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Philippine Party Mania

While the Filipino passion for festivities doesn’t seem to know any boundaries, not all celebrations cater to the worldly desire for fun. Read the rest of this entry »

Palawan Destination Guides

To visit Palawan destinations is a good way to get in touch with nature with loved ones and have a blast at the same time. The El Nido Marine Reserve is the biggest marine reserve on the island and top this off with beautiful beaches and splendid resorts, and one has an adventure filled holiday waiting. The Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary is where exotic land animals can be found, most of them rare species. Read the rest of this entry »

Starting Small for the Big-Time

To become a big-time in the business world, you have to start somewhere no matter how small. If you can’t afford to rub shoulders with the big-timers, start anyhow anyway. Example is going into franchise of known brand names. Read the rest of this entry »

Dipolog Hotels and Resorts


The province of Zamboanga del Norte and its capital, Dipolog City, is home to some great hospitality providers which is one of the reasons it has become a known tourist destination. When looking for the right Dipolog hotel, basic knowledge about the accommodation providers in the area is a must.

Dakak Park Hotel

In our busy everyday lives, it is often hard to find a moment to get in touch with nature aside from having quick lunch at the park. Dakak Park Hotel offers a one of a kind accommodation that not only gives you the modern day luxuries but brings you closer to nature. Pampering their guests is a motto of this Dipolog hotel and it has its own private white sand beach for the guests to enjoy. Getting around Dakak Park Hotel is a pleasure because footpaths here are not only lined with greenery, one will find that it winds past pools and streams and one doesn’t even realize that one is already at one’s destination. Room rates at Dakak Park Hotel start at US$80 per night and each room is fully air conditioned with hot and cold shower. All rooms at this Dipolog hotel have a queen sized bed, cable television, fridge and an IDD telephone. Dakak Park Hotel also offers the added convenience of airport transfers and they make touring Dipolog much easier with their package tours. Dakak Park Hotel is a 4 star Dipolog hotel and has 156 rooms in total.

Top Plaza Hotel

This Dipolog hotel is a business hotel a mere 10 minutes away from the airport and if one is arriving by sea, it’s half an hour away from the Pulawan Port. Top Plaza Hotel is a 4 storey building that is accessible to the commercial district being right in Dipolog City. This Dipolog hotel is a walking distance from everything one might need whether it be a restaurant, a bank or a mall and if walking is not something that one wants to do, just simply hail a motorcab. The service provided by Top Plaza Hotel is commended by many because of their attention to detail. A diner on the ground floor of the Top Plaza Hotel serves nutritious and affordable snacks and the standard room has everything one could possibly need. Each room regardless of type at the Top Plaza Hotel has its own private bathroom, air conditioning and television. The rates include complimentary breakfast everyday of one’s stay and because it’s very business oriented, WiFi access is provided to all the guests of Top Plaza Hotel.

An Asian in the Big Apple

What would a man with Asian roots do in the Big Apple? Well, he will see what’s in store for him in New York. The city itself is a symbol not only in the United States but also in the rest of the world. You can ask people from almost any country if they know the place and a good majority will respond in the affirmative.

They don’t call it the Big Apple for nothing don’t they? Since the city is one of the most populous cities in the world, and it is the most populated city in the United States, it is pretty understandable why this city is bustling with life 24/7. Asian tourists off to see NYC will enjoy the insane massiveness of the place both in the number of people and the many places to see.

Surviving in the Concrete Jungle

NYC is no less than a humongous man made jungle in its own right. And just like scaling any jungle in the world, the people who want to see the sights and sounds of this megalith of human construction ingenuity should know something about it beforehand. Knowing the facts about New York may spell either success or disaster in any case.

Transportation Options

One of the issues that any tourist in New York will have to tackle head on is transportation. Arriving in the city will mean either landing in the JFK International Airport or the Newark Liberty International Airport. Of course, there are other smaller airports around but they usually charter domestic flights.

The other transportation options available are pretty varied. The city is literally teeming with taxis, commuter rails, trains, and buses. Expect the streets to be very busy even after the sun has gone down. One thing that people usually do here in NYC is to walk to your next appointment. It’s definitely a good way to see the city first hand and burn some calories at the same time.

Places to Lay Your Head

One of the bigger issues that tourists will have to work with is the rates of the many New York accommodations. It is a fact that a lot of the hotels and hostels in the city charge quite a hefty fee. That includes even some budget hostels, mind. Imagine having to pay up to $200 a night in what is labeled as budget accommodations.

However, there are still true blue budget accommodations in the city if one really tries to dig up some info. There are definitely a lot of review and travel sites on the Internet that can make some great recommendations. Some New York accommodations may have their rates pegged at an average of $50 a night but they can still provide top notch services and provide reasonable amenities. Those are the hostels that are worth looking for.

Many of the room accommodations are located in Manhattan but that doesn’t mean you have to get a room there. There are a lot of options in other places such as Staten Island, New Jersey, and Long Island. Tourists will just have to consider the location and find out if the hotel is near the places they want to visit.

A Bite of the Big Apple

When it comes to dining options, you can say that the world has just found its way to New York. Dining options consist of really affordable food you can buy off the street or in really expensive fine dining restaurants–take your pick. You can go for New York hot dogs, cheesecake, egg cream, deli sandwich, and bagels.

The number of food carts you can find on the streets of New York is simply ridiculous. You’ve got hamburgers and coffee cooked, prepared, and served right where you’re standing. Food trucks also roam the streets serving their peculiar blends and flavors. Fine dining options are also around in case you want something along those lines.

What do Asians do in the Big Apple? They visit the sites, try the street food, walk around, and find decent New York accommodations. The options may seem endless for anyone who wants to see what NYC is all about.

A Whole Year of Banderitas

Indeed, an imaginary string of banderitas (colorful trimmings) can be wrapped around the Philippines to represent a year-full of celebrations. Read the rest of this entry »

The Myth about the Chocolate Hills in Bohol

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are an amazing wonder to see. The imagination can soar high with myths unbounded by rigid scientific limits and find pleasure in a fantastic myth that imagines the hills as an aftermath of a mythical combat between two bigheaded giants. Read the rest of this entry »

The Art of Traveling in a Jeepney

This essay teaches those people who want to travel in the Philippines on how to use jeepneys as a means of transportation when going around the city. There are also tips on how to appear polite when riding jeepneys. Read the rest of this entry »

Puerto Princesa Beach Guide

The beaches in Puerto Princesa are filled with fishes and corals. Diving, snorkeling and swimming are some of the best activities you can do while you are in Puerto Princesa. Read the rest of this entry »

Tacloban Hotel Guide

Tacloban City is one of the most industrialized and developed areas in Leyte, Philippines. For those who plan to spend long and relaxing time at the place, there are hotel guides that they can use to know the accommodation rates, facilities, and star ratings of hospitality service providers in the city. Read the rest of this entry »