Friday, July 29, 2016

HK Hotel: Evergreen Hotel Kowloon

Address:48 Woo Sung Street, Jordan,Kowloon [Credit: Evergreen Hotel Website]

This was where my brother and I slept on our last night in Hong Kong. As my flight on Saturday was around 9 A.M., my brother thought that it's best that we moved to a hotel nearer the airport. When he booked this, he was under the impression that transportation to and from HK airport might be difficult. I normally don't like moving from one accommodation to another, but I didn't put in an argument because I thought he wanted to be near the night markets on our last night in HK.

As we just came from Best Western Plus in Sai Ying Pun (check Review HERE), the first impression when we got to our room (Rm. 309) at Evergreen was: DARN, it's TOO SMALL!!! According to our booking details, the room is just 14 square meters(or 151 sq. feet). Haha, we have gotten used to the spacious accommodation back at Best Western Plus. The cost of the room was also relatively higher than in the other hotel. The average night rate at the other hotel was around PhP2,400++ [380HKD], while my brother paid PhP3,302.94[528HKD] for the night here in Evergreen. The rate was inclusive of taxes. Unlike in the other hotel, this rate came with buffet breakfast of Chinese and Western cuisine. Unfortunately, only my brother got to enjoy the breakfast as their buffet opens at 6 A.M., and I had to leave the hotel much earlier. As it was my first time to go to the airport on my own via public transportation, I thought it prudent to leave early to give me enough time allowance to navigate my way through HKIA.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HK Hotel: Best Western PLUS Hotel

Address: 308 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

The decision to choose this hotel had everything to do with its location being near the University of Hong Kong, where my brother's conference was held. My brother couldn't have picked a better place to accommodate us during this engagement. Not only was the hotel just a few minutes walk from the school, but it's also very near two MTR Stations namely Sai Ying Pun and HKU Stations. Plus, you could never go wrong when there's a nearby Mc Donalds, 7-Eleven, Starbucks (if you're a coffee drinker) around.

In front of the hotel is a TRAM stop for West-bound locations and a 2-minute walk is a TRAM stop for East-bound locations.

green tram stopping at 78W stop (west-bound) diagonally across the hotel is 11E stop (east-bound)(in front of 7-Eleven)

Thursday, May 5, 2016


It's been a little more than a month since I saw the musical Les Miz. A few days may have passed, but the memories remain as vivid as if it happened just yesterday. The ticket that we purchased was for the March 19 gala show. It was set to start at eight o'clock sharp. Not wanting to be late, we left our hotel in Makati at around 5:30 PM. Yes, we were THAT excited! It was good thing that we left early as it took us a while to get ourselves a cab to take us to the Theater at Solaire, the designated venue of the play. As you can see, I could not contain my excitement. Even while inside the cab, I could not wait to arrive at the venue. But of course, Manila traffic never fail to disappoint, haha!
When we arrived at the venue, I readily asked my brother to snap a photo of me as soon as we saw this poster. Yes, pabaga (thick-faced) much!
But that was nothing compared to what my brother had us do in this picture, haha!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

guest post at

By the lack of updates from this blog, it's quite obvious that I haven't done much traveling over the past couple of years. Thus, if I should be posting in the next few weeks, I'll only be doing late posts for posterity. Be that as it may, I will still inject bits of information that will help you to plan your own travel adventures.

Anyhow, just to get back into the writing groove, my brother asked if I could write a post or two over at his blog. You may want to check out The Bisaya Travels at Click on the photo below to head to his site:

The above picture of me in a hammock at Pass Island in Coron, Palawan is my said guest post.

His blog features his own exploration of destinations and eats in the Philippines. Among the places he's wrote about are the following:


Monday, March 14, 2016

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Saturday, January 23, 2016


The past two years were certainly a drought for me with regards to traveling. Work had not been great monetarily and I had to prioritize other things. Travel was one of the things that got voted as least priority. YES, I feel the pain of not being able to fly out, but I am OK with my decision because I have now come to believe that there are reasons for everything and there is a right season for things, even the Bible says so and the Bible to me is TRUTH.

Photo Credit: FourGirlsInk on Etsy
Ecclesiastes 3:1

This year, I'm hoping things will be different. I wish to resume my travels even just to nearby places of my beloved Cebu. How I can accomplish that is beyond me since just last December, I quit work and has not commenced any job application. Despite this uncertainty I remain hopeful that things will work out. Case in point. GDC 2016.