Monday, August 22, 2011

Wise Way To Travel

If you love to travel from different places and you want to get souvenirs but you have less budget or don’t want to expand much. Well consider some of my advices.

Plan where to travel. It is always important to know where the location to go. Make some researches or background check of the place that you are going to visit. Rule of thumb is to make sure that place is secured which means no issues of any kidnapping, car napping or same like.

Plan where to stay or your accommodation. Promos for the motel, hotel and inns are always to help you to decide. However lot of us still look to the most cheapest.

To decide where to stay is always to keep this in mind. Check if your place to stay is near in the tourist spots, mall, transportation, community, the view, restaurants, clinic or hospital, police and fire station. Remember this that the closer you are to the place’s famous location is the more expensive the environment is.

There are other ways to avoid the expensive hotels. If you have known some local people to that place, family relatives or closer friend, you could try to ask them to stay in their place just be sure to behave properly.

Food. Not of us are vegetarian. Some of prefer different foods to the other. Some people are limited to what food they will take due to their religion beliefs. The best way is to have a wide research to the available foods to your prospect place. I suggest drinking bottled water or canned drinks because you’re not sure if their local tap water is safe for you.

The place you might visit is really far to your place. Do a wide research for the means of transportation to get there. If it is super far to you perhaps you will need to ride the ship or plane.

I highly suggest avoiding the peak season as much possible to enjoy your travel. Don’t do some rush hour of buying of tickets but instead book as early, “Early booking means cheaper.” There are airlines that do some package sale, if fits for you then grab it.”

Budget! Don’t forget to properly assess the amount you will need for your trip. Compute your expected expenditures and always prepare an emergency fund. Cash or credit card? Cash is always good. There are places which has no access use your cards that’s why cash will always be a handy.

I hope my advices will help you to organize your own travel trips. Enjoy your trip!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Simple Cebu Adventure

Cebu is one the finest tourist spot in the Philippines. The culture, sceneries and foods are the great things the province has.

It is famous for the Sinulog festival (a feast celebration for the senior Sto.NiƱo).

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the province of Cebu that’s why when I was in College I dreamed to go to that place.

January of this 2011 me and my friends plan to go an adventure to the different places. We were from Rizal province, one of the provinces in Luzon Island. We started to brainstorm for the possible places to go. We came up to a plan to go to Liliw Laguna to buy their famous slippers.

After three days one of my friends Chenee joke around that why don’t we try to go to Cebu. During that time there’s a promo ticket for airfare going to Cebu. The ticket that time was so cheap but every day pass it’s getting expensive. That’s the reason we planned so hard and made an intensive research.

We started to browse for the locations of the Cebu’s famous tourist spots and how to use their local transportation.

The airfare is cheap but the inns and hotels room are too expensive and we can’t afford it. Thank goodness my mom has a friend in Cebu and an owner of an inn. The problem for the accommodation is now solve.

We bought our ticket in the Air Philippine Express. We are all excited because this our first time to go to Cebu and first time to aboard an airplane.

The day has come for our Cebu escapade. We are all nervous in our first flight. After an hour we arrived in Mactan International Airport, Cebu.

We were welcomed by mom’s friend, auntie Cherry, owner of the Cherry’s Pension House(email me for questions regarding this pension house).

After a short nap in our room we simply started our adventure by going to the nearest mall and bought the Map that was essential in our adventure.

We visited the Cebu’s famous landmarks such as the Magellan’s cross, Lapu-Lapu statue, the Taoist Temple and etc. Tips to bear in mind, the Cebu's public transport is cheaper than taxi. Besides riding to their local public transport is fun.

The Cebuano people are very kind and cheerful, they are also a very faithful Christians.

After all the great experiences I earned in our adventure, I’m surely will recommend to everyone to visit this place and for sure I’ll be back in this place.