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Southpole Central Hotel: a better budget option in downtown Cebu

By on April 24, 2017
My stay at Southpole Hotel made me realize that Junquera is not as notorious as most would think. I even walked around the neighborhood to look for cheap eats.


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Hotels Myanmar Travel

The Strand: a luxurious heritage hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

By on October 25, 2016
The soothing sound from the pattalar, a traditional Burmese musical instrument, filled the luxurious lobby of The Strand Hotel in downtown Yangon. Its bamboo keys were expertly played by a lady garbed in a light yellow blouse and a local wrap called longyi.


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Cebu Hotels

Pillows Hotel: more than just a budget accommodation in Cebu

By on October 16, 2016
After we checked-in, I was relieved to find out that our accommodation was a lot more spacious compared to the photos of it I saw online. Our room was already fitted with four single beds, the two were extras I think, each of which had their customized signature fluffy pillows. Needless to say that the property was named after these babies.


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Cebu Hotels

Our un-rainy staycation at Quest Hotel Cebu

By on October 12, 2015
We expected a rainy staycation at Quest Hotel and Conference Center, a 3-star hotel in Cebu City. But for some strange case of good fortune, the sun was up during that fateful weekend.


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Hotels Phuket Thailand Travel

A quick visit to Cape Panwa Hotel

By on August 21, 2015
Even better was the fact that there were only a few of us in that tiny patch of paradise at that time. No wonder why Lonely Planet describes this part of the island as 'the last vestige of Phuket as it once was.'


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A relaxing and restful stay at Kantary Bay Phuket

By on August 19, 2015
One September morning a few years back, I woke up to the view of the Andaman Sea. I was standing at our hotel balcony when I stared at its turquoise waters for a long time. It was almost a surreal feeling, something in between awe and disbelief.


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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao: sprawling gardens, rustic charm and unique heritage

By on June 28, 2015
I noticed that it took our van quite some time or a few seconds shy of a minute just to reach Waterfront Insular Hotel's lobby from its main entrance along JP Laurel Avenue. That's when I realized that this premier hotel in Davao City is quite expansive, something that even its own website seems too modest to admit.


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Davao’s Seda Abreeza Hotel: advantageous location, contemporary interiors and understated elegance

By on May 30, 2015
There was a small boxing ring that was already set-up when my friend and I entered the lobby of Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City. Two pairs of red gloves were hung on its corners which contrasted the predominantly brown and gray color palette of this contemporary hotel in these parts.


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Escape to Sumilon: Paradise revisited

By on May 24, 2015
As our bus weaved its way down to Bancogon port, I can already see Sumilon island in the horizon. I could make out its famed white sandbar that changes shapes and shifts locations depending on the season and the tide.


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Cebu Hotels

Where to Stay in Cebu: Cebu R Hotel

By on November 11, 2014
Cebu R Hotel sets itself apart from the handful of affordable accommodation in uptown Cebu, by offering larger-than-usual rooms, top-notch service and better hotel amenities.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

Awards
Best of Cebu Blog Awards Best of Cebu Blog Awards
2015
    Best Food Blog
    Best Creative Writing in a Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

2014
    Finalist, Best Food Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

    Grand Winner, Visit Davao Tuloy ang Byahe Experience Blogging Competition.
    Winner, 2013 TLC Asia’s The Layover contest
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