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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Microtel By Wyndham UP Technohub: The Face of "Next Generation" Microtel Hotels

This hotel exudes freshness anywhere you look that it felt as if it was just build last year. Its location greatly helped since it is literally within the confines of U.P. North Science and Technology Park. That means the area is surrounded by old Acacia trees which makes you feel that you are not in the Metro. This area is actually leased to Ayala Land a few years ago which it developed into an Information Technology hub. Ayala did a pretty good job at preserving the acacia trees and keeping the buildings not taller than 8 storeys high so you feel more in nature than in the city.

I focused too much on this aspect because the surrounding area definitely set the tone on the overall feel of any hotel. Its triangular orientation with an open lawn in the middle gives the hotel another fresh dimension. The green grass on the lawn I immediately noticed upon entering the hotel door thanks to a minimalist two-storey lobby with floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

Add a warm smile at the reception, the quick check-in, hallways  dotted with modern paintings, access to room corridors secured by a key-operated door, a nice restaurant, a convention hall, rooms as newly designed as one can get, a rooftop pool, what more can you ask for from a 3-star hotel. A modern hotel that is still true to the Microtel experience. I call it the face of "next generation" Microtel Hotels.


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About Microtel by Wyndham - UP Technohub

Microtel by Wyndham – UP Technohub has 120 guestrooms housed in a 6-storey block in the UP-Ayala Land Technohub’s commercial development along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Philippines

Thursday, September 7, 2017

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Stay Away from Apo Reef or Travel at Your Own Risk

I am sharing the experience ee had in Apo Reef last May so that reader will know. Yes, I was finally able to set foot on Apo Reef on 2nd attempt but it was also ruined thanks partly to the unaccommodating and unsympathetic local tourism office of Sablayan Occidental Mindoro to which Apo Reef is part of.

KNOW THIS: 
Due to recent DENR resolution, only 100 pax per day are allowed to camp in Apo Reef.

That's where the problem could start since the reef system is a popular tourist attraction. So if you don't secure your permit prior to arrival, you can only day tour here regardless if you traveled halfway around the world just to get here. We were a group of around 30 pax mostly from Manila and it took us something like 16 hours to get here so you can just imagine our frustration.

I am not passing all the blame on the local tourism office of Sablayan. Surely, outlr our group tour organizer and our local ( Sablayan resident) partner were mostly at fault but I feel that the tourism office should have been there to facilitate our tour but they made it harder for us instead. For that, I expressed my wrath during the call when they convened for an emergency meeting as a result of my incident report letter slash complaint.

TO THE LOCAL TOURISM OFFICE OF SABLAYAN
Thank you for almost ruining our vacation. Pero sablay kayo. You cannot stop happy peeps from having fun. But still you caused us inconvenience. This one is for you.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

2 Awesome Places to Visit in 2017

People travel around the world for various reasons. Factors such as food, drink, beautiful beaches, weather, scenery, historical monuments among others contribute to one’s decision to travel. We have looked for some great places in the world for you to explore. Discover something new when you visit following places.


Devon, England

Devon is a small lovely country in the southwest of England. It has two beautiful coastlines with sandy beaches, two national parks and other beautiful areas with stunning views. There is so much to do when you visit Devon. It is popularly known for its amazing surf beaches.

Some of its eating places are award-winning and there are many outdoor activities to choose from. Get thrilled with seeing historical buildings which been around for centuries. Although they may not be as thrilling real online casino gaming. Enjoy a bubbly nightlife, foodie pubs, great restaurants, traditional tea rooms, there’s everything to suit everyone. Devon is also well known for its cream tea and Devon crab sandwich.


The Citadel
The Royal Citadel in Plymouth, Devon, England
Photo by: Adrian Pink
The skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA / The Queen City
The skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA / The Queen City
Photo by: jorge molina
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