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LA CANTERA BOUTIQUE HOTEL : WARMEST HOME IN EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA

Southern Patagonia is one of the coldest places that I have been to however, La Cantera Boutique Hotel in El Calafate provided me with impressively warmest accommodation and friendliest hospitality! LOCATION Following 3-hour-and-25-minute-flight from Buenos Aires, I arrived at El Calafate Airport before 10AM. Because I opted to arrange all my transportation and excursions in Patagonia…

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WHY STAY IN AL GHURAIR RAYHAAN HOTEL BY ROTANA WHEN IN DUBAI

aIn a cosmopolitan place where describing everything with superlatives is the norm, a highly recommended hotel in Dubai has to step it up a notch with unparalleled hospitality, impeccable service, remarkable facilities, yet pocket-friendly rates that even the most frugal tourist could consider. Dubai for the many, usually means the tallest building in the world,…

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ISTANBUL : SUB KARAKOY HOTEL, MY HOME IN TURKEY

Sub Karakoy Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. Great and accessible location, relaxed and beautiful ambiance, adequate and clean room, fantastic complimentary breakfast, fast and free wifi, efficient service, friendly staff. I was blessed to experience all these positive qualities in Sub Karakoy Hotel in Istanbul. It felt so good that I was never wrong in deciding to…

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER TRAVEL TO CHEFCHAOUEN, MOROCCO

In my recent brief but memorable first time trip to Northern Africa from my current home-base in Dubai, UAE, I only chose to experience three places in Morocco. Because of limited time and restricted budget, I only went to Rabat, Fes and Chefchaouen. That practical decision left me with an unfinished business with Morocco to go back…

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RIAD RCIF : JEWEL IN THE MEDINA OF FES, MOROCCO

Still struggling as an Overseas Filipino Worker in United Arab Emirates, I’m renting a bed space in one of the most conveniently accessible flats located in Deira, Dubai. I’m usually out to work either on day or evening shifts, ergo sharing a place simply to sleep, and do some cooking and laundry isn’t a big issue to me; in fact,…

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PENANG | FAREWELL DINNER AT SARKIES, E&O HOTEL

The elegant yet welcoming lobby of Victory Annexe Wing, Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia 16 October 2013. Wednesday.  Sarkies at Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang. My second to the last day in Penang after living and working there for more that 3 years was made extraordinarily memorable!  Why?  Simply because the BEST and the…

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KUALA LUMPUR | OUR 3D2N SOMERSET AMPANG KL EXPERIENCE

Glorious morning view of Malaysia’s capital from the kiddie’s wading pool at 22nd floor of Somerset. “Uncle, can you take us to Somerset, Ampang KL?”  I asked the Chinese-Malaysian taxi cab driver from where I stand in front of Pudu Sentral Bus Station. When I received a nod, I immediately hailed another taxi cab for…

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SINGAPORE | THE ELIZABETH HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Allow me to begin this post by commending the Reception staff of The Elizabeth Hotel in Singapore by the name of Bernard.  That guy needs an applause, a promotion, a salary raise or perhaps, even an award for Best Hotel Service or whatever appropriate title, in my own opinion. Why? Picture this – We had…

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IBIS HOTEL SINGAPORE ON BENCOOLEN

For people like us who prioritize location, comfort and price, finding a decent accomodation in one of the most expensive cities like Singapore could be a tough challenge and at times, painful on the pocket.  It’s a well-known fact that rates of hotels in the Lion City could cost you an arm and leg; well,…

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HERITAGE WING OF E&O PENANG

Poolside, Heritage Wing, Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia It was one of the very first places in George Town, Penang that I saw, together with my colleagues a few days after we’re brought to Malaysia from the Philippines to work as a Medical Lecturers some time in 2010. I found Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang’s Heritage Wing with…

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