Fort San Pedro (Fuerte de San Pedro)

The Fort San Pedro (Fuerte de San Pedro in Spanish) is a military defense structure in Cebu built by Spaniards in 1973 to repel Muslim raiders. It was built under the command of the first Governor-General of the Philippines, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia is said to be the most historically significant plaza in Cebu. It's name says it all, the symbol of independence and freedom from all the conquerors that tried to take over the island. Its land along with the age-old acacia trees are witness the rich history of the province during the colonial days.

The Original AA's Barbeque (MJ Cuenco Branch)

On my second visit to Cebu with my family, I brought them to another branch of AA's Barbeque, not only because I want them to try the food there, but it's also near our next destination, the Plaza Independencia and Fort San Pedro.

Bayfront Hotel Cebu

On my 2nd visit to Cebu with my family, we stayed in this hotel. Not only because I got a good deal, but because it's near the seaport going to Bohol.

Ocean Park Waterfront Attractions & Rides

Compare to the Summit, the attractions and rides in Waterfront are more for kids and well, for those kids at heart that are too afraid to try the more thrilling rides, like me.

Ocean Park Summit Attractions & Thrilling Rides

The Summit of Ocean Park Hong Kong is more exciting and thrilling than the Waterfront. Not only because a lot of extraordinary animals are located there, but because of the hair raiser rides! I never tried them though because of my motion sickness and I don't like scaring myself, but for those who want to feel the adrenaline, you'll love this place. 

17 Attractions You Can Visit In Hong Kong in Less Than 4 Days (Packed Itinerary)

This list consists of 17 attractions you can visit in Hong in less than 4 days. It includes major attractions, some side trips to  the other attractions around or near the area and a little time to buy pasalubong. If you have more than 4 days to visit Hong Kong, then you are lucky. However, if you have less, then you might want to try visiting these places.

Sky Terrace 428

The Sky Terrace 428, is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, perfect location to see the stunning view of the city. It's 360-degree panoramic view is a must try when you visit the Peak.

St. John Cathedral, Hong Kong

St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong, a cross-shaped structure,  stands in the heart of the city's financial downtown district. It can be seen as soon as you steeped out from Central Station going to the Peak Tram lower terminus.

Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong

The Trickeye Museum,  an art gallery with paintings created using 'trompe l'oeil' techniques that give each 2D art piece the illusion of being in 3D originated in Seoul, Korea. It has become popular that they made another 2 domestic and two overseas branches, in Singapore in Hong Kong.

How to Get to Ocean Park Hong Kong?

Compare to the last time we visited Ocean Park Hong Kong, it's easy to go there now. The MTR Station located just in front of the park has already opened, making it very convenient to travel from Hong Kong Central.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Hong Kong Disneyland, is the 5th Disney Theme Resort in the world and the 2nd in Asia's, next to Tokyo Disneyland. It's popularity almost put the other themed park in Hong Kong, the Ocean Park Hong Kong out of business. The park is not only popular among Chines people, visitors from neighboring countries flock there too to experience happiness of being a kid again.

How to Get to Jade Night Market?

When we're Hong Kong, we stayed at Silka Seaview hotel and it's located just a walking distance from the Jade Night Market. But for those who wants to go there from other park of Hong Kong, please find below on how to get there.

Jade Night Market

The Jade Night Market, officially known as Yau Ma Tei Jade Hawker Bazaar located in Yau Ma Tei in Hong Kong has a long history dating back to the 50's. Original traders in the market came from Guangzhou in Mainland China. After a decade of trading, there were only 10 shops, but then it boomed by the beginning of 1970's, to over 100 shops. By the middle of the 70's, the Jade became popular and one of the most sought-after Chinese souvenir for good-luck charms.

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in the Southern District of Hong Kong.

Alburquerque Church (Santa Monica Parish Church of Alburquerque)

The church was declared as an Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2013. It was also declared
National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute in 2014. In October 15, 2013 it was partially damage when a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas.

Cafe Baudillo at Sagbayan Peak

This restaurant/cafe is located on top of the Sagbayan Peak, overlooking the chocolate hills. When we we first visited this attraction, we didn't eat there.

Proper Cultural Etiquette of Different Countries

Here are some interesting examples of proper cultural etiquette of different countries:
  • The North American “OK” sign made by curling the thumb and forefinger together is an obscene gesture in Turkey, Brazil and Germany, and can be seen as a threatening gesture in parts of the Middle East.

Transporation Fun Facts!

Fun facts about transportation you might be interested knowing:

  • On many airlines, each pilot eats a different meal to minimize the risk of all pilots on board being ill. No difference at all when there's only one pilot on board.

How to Get to Silka Seaview Hotel, Yau Ma Tei?

Silka Seaview, Hong Kong is situated in Yau Ma Tei, just a footstep away from Yau Ma Tei MTR Station and right next to the Temple Street Market and Jade Market. See below on how to get to the hotel.

Hong Kong Day 4: Flower Market | Bestmart 360° | Crystal Jade Restaurant

Travel Date: November 28 – December 1, 2015 (Saturday - Tuesday)

There's not much time on our last day and only have 2 places in our itinerary, the Flower Market and the Yuen Po Bird Garden, so we took our time getting ready and eating breakfast.

Hong Kong Day 3: Nan Lian Garden | Chi Lun Nunnery | Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple | Hong King Disney Land

Travel Date: November 28 – December 1, 2015 (Saturday - Tuesday)
Even though we're tired and still sleepy from our adventure last night, we still woke up early so we can start our day early. When traveling, it's really not advisable to stay in bed late. One of the reasons is because you might miss the free breakfast offered by your hotel. Not many hotels include a free breakfast in their room rate, so make sure wake up early or at least before the time they serve breakfast ends. After our morning rituals and of course, making sure we look good😀, we headed to the hotel's cafe to eat breakfast.

Hong Kong Day 2: Kowloon Walled City Park | The Trick Eye Museum | Sky Terrace 428 | Clock Tower | Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade | 1181 Heritage | Symphony of Lights | Jade Night Market

Travel Date: November 28 – December 1, 2015 (Saturday - Tuesday)
Before we even visited Ocean Park, we already decided that we're going to stay the night in one of the hotels in the island. We will be exploring the park until it closes and it will be dark before we finish. We just rested at the hotel and never had a chance to explore so my photos are limited. We had a tiring day prior and not much sleep but had to wake up early.

Hong Kong Day 1: Ngong Ping Village | Tian Tan Buddha | Po Lin Monastery | Ocean Park Hong Kong

Travel Date: November 28 – December 1, 2015 (Saturday - Tuesday)
Our first day in Hong Kong is quite exciting, because we had to start exploring as soon as we got out of the airport. Our flight was at 5:10am and had to be at the airport as early as 3:00am. Although, we don't much sleep I'm still excited to explore Hong Kong, well, I'm always excited every time I travel😂.

Kowloon City Plaza

This shopping mall was established in December 1993 is located near Kowloon Walled City Park. It underwent a major renovation from October 2005 to December 2006 with 100 million Hong Kong dollars. It officially re-opened on 26 January, 2007.

Have fun and make the best of your stay in Osaka, Japan!

Japan is one of the countries that I considered a "dream destination". We all know that traveling to Japan is not very cheap, and you need to plan your travel very carefully. To help you plan and prepare your budget, here are some of the offers that you might find interesting.

How to Get to Kowloon Walled City Park?

By Foot:
If you're up for a walk, please see below on how to get to the park. Just make sure you bring umbrella or anything that will protect from you the sun.
1. From anywhere in Hong Kong, go to the nearest MTR Station and take MTR to Lok Fu Station. Travel time and fare depends on where you will be coming.

Kowloon Walled City Park

If you see Kowloon Walled City Park today, you wouldn't think that it has a very deep and troubling history dated back to the Qing Dynasty. It was first set-up as an outpost to manage the trade of salt and called Walled City, a city within a city. Although, a lot of guards were stationed there, nothing happened, until the First Opium War between British & Qing Dynasty.

Skip the Long Line at the Peak Tram Terminus! Book Now!
When I was making our itinerary for our Hong Kong trip, I stumbled on an online ticketing store that offers a great value. At first, I was skeptic to buy online since there's a lot of false advertisements these days. However, their offer is really cheap that I had to try. I booked online and crossed my finger that it's not a scam. As soon as I clicked confirm order, I received the e-voucher and I was really excited because I got the best deal.

DIY TRAVEL GUIDE: Leyte Province (Northern Leyte)


Leyte is an island in the Philippines that was divided into two provinces, Leyte Province (Northern Leyte) & Southern Leyte. The division of the island into two provinces was due to the difficulty of managing the government affairs of the entire island from the main city (Tacloban). Another reason is the language barrier for Cebuano-speaking South-westerner and the Waray Easterners. Many of them also understand English and Tagalog.

Taoyuan International Airport: Transfer/Transit Procedure for Connecting Flights

This post is for all first timer travelers/tourist with connecting flights in Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in Taiwan. I already posted a blog about transfer between terminals, so I thought I should also post the transfer procedure for connecting flights.  Please find below:

4D/3N Taiwan Original Itinerary

Just in case you need a reference itinerary for your trip in Taiwan, here's the original itinerary I prepared prior to our travel. We had to skip some of the attractions due to lack of time, so there's a minimal change in the actual itinerary. Travel time in this itinerary is based on my research and google maps. I will be posting a separate post for the actual itinerary with the actual travel time so you can plan your trip better.

Funny Tourism Slogans...more fun in the Philippines!

I was looking for a slogan of Leyte and found this. I find it so funny and to all Pinoys out there I know you will too. And for some, the first thing they'll do is to search for the funny slogan of their province! I did! (LOL)

Bodhi Wishing Shrine at Ngong Ping 360

If you are superstitious and a believer, don't leave Ngong Ping 360 without making a wish at the Bodhi Wishing Shrine. You won't miss it as it's situated just under the Bodhi Tree on the way to the Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery.
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