Microtel Batangas

Three weeks ago, Microtel Batangas invited me and my friends from PHL360 to spend a weekend at their property in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Seeing as I am feeling the pressure to save all my money for an upcoming trip, I was eager to accept the invitation for a getaway.

Microtel Batangas
Microtel Batangas

Microtel Batangas is located inside the First Philippine Industrial Park. It features your typical Microtel architecture, interiors, and service. I think that’s what great about chain hotels — you know exactly what to expect, and you know your expectations will be met.
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Just Wandering in Greece

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Ever since I started posting about Greece, I know you’re all antsy to read more about the places we went to. While I’m unable to write the story of our adventures, I was able to list and map out all my favorite places in Athens, Chania, Heraklion, Fira, Perissa, Oia, and Mykonos.

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This is Eleanna’s in Mykonos, one of the best places we stayed at in Greece!

So in all those cities, which places did I like the most? In the short list are:

  1. Acropolis of Athens
  2. Chania’s Old Venetian Harbour
  3. Paradosiako
  4. Atlantis Books
  5. Eleanna’s

Want to know why these are my top places in Greece? Head over to roamtheglobe.ph to know why!

Win a round trip ticket to Japan on Cebu Pacific!

In case it isn’t obvious yet, I love Japan. It has been one of my dream destinations, and I’ve had the great fortune to have been able to visit the country twice. Since last year, Japan has started granting Philippine passport holders multiple-entry visas (provided that you have been to Japan before), and I managed to snag one, leaving me with the great urge to use it several times before it expires in 2016.

This is Central Japan

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Tune Hotel in the Philippines

It’s been years since I last stayed in a Tune Hotel. My first Tune was at Penang, during my 30-day Southeast Asian backpacking trip in 2009, the second during my Indonesia trip in 2010.

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My room at Tune Hotel Penang

Tune Hotel has expanded rapidly since then, finally making its way to Philippines shores in 2011. This February, they opened the doors of their eight hotel in the country: Tune Hotel Ortigas.
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Where are you headed next?

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Before I left Melbourne last August, my eldest sister asked me a question that left me both stumped and surprised: where do I picture myself living in the future? Unlike other 32 year olds who can easily prattle off with a concrete answer, I found myself saying with as much confidence that I can muster that I still can’t look that far ahead. All that I’m seeing, and all that I want to do is to travel, and to continue traveling. It has come to a point that I am moving beyond doing it as a hobby, and wanting to make it my life.

I wouldn’t mind living in this apartment in Mykonos

I have no set destination, I have no idea where I want to end up eventually, but I do know that I will find out by trial and error: going to a new city, getting an apartment there, living there for weeks, months or years. All I know for certain is that travel is what I really want to do.
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