Before I continue to write about my huge backlog i.e., blog posts about our travels last summer, let's take a break and see what we've been up to lately. I can't believe it's November already. Wasn't it just yesterday when the new year rung in? It's scary how fast time flies. One more month and … Continue reading Lapita Hotel’s daycation brunch: why it’s perfect for families
We were upgraded to a club room on our latest stay at Grand Hyatt Dubai. It came as a lovely surprise and because we didn't have any expectations on what a club room looks like or the perks that come together with it, we were delighted to find our room was bigger, the beds were … Continue reading Hotel Club Rooms & Executive Floors: Are they worth it?
Way back in 2007 when we were new in Dubai, we needed to meet some people who set the meeting place at Grand Hyatt Dubai and I could not forget being so impressed the moment I entered the hotel. After all, we just moved here from Japan - the land of mini this and that. Small apartments, … Continue reading Where we stayed: Grand Hyatt Dubai
If I tell you, "I was in a wonderful beach resort in Jordan!" would you look at me like I got my geography wrong? Or if you think of a "beach vacation" would you even think of Jordan? When I thought of Jordan at first, beach was far from my mind (except the "beach" at … Continue reading Where we stayed: Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, Jordan
On my travels, visiting different cities, there are cities where I can say, "I can definitely live here!" and cities where I can say otherwise. One of those cities that's so difficult to like is sadly, my own birth country's capital of Manila. And this situation hasn't changed much when I was in the city … Continue reading Back at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
School has started again in Dubai and my kids are back from their long summer vacation spent in the tropical country where there are a lot of water action. Of course, I would want to take photos of them near or in the water but have you been to the beach or pool and feel … Continue reading Win an all weather Catalyst Case for iPhone!
If you have read my previous travel posts, I am all about travelling for less. I believe you don't have to be rich to be able to see places and we're fine with budget travel: staying at basic accommodations, use public transport, simple meals and fly with budget airlines. However, there are times when a … Continue reading Where we stayed: The Bellevue Bohol Resort
I have a confession: Metro Manila makes me anxious. In fact, I wish I don't have to go through the Philippines' capital city whenever I go back to my first home, in the south. Why? Because I am not familiar with the place and the stories and news of crime don't help erase my anxiety. … Continue reading Where we stayed: The Bellevue Manila
We spent a wonderful weekend at Traders Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi and couldn't be happier.We've never been to the Qaryat Al Beri area before but within minutes of arriving, we're already pretty sure we would like to be back soon. Just a little over an hour drive from The Dubai Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road, … Continue reading Where we stayed: Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
We had a long weekend for the Islamic New Year and after living in Dubai for almost nine years, we find ourselves running out of ideas of where to go or what to do when a few days of holidays strikes. Recently, we've been staying at home more than going out but it would be … Continue reading Where we stayed: Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City