I can’t count how many times I have been to Bangkok. This city has been my second home since I moved to France as I have spent more time here than my hometown in the Philippines. There is just something about Bangkok that attracts me despite its hustle and bustle. Perhaps, the food and vibe? Most likely.
Considering Thailand is one of my favorite countries, I lost count as to how many times I’ve been over to this beautiful nation. Flying over to its capital is almost inevitable as Bangkok is the main entry and exit point to the rest of Thailand. Almost every visit, I would always find myself in Pratunam or Watergate as this is where my husband do his business affairs. Alighting at the long tail boat, there is that one piece of eye candy that catches our attention – the Amari Watergate Bangkok. It sits so perfectly in the very heart of the business and shopping district of Bangkok that it is literally a few steps away to where my husband conducts business and the airport train. Its prime location alone has convinced us to book a stay before flying back to Paris.
Living in Cebu City for over 10 years, I have witnessed the city’s innumerable urbanization to accommodate towering skyscrapers for outsourcing businesses and luxurious hotel chains. One of the most striking skyscrapers erected in uptown is a 3-star hotel called Quest Hotel Cebu. It’s definitely hard to miss considering its excellent location which is right across Cebu City’s upscale shopping center and 5-minute drive to IT Park`s 4-hectare mixed use business park.
El Nido, Philippines is one of the most breathtaking places I have ever been to, which is why one visit is clearly not enough. It is almost impossible to leave El Nido without feeling a sense of awe. So when planning your holiday to Philippines’ last frontier, it is only natural that you would want somewhere equally memorable to rest your head on at night. There are literally hundreds of accommodation options to be found in El Nido, so the choice can be truly overwhelming. Luckily, I’ve done the research for you, and when it comes to finding the best hotel in El Nido, there is no better choice than Sea Cocoon Hotel.
Nestled in Kowloon’s ‘Golden Circle’ and minutes away from the Olympic MTR Station, The Olympian Hong Kong is new in Hong Kong’s hospitality scene but has quickly gone up the ranks in the span of less than a year by offering more sophisticated accommodations by combining refined tranquility and urban vitality.
Everyone thinks of Hong Kong as a city when in fact, it is a sprawling archipelago of 260 islands. By everyone, I mean including me. All along, I thought Hong Kong is one whole city slash country; apparently not. It consists of a few main areas – Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and over 200 offshore islands. For the purpose of being a tourist who wants to spend time exploring the main tourist attractions of Hong Kong, we considered staying in Hong Kong Island. Although hotel choices are limited to the upper range, finding OZO Wesley Hong Kong is definitely heaven sent.
There are tons of accommodations dotting the skyline of Hong Kong making it easy to choose a hotel but to find the right place is rather arduous and daunting. So, when choosing our first home in Hong Kong, it all came down to a special blend of location, value for money, upscale credentials, reviews and a dash of luck – enter Royal Plaza Hotel. This majestic hotel ticked off all our boxes – location, unique design elements, friendly service, fantastic cuisine and bar, world class amenities – everything we could ever hope for!
Phew, let me just say that commuting around Bali is a pain in the back, literally and figuratively. And, this is coming from a girl who lives in Cebu City, Philippines – dubbed as the worst city to drive in according to Waze Traffic App. Of course, we had an idea of how ugly it can be to drive around Bali when we motorbiked to Uluwatu but who knew it can get worse? Long story short, it was a loooong, exhausting ride from Tulamben (north-east coast) to Seminyak (southern end). Luckily, we had great deal of comfort and luxury waiting for us at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort.