Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7 Good Reasons to Visit Truckers Summer Warehouse

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1. Truckers DXB summer edition is indoors. Teehee!!!!

Man! It is scorching hot outside and it will still take another couple of months to enjoy Dubai's outdoor life. But with Truckers DXB Summer Warehouse, you can enjoy summer at this hipster hangout and can forget at least for a while, Dubai's natural sauna outside. Truckers DXB Summer Warehouse is located in Hall 8 of the World Trade Center. It is big and there's plenty of space to move around. Open from 5th July to 2nd September 2017 taking place from Wednesdays to Saturdays every week for the whole summer. Entrance Fee is AED 10 for adults and free for kids age 12 and below.
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Palawan: Island Hopping at Honda Bay

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Our last minute activity in Puerto Princesa Palawan was a do-it-yourself island hopping tour at Honda Bay before we fly out in the evening. Three islands in two hours, is it possible? With only three hours to spare, we weren't sure island hopping is a good idea. Ferald and I were like, it's now or never, discussing the pros and cons over lunch at KaLui. We actually packed our beach essentials in the morning when we're leaving the hotel for the half day city tour just in case we decided to do it. In the end, we did it anyway because we'll never know when next time could be. #yolo

After our scrumptious lunch at KaLui, we headed to Honda Bay alight a tricycle with the same manong driver we hired when we went for firefly watching the day before. Color coded tricycles are the most common form of transportation you can hire in the city if you're not on a package tour.

More than half an hour later, we reached the wharf. It was around 2:00 pm.

We hurriedly register at the port counter, paid the fees, and rented a boat operated by two boatmen for 1300 pesos. Rates are fixed and all are the same even with different boat operators as it was set and approved by the municipal government.

We were told that we need to get back by 4:00 pm. Three island for two hours, is it possible? The answer is a big fat yes. Allow me show you how we did it.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Palawan: Art & Food at KaLui Puerto Princesa

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Tired and hungry from our half day Puerto Princesa city tour, we requested our driver and tour guide to drop us at KaLui where we have a lunch reservation.

I've been trying to book at this restaurant since we arrived in the city but I only got a confirmed booking on our third day. The same day we are flying back to Manila in the evening so no way we could come for dinner. When the reservation staff told me there's an available table for lunch, I immediately confirmed. I promised myself not to leave Puerto Princesa without dining in this restaurant which was highly recommended by our friends. People who have been in this restaurant will tell you that your trip to Puerto Princesa is never complete without dining at KaLui. And so we did and it was truly amazing.


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Palawan: Puerto Princesa City Tour

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When you are visiting Puerto Princesa Palawan, a city tour is highly recommended.

A half day city tour is usually included in tour packages offered by travel agencies and their hotel partners costing about 600 pesos per person although you can also do it yourself if you'd like. What's good in taking a package tour is that you will be sitting in an air-conditioned van, have a licensed driver and tour guide to take you around and entrance fees and permits are included. This is recommended especially if it is the first time you are visiting Palawan and/or your time is very limited.

Ours was included in the package and we went on a city tour on our 3rd and last day in Palawan. Pick up time was at 8:00 am from Hotel Casitas De Az Pension where we are staying. It was a shared tour with a couple from Germany but for some reason, they couldn't join the tour so by chance, it suddenly became an exclusive guided tour for me and my family, without any extra cost.

We went as planned and our driver and tour guide showed us the city and the places he is most proud of. It was a total four-hour sightseeing tour starting from the ones farthest from the city center.

Crocodile Farm (Palawan Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Center)
Mitra's Ranch
Baker's Hill
Plaza Cuartel
Puerto Princesa Cathedral
Puerto Princesa Bay Walk
MCA Market Mall Pasalubong Center

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Thai Food for Iftar? Lemongrass Thai Restaurant Please!

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While I already blogged about a few interesting places for iftar just recently, I think I may have just one more up my sleeve.

One more place perfect for breaking your fast and enjoying an iftar meal with family and friends. They may not serve you your traditional iftar dishes but they serve fantastic and authentic Thai food.

If you ask me if I would like Thai food for iftar? My answer would be a big fat YES! Actually, you know what, I can eat Thai food any time of day. Who doesn't love Thai food anyways? You just have to know where the gems are hidden like this one right here.


I am talking about Lemongrass Thai Restaurant.

It is a casual dining restaurant located on the ground floor of Bu Haleeba Building, Oud Metha next to Lamcy Plaza with another branch in Al Ghurair Center in Dubai and 3 more branches in Abu Dhabi.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Ramadan in UAE 2017: 20 Iftar and Suhoor That's Worth A Try

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Ramadan Kareem! or Ramadan Mubarak! That's how we greet our Muslim friends and colleagues during the holy month. Also in this season, you will hear a lot about two things, Iftar and Suhoor. Those are the two main meals of our Muslim brothers and sisters in a day during Ramadan.

SuhÅ«r is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning before fasting, before dawn during or even outside the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is eaten before fajr prayer.

On the other handIftar is the evening meal when they end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. Muslims break their fast at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer. It is also a time when families gather on one table to share a meal.

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