Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why Choose Holidays to Turkey All Inclusive?

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Purse strings are tight for everyone, so costs may need to be cut when it comes to the annual holiday. If you’re looking for a good deal then take a look at Turkey.

Boasting beautiful weather, guaranteed sunshine, stunning surroundings, some great tourist attractions and a warm welcome, Turkey is a really great place to take a holiday. Even better, however, is the fact that it can offer good value for money during tough times.

When looking at holidays to Turkey all inclusive packages are a great choice for those on a budget. All of the essentials will be covered in the up-front cost of the holiday, so there’s minimal spending money to worry about.

If you’re travelling as a couple on an all inclusive package you can enjoy leisurely meals, sip cocktails at sunset, and take part in some great activities and sports on holiday, without spending a penny.

Families will appreciate the unlimited snacks, drinks and ice-creams to keep the kids happy, as well as relaxed dining options and on-site entertainment so that you don’t have to take the children too far away from their beds on an evening.

Among the great choice of hotels in Turkey all inclusive packages are easy to find. Take a good look at what is offered, as packages often vary from hotel to hotel, so that you can be sure any package booked will suit your requirements perfectly.

For example, some hotels have a la carte restaurants, which are great for foodies who like to relax over a meal in a waiter-service environment. Other hotels boast fabulous swimming pool complexes with waterslides, water play area and even wave pools, meaning that the kids can enjoy free fun on a daily basis.

Simply find the right all inclusive package to Turkey for you, and enjoy a great value break with no compromises.

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free admission to ayala museum {18 may only}

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In celebration of this year’s International Museum Day, Ayala Museum is offering FREE Admission on 18 May, 2012. That is a Friday, a perfect way to cap in the week + usher in the weekend. Plus, I bet you are now tired of frequenting the mall or going on those summer trips + swimming outings, you’d rather spend the weekend on a quite, serene + cultured museum in the city. One of the best things to do this summer, if you’d ask me!

Check out Postura portraits exhibition by Fernando Amorsolo, or revel in the Images of Nation: Victorio Edades exhibition, which pays home to the National Artist + Father of Philippine Modern Painting at the Third Floor Galleries. The Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Makati City. It is open from 9am-6pm during Fridays. For more details you may contact {02} 757.7117 up to 21, or e-mail them at

International Museum Day is celebrated worldwide around 18 May since 1977. It is an occasion that aims to raise awareness on the importance of museums in the development of societies. ICOM, or the International Council of Museums, organizes for this annual event to last a day, a weekend, or an entire week, of a month, if need be. Museums from all over the world, including America, Africa, Europe + Asia, with 30,000 museums in more than 100 countries have all participated to affirm the popularity of this event.

If I am anywhere near a participating museum, I would definitely love to be part of this momentous celebration! 🙂

Cruising the Caribbean

If you’re looking to explore the Caribbean, why stay put when you can travel from one island to another and get spoiled rotten in the process? Caribbean cruises offer some of the most extravagant and unashamedly luxurious holidays that you have ever encountered: it’s an elaborate experience designed to put everything right at your fingertips and give you a holiday to remember, and it definitely delivers.

There are numerous cruise operators offering Caribbean itineraries, each putting their own slant on luxury. While some companies such as Celebrity cruises typically operate around Europe and the Mediterranean, others such as Princess Cruises routinely venture out to explore the balmy waters of the Caribbean, taking in such delights as Aruba, Dominica and St Lucia.

Famous for their high level of service, top-notch facilities and exquisite cuisine, you’ll certainly be well looked after every step (or knot) of the way on a Caribbean cruise, which is especially important when spending so much time at sea. You’ll have plenty to do as the ships are well-equipped with plenty of facilities, ranging from fitness centres and pools to Broadway-style musicals and cinema screenings, and you’re also likely to come home several pounds heavier thanks to the never-ending supply of sumptuous food, snacks and delicious calorie-laden treats on offer.

If this tickles your fancy you shouldn’t have any problem finding Caribbean cruises online to suit your personal preferences. Many tour operators regularly offer discounts on online bookings and if you’re looking for a bargain, you can often find last-minute bookings and late deals to help make things that little bit easier. Most cruises are operated on a full board basis with all meals, accommodation and flights included, which helps to keep your finances on control.

So whatever you want from your Caribbean holiday, why not try a cruise and find out the true meaning of luxury?

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tuesday travels: ninoy aquino parks + wildlife center

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What better way to cool down during a hot scorching summer afternoon than to hit the nearest park, well in our case, The Ninoy Aquino Parks + Wildlife Center. It was a bit out-of-the-way I know, but it was one of those random days when we’ve got nothing planned + went on where our wanderlusts lead us, + this particular tourist attraction is one of the few places Jared’s dad + I used to frequented + I kind of  missed it!  Oh well, it turned out to be one afternoon the little man enjoyed!

We arrived there a little before 3pm, I guess, + although the sun is up as usual, the shades provided by the lush greenery is enough for us to wander around without getting a sunburn. The little man went on to explore the vast park, running here + there. He was drenched in sweat in a matter of minutes but he simply won’t stop. 🙂

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Jared saw bamboo trees for the first time + was in awe of those big plants, not to mention the interesting sounds they make. He was also in awe of the pond in the middle of the park + was actually attempting to take a dip, glad mum is a step quicker than he was! When he saw stray cats around, he quickly made to run after them, even attempting to follow a black one who ran for cover underneath one of the huts. 😉

It was unfortunate that the mini zoo was already closed when we arrived but we managed to view some of the birds housed in a couple of aviaries + the little man was in peals of giggles at the sight of these beautiful creatures.

The Ninoy Aquino Parks + Wildlife Center is perfect for a family picnic what with a number of picnic huts + picnic tables scattered around, I made a mental note to bring some food the next time we visit. For the grandeur of nature around it that makes for a wonderful photo shoot site, the park has also been a hit to photographers. We actually encountered a number of them in this particular visit, including a group of anime teenagers who were busy taking their photos in their funky costumes + wild-colored hair!

I only wish we’d came a little earlier so we’d have more time to roam around + that I’d been able to pocket the camera onto my eco-bag, too, we could’ve  had more photos of the beautiful spots there. Oh well, hopefully we can go + visit again some time soon!

What is your travel story for today? 🙂

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

1100 Diliman Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone: +{63 2} 924.6031 to 35

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