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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Destination Drive: 4 Roadtrip Hidden Gems near Metro Manila
Living in the concrete jungle that is Manila, with a work schedule allowing you to barely breathe (and the urban smog that often gets in the way of fresh air), can often turn your stressed out hardworking self craving for a quick escape -- the easiest solution being a short roadtrip to anywhere exciting to refuel yourself with new and interesting experiences that will boost your mood. For the veteran roadtripper, though, not just any destination will do. After all, frequent daytripping from Metro Manila has lead travelers to stick to their 'tried and tested' mainstream cities -- which leads to everyone and their grandmother's dog going to the same getaway places all the time.
A little change is good once in a while, and discovering hidden gems while others go through their same old roadtrip itinerary is always exciting. Ready to go off the beaten track? Round up your travel buddies and fuel your wanderlust by exploring these three underrated destinations just a short roadtrip away from Manila.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Visit The Philippines: A 2015 Backpacking Guide to Experiencing Paradise
With 7,107 islands, the Philippines is every traveler's dream not only to foreigners but to locals as well. From chilling on beaches, chowing down savory dishes, climbing mountains to just relaxing, there are a number of activities you could do in the country.
First up, where to stay? Looking for places to stay at these days aren't as difficult as it was back then. There are a number of online booking websites offering places to stay at affordable prices. Agoda for example has the cheapest offerings when it comes to hotel booking with discounts up to 75%. However, note that prices can change quickly so act fast when you want to book something.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Now Open: Z Hostel in Makati, The First Luxury Hostel in Manila and the Biggest Yetby ClickTheCity
A hostel stay in the metro doesn't have to mean sacrificing in amenities and comfort. For smart travelers, Z Hostel is something worth checking out (and checking into). With 30 rooms and 128 beds, this new Makati accommodation is considered the biggest and only luxury hostel in the Philippines.
Z Hostel translates communal living into a modern and friendly experience. Many solo travelers and avid backpackers choose to stay in hostels for two main reasons: they are budget-friendly, and usually run by (and accomodated by) sociable folk. It's a place where one can have casual, communal hangouts with fellow guests that indulge in their wanderlust, rather than a standard hotel's more formal, keep-to-yourself atmosphere.
Labels: Hostel in Manila
Sunday, December 14, 2014
9 Churches in Manila to Visit for Simbang Gabiby The Click List
'Simbang Gabi' (Night Mass) is a Christmas tradition of hearing mass for nine consecutive days, December 16 to December 24, and is widely practiced in the country by the Catholics. Also called 'Misa de Gallo' (Spanish for 'Rooster's Mass'), Simbang Gabi is traditionally held as a novena of dawn Masses, but Churches also have anticipated Masses held during the previous night.
This tradition traces back during the Spanish era as dawn Masses for the farmers before they begin their work early in the morning. Now, almost every Church (if not all) in Manila that celebrate Simbang Gabi have food stalls awaiting hungry parishioners after celebrating Mass--Christmas favorites such as puto bumbong and bibingka are made fresh and served hot, paired best with hot coffee and tsokolate. Another tradition practiced by many parishioners is to make a wish after completing all nine days of Simbang Gabi.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10 Christmas-Themed Places that will Get You in the Holiday Moodby The Click List
According to the unofficial Philippine holiday calendar, Christmas season has started way back in September 1 and will last until The Feast of Three Kings in January.
Feeling Scrooge-y even if it’s already the second of December? You might want to visit these Christmas-themed destinations to stir up the merry holiday feelings within you. The unique charm of these places is guaranteed to take the Grinch out of you.
Labels: Christmas Themed Places
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Photo: Mind Museum website
15 Museums to Visit in Metro Manila: Schedules, Rates, and Attractions, included!by The Click List
Discover what Metro Manila has to offer for those seeking an alternative way of learning Philippine art, history, and sciences. Here's a guide to 15 museums you should visit in Metro Manila. Schedules, rates, and attractions are included! (Note: the museums are listed in no particular order.)
1. The Mind Museum
Address: J.Y. Campos Park, 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact: 909-6463 | www.themindmuseum.org