The Bayleaf Hotel

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about The Bayleaf Hotel from friends who have stayed there, the highest praise being that it has the best views of Manila. When offered two night’s stay at the hotel, I jumped on the opportunity. It was perfect, since I haven’t been to Bayleaf yet.

The Bayleaf Hotel
Easiest way to get there is to enter Intramuros through the gate along Victoria, which is right across the Manila City Hall

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Finally, Nagsasa

I’ve been wanting to visit Nagsasa Cove, ever since I first saw it in Erick Dantoc‘s now defunct Wanderboy blog in 2009. Several plans have been made and scrapped since then, but it was only last Saturday that I finally managed to go there.

Nagsasa Cove
Huts at the beach

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Little Tokyo Sunday Fiesta

Nothing to do this weekend? If you’re not headed north for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, why not head to Makati for Little Tokyo’s Sunday Fiesta?

Little Tokyo Sunday Fiesta

There will be booths selling all kinds of knick knacks, Little Tokyo Restaurants are preparing special menu items just for the day, and even a singing contest!
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Everywhere else but here

I know I’ve been remiss with my blogging duties. That’s what happens you don’t travel. Which is really ironic, because it means I now have more time to write. I’ve been enjoying my time away from the computer, but unfortunately, it’s not spent mostly with my tablet. All free time is now spent playing Pocket Planes (oh how I love traveling vicariously through the lives of my Bitizens), drooling over food porn on Instagram, catching up on my favorite blogs on Flipboard, catching up with my siblings overseas on Viber, and reading questionable literature on iBooks.

As I mentioned before, my traveling style has changed. As technology change, so has my (and probably yours, too) Internet habits. Having a mobile device that can let me go online whenever and wherever I am, means that I can share photos and thoughts instantly. It also means I can just as easily connect with friends, and find out what they’re up to or get their recommendations for things or food to try where ever I am.

If you’re always mobile (and love being online all the time), you can follow me on Nuffnang X, which alerts you whenever I post a new entry. It’s a free app available on the App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android devices. Saves you the trouble of checking the blog every day (considering how erratic I blog lately, it can get really frustrating if you do that!), and you can also subscribe to your other favorite blogs, and get alerts when they have a new post.