Sunday, June 18, 2017

Korea Travel Seminar for Individual Travelers

Thankfully, I was able to travel in South Korea more than once and attending this travel seminar still excites me a lot!

Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 June: 6 days Itinerary in Macau and Hong Kong

Accommodation: Where to stay in Mcau or Hong Kong?
Towns Well Hotel - No 6-6A Calcada das Verdades, Macau City
West Hotel - No.39 Wai Ching Street, Jordan Road, Yaumatei, Jordan, Hong Kong

Food: Where to eat in Macau or Hong Kong
Taste of Hong Kong
Food Stuff in Macau

Itinerary: Places to go, What to see, Things to do in Macau or Hong Kong?

Arrival in Macau
Since there is no direct buses heading to main streets apart from free Casino Hotel shuttle and bus to the port, you can opt to take taxi to your hotel.  You can pay in MOP or HKD. (We were not given our 5 MOP change).

2017 June: Hong Kong: Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

If you can skip month of June in Hong Kong, as most of the attractions are under maintenance, do so.
During our visit, Ngong Ping 360 cable car was under maintenance. You can take Bus No. 23 from temporary bus station in City Gate Outlets.  What's the positive side of it?  Taking bus will only cost you 17.20HKD/weekday or 27HKD/weekend per way compared to 185 HKD/standard (1110 PHP) to 240 HKD/roundtrip (1440 PHP, 2017). (Pricing and Packages in Ngong Ping)

2017 June: Hong Kong: Disneyland

After 8 years, this will be my third visit at Disneyland.  New to my eyes are the lands of Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point in Disneyland Hong Kong.  For anyone, how can we skip the ever amazing performance of Lion King.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2017 June: Hong Kong Monetary Authority

An amazing art piece on this floor, is the horizon displayed...
... and on a closer look, it is made up of coins.

2017 June: Taste of Hong Kong

Tim Ho Wan
Location: Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Rd, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

2017 June: Hong Kong: Kowloon: West Hotel

West Hotel
Address: No.39 Wai Ching Street, Jordan Road, Yaumatei, Jordan, Hong Kong
偉晴軒 九龍油麻地佐敦道偉晴街39號, 佐敦, 香港
Contact: westhotel[@]
Dates Stayed: June 04-07, 2017 (3 nights)

Price: Average - Family Suite (No Breakfast) PHP 10,583.28 for 3 nights

2017 June: Macau: Casino - Gaming Industry

The day after what happened in Resorts World Manila, is when we are flying in to Macau.  Still with heavy heart to the wounded and lost, this is a reminder to stay guarded and alert whenever or wherever you are visiting casinos, malls or other places.  

Some believe that these are only for betting place lovers or for gambling den, well in fact a reality.  But this is also for those who just simply want to enjoy capturing moments on flashing lights.

2017 June: Macau: Foodstuff

Egg Tart Shop
Location: nearby stores in St. Paul Ruins
Food: egg tart
Personal Preference: 7 out of 10. Enjoy the sight while eating this famous sweet snack in the streets of Macau.  In case you like to taste the version from Lord Stow, why not visit the original store in Coloane (G/F C Houston Court 21 Largo do Matadouro, Coloane Village, Macau).
Value: Affordable 8 MOP (52 PHP, 2017)

2017 June: Macau: Towns Well Hotel

Towns Well Hotel 鎮興旅館
Address: No 6-6A Calcada das Verdades, Macau City (板障堂街哪咤廟斜巷6至6A號, 澳門市)
Email: macauoffice[@]
Dates Stayed: June 02-04, 2017

Price: Expensive (PHP 10,652.78 (Included: Hotel tax 15%, 1 Room, 2 Nights)).  Comparing to other countries, this is expensive for 2 nights.  However, considering that the country has many 4-5 star casino hotel rooms, this “motel” is way much cheaper.  You read it right, it is considered as “hotel” in, but their map guide says “motel”.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: 3 things to do in Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
Japan, 〒812-0039 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Reisenmachi, 6-10

3 things to do in this museum:

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Itinerary and Expenses

Travel Date:
May 11-16, 2017 (5 days, 5 nights)

Accommodation: Where to stay in Fukuoka?
Hakata Gofukumachi Hostel Takataniya
9-5 Nakagofukumachi, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan 812-0035
博多 呉服町 ホステル 高谷家
博多区中呉服町 9-5, 博多, 福岡, 日本 812-0035
Hotel Review

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Temples and Shrines in Gion-Hakata Areas

Kushida Shrine
1-41, Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku

2017 May: Japan: Oita: 8 Things to do in Yufuin

Yufuin, Oita, Kyushu, Japan

Yufuin is two hours away travel by train from Hakata station in central Fukuoka.  If you're in doubt in visiting the place, don't!  You might think that the street shops are tourist trap, but it's not.  More of you'll enjoy the unending sweet treats along the way until you arrive at the end of the road with the view of the lake and a serene garden.

Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory (Daimyomachi Church)

Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory (Daimyomachi Church)
2-7-7, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0041 Japan
English Catholic Mass on Sundays 16:00