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What are your travel plans for 2013?

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Start the year right at the Taal Vista Hotel, yes?

So we survived another year, and it’s time to look towards another year of fun and travel. I don’t really have anything major planned for 2013 yet, but I’m hoping to start it off with a relaxing weekend at Tagaytay, at the Taal Vista Hotel. Have you made plans yet?
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What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

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Two years ago, friends and I came upon two great value deals and welcomed 2011 with an NYE countdown party at the Sofitel, and staying overnight at the Manila Hotel. We’re thinking of doing it again this year, and I’ve been looking at the deals posted on Deal Grocer.

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Should we party at the Intercon?

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Give the gift of travel from Deal Grocer

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Whenever Christmas comes around, traffic in Metro Manila gets even worse than it already is. Traffic is especially bad this year (even before the holidays), and I am scared at how much worse it would get closer to Christmas. After getting stuck for hours waiting for a cab a couple of times now, I’ve resolved not to go venture out of Quezon City until after the 25th, or at least made sure I’m back home before nightfall.


Picture yourself relaxing at the Misibis Bay Luxury Villa

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PAL’s inaugural Manila-Toronto flight

While the Philippines honors Andres Bonifacio’s birthday last November 30, a different celebration was happening at the Centennial Terminal. It was the inaugural flight of PR118, Philippine Airlines‘ direct service from Manila to Toronto, Canada. Aside from passengers flying to Toronto for business, holiday, or to migrate, passengers of this flight also included PAL executives, members of the media, and of course, the ubiquitous bloggers. That’s us.

PR118 Inaugural Flight
Cute bag tag, specially made for the trip!

We were sent off by no less than PAL’s President, Ramon S. Ang. After a short ceremony, we were led into PAL’s latest Boeing 777-300 ER plane, which arrived in the country just three weeks prior. The mood inside the plane was festive, and you can sense the excitement of each passenger in the cabin.
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Are you a Happy Filipino?

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One of the reasons why I love being in the Philippines are my friends. While I love traveling overseas, coming home excites me because I can spend time with them again and share stories from my trip. Yes, Skype and Hangout makes it easy to talk to each other when you’re miles apart, but there’s just no comparison to hanging out together , feasting on isaw and barbecue.

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I’d post a picture of us, but my friends wouldn’t like that.

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Myanmar, Morocco and Japan in Color

So Paul tagged me for this contest. I’m not much of a contest joiner, but I have this compulsion to do these tagging things whenever I’m tagged. I figured it’s a good time as any to post something not sponsored on my now very neglected blog.

Kyoto Imperial Palace

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Spring, which is usually around March to May, is the best time to visit Japan. Although this would mean tourist spots and hotels in Tokyo would be filled to the brim with Japanese tourists who are also on holiday, you’ll be assured of pretty good weather, and if you’re really lucky, the cherry tree will be blooming. That’s an apricot blossom, though.
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