SEAIR Batanes Winter Bloggers’ Tour Contest

Seair has played a big part in my travels these past couple of years. Since 2008, I have been to places I’ve never thought I’ll ever get the chance to see: Coron, El Nido and Batanes. Now it’s your turn. Seair is having a part two of their blogger’s tour contest, this time to the gorgeous province of Batanes.

See these rolling hills of green with your own eyes in January

Seven lucky bloggers will get the chance to experience winter in the Philippine’s northernmost province. There’s no snow, but temperature can drop to as low as 7 degrees Celsius. Aside from the round trip airfare, winners also get free accommodation in Batan island. The blogger’s tour is scheduled for January 28 – 30, 2010.

To join, you just have to create a blog entry why you should be picked to join the blogger’s tour. Deadline for entry submission is December 20, 2010. For the full mechanics, visit the Seair Facebook page.

Going to DMIA: Trials and travails

The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport is located inside the Clark Freeport Zone in the Province of Pampanga. It serves both domestic and international flights for destinations as close as Manila to as far flung as Palau.

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

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UST and Lumina Pandit

I can count the number of times I went to UST. My first memory of UST was of one of my brothers studying there. It was followed by a sadder one — an uncle confined for several months, and eventually dying in the university hospital. There was also the memory of me taking the college entrance exam, then later on chickening out of the interview. Though I have these memories of UST, I never really explored the campus nor delved into the university’s history.

UST Entrance arch
Through the Arch of the Centuries

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Bangkok Airport Link: Fastest and cheapest way to Suvarnabhumi

In previous trips to Bangkok, I would either take the taxi or the Airport Express Bus to wherever I’m staying. Both option has its pros and cons: taxis are more comfortable and convenient, but it can be quite expensive if you’re shouldering the cost on your own. The bus, on the other hand, is a cheap alternative if you’re traveling solo, but you’d also have to deal with the terrible Bangkok traffic. About a month before we flew to Bangkok for the Thailand Open, I stumbled upon this article on CNNGo: Bangkok Airport Rail Link vs. city taxi. I was elated at the news of this new airport transport option that promises to be cheap, fast and relatively comfortable.

Bangkok Airport Link Express Train
Anonymous model wants to remain anonymous

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