Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Diyandi Festival is Iligan City's Biggest Event

If you’re planning to go to South Cotobato in September, attending to Diyandi Festival in Iligan City is a must-do. It’s an annual month-long cultural celebration in honor of Iligan's patron saint, Senior San Miguel.

credits to IliganToday.com

Diyandi Festival got it name from the local term "diyandi" which means "celebrate" and "mag-diyandi" meaning "to celebrate. It is the biggest and most colorful of all celebrations in Iligan City, which celebrated every 29th of September. The festival features street-dancing competitions, beauty contests, photo contests, concerts, trade fairs, cooking contest, exhibits and island's tourism products and services.

The Reclining Buddha is Wat Pho's Ultimate Treasure

Do you know the birthplace of traditional Thai massage? Have you seen a reclining Buddha?

My 2nd stop on my Asian tour was in Thailand. All I know about this country is the populous city of Bangkok, the Phi Phi Island where Leonardo Di Carpio filmed “The Beach” movie, the beautiful white sand beach of Phuket Island, friendly elephants, and good restaurants in  Khasosan Road.

Upon checking the Thailand map, I saw the picture of a big golden Buddha. The position of it is different from other Buddha, it’s actually lying or sleeping. No wonder why Wat Pho is dubbed as the temple of Reclining Buddha. The Buddha is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length (about 46 meters long and 15 meters high). It is decorated with gold leaf. The eyes and foot soles are inlaid with mother-of-pearl. According to Buddhist, the Reclining Buddha illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana (ie the Buddha's death). Along the Wat Phra Chetuphon image you will find a matching 108 bronze bowls, where people donate coins believed to bring good fortune.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SM Accessories Concepts To Be Featured On My Next Adventure

For my next adventure, I will feature the latest brand, Concepts that I can use to organize my travel apparels and accessories. It was launched in SM Accessories and ready to go full force on July 15! You might have seen these items already inside SM department stores, but now it’s fully packed.

Organizing for travel has never been this easy and affordable now that Concepts is here. As much as SM Accessories is the authority in fashion accessories, they also take pride in making life simple for us.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Costa Pacifica is Baler's Newest Resort Destination

For those who are looking for great accommodation in the surfing paradise of Aurora, you might want to check the newest resort destination in Baler, the Costa Pacifica.

credits to Costa Pacifica FB page

Costa Pacifica is an active-sports lifestyle beachfront resort located along one of the top surfing beaches in Baler, the Sabang Beach. It features 106 relaxing rooms and suites, which include Pacifica suites and Pacifica premiere, junior suite & junior premiere, , one bedroom suite & Pacifica one bedroom suite, Casa de Bahia, and Casita de Bahia. For room rate starts at P4,500++ per night and this is inclusive of breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids (7 years old and below).

Petronas Towers: The Crown Jewel of Kuala Lumpur

Have you been to Petronas Towers? What can you say about the iconic towers of Kuala Lumpur?

Petronas Towers, also known as Petronas Twin Towers or Menara Petronas in Malay is one of the highlights of my solo trip in Malaysia. It was recognized as tallest buildings in the world in 1998, eclipsing the former record holder, the 110-story Sears (now Willis) Tower in Chicago. The Twin Towers lost their preeminent status, until Taipei 101 (Taipei Financial Center) was completed in 2004.

Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel is 88-storey twin skyscrapers that soars to height of 451.9 meters (roughly 1,480-foot), which built of multi-faceted walls of 33,000 stainless steel and 55,000 glass panels. Its interiors are down in a traditional Malaysian style with the use of fabric and carvings. The two towers are connected by at levels 41 and 42 by a double-decker pedestrian skybridge.


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