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Monday, November 28, 2016

Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Staycation

Being under stress for the past few weeks, sis and I decided to have a weekend staycation at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.

edsa shangrila hotel
Amidst the busy city district of Ortigas, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel offers a refreshing escape away from the smog-filled city.

edsa shangrila hotel
We booked ourselves at the Garden Wing which was farther from the main lobby but nearer to Shangri-La Mall.

edsa shangrila hotel
The other wing is the Tower Wing were the convention halls and restaurants are.

edsa shangrila hotel

edsa shangrila hotel
This is the Garden Wing Lobby.

edsa shangrila hotel
The hotel was not so crowded so we didn't have to wait for our turn to use any of the two elevators.  Although if you have to wait, there are two kinds of newspapers available as early as 5 am in the morning.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
The fancy hallways exudes luxury.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
Finally, we reached our room with two twin beds.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
 Everything was flawlessly clean except for the dusty TV remote.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
We even had complimentary banana breads waiting for us.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
And, the greatest advantage of staying at the Garden Wing Deluxe is the breathtaking view of the pool surrounded by lush greens of coconut trees and some cityscape too.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
If you're a workaholic like me, you'd appreciate a few glance to watch the wind blowing the coconut tree leaves.  The wifi is also fast and reliable.

Bathroom
edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
The bathroom is clean and spacious.  They have the usual compliments.  And, ladies will also appreciate the ponytailers.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
We have a shower, bath tub and a retractable clothing line.  Too bad we didn't bring any bath foam.  But, I still spent a relaxing time in the tub.  I loved that they have bathroom sound system which port sounds from the TV so I was able to listen to the news too.  Perhaps, the only thing I would suggest in their bathroom is to have a bidet.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
There's a bench closet for our bags...

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
electric kettle for coffee or tea and a fridge.

edsa shangrila hotel garden wing
You can secure your belongings in the safe which we felt we didn't need.  And, you can even iron your clothes.

edsa shangrila hotel pool
I wanted to try the Gym.  But, decided to take a quick night stroll instead.

edsa shangrila hotel pool
I was tempted to chill by the pool bar...

edsa shangrila hotel pool
or get a night massage but decided to head back and stay snuck up in the room instead.

edsa shangrila hotel pool
  I really appreciate how well-lit the place is.

edsa shangrila hotel pool
Come morning sis woke me up at 6 am to have a morning swim with her.  We claimed our towel and took a dive.

edsa shangrila hotel pool
The kids pool has a slide...

edsa shangrila hotel pool
And, aside from the playground they have this too.

edsa shangrila hotel pool
The adult pool is divided into two parts: 4 feet and 9 feet. 

After our swim, we went availed our complimentary breakfast buffet at the Heat before checking out.

Overall, our Travel Tripters staycation at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel was an awesome experience.  The staffs are courteous and the buffet sealed the deal.

Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Hotel Address 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Contact (632) 435-3545 Reservation Required Recommended

Payment Options   Cash Public Transport Jeep, Taxi
Room Types Room Amenities Price
Garden Wing Deluxe Room
• Good For 2 Persons
34 sqm 
• Garden and pool view
2 Twin-size bed
• 1 hair dryer
• Hot/cold water / bathtub / shower
• 24 hrs. cable TV / In-house movie channels
• Air-conditioned
• Safety deposit box
• Free Wifi
• Mini ref.
• Ironing board
• With free buffet breakfast
7,000 php
General Amenities •Pool
•Gym
Parking Yes
Travel Tripsters Hotel Review Rating Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Map
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tree Top Adventure Baguio: Trying Out the Superman Ride

One of the famous tourist attractions in Baguio City is Tree Top Adventure Baguio

tree top adventure baguio


tree top adventure baguio
You can mix and match the activities and get more savings with their packages.

tree top adventure baguio
Upon seeing the map, I got so excited because the meters indicated that they occupied a big area so I can experience a bit of breeziness during the zipline experience.  Frankly, the place was bigger than it looks from the entrance.

tree top adventure baguio
But after the first plight of stairs, it gave me a slight hint that this adventure may require some plights more.  

tree top adventure baguio
We chose our packages and got stamped by the entrance.

tree top adventure baguio
And so the trekking began...

Upon reaching the pavillion, there was a desk where we had to sign a waiver and avail our tickets.

tree top adventure baguio
You can also ask questions about packages here.

tree top adventure baguio
Upon being handed our tickets, we secured our harness.

tree top adventure baguio
 This harness area is for the canopy which I didn't choose.

tree top adventure baguio
The Tree Drop wasn't working at the time of our visit.

tree top adventure baguio
Canopy Ride and Funicular (350 php)
tree top adventure baguio
I chose the Superman Ride (300 php).


tree top adventure baguio
To get to the Superman Ride, we had to trek.

tree top adventure baguio
Justin Vawter Models for your Scenic View
We passed by the Sky Walk.


tree top adventure baguio
After your activity, you could buy your photos at the Pavillion.  We didn't buy ours so I don't have any photos of my Superman Ride.

Travel Tripsters Remarks
If you have the time to try the zipline activities and trek, then add Tree Top Adventure Baguio on your list of destination.
Tree Top Adventure Baguio
Address Special Tourism Economic Zone, Loakan Road, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
Budget Per Person 300-1,500 Tree Top Adventure Baguio Map
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours Monday to Sunday:
(even holidays)
8:00 am-4:30 pm
Reservation Required No
Contact  (6374) 442-0800 |
 Website

Thursday, May 5, 2016

How Can I Make My Next Business Trip Productive And Profitable?

If you're planning a big business trip and want it to be as productive and profitable as possible, now is the time to access strategies that will promote optimal success. You can use some or all of the techniques outlined below to get as much as you can out of your next business trip:

1. Finalize Everything At The Office.

One strategy you should definitely implement as you start planning your business trip is to finalize everything at the office. If you fail to take this step, you will likely find yourself worrying about whether things are still going well or if everything has fallen into a state of chaos. Moreover, things actually may fall apart if you don't finalize projects, delegate authority, and ensure that all of your equipment is functioning properly. If you have any equipment that is on the verge of death or disarray, make sure you replace it so you don't run the risk of disrupting the company's daily operations while you're gone. If your company makes use of aerospace metal alloys, you can obtain new products from businesses such as Hurlen King.

2. Locate The Ideal Hotel.

In addition to finalizing things at the office, make sure that you locate the ideal hotel. One thing you should consider is how close the hotel is to the place where networking functions and business meetings will be held. You should also think about the pricing. While you may be led to believe you have to break the bank to get an excellent hotel, you can oftentimes attain great deals by booking early. You can use www.expedia.com to start shopping for the ideal hotel right now.

3. Implement Good Health Practices.

One final strategy you can implement to optimize your next business trip is implementing good health practices. This strategy will help you maintain the elevated mood and high energy levels necessary to work effectively and network with power. With all of this in mind, make sure that you stay in a hotel that features a gym so you can work out regularly. Also be sure that you always have a wide range of healthy food options available to you.

Conclusion

If you're getting ready to go out of town for business and want the venture to be successful, now is the time to start implementing success strategies. You can use some or all of the planning tips outlined above to ensure that your business trip is as productive and positive as possible.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sabreen's Seafood Market: Live Seafood Delights (Malate Manila Philippines)

The Philippines has always been known as a rich and abundant tropical island.  One simply cannot fully bask into its delightful wonders without trying out live-cooked seafood which locals know as "Paluto"  which simply means to have it cooked.  With more than 29 years of experience and equipped with skillful chefs, Sabreen's Seafood Market is one of the top choices for your paluto experience.

sabreens seafood market
The centerpiece is set to be the largest seafood aquarium in Manila
Sabreen's is very spacious, well-decorated and more importantly clean.

sabreens seafood market
The first step in your paluto dining experience is to choose the seafood ingredients.

sabreens seafood market
Sabreen's has the widest seafood selections. 

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The selections are live, fresh and frozen.

sabreens seafood market
Of course, if you want to fully enjoy, choose the live ones.

sabreens seafood market
Other ingredients that will go with your intended dish is also for sale.

sabreens seafood market
It's like going on a super neat supermarket except the ingredients are live and fresh!

sabreens seafood market
They also have fruits for juices and as a dessert.

sabreens seafood market
Ingredients will be weight for billing. 

Food
Unlike other paluto restaurants, they do not charge for cooking. 

sabreens seafood market
Clams Ginger Soup
sabreens seafood market
Sauteed Crab with Sweet Chili Sauce
sabreens seafood market
Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter

sabreens seafood market
Fried Shrimp with Chili Sauce

sabreens seafood market
Salt and Pepper Squid
sabreens seafood market
Baked Scallop
sabreens seafood market
Steamed Lapu-Lapu (live-cooked)
My favorite is the Steamed Lapu-Lapu.  Being live-cooked, it was filled with the natural sweetness of the sea.  It was cooked with precision too so it was so tender but not mashed.

sabreens seafood market
Mixed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce
sabreens seafood market
Pineapple Fried Rice Small (380 php)
The ones we tried are just some of their many cooking styles you can choose from.

sabreens seafood market
Fresh Mango Shake (135 php)
Travel Tripsters Verdict

Sabreen's Seafood Market offers a whole new experience that will surely make you appreciate the natural sweet bountiful flavors of the sea.

Sabreen's Seafood Market
Address 1190 J. Bocobo Street, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Budget Per Person 500 php-2,000php Sabreen's Seafood Market Map
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours 8am-10pm
Reservation Required No
Contact  (632) 521-4351 |
sabreen_seafoodrestaurant@yahoo.com

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