August 8, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 16Comment

  Known for its 5-star rating, The Peninsula Manila sure didn’t disappoint.   Upon arriving at the drop-off point, we were greeted with a big genuine smile by a staff who opened the car door for us. He said hello and gladly welcomed us to the grand hotel. Even members of the staff whom we bumped into inside were all smiles. I couldn’t help getting mesmerized by the warm gesture. I also kept admiring the luxurious and elegant main entrance leading to the grandiose lobby. (more…)

July 20, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 26Comment

“Honey, how about a private island?” I said to Chris before our anniversary. “Of course, sweetheart!” he answered right away without second thoughts.   Right after breakfast, we asked the receptionist at El Mahogany Beach Resort if they were offering something extra special on our day. “Of course,” he eagerly replied. (more…)

July 4, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 47Comment

Chris and I had been hoping for the longest time to try sailing. So during our 15-day vacation in El Nido, we did it!   Prior to that, we celebrated our first year anniversary. Sailing added to the spectacle of the occasion. (more…)

June 25, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 40Comment

Have you tried glamping yet? Few weeks ago, I read a blog from Canada, which I found in a comment exchange about glamping. Right there and then, I messaged Chris about the idea of trying out glamping.   The idea was new to him like it was to me, so I tried looking for glamping areas in El Nido. I stumbled upon Cabanas de Nacpan Camping Resort on the internet. Does the name sound good to you?   Well, we tried it out and here are the things we found out! (more…)

June 10, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 26Comment

Just three months ago, I was freezing in my room during the winter, so on the last day of March, three weeks before leaving Vietnam. I decided to go on a tour to Nin Bihn, a trip that I had been desiring to do.     Thanks to Chris for helping me sort things out. Before anything else, he had always been there for me. So was my friend Tish. When I saw their photos from their travels, I knew I wanted to go with them! (more…)