Insanely low business class fares from Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines have been promoting the super low prices of their Mabuhay Class seats, both for their domestic and international flights. While the prices were truly tempting, I was rather disappointed that the fares for their Melbourne flights are still rather high. My brother, who received the newsletter with the low fares, noticed that the fares to Brisbane from Manila are quite cheap, and then my sister pointed out that fares from Brisbane to Melbourne go for around AU$100 round trip, so it’s still quite a savings if I’m to take that route.

So I went the PAL website to check if these fares are for real. And they are!

Philippine Airlines economy class ticket
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Capsule pods at Kabayan Hotel

Here’s something I never got to do while in Japan: stay in a capsule hotel. I am intrigued by the concept, but was dissuaded to try it when my friend Rotch said that it was geared towards short stays only — you need to check out and check in again if you’re staying multiple nights. So when I got an invite from Kabayan Hotel to try out their new capsule dorms, I jumped at the opportunity.

Kabayan Hotel Capsule Pods
Not as small as it looks!

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Have a Resorts World Sentosa getaway with BDO Credit Cards

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I have this love/hate relationship with credit cards. I got my first card in 2006, right around the time I started planning for my first solo trip. Back then, if you want to buy plane tickets from budget airline’s websites, you have to use a credit card. My first purchase was round trip tickets to Singapore via Jetstar Airways, followed by my Tiger Airways tickets to Bangkok. I also used my credit card to pay for my train ticket to Udon Thani in Southern Thailand, when I arranged it with a Bangkok-based travel agent, while still in Manila.

Bangkok
Credit cards come in handy when you and your friends make an impulsive decision to fly to Bangkok to eat

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What to do in Roxas City

Last April, the nice folks of Pueblo de Panay took us to Roxas, to experience firsthand what the city offers. They timed the visit during the Capiztahan, the province’s annual fiesta. I was supposed to go to Capiz last December, but Toronto happened, so I was very happy that I got another invite to go.

Roxas City
Lovely Roxas City

Here’s what we did in Roxas on that weekend:
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Just Wandering turns 7

Time flew by so fast, and I’m now celebrating seven years of travel blogging. Who’d have thought? Honestly. I started this blog just so I can share my thoughts and experiences about a trip. I wanted it to be a resource for other travelers who, like me, turn to the web to find any and all the information they can about a place they want to visit. I never thought I’d be able to accomplish so much in seven years.

Balay Idang
One of my favorite places, Balay Indang

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