Work. Save. πŸ’΅ Travel. ✈️ Repeat. πŸ”

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Singapore Tour 2018

This is the photo where we got our logo :)
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Crystal Beach

Shot using GoPro Hero 5
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Helicopter Island - El Nido Palawan

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Luli Island

One of the highlights of Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa
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Relax and Enjoy the view!

Our tour guide from our El Nido Island Hoping!

Thursday, 25 July 2019

CEBU CITY ITINERARY: Mountain Tour in Busay | Travel Bubbs



Cebu City is known as THE QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH in the Philippines. CEBU is the traveler's dream of a tropical island come true: balmy weather, pristine beaches, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living. The island-province of Cebu is where the sweetest mangoes can be found and where Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan planted the Cross of Christianity in the name of Spain in 1521.

By the way, it's our 2nd Out-Of-Town together ❤ Thanks to DIY Travel PH for their shared itineraries.

ITINERARY:
Day 1 - October 18, 2017 (Wednesday): Departure to Cebu
10:50am - ETD to Mactan-Cebu International Airport


How to go there from Manila?
There are 2 ways going to Cebu, its either via Air or Sea. But we choose via Air so it will not be time consuming.

Anyway, here are the Airlines available in Metro Manila Airport and Clark Airport bound to Cebu:
When Von and I traveled to Cebu, we booked our ticket thru Airasia. Actually, my ticket was booked last 2016 since this is supposed to be my 1st Solo Travel, but he came in to my life before the travel date. πŸ’“ Ayieeeee hahaha, So, I got my ticket PHP 500 Manila to Cebu with Booked Seat already! #PisoSale is Life. Haha!

The travel distance to Cebu is 1 hour and 25 mins from Metro Manila. Just anticipate some delays cause you're in the Philippines. LOL.

Airasia Ticket Fare 2016


12:30pm - Arrival to Mactan-Cebu International Airport
1:00pm - Start Mountain Tour in Busay via Habal

Our first activity/tour today will be Mountain Tour in Busay. So before we arrived in Cebu, I already booked our tour. Our tour guide will be Kuya Marvin Tenajora. Actually he's one of the most recommended tour guides in Cebu. I found him in Facebook thru DIY Travel PH Group. We booked to him Habal Mountain Tour to avoid traffic in Cebu.


So, Lets start! After they picked up us in the airport, our tour guide brought us in CNT Lechon beside SM Cebu to take our lunch. This is located in Jose L Briones Street, Lungsod ng Cebu, 6000 Lalawigan ng Cebu.

CNT Lechon's Menu
Outside of CNT Lechon (Credits to owner. Photo not mine)



Well actually, I can't really remember what we ate here. But I'm sure that we ordered their LECHON (The Best!) πŸ˜πŸ’“ They also serving other food/ulam there.


Sirao Flower Garden "Little Amsterdam"


This is our first destination the so-called “Mini Amsterdam” in Cebu, Philippines that attracting tourists from all over the country and even foreigners. This is located in a mountain barangay just few minutes from JY, Lahug, Cebu City.

The story behind this, It is all started when a couple planted flowering plants to be harvested and sold on All Soul’s Day. Then noticed that their garden is attracting visitors so they decided not to cut them at all. The incursion of tourists encouraged them to plant more. The more plants and flowers in the garden meant more visitors too. Since tulips and hyacinths are hard to grow in a hot climate, celosia flowers are grown in Sirao Flower Farm instead. These flowers are as colorful and attractive as the tulips.


Celosia is the main flower grown in Sirao Flower Farm. This flower is considered to be a genus of edible and ornamental plants of the Amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Its name was derived from the Ancient Greek word “kαΈ—leos” which means “burning” and it refers to its flame-like flower heads.


Aside from Celosias, other variety of flowers are grown in the farm. Flowers like sunflower, chrysanthemum, daisy and aster are among the flowers that are planted there. These flowers provide a perfect edge for picture taking.

Von & Angela,
behind of Travel Bubbs πŸ’•




How to go there to Sirao Cebu?
  • From any point in Cebu, ride a cab or jeepney going to JY in Lahug, Cebu City.
  • In JY, there are lots of motorcycles for hire (habal-habal) that conducts regular trips going to the flower farm. Fare is more or less Php300.00 per person.
  • A taxi ride is also an option but it is way more expensive than the motorcycles.
  • When booked in a private city tour (with a car), a little negotiation with the tour company can be made with an additional fee to get to Sirao.
Entrance Fee - Php 50.00/person, Php 100.00/person
Operating Hours - 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM

By the way, there's a sari-sari stores outside the Garden so you can buy snacks and drinks since it's so tiring roaming around the garden.

(source: https://www.cebucitytour.com/cebu-destinations/sirao-flower-farm/)

Tops Lookout


After roaming round in Sirao Garden, we went to our 2nd destination, The TOPS LOOKOUT! This is one of my dream place here in Cebu. After I watched the Amazing Race Philippines that featured this place, I told to myself that I will go there (Tops Lookout). And now, it came through! <3

Tops Lookout is known for its height at 2,000 feet above sea level and a place for relaxation and peace. Because it is located in the mountains of Busay, it sure offers a cold temperature. Upon reaching the top, a mesmerizing view of the whole island can be seen. It is a perfect place to watch the sunrise or the the sunset. At night, the place turns into a magical scene with the city lights as the background. The islands of Mactan, Camotes, Olango, and Bohol are also visible during daytime. But in our visit there is cloudy. So don't get a chance to experience the beautiful scenery.


Entrance Fee - Php 100.00/person, Unlimited stay at the area especially their facilities like Cottages, Benches and Comfort Rooms.
Operating Hours - 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Temple of Leah


After chillin' in Tops Lookout, our third and last destination for the day is in the Temple of Leah. This is also located in Barangay Busay in Cebu City. Everybody knows that this temple is owned by the Grand parents of Ms. Ellen Adarna. This was built as a symbol of undying love and never ending devotion of Teodorico Adarna to his wife Leah Villa Albino-Adarna. This Roman inspired edifice showcases not only a labyrinthine and sophisticated architecture but also an astounding view of the whole city. There is also an art gallery and museum that features books and other valuable collectibles.


Entrance Fee - Php 50.00/person
Operating Hours - 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM

(excuse me to the photo bombers)


After our tour, supposed to be we'll have dinner in Cebu City unfortunately it rains heavy 😭 Since we're in habal-habal we're almost wet going down from Busay Mountain. The good thing there, our habal-habal have extra raincoats/poncho for their riders. They let us borrow. (Thank you mga kuya!) So now we decided to go to South Cebu already. I asked our drivers to drop off us in the South Cebu Bus Terminal.


Here are some must visit places that we didn't have a chance to visit in Busay, Cebu:
  • Lantaw Native Restaurant
  • Taoist Temple
Breakdown of Expenses
Airfare is not included
Contact: Kuya Marvin Tenajora - +63 995 210 8385

This is the end of our Day 1 Blog, we hope that this blog helped you to your travel/adventure in Mountain Tour in Busay, Cebu. πŸ˜‰

Watch out for our South Cebu Tour, SOON!

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Accommodation in BAGUIO - Old Orangewood Bed & Breakfast

Old Orangewood Bed & Breakfast

We only stayed here for a few hours just to rest. Since we traveled to Baguio right after our working hours.

This is located at 20 Gomez St. Lower P. Burgos, Baguio City 2600 near Santo NiΓ±o De Jesus Medical Center.

How to go to Old Orangewood?
- It's a few minutes walk from Victory Liner Terminal but we decided to ride a Taxi. Just tell the driver to drop you off in Old Orangewood at Gomez St. near Santo NiΓ±o De Jesus Medical Center. Our fare that time is around 40 to 50 pesos. (Not bad.)



Amenities:
Cable TV
Hot & Cold Shower
Free WiFi

Room Rates:
  • Good for 1 pax - Php 1,000/night ($ 19/night)



1 Single Bed
  • Good for 2 pax - Php 1,500/night/room ($ 29/2pax/night/room) "3 rooms available"


2 Single Beds


1 Double Bed
  • Good for 3 pax - Php 2,200/night/room ($ 42/3pax/night/room) "2 rooms available"




1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
  • Good for 4 pax - Php 2,600/night/room ($ 50/4pax/night/room) "2 rooms available"




2 Double Beds
  • Good for 5 pax - Php 3,500/night ($ 68/5pax/night/room)
3 Single Beds & 1 Double Bed
  • Good for 6 pax - Php 3,800/night/room ($ 73/6pax/night/room) "2 rooms available"
3 Double Beds


1 Double Bunk Bed & 2 Single Beds
  • Good for 8pax - Php 5,200/night ($ 100/8pax/night)


4 Single Bunk Beds

Note: Price are subject change without prior notice

Reception
Fire Place
Stairs

We hope that this blog help you to your travel/adventure in Baguio City

Enjoy Travelling! ❤

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Sunday, 3 March 2019

What's NEW at Inflatable Island, Subic 2019: The Biggest Floating Playground in Asia!?

What's NEW at the exciting Water Adventure near in Metro Manila!?

We will share to you our experience to the Biggest Floating Playground in Asia, The Inflatable Island in Subic!! or soon to be the BIGGEST UNICORN IN THE WORLD!



YES! You read it right! Their GUINNESS WORLD RECORD application is now on pending!!!



Is the biggest floating playground in Asia. At 3,400 sqm, it's as big as 8 basketball courts put together side by side. It contains inflatables slides, towers, bridges, human launchers, swings and so much more!



What's New?
Their Inflatables also got a MASSIVE ADDITION with the originally designed VORTEX - their CRAZIEST inflatable yet with it sudden slide drops, diving holes and more!

And of course their THE ONE, THE ONLY AND THE SHOCKING - UNICORNZILLA! - The Biggest Unicorn in the WORLD - as HIGH as 5-storey Building

ITINERARY:
Day 1 (Saturday Morning): Departure to Olongapo
5:45am - ETA to Victory Liner Cubao
7:30am - Departure to Olongapo πŸ˜“

How to go there from Manila?
🚍 Public Transportation πŸš
Take a bus for OLONGAPO CITY from Victory Liner Terminal (Pasay/Cubao/Caloocan). We decided to depart from Cubao Terminal. Its a 3-4 hours travel time. If you're coming from their Cubao Terminal, the fare is Php 235.00 plus Php 5.00 (total of $5/pax) Malayan Insurance (Travel Insurance) for 2x2 Air conditioned Bus.
Victory Liner Fare Matrix

Since this is our first time going to Olongapo, per our understanding after we purchase our tickets, we will just wait that our bus number to be called but there's no specific time when your bus number to be arrive in the terminal. The real process here is, you need to fall in line on the side of waiting area so you could leave earlier this is the time that you're already a chance passenger (Yes! you read it right. You can be a chance passenger even though you have a purchased ticket). That time we really don't have any idea about their process, we just sit back, take a breakfast from 7 Eleven nearby and relaxed until our number to be called. When we discover it, we take an action already. We leave around 7:30am and its already late to arrive earlier in Olongapo. 
Urgh. This is lesson learned to us so we're sharing this to you so also have an idea especially to those 1st timers also.


NOTE: Cubao Terminal going to Olongapo City has no scheduled departure but based on their website they have (VLI, please update your website!).


PS. VLI's Customer Service is not a GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. They're not organized!


By the way, there's a 2 bus stops, first is in SM Pampanga (that's what I remember) and in Bataan boundary to Olongapo City. Its a 15mins break, there's a mini stall there if you're hungry.


Once you arrived in Victory Liner Terminal of Olongapo, look for the BLUE JEEP TERMINAL located near Chowking Restaurant, around the Ulo ng Apo. Ride the Jeep and tell driver to drop you in HALFMOON BEACH and you'll be able to see signs for Inflatable Island PH.

🚘 PRIVATE CARS πŸš˜
From Manila, take NLEX-SCTEX until you see the exit to Subic. Once you do, take the Subic exit. Once you get inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone, take a right to RIZAL HIGHWAY. Go straight until you see the second stoplight (STAY TO THE LEFT). You will be turning left in BURGOS STREET (beside REMY FIELD). Then go RIGHT TO CANAL ROAD. Keep following the road until you reach DEWEY AVENUE, and then exit to the KALAKLAN GATE (way to Zambales).

Afterwards, turn LEFT to Olongapo-Bunggalon Road/RH National Highway and keep straight until you see SAMBA BLUEWATER RESORT where you'll find the entrance to INFLATABLE ISLAND PH.


Please note that it can be found in WAZE or GOOGLE MAPS by searching "Inflatable Island". However, entry is in SAMBA BLUEWATER RESORT.


11:45am - ETA Inflatable Island Subic. Once you arrived in the location, just present your voucher (if you purchased online).



Where to buy Ticket/Voucher?
- We got our Vouchers from Metro Deal, the Whole Day Pass with Beach Access for only Php 799.00/head ($ 15/head)

- You can also buy tickets directly to their website (with Discount) or when you arrived in the location thru walk-in.

12:00nn - Start Playing & Swimming

Say Hello to their NEW BALI LOUNGE!

NEW SPLIT COLOR of Pink and Yellow Bali Lounge
SUNFLOWER Lounge


Captured February 2019
Frequently Asked Questions:

How young are the kids that can come? Do you have a height requirement?
There is no age limit, however, for younger children (3 feet to 4 feet), they require a 1:1 adult-kid radio. Inflatable Island requires all participants to be at least 3 feet. 
Can we bring outside food or drinks?
No outside food or drinks are allowed in Bali Lounge. 
How deep is the water?
The depth of the Inflatable Island ranges from 4-20 feet. They require everyone to use life vests, and recommend having an ability to swim. Don't worry if you do not though, they have life guards on duty at all times and life vests are required at all times.

Are life jackets provided?
Life jackets are provided only for the activities we administer, including: WATER PARK, paddle boarding, and all other activities on the water. We DO NOT provide life jackets for the swimming beach.

Is parking free?
Yes parking is free. Space is subjected to availability (first come, first served). 
What is the attire?
Swimsuits (board shorts, bikinis, speedos, etc.) can be worn. They do HIGHLY recommend the use of rash guards and/or swim leggings. can be worn. Clothing with buttons, zippers, or any sharp objects such earrings, watches or rings are prohibited ONLY WHEN on the Inflatable Island itself since it might damage the inflatables. However, you may wear whatever you desire on shore.



Is the Inflatable Island Challenging?
There will be an area for beginners or children’s as well as more challenging ones. They recommend everyone to go at their own pace.

Is there food and drinks inside the beach?
Yes, They have a lot of food and drink choices offered inside the beach.


Is there a first aid area?
Yes, there is a designated first aid area in the beach.

Is there seating or shades inside the park?
Yes, they offer exclusive areas with umbrellas and beanbags for guests of the Inflatable Island.
Can I use my selfie stick, camera and phone on the island?
They will allow action cams, monopods and phones! They will recommended everyone to bring floaters for their devices too, though, as well as waterproof cases. However, please do take care when using these gadgets as not to injure yourself or other guests of the Inflatable Island.
Does the park ever close because of weather?
They are open rain or shine, however if we see lightning in the area, wind warnings, strong typhoons or upon the advise of the Philippine Coast Guard, they are liable to close.
Is there a place to store my belongings inside the park?
We have lockers for rent inside the park. 

Locker facility that you could rent for Php 50.00 for half day use and Php 100 for whole day use.

Can I smoke?
They DO NOT allow tobacco products of any kind inside the park. You are welcome to smoke in the parking lot.



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