Showing posts from August, 2013


BEING COLORFUL IS THE ESSENCE OF THE ORIENTS I was too excited when I reached the Ninoy Aquino international airport with my wife . As told you earlier, this tour was planned all by myself. No feedback from any friend, as none of them had ever been to Philippines. I got help from several blogs and of course my best friend TRIPADVISOR.COM  . I  had booked my hotel way in advance in Makati city, through . My research for manila had suggested that most of the monuments and tourist attractions were around one or other metro station. Makati city, a part of metro manila is the most luxurious and happening place in manila. So the idea was to get a good standard hotel near any metro station in makati. welcome to philippines My first breath in the city airport, was followed by the  question .... now what.... Again my mind flipped over to peoples' suggestions (from Internet) " getting out from the airport ". I was determined to reach my hotel,

PHILIPPINES............ A PEARL OF THE ORIENT SEA....... part 1

We were looking for an exotic destination for our second wedding anniversary in Feb this year, and were confused between Egypt, Bali, Turkey and Philippines. I started to have a thorough research about the financial, political, and climatic condition of these destinations. Egypt at that was time suffering from political instability, Bali I heard gets heavy rainfall in the month of Feb, so not very suitable for travelling in this month.Few of my friends told me that Turkey would be too cold. Thus Philippines was finalised by me and my wife We went to several tour and travel operators in our city,(Delhi), but none of them could provide an itinerary that satisfied us. So for the first time we decided not to take help of any agency and travel Philippines by our own. We went through blogs of several tourists... but our best friend turned out to be Exploring Philippines online was the best part. We had no idea about its culture and origin before that. The more I read a