Monthly Archives: October 2012

cebu pacific’s all sales day!

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travel, travel deals, piso seat sale, seat sale, Cebu Pacific Air promos

Cebu Pacific comes up with a P1-seat sale for all domestic + international destinations to celebrate the coming All Saint’s Day! Sale period is from 29 ~ 31 October, 2012 for travel period beginning 01 June 2013 up to 15 December, 2013.

Waste no time as these One-peso seat sale sell like hot cakes, book those flights for your travel plans both domestic + abroad for next year! Go to www.cebupacificair.com for more information.

Happy Halloween! 😉

travel bucket list #7: camsur

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travel, destination, Camarines Sur

Camarines Sur, also known as the Rising Sun of the Philippines, is one of the places in the country that I would love to visit soon. This beautiful tourist destination is the largest of the Bicol Region’s 6 provinces + boasts of two cities, Naga City, the most progressive city in the region + Iriga City. There is something in store for everyone in this province if one decides to visit + here are but a few of the things I’d love to do when I finally get to visit this place:

  • Visit the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Church in Naga and other churches ~ the best time to do this is when they celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia or “Ina” as what the local folks call her, in the 3rd week of September
  • Go wakeboarding at the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex or CWC in Pili ~ apart from numerous wakeboard storage racks, this place is a haven of sports enthusiasts + beginners alike. Indulge in wakeboarding, kneeboarding or experience the thrill of your life as you give the waterskiing 6-point cable system a go!
  • Go island-hopping at Caramoan ~ this group-of-islands paradise is a must see. Hop from one island to the next, explore Lahos, Sabitang Laya, Haponan, Manlawi + all the other islands for one unforgettable island adventure + see for yourself why this is a favorite location for the famed reality television show, Survivor.
  • Be one with nature ~ revel in the goodness that nature has to offer, from the exhilarating sandbars, to the breath-taking water activities to the pure white sands + fascinating limestone cliffs. Whie you’re at it, you might as well pay the Eco Village a visit!
  • See the world’s smallest fish ~ Sinarapan or what the locals called tabyos, can only be found in Lake Buhi.
Truly, a trip to Camarines Sur is something everyone in the family will enjoy. I will make sure to get some souvenirs to bring back home + buy loads of pili nuts, too! + oh, of course, I won’t forget to take photos of all the beautiful attractions I shall be visiting as a memento of my trip! Hopefully, I can save enough so that this dream travel will become a reality soon! 😉

Quezon Memorial Shrine souvenir postcard

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postcards, souvenirs

I’ve recently been to the Quezon City Memorial Circle for our latest Postcrossing Philippines meet-up. Of course, we did not pass up the chance to look around the Quezon Memorial Shrine which stands high + proud in the center of this big park. Some souvenirs are sold at the shrine + we did not miss the chance to check them out, too. There are only a few stocks left of this postcard that I was lucky to have bought one. A perfect souvenir of my very first visit to this place. I also have it signed by fellow Postcrossing Philippines members ~ after we’ve searched around for an industrial bench or anything similar to sit on + settled for the closest thing, the wide concrete plant boxes ~ so this card is really such a keeper!

postcards, souvenirs

Here’s what the back of the postcard say:

The Quezon Memorial Shrine ~ Quezon City, Philippines

A memorial to the heroic deeds of President Manuel L. Quezon, the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth. On this display in the museum are his personal mementos + memorabilia 

I shall tell you all about our meet-up + post photos of the Quezon Memorial Shrine on upcoming posts! Happy Friday, everyone! ^_^

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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announcement, giveaways

musings on meanderings, along with a host of other blogs, join Hot Fun Stuffs fan page as they celebrate their 10,000 Facebook fans! It was really exciting that we’d like to share the happiness, hence, this giveaway!

As a reward to our loyal readers, an Amazon Gift Card worth $100 is up for grabs!!  The tasks are so easy that you can submit frequently for more entries + more chances to win! The giveaway will run until 07 November, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST only + is open worldwide, for ages 18 years + up! Just wait for the Rafflecopter to load + complete the tasks as prompted!

Let the games begin! Good luck! 😉

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Top 5 Cycling destinations in Europe

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Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or someone trying their hand at biking tourism for the first time these top 5 cycling destinations in Europe offer spectacular choices for all levels. With challenges ranging from the world famous routes of the Tour de France, to the gentle and picturesque countryside’s of Britain, you will find a range of fabulous cycling experiences across this historical and cultural part of the world.

France – Provence

Being one of the earliest known sites of human dwelling in Europe, Provence has history packed into its amazing geography. Surrounded by the mountainous landscapes of the Maritime Alps, The Alpilles and the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, this on its own makes for a scenic and breathtaking ride. Add the sweeping fields of Lavender, poppy’s and sunflowers for another assault to the visual senses. Ride the coast line of the Mediterranean, the banks of the Rhone River and the Camargue (Western Europe’s largest river delta) where on the latter you will find brine ponds that are home to over 400 species of birds, including the greater flamingo. Together with the food and wine that Provence and many other regions of France are famous for, this is a place that is surely to satisfy not only the panoramic desires of any outdoor adventurer or cyclist but also the stomach and tastebuds.

Florence – Italy

Florence and its surroundings are rich with history and culture and what better way to soak up the atmosphere than on a bike. Beginning in the city centre, this area is mostly flat and inaccessible to cars and buses. This makes for convenient sightseeing as well as safe and easy riding under the Tuscan sun! Sights to be seen are endless! From Piazza Michelangelo, Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, the Pitti Palace, Galleria delgli Uffizi and the Galleria dell’Accademia (where Michelangelo’s David is located). Once finished biking the streets of the city, the surrounding hills of Florence await, providing romantic views of the city, along with panorama’s of the local olive groves, vineyards, medieval castles and stunning hillside villa estates.

Loften Islands – Norway

The Loften Islands are an amazing spectacle of jagged island mountain peaks that guide cyclists along a narrow coastal road. The area is made for easy riding and when ventured during the time of the midnight sun, the activities of fishing, hiking or swimming in the fjords before and after a day of cycling are unlimited. Quaint fishing villages hug the coastline, offering cyclists cosy accommodation in traditionally painted fisherman’s wood cabins, of which some are almost 1000 years old!

Greece

Greece offers a stunning variety of scenery and leisurely activities outside of your daily riding. With the coastline surrounded by aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea and rugged country sweeping down to meet the water makes for a raw contrast in this epic outdoor experience. Bring your bathers for a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean and sit back and relax to enjoy the local cuisine at the end of a day’s cycling. Tour through friendly villages and stone hamlets, not forgetting tourist hotspots of Mykonos and Kalavryta. As well as stunning coastlines, Greece also boasts beautiful national parks waiting to be discovered.

Yorkshire – Britain

These tracks are great for all ages and abilities, making Yorkshire ideal for family riding holidays. The cycling routes range from gorgeous forest trails to disused railways to canal towpaths. Riders can travel from Whitby to Scarborough along the 34km disused railway following the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Create your own route to make short trips or take a week to cycle the entire North Moors National Park. Riders will be met by breathtaking views of rolling farmland, ancient forests, heather moorland and stretching coastline.

The adventures to be had throughout Europe on two wheels are endless and promise the experience of a lifetime. A true getaway from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas if desired, with time spent amongst the spectacles of Mother Nature providing a truly rejuvenating holiday to remember. Check out the range of bikes at 99bikes.com.au and start preparing yourself for an unforgettable cycling adventure!

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