National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

BGC Hostel Makati: An Affordable and Instagram-Worthy Accommodation in Makati City

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BGC Hostel Makati is one of the three BGC Hostels in Metro Manila. The other two are BGC Hostel Manila and BGC Hostel Quezon City. Oh, by the way, BGC does not mean Bonifacio Global City but “Be at your Greatest Comfort”. πŸ™‚

Among the three BGC Hostels, the Makati branch has the most beautiful design especially in the common areas. It is located in Danlig Street, Makati City, a few steps away from EDSA. Going there, I took the MRT and alighted at Buendia Station. I must say it was a long walk from the train station to the hostel, but I don’t really mind, it’s cardio. πŸ™‚ The hostel is also near Mercury Drugstore hence you can buy things that you might need during your stay, including snacks and toiletries.

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Have A Nautical-Themed Sleepover At BGC Hostel Manila

I am a lover of beautiful and colorful things. I am a lover of dorm-type hostels because you may have the most basic bed but you will meet the most amazing people. So guys, if you are looking for a comfy but cheap accommodation in Manila area, then I recommend BGC Hostel Manila! It’s conveniently located along Vicente Cruz Street near Espana Avenue. It is also near the University Belt, specifically the University of Santo Tomas.

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BGC means “Be at your greatest comfort”, not Bonifacio Global City. πŸ™‚ BGC Hostels has three branches — in Manila, Makati, and Quezon City. I had the opportunity to check-in at BGC Hostel Manila for a night and experience its nautical-themed accommodation.

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

KL Tower Serviced Residences: Your Home Away From Home in Makati City

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At the heart of Makati Central Business Disctrict is the KL Tower Serviced Residences which is a perfect accommodation for business trips as well as staycation and family time. It is located close to shopping malls such as Greenbelt and several establishments such as restaurants, convenience stores, and shops can be found in the area.

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Coffee And Protein Serves More Than Just Specialty Coffee

My friends know me as a person who’s been really avoiding rice since I started hitting the gym. Since then, I’ve been looking for healthier alternatives both for food and drinks. Initially, I depended on soya drinks and wheat bread for my pre-workout meal but I guess it cannot give me the amount of energy I needed for my workout. I needed something that can prevent me from being hungry during workout, something that can provide me the energy I need, something that has the right amount of calories, and at the same time something that’s yummy!

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Having discovered Coffee and Protein, a pop-up store in the same building as my gym, was like winning the lottery because it has the type of menu that satisfies all my conditions for a perfect pre-workout meal. I think the location is kind of strategic for the store because I saw several gyms just along the stretch of Holy Spirit Drive. However, I have to emphasize that Coffee and Protein’s menu is not only meant for gym goers and health-conscious people alike, but it indeed caters the general public.

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Good Coffee And Cool Ambiance at Where’s Marcel? Ortigas

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When looking for a coffee shop to do my side hustles, it needs to have a reliable wi-fi, the coffee must be good, the place must be conducive for working, and lastly, it has to be ‘Instagrammable’. Such gem exists in Ortigas area by the name of Where’s Marcel?.

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Malaysia

Sunway Lagoon: Your Happy Place in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

During our stay in Malaysia, I and my friends dedicated one whole day to explore and have fun at Sunway Lagoon. I must say that this place is a good bonding place for friends and families. There are so many attractions and shops. For Filipinos, I can compare this place to Splash Island and Enchanted Kingdom and Star City combined.

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Hustle Cafe: More Than Just Your Instagram-Worthy Cafe in Quezon City

Attention, cafe junkies! This secret sanctuary in Cubao, Quezon City is the place for you! πŸ™‚

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Located in a quiet neighborhood along 10th Avenue, the place provides a very relaxing vibe which you will feel like you’re outside the city. A pretty good escape from the busy city life, I guess.

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Laguna · Philippines · Southern Luzon (CALABARZON)

Top 3 Spots to Visit in Calamba City, Laguna

Calamba City in Laguna is considered as one of the busiest cities in the CALABARZON region because aside from it is a center of commerce, there are a lot of reasons to visit the city, including the hot spring resorts in Barangay Pansol. It is also the gateway to the other parts of Laguna province. A lot of my relatives from the father side live in Laguna, so I go here frequently since I was a little girl but I never had the chance to actually tour around.

Considering that the city is only more than an hour away from Manila, I highly recommend that you check out what the city has to offer. Here are my list of the top three spots you should check out if you happen to visit Calamba City:

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Albay · Bicol Region · Philippines

Legazpi City Museum: A Must-See In Bicol Region

As a history buff and history professor, my number one agenda whenever visiting a new place is to check if there are museums that can be visited. Upon arrival at Legazpi Airport, I rode a tricycle going to the Legazpi City Hall because I saw online that there is a city museum in the building. I went to the City Tourism Office to ask for information, but sadly they are not that hospitable enough (yeah, considering that it is a tourism office). Skip to the more important part, they pointed me to the other building (the City Hall Annex Building) where the museum is located. They also told me that there is a museum at Tabaco which I was not able to check out.

It turned out that the Legazpi City Museum is the only public museum in Bicol Region. It houses several archaeological artifacts, religious items, as well as old photographs and artworks by Bicolano artists which showcase the rich history of the region.

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Central Luzon · Pampanga · Philippines

Lewis Grand Hotel: Your Home Away From Home At Angeles City, Pampanga

Who does not want to have a relaxing place to stay away from Metro Manila but near a shopping mall? I was lucky enough to have stayed at this minimalist hotel situated at Clark, Pampanga which is very near SM City Clark.

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The outside of the hotel is very, I must say, white. Expect the same with the inside. It really gives a relaxing vibe to its guests.

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