its this good!

Day 5: Tito's Roadtrip Travel Guide to Bicol

Our last day in Bicol is dedicated to our long drive back home. We decided to leave early around 3AM in order to reach Manila late in the ...