Travel essentials, tips, itinerary and budgets when planning a trip to Hong Kong

They say you cannot visit all the hot spots in Hong Kong in one visit, the key here is to prioritize the destination that motivates you from food hunting, shopping and strolling. It involves a lot of WALKING! So brace yourself and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  What’s nice about there – people are fast-paced, the escalators are fast and the transportation from city bus to MTR are super fast and efficient. The food hubs at night are excitingly busy,  the shopping districts are open until midnight. Arm yourself with the moolah and you’re ready to hit the HK culture!

Travel Guide: Things to do in Hong KongVisit Macau
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Travel Guide: Golden Crown Guest House Accommodations, Hong Kong Itinerary and Expenses

Updated travel guide as of 2017, places mostly covered are Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Jordan, Victoria Harbour, Sha Tin and Lantau Island. This trip is planned ahead of time from airline to accommodation. It’s best to contact the hotel/guest house directly thru the website. Inquiries and reservation can be done online. Golden Crown Guest House (GCGH) requires a deposit of HK$1000 ($130) via PayPal or credit card, the rest of the balance can be paid upon arrival. The reception also exchange $ to HK$ with rate not lower than 7.7 , they also have discounted tickets to Disneyland, Ocean Park, The Peak Tram, Macau Ferry and the rest of the tourist spots in HK. I recommend purchasing tickets in advance to save time. For detailed travel tips – Travel Guide: Things to do in Hong Kong and Macau where to find the cheap swags and food joints!

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Travel Philippines via Online Booking

Traveling to the Philippines from island to island has become convenient to everybody with the help of online booking sites that offers comparison from hotel rates/accommodation to location guide.

Astoria Palawan: Travel Philippines via Online Booking

Since 2012, I started to book our family trips through hotel booking sites. Makes your inquiries comes in handy with the detailed information available for every traveler. The most recent trip we had was in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan last September 2016. We booked a 2 room suite at Astoria Palawan for 4D/3N. The accommodation comes with breakfast buffet, shuttle service and private amenities such as infinity pool, fat bikes, kayak boats, paddle boards and nearby Palawan water park access. City tours and tourist spot tours are charge separately but can be scheduled with hotel assistance.

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Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila
5th Avenue corner 28th Street Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Philippines

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Ascott BGC is conveniently  located in the corporate district of progressive Taguig, what’s great about the hotel is the access to shopping centers, parks, food hubs, museums, and fitness centers. There’s coffee shops and restaurants in every corner. Walk or use Grab car to get to you destination. Stroll the blocks of High Street, Serendra, Market Market and SM Aura.

The accommodation we had was a 3-bedroom executive apartment at the 29th Floor. An upscale place to stay where comforts meets convenience. The apartment room was equipped with complete amenities from dining, kitchen and the living room. Guests have an exclusive access to gym, an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, sauna rooms and children’s playroom situated in at the 7th floor. Enjoy the breakfast buffet in Alta restaurant at the 2nd floor.

Ascott BGC 3-Bedroom Executive Apartment

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Seda Hotel in Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
Makati City

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Seda exudes fresh concept of an urban lifestyle hotel, located within the area of Bonifacio High Street next to Serendra and BGC’s lifestyle hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment. It opened last December 2012, the hotel has an ample parking space, in-house restaurant – Misto, function rooms, roof deck bar, outdoor swimming pool and gym both situated at the 2nd floor.

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outdoor pool – 2nd Level
Seda Hotel in BGC

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Resorts World Manila

What’s inside?

Every time I received invites from media and marketing groups, one thing I put into consideration was the location. Child-friendly invites I usually decline when I need to travel from North to South. Imagine the travel time, the energy you have to put in when you’re having a child on board – it gest too exhausting. Not my type of game, I rather go out on our own comfort zones.
Newport City: Resorts World Manila

It’s been a month from now since I’ve been dilly-dallying whether to bring our little one to The Sound of Music theater play at Newport Performing Arts Theater, she finally did it!

What’s inside Resorts World Manila?

We’ve been trying out a few times their casino, it’s described as one of the high-tech casino venue close to Las Vegas settings. Indeed, the place was amazingly huge and filled with glittery machine blitz. On board, RWM has cinemas, shops and congruent hotels: Marriott, Maxim’s and Remington.

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a beagle dead tired sniffing guests  and promoting
The Sound of Music 🙂

Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City
Pasay 1309, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Hotel Vida

Widus Resort and Casino


The difference when the light turns on and state of dark started to rise, Widus has full parking at night — casino are more livelier I guess.  Few photos to share.

Widus Resort and Casino

Swimming is allowed until 9:00 p.m. Casino operates 24/7.  At night explore  Clark for its finest food trips and joints.




Casino Widus


Widus Resort and Casino

Hotel Vida

Clark Pampanga

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It’s our third time to check-in at Korean  owned resort  since its opening in 2008, the first was in 2009 and 2010. Rooms and amenities appears the same, although the ceiling has watermarks made by weather disturbances I guess (that is seen from the top 5th level), Junior Suite cost PhP 4,888 net inclusive of breakfast for two at Salt Restaurant. We were lucky to have a poolside view this time (since it’s always taken from the past stay) and we waited an hour and a minute before the last group check-out and we were able to secure the room from 4th Level where we stayed awhile to 5th Level. We stayed 3D/2N without the hassle of over crowded guests and as usual 50% of the hotel’s guest are Koreans. Even at Widus Casino, Korean players are mostly welcome. By the way this resort is staffed with mixed nationalities: Filipinos and Koreans. The Widus Casino is extremely addicting, we managed to get back the first 3K we inserted and hooked a winnings of PhP1,500 on a thirty-minute slot machine plays. 🙂  My companion held her luck with more winnings of Php 4,500 the following day.
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Widus Casino
The changes were— they now re-brand Hotel Vida as Widus Hotel Vida, making way for Widus Convention Center (WCC) soon. The slightest notice I want to share from my prying eyes and me being OC-type  (obsessive-compulsive) was the toiletries – towels, they haven’t change don’t they, I actually made a comment on their guest box to replace it with newer batch, the white towelettes specially looks grayish somehow. But the suite is still relaxing and comfortable.
Hotel Vida

Nothing spectacular new at the pool area, except for the construction in completion for the new shower areas beside the kid’s pool. Water slides that time in under re-painting. But the sunken bar is now in operation making way for the summer quench. What I love about Hotel Vida‘s pool area, is like we owned the big pool for a couple of hours, it’s our alone to frenzy with.

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Widus Resort Casino
5414 M.A. Roxas Highway
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