Stay | Villa Jhoana Resort: A Home in the Heart of Angono

The pool and the mansion at Villa Jhoana Resort in Angono
The pool and the mansion at Villa Jhoana Resort in Angono

November is a very festive month for the municipality of Angono, the art capital of the country. Aside from the main Higantes Festival which usually happens on the 3rd week of November, there are pockets of activities leading to and after the event. If one plans to experience the Angono Higantes Festival, it’ll be a good idea to stay in town. One place I would recommend is Villa Jhoana Resort, a seven-room elegant pool villa strategically in the heart of Angono.

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Bontoc | Mt Matuon Exploration Climb: At the Other Side of Maligcong

View from the summit of Mt Matuon
View from the summit of Mt Matuon

Looking out of the veranda from Suzzette’s Homestay in Maligcong, I have long wondered how the view is like from the mountains seen on the horizon. The peaks of Mt Matuon and its trails tease, along with otherworldly tales that its forest entraps people with its enchantment unexpectedly. As interesting as the local superstition seems, outsiders like me sees it as a place of conquest. Another trail to explore. I do respect local customs though so I waited for the chance. I was glad when Suzzette said we could explore the mountains with a local guide from Favarey on our recent trip to Maligcong. So in good company with Suzzette, Lagalog and three dogs (Kunig, Misty and Tiny) we ventured one morning to explore Mt Matuon.

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Bontoc | The Far Flung Favarey Village of Maligcong

Favarey, the old settlement of Maligcong
Favarey, the old settlement of Maligcong

Maligcong has become one of my favorite destinations in the Mountain Province in the recent years. I’ve cited five reasons on a previous post why one should go to Maligcong.  Lately, I did notice that there’s already an influx of tourist discovering its quiet charm and natural wonder. Most of them were doing the short climb at Mt Kupapey to see the breathtaking landscape and the rice terraces at the slope of the mountains from the summit. Mt Kupapey is just one of the interesting places in Maligcong. My recent visits there were to do some exploration treks and hike, particularly the far flung village of Favarey and its surrounding area. This village amidst the vast field of rice terraces is called the “Old Town” by the locals as this is the original settlement of Maligcong.

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Bahrain holds discussions with leading Asian Airlines At World Routes Development Forum

22nd World Routes Development Forum
22nd World Routes Development Forum

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body and operator of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), participated in the 22nd World Routes Development Forum, which was held recently in Chengdu in the Sichuan Province, China.

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Top Timeshare Resorts in the Philippines

Timeshare in exotic locations such as Boracay
Timeshare in exotic locations such as Boracay

As travelers, we are all too familiar with booking hotels, resorts and even hostels when planning our vacations. But have you heard about world of Timeshare Resorts? The concept of timeshare is that a property (can be a condominium, apartment or a resort) is jointly owned by different people and IS used by these people at different times of the year. Usually, timesharing of a property is booked for a week’s duration at a time. that means that in the 52 weeks of a year, a property may be rented by up to 52 people. Those who own a timeshare can vacation in the property every year.

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AirAsia Philippines “Where in Shanghai?” Contest

Visit the Bund in Shanghai
Visit the Bund in Shanghai

Have you seen the Where in Shanghai video (check below)  and do you want to get to know more about the Paris of the East?!  Answer this quiz to get a chance to win two round trip tickets to Shanghai!

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Discover Shanghai, the “Paris of the East” via AirAsia Philippines

Shanghai Skyline
Shanghai Skyline

AirAsia Philippines, the world’s best low-cost airline, continues to connect the world as it added another wonderful destination on their route map – Shanghai, “The Paris of the East”.

Shanghai is known as China’s commercial and financial center but is also bursting with cultural experiences. On one side of the Huangpu River lies ultra-modern Pudong, home to the newly opened Shanghai Disneyland and the colorful Oriental Pear Tower, and on the other side, Puxi with its host of historical spots like the French Concession, glitzy waterside promenade The Bund with its stretch of historical colonial buildings or Yuyuan Garden, which gives you a glimpse of Ming and Qing dynasty architecture.

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