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Nest Nano Suites in Makati, Manila Philippines Video Review 0

Found this New Low Cost Boutique Hotel in Makati, Manila!

Sometimes when you travel, you wind up finding some of the best in unique Hotel stays by accident. This is exactly what happen on a routine walk from my hotel and hop inn.  It’s started as a typical wake up to get some joe at the Coffee Bean..  This morning, I decided to take a detour. I stumbled across a really great and inexpensive boutique style hotel in Makati, Philippines. I stumbled across Nano Nest Suites.  This is a brand-new boutique style hotel that’s all the rage right now in Makati. So I walk in and first thing I notice...

2017 Fall Time Next Trip to Jakarta and Philippines 0

2017 Fall Time Next Trip to Jakarta and Philippines

My next travel plans for May include my first trip to Jakarta, Indonesia. Travel Date Country City or Destination Sep 19 USA Los Angeles (travel day) Sep 22 – 26 Philippines Manila Sep 27 – Sep 30 Philippines Subic Bay Oct 1 – 10 Philippines Makati/Manila Oct 11 – 20 Philippines Cebu Oct 21 – 28 Philippines Dumaguete Oct 28 – 31 Philippines Cebu/Tacloban Nov 1 – 8 Indonesia Jakarta  

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Monkey Business in Subic Bay Philippines Protected Rainforest

It’s all about the Bunkers and Monkeys in Subic Bay When in Subic Bay Rainforest, keep in mind not to feed the monkeys.  In Filipino they are called Unggoy.  It has a cute sound to it.  Right?  They’ve been protected for ages and have no fear of people whatsoever.    I found out first hand, they are not quite as friendly as they would seem.  They have been known to grab cameras and food right from the hands of unsuspecting visitors.  It’s always been a dream of mine to see these cute little animals. First a little background on why I had initially...


Learn about Central Visayas (Negros Island) at the Trade Fair at Glorietta Ayala Malls, First Time Tubo and Piaya

I was planning this day to just have a pleasant “Mall” day shopping day at the Glorietta, part of the Ayala Mall complex. Instead, what I found was unexpectedly – Negros Island Trade Fair. Before I get a little more into the amazing find, there have been some changes in naming of this region of the Philippines. In August of 2017, virtue of President Duterte’s order (EO 183), the name of this region will revert to Central Visayas.  This won’t impact any of the traveling plans for viewing the amazing foods and sights.  So in other words, just keep in...


Spencer’s Gastropub, Best Western Plus Subic

The process of rebranding and creating a new look and menu for gastropub or restaurant is a difficult thing.  The competition for good food to go along with a spirited, fun atmosphere is paramount.  In this part of the Philippines (Zambales and Pampanga), food glory is the prize. With this in mind, it came to my surprise when I found the new Spencer’s Gastropub rebranding and new menu done well. Subic has a new Gastropub worth visiting Congratulations to Spencer’s Gastro Pub, Best Western Plus Subic for doing the seeming impossible and doing it well. This time I was pleasantly...


Make Money working from Home for Late Night or Early Risers

You want to find work that does not require you to be stuck to the typical 9 to 5 schedule.  If so, this is an opportunity that you have been looking for and need to check out. Alorica is hiring work at home customer service representatives. Firstly, Alorica manages customer relationships with customer calls 24/7.  This means there are great opportunities for you weather you are a late night owl and prefer the darkness of night for work or early morning riser. The key here is that for this opportunity you need to be available to work a minimum of...


Pasig River Ferry Service station Hulo Makati City

Crossing the Pasig River from Makati City into Mandaluyong When traffic is a total mess in Makati what can you do?  What alternatives are there for crossing the Pasig river? Well there is an inexpensive answer for crossing the river, the alternative route going to the City of Mandaluyong, directly east of Manila, that is quick and easy. The Hulo Ferry Station to the rescue. How much does it cost?  The regular fare is php4 per person (less than 10 cents). That is a great deal in saving tons of money getting across the river quickly and inexpensive. Now that...

Top tools and resources that I use to book a flight or find work abroad. 0

Resources Best Travel Sites and Mobile Apps

This is a growing list of my favorite resources that I’ve found during my travels.  The websites and other resources are hand picked I use on a daily basis. I will over time remove links to websites as well as adding the latest and greatest apps and website resources.  My goal is to make this a ongoing growing list of online resources with only the freshest and best content and usable information. Sometimes a company that I used in the past will be on this list but will has become stale or not very useful.  If that is found,  I’ll...

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The Good Shepherd Hostel Makati First Impressions

I never thought I would actually get my confidence enough to actually make the jump to staying in a Hostel. Most of my travel life has been bouncing around from 5 star hotels to the lowest imaginable dumps as low as 1 star! Needless to say, I was worried about my new decision to stay here at a Hostel.  One of the realities that I face was the realization that I’ll have to share a room with 8 other total strangers, other than family. Adding to the feeling was that the rooms are mixed gender.  We had couples and singles all sharing a smallish...

Casa Nicarosa Hotel, Malate, Manila in the Philippines 0

Casa Nicarosa Hotel Residences Malate Manila Philippines

Casa Nicarosa Hotel & Residences, Malate, Manila, Philippines – The Good, Bad and downright confusing 3 nights stay Ok so rarely do I get a chance to stay in a hotel here in the dark side of Manila, Malate and have a good stay.  My stay at the Casa Nicarosa Hotel and Residences was one such good stay, but with a caveat. The question remains, is this hotel the hidden treasure in Manila? It is for sure a serene home nestled within a residential area in back and covered with the back of a mid-rise office structure.  What about the...