Posted in thailand, TRAVEL

I’m back ย : Thailand 2017

Travel time : January 31,2017

I finally have time to post my Thailand vacation now. I will be posting about Phuket again and Ko Lipe as well.

It was a beautiful day. I was having random thoughts while waiting for my flight to Bangkok. Excitement!!  Not only because I had the chance to visit Thailand again but because I would be seeing my fiancรฉ after 8 months of LDR (long distance relationship ).

While I was on board, I tried to take a nap because I was still exhausted from my previous trip in Baguio. I woke up and peep through the window. “I’m almost there”.I had a good sleep even for a short time. Definitely,it was a smooth flight  โœˆ๏ธ

Hello suv. ๐Ÿ˜‡

As I disembarked from the plane, most people were in a hurry to go to the immigration. Click this link for my first flight  :

https://wordpress.com/post/sofeetravels.wordpress.com/178

I did a better view of the airport since I already knew that my fiance’s flight will be delayed for an hour. I wasn’t in a hurry after all.I was taking all my time.


Immigration queue was  more crowded now than before. I got my bag,headed to the departure & arrival schedule table in order to check which carousel my fiance’s  bags will be so I could just wait near there.

I checked the Doha – Bangkok flight. It was assigned on carousel 19. It was still in an idle mode. I was sitting  on a beach,and decided to walk around.

I checked the duty-free shop, just looking around. Unfortunately ,I didn’t have any baht with me. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I came back to the bench near the carousel and was checking my FB when a woman (English) asked my help on how she could connect to the internet. We had a chat,.I’m glad about that so I wasn’t really bored while waiting. She was also waiting for her friend.

After more or less two hours,the carousel showed DOHA (open) ,I knew then Quatar Airways had landed. ๐Ÿ˜ I have imagined the possible minutes he’d be at the carousel. After like 20 minutes. I FOUND HIM. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‘ซ


I was the happiest and my English friend even was so happy for me when I told him my man is there already. I said goodbye and approached them ( my bf, his friend and his friend’s wife) right away.
We had to check in to another flight bound to phuket.After checking in we’ve decided to eat something first.

My man, choosing our food. ๐Ÿ˜

Phuket bound. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ

To be continued…

I’ll be posting the Phuket trip soon. This time I will be showing more things to see in Phuket.

~~ciao~~~

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Posted in weekly photo challenge

The Weekly Photo Challenge: ย Evanescentย 

“Evanescent = soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.”

This sight of a monkey ๐Ÿต  striding  gracefully left me in awe. Surprised ,I could only capture one good photo of it as it followed its caretaker into a hut swiftly.
Before that moment, the monkey was resting comfortably on its owners lap holding an apple.

That instant moment came as a realization  that some of the best moments in life happen unexpectedly. Those moments deserved to be kept forever.๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ˜ You have to be always ready whatever surprises come along. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘

Evanescent | The Daily Post
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/evanescent/

 

~~ ciao ~~๐Ÿ’‹

Posted in TRAVEL

Planning for el nido trip?

P. S Originally posted this last year after my El nido trip. 

For those who are planning to go to El nido. Here are the tips I can give you based on my experience..โœŒ

~~~ I suggest booking a van ahead because it’s hassle free.Although there are vans available at the airport in Puerto Princesa. 

~~~ If you are on  a tight budget, bring some food and water..ohhhh not some but a lot!!! haha.. It’s more fun traveling when you can just grab a bite anytime you want.

~~~During Island hopping.  Bring waterproof camera,or waterproof case for your gadgets since most of the time you really have to get off the boat to swim or snorkle. 

~~~Take with you some medicines, spf lotion and swimming attire,but eventually you can just buy all of those in El nido town.

~~~ If you have ample time, try two island hopping packages. 
*** If there are other tips you can share,mind  commenting  below..**

~~~Ciao ~~๐Ÿ’‹

 

Posted in TRAVEL

Why visit El Nido…

There are so many beautiful islands in the world.  Not to brag, but I am so proud to say that my country, the Philippines has been recognized by travelers to be one of the most beautiful places worth visiting. Last March, Travel and Leisure  rank Palawan as the #1 island in the world. Click the link for more details. 

http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/islands 

I have been to Palawan twice,so I can testify that it  really deserves its title.Please click the link to know about my trip. 

https://sofeetravels.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/el-nido-with-love/

https://sofeetravels.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/el-nido-island-tour-c/

Not convinced?  Let these photos encourage to you book a ticket and visit my beloved country. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญโœŒ๐Ÿค—

P. S:  These photos were taken by my sister’s fiancรฉ  using mavic pro. These are so beautiful that made me want to visit El Nido again. 



Want more? ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜




El Nido Town. 

If these pictures  are not convincing enough. See for yourself. โœŒ๐Ÿค—โ›ฑ

~~~ciao~~~๐Ÿ’‹

Posted in Life thoughts, weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Part of traveling is learning something. Sometimes, while I am on a trip in a famous historical place, I couldn’t help but recall what I’ve learnt in my History subject when I was still a student. For all you know, my country, The Philippines has a colorful history. 

One of the most “talk of the town” lately this year was about the late President Marcos. I am not gonna be telling everything  about history. I’m pretty sure some of you know who President Marcos was. 

During my Ilocos trip last 2016, I had the oppurtunity to visit the Marcos Museum. From there , you can see many memorabilia about him. His childhood, highschool life, college life and even his love life. In addition, the different events during his term. All of those things are part of who I am as a Filipino ,whether it brought sorrow or pain. Whether others think he is a hero or not. 

His remains was kept inside a fully guarded place.I was able to see it. We were not allowed to take photos as well. In my mind I thought “so this is you”.Random thoughts came all of a sudden and then I thought “it is all history now”.

As of this writing President  Marco’s remains can be found in the “Libingan ng mga Bayani” .
Heritage | The Daily Post

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Posted in blogging AWARDS, Life thoughts

Awesome Blogger ย Awardย 

Sometimes, good things come when you least expect it.

I was checking my notifications and suddenly a message caught my attention and left me dumbfounded . It was from a fellow blogger saying he nominated me for the awesome blogger award. ๐Ÿค—

Thank youย ย https://lincolnlifesite.wordpress.com/ . I felt overwhelmed. Somebody has recognized my purpose in writing.I didn’t actually expect this. I will continue writing to inspire others, as well as learn something from them.

Creator:

This award was created by Miss Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala.

lifted from her original blog about the award:

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger”


HERE ARE MY ANSWERS TO HIS QUESTIONS. โ˜‘๏ธ

1. What are your favourite destinations for a family holiday?

**It will always be Boracay or Bohol, ย or my mother’s hometown in Leyte.

2. Will you still be writing if there was no internet?

**Yes, ย I will. I started writing diaries lately. I would love to share my life’s stories to others.

3. What is your best trait?

** Being optimistic ย I guess. I want to explore and live in the world without negativity.

4. Why do you believe writing a blog is important to you?

**Writing a blog for me isn’t only about getting many likes, but it’s about the people who enjoy reading it.I may have some grammar mistakes, however it didn’t stopped me from writing what I wanted to convey. I love helping out if I could.

5. What would be your favourite song to listen to when writing?

** I like upbeat songs! ๐Ÿ˜‚

6. Who is your favourite author?

**Nothing in particular, but I love the life ย thoughts from Paulo Coelho

7. What topic do you like to write about most?

**most of my blogs are about my travel. However I want to write any stuffs under the sun as well.

8. How important is sharingย your work to you?

** It is indeed important because you give people reasons to explore the world and be positive about life

9. Do family play a major role when writing, for example, Support?

**haha..actually my family didn’t know I have a blog.LOL

10. What is your favourite film?

**I really like the movie Armageddon, and about King Kong. I am also into Korean dramas

NOMINATIONS

as part ofย the nomination, here are the rules:

โ€ข Thank the person who nominated you.

โ€ข Include the reason behind the award.

โ€ข Include the banner in your post.

โ€ข Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.

โ€ข Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

โ€ข Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.

โ€ข Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.

โ€ข Let your nominees know that theyโ€™ve been nominated!

I would like to nominate:

https://mydreamoftravelblog.wordpress.com/

https://lincolnlifesite.wordpress.com/

https://nhagzventures.com/

https://pinaytravelaholic.wordpress.com/

https://lovetravellingallaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/
My Questions for you are:ย 

1. When did you start writing your blog and what was your FIRST story?

2. Do you keep journals or diaries ?

3.How often do you check your blog site?

4. Have you ever received any negative comments from other people about your blog?How did you handle it?

5.What advice can you give to those who want to start blogging?

6.How do you spend your free time ?

7. Have you ever had a bad experience while you were outside your country? If YES, Give a little info please. ๐Ÿค—

8.Does your family know that you have your own blog?How did they react about it?

9.What camera brand are you using or photo editor?Please share.

10. Will you continue writing blogs for years?

 

Thank you so much for your time.I would be very glad to read your answers.Keep inspiring everyone.. xoxo ..

 

~~Ciao~~~

Posted in Happy tummy (food)

Burrows unlimited chicken ๐Ÿ”ย 

Yesterday, my workmates and I had our dinner in a chicken restaurant in Lahug. Why had we chosen this place?  For two  reasons : UNLIMITED CHICKEN & RICE!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœŒ

We were actually choosing some restaurants which offers unlimited rice. ๐Ÿ˜†It was agreed that our dinner will be in BURROWS.  The restuarant offers a cheaper price for each person for unlimited chicken.๐Ÿ˜‡

(the two photos were grabbed from goggle )


While waiting for our chicken, my workmates and I were giving our opinion about the place. 

the ceiling is too high,

 the paint is black which makes the place looks darker, however the place became cozy around 7pm

The space inside is small. โœŒ

And then the chicken came. Wow!! Two plates of chicken cooked differently. Looking at the food made me really hungry. I tasted everything from the chili flavored wings to the classic one.   ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜„

I was so full. I didn’t know how many pieces of chicken I had eaten. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I think the price was really worth it. 

The place is really recommended  for people who have bigger appetite. Although you can also choose regular orders. 

~~~~TIPS & HOW TO GO THERE~~~~~~~

***Prepare to spend: php 199 on Unlimited Chicken Wings & Rice + php 40 Unlimited Iced Tea + php 10/dip (Important reminder: left-over/take-out is at php20/piece). 

*** Ride 04c or 17c jeepneys bound to LAHUG. The place is located at Tsai Hotel and Residences on the way to Camp Lapu-Lapu in Lahug), .It is also near Pino Restaurant. 

That’s all for now.  I won’t eat chicken for a week. LOL ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ˜‚
~CIAO~~๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—