Disclaimer: I was invited by the hotel to stay overnight at their property, free of charge.
Since I work from home, and have enrolled all my bills to online banking, there is very little reason for me to leave my house. When cabin fever hits, I venture out of my cave, and make sure to schedule everything in one day, so that I won’t have to go out again until the following week (or at least I try to). That’s why for the past couple of dinner invites from friends who work and live in Makati, I opted to book an apartment in Makati to save the hassle of having to rush back home to work. I also made sure that it’s right before I’m flying out, so I’m nearer to the airport.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve gotten hooked on watching YouTube videos, specifically the ones produced by Buzzfeed. I particularly love the videos where they try different food from around the world — I enjoy seeing them get squeamish about food that’s unfamiliar.
The Australian Open 2017 is officially launched today, and single session tickets go on sale tomorrow (October 11). If you’re a tennis fan who wants to watch AO next year (or in the coming years), here are our tips for you based on our experience with attending the Australian Open last January.
I’ve just returned from a 12-day trip to New Zealand. I spent 4 days each in Auckland, Rotorua, and Queenstown. To be perfectly honest, the only place I knew about in New Zealand is Matamata, because that’s where Hobbiton is. Queenstown was very much under my radar, because it’s labeled as a hub for high adrenalin adventure travel. That’s not my thing. I didn’t have much expectations for Queenstown, and I was blown away by its natural beauty as soon as I caught a glimpse from the plane window.
For friends who are flying into Queenstown in the coming weeks, and for everyone else headed to New Zealand, here are my tips and suggestions for traveling in Queenstown.