Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

As I didn’t have much time to plan this trip way ahead and with the Eid break underway, it was difficult to book rooms for our stay. I usually check Trip Advisor for good hotels to stay in and most of the rooms that I was looking at 2 weeks before our trip were already […]

I’ve been in the Middle East for 12 years and have been to Saudi, Bahrain and currently in Qatar. To think that Dubai is only a stone throw away from Qatar, it is surprising to most of our friends that we haven’t made a short trip to Dubai after all these years. In fact, if […]

Our Bohol trip started in the wee hours of the morning on July 3. Our flight which leaves from Manila to Tagbilaran (Bohol) was scheduled at 6:30 AM. That meant leaving Angeles at 2 AM, travel 1 1/2 hour to Manila and at the airport at 4. We didn’t want to be late checking in […]

6 flights in a span of 13 days. 2 International, 4 Local (Philippines) 4 boat rides. Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Philippines (Manila, Pampanga, Bohol, Palawan)

It’s the start of our vacation and everything starts wit5h the flight back home. As I’ve blogged a couple of weeks back, we’re taking Etihad this time. We agreed that we’d sleep in the afternoon of yesterday so we’d have enough rest for our red-eye flight at 4:30 AM (Doha Time). Xiane and I were […]


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