Friday, October 20, 2017

Sagada in Mountain Province is a stark contrast from urbanized Baguio. Nature activities abound whether you’re trekking the mountains to see the hanging coffins, climbing the stepped rice fields, or spelunking in the limestone caves. Don’t pass the opportunity to witness local customs, as the locals have ceremonies for life events like weddings, planting, and harvesting rice. (Read : 10 Summer Destinations in the Philippines)

Going to Sagada is now made easier with a direct bus trip from Manila. Here's the schedule of bus trips from Manila to Sagada and vice-versa.

Coda Lines now offers direct bus service from its terminal in Quezon City to Sagada. It has a daily bus schedule going to Sagada passing through the towns of Banaue and Bontoc. The bus schedule is at 8PM for the Express bus and 9PM for the VIP service. The fare from Manila to Sagada is PHP828 and PHP1,127 respectively. Travel time is around 12 hours. Book your Manila to Sagada ticket now.

From Sagada, Code Lines departs daily at 2PM for the Express service and 3PM for the VIP Service. 

Where to Stay in Sagada? Recommended places to stay in Sagada. Please click the name of the Inn/Lodge to check rates and availability.

Diggs-Jansen Development Corporation has recently turned over the 5-year Lianga Tourism Master Development Plan to the local officials of the Heritage Beach Town of Lianga in Surigao del Sur during the 98th Araw ng Lianga on October 17, 2017. It was received by Mayor Homer Pedrozo, and witnessed by other local government officials, officers of the Mindanao Tourism Council (MinTC) headed by its president, Araceli Lanoy Ayuste, and the people of Lianga. (Read: Discovering the Wonders of Surigao del Sur)

Aside from he ceremonial turnover, the local government unit of Lianga also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with MinTC for coaching and mentoring in the next five years to ensure faithful implementation of the tourism road map. 

MinTC Executive Director Jonalier M. Perez

Lianga LGU Officials and MinTC Officers

Lianga Mayor Homer Pedrozo and MinTC President Araceli Lanoy Ayuste

Lianga is an old community once part of a Spanish encomienda as early as 1655 under then Spanish military administrator Sergeant Martin Sanchez dela Cuesta. 

Today, Lianga is set to become the next tourist destination in Surigao del Sur. It is home to a number of heritage houses, pristine beaches, turquoise-blue river, and abundant seafoods harvested at the Lianga Bay and the Philippine Sea. 

What to expect in the next five years?
  • Expansion of the reclaimed area and further development in the existing Lianga Bay walk. 
  • Restoration of Puro, a heritage lighthouse.
  • A boardwalk that will connect the lighthouse to the bay walk. 
  • Enhancement of the existing Bao-Bao Falls Eco-Tourism Park.
  • Introduction of water tubing adventure at Lolo Marcelo Underground Spring River. 
  • Development of the Andanan River and nearby mangrove forest into a tourism complex.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

We know that it is not easy to plan a holiday from scratch, so we made this absolutely free and complete Hong Kong Travel Guide to help you plan your Hong Kong adventure.

Getting to Hong Kong
Hong International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, so, if you are leaving in a major city, chances are, there is a direct flight from your place to Hong Kong. In the Philippines, many carriers both full service airline and low cost carriers have direct flights to Hong Kong from Manila, Clark, Cebu, Kalibo, and Iloilo.

From the airport, you can take a bus or an express train to Kowloon or to the Central Business District. If you prefer to take the bus, there are markers that will lead you to the bus terminal The cost is relatively cheaper compared to the train rates. If you prefer a more convenient way of getting out of the airport, you may take the express train which will take you faster to the city proper. I suggest you book your express train ticket in advance to avoid long queue in the airport. Buy HK express train ticket now.

Also, if you are planning to roam around HK which I am pretty sure you are, it is highly recommended to get an Octopus Card. This is a prepaid card loaded with cash value and can be used to pay for transport rides as well as pay some stores. Buy Octopus Card here.

In order to make sure you don't get lost in Hong Kong, it is advisable to rent a 4G pocket wifi so you are connected any time. You can rent a 4g WIFI here.

When is the best time to Visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is an all-year round destinations but the best time to visit is around October to January when temperature is relatively low. Hong Kong can be hot during the summer season.

ACCOMMODATION : Where to Stay in Hong Kong

RESTAURANTS : What and Where to Eat in Hong Kong

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS : What to Do and See in Hong Kong

SUGGESTED ITINERARY : How to Maximize your Stay in Hong Kong

We hope you find this HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE useful! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.

Hong Kong is a food haven! When you think of Hong Kong, you probably think about good food. Dim sum is one of the most popular eats in Hong Kong, but there's more. See our list of must-try food and where to find them in Hong Kong.

1. North Point Egglet
Address: 178 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11:30–23:00, Sun 12:30–23:00
What to order: Egglets / Egg Puff / Egg Waffle
Price: HKD15
Nearest MTR: Jordan

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2. Kau Kee Beef Brisket
Address: 21 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun 12.30pm – 10.30pm (Closed on Sunday)
What to order: Beef Brisket Noodle
Price Range: Around HKD40
Nearest MRT: Central MTR

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3. Lin Heung Teahouse
Address: G/F 160-164 Wellington St, Sheung Wan, Central Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Daily from 6AM to 11PM
What to order:  Assorted dim sum
Price range: Prepare HKD50-100 for a satisfying meal
Nearest MRT: Sheung Wan

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4. Yat Lok Roast Goose
Address: 34-38 Stanley St, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Daily 7.30am to 9.00pm
What to order:  7.30am to 9.00pm
Price range: Around HKD100
Geting there: Central D2 – From Queens Street walk across the road towards D’Aguilar Street and turn right into Stanley Street. Walk past Luk Yu restaurant.

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5. Mak’s Noodles 麥奀雲吞麵世家
Address: G/F, No. 55 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Daily 11AM to 9PM
What to order:  Wanton Noodles
Price range: HKD40
Nearest MRT: Jordan

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You can also join a food tour in Hong Kong for a fee : Sham Shui Po Food TourCentral and Sheung Wan Food TourTai Po Market Food Tour

This blog post is part of our absolutely free HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE. You no longer need to spend a lot of time researching, we already did it for you. All you need is just a click away!

Friday, October 13, 2017

We know that it is not easy to plan a holiday from scratch, so we made this absolutely free and complete Davao Travel Guide to help you plan your Davao adventure.

Getting to Davao

Davao City is the gateway to the Davao Region. AirAsia, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly to Davao from Manila and Cebu multiple times a day. There is also a direct flight to Davao from Iloilo, Zamboanga, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Cagayan de Oro City, Tacloban and Dumaguete. By November, a direct flight from Bohol will also be available.

Outside the Philippines, only flights of Silk Air and Cebu Pacific connects to Davao from Singapore. But, this will change by late December this year as Air Asia will launch its direct Kuala Lumpur to Davao flight by December 24.

If you're coming from Surigao, Butuan, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, General Santos City or Cotabato City, you can take a van or bus to Davao.

When is the best time to Visit Davao?

The best time to visit Davao is during the fruit season from August to October. Durian, Mangosteen, Marang, Rambutan and other tropical fruits are abundant during these months and cost really cheap. Also, Kadayawan, Davao's festival is also celebrated during the third week of August.

ACCOMMODATION : Where to Stay in Davao

RESTAURANTS : What and Where to Eat in Davao

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS : What to Do and See in Davao

SUGGESTED ITINERARY : How to Maximize your Stay in Davao


We hope you find this DAVAO TRAVEL GUIDE useful! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.