Staycation at City of Dreams

Staycation at City of Dreams

Once upon a time, my best friend Jam invited me to a staycation at City of Dreams.  Who was I to refuse? City of Dreams is a luxury integrated resort and casino, featuring three hotels: Crown Towers, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt, as well as diverse dining and entertainment facilities that can…

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Weekend Staycation at Seda Nuvali

Staycation at Seda Nuvali

Nuvali lies about 40 km south of Manila and straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba and the Municipality of Cabuyao in Laguna. Lots of people go there to enjoy the lake that’s filled with koi, have picnics on the grounds and shop at the factory outlets of various brands.  It has also…

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Hotel Review: GK Central Hotel

GK Central Hotel - Chasing Jayce

Less than 30 minutes from the Tan Son Nhat Airport is the GK Central Hotel.  This 3-star hotel is smack in the middle of action in Ho Chi Minh City and I was very glad that we made it the home base of our trip, even if it was priced a…

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Hotel Review: Ace Hotel and Suites

Ace Hotel and Suites Review

Thanks to my Navi Planner, I was finally able to stay at the Ace Hotel and Suites! I had this P2000 off coupon for an overnight stay at any of their rooms. The heat had been unbearable the past few days and I could not get any work on my…

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Hotel Review: Subic International Hotel

Bed and Bed Bugs Subic International Hotel

It was Moche’s first triathlon and we had to stay in Subic overnight.  We procrastinated booking a hotel room and thus ended up at the Subic International Hotel.  It was one of the mid-range priced hotels in Agoda and it was one of the remaining ones that still had rooms…

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Hotel Review: Hanoi Hibiscus Hotel

Hanoi Hibiscus Hotel Review

The main reason why, among the options that Jacq gave me, I chose Hanoi Hibiscus Hotel was because it was a fairly new hotel.  Constructed only in September 2011, the 3-star hotel boasts of budget-friendly and clean accommodations right in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.  Our booking was made…

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Staycation at B Hotel, Alabang

Staycation at B Hotel Alabang

Part of the allure of traveling is getting to stay at a new place and calling it “home” for at least a few days.  A self-imposed (pseudo) travel ban, new-job-related stress and Deal Grocer’s never-ending newsletters prompted me to try another staycation.  This time, I did a staycation at B…

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Staycation at Acacia Hotel Manila

Staycation at Acacia Hotel Manila

Whenever I travel, I am never one for 5-star hotels.  I always go for the cheapest places that offer basic but decent accommodations.  I believe that my money would be better spent on tours and experiencing the local vibe rather than on a room that would only serve as a…

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Hotel Review: Amaris Thamrin City Hotel

Amaris Thamrin City Hotel

The last phase of my research for my Going Solo in Indonesia trip consisted of looking for a hotel in Jakarta.  I decided that I would do 3D/2N in Bali then stay overnight in Jakarta.  And for that, I needed another hotel.  Thus, I thought that it would be a…

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Hotel Review: Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach

Hotel Review: Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach

Traveling solo and on a budget requires a lot of preparation, research and advance booking.  And after spending weeks reviewing the budget hotels in Bali as listed at Agoda.com, I settled for Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach because of the price ($69.64 for two nights), location (in Kuta but very near Legian) and the…

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