My El Nido Friends decided to meet up to finally discuss our upcoming trip to Misibis Bay. It’s less than a month and we have yet to book our flights and no definite dates yet! It’s hard to set a specific date due to conflict of our work schedules and to top it off, we have 2 kids joining us so we have to consider also their school schedule. We meet up, as always, in Manila Ocean Park. It’s becoming our meeting place since Lesley’s been working there for 2 years now. Since Friday is my day off, I went straight to MOP while Buboy and Jona followed since both of them are working on ortigas area. We ate at Dencio’s grill while discussing our trip to Legazpi. Obviously, our accommodation would be in Misibis Bay since Ian, Arlie and Rex are working there and would give us friendly huge discount!. Our main concern is our travel date and of course hopefully we could spot a cheap fare to Legazpi. After our sumptous treat by Buboy and it’s to early to go home, Lesley showed us around. She never failed to treat us whenever there’s a new attraction in their park so we’re very excited to try Aquanaut especially if it’s for free! Aquanaut is basically new in Manila Ocean Park. It costs Php900 for 10 minutes only. We were lucky enough to avail it for free and stay inside the aquarium for almost 30mins. We even had our photos saved on Usb, we’re so spoiled! There’s also a Musical Fountain show but we just decided not to see it anymore. ~~~ 08.12.11 / Manila Ocean Park, Manila
This is not my first time attending a Travel Tour Expo. Being in a local travel industry for a long time, I’ve also experienced being one the exhibitors doing the ingress and egress during the exhibit. This year’s theme is “Biyahe Sale ng Bayan”. From it’s title alone, we were hoping that this is the biggest once in a lifetime offer which is the great opportunity to book and buy package tours.
I went yesterday to the 22nd Philippine Travelmart Expo at SMX Convention Center. Me and Glen were hoping that there would be a Seair promo to Batanes which is our main purpose of going there. Glen came ahead of me and he went around already to see if there are promos available, but dang, there’s none!. I came after lunch at around 2pm and Glen is waiting at Go nuts Donuts. When I saw him, I immediately asked about promo to Batanes. He sadly said none. We’re both upset but nevertheless we still went inside out of curiosity if there were cheap steals we can grabbed off. Most of the exhibitors are local hotels. The area is divided among region so it will be easy for travel enthusiasts to roam around. I spotted the booth of El Nido Resort, the company I used to worked with. But I don’t know the people manning their booth. I also spotted Apple and Sheila, my co-workers from my previous company, the former being at Friday’s Resort now manning the booth for Misibis Bay and the latter at El Nido Resort now manning the booth for Bellaroca. Nothing much to offer for this year’s expo just similar to the promos being offered online. We picked up some brochures for our future trips and then watched the Collegiate Dance Competition represented by each region. We did not finished the program, left the place with just pamphlets on hand, what a loser! hahaha. Well, we still decided to push through with our Batanes trip next year no matter what! 🙂 ~~~09.02.11 / SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City