The Philippines a country of islands!

Well I am still traveling and thought about my wonderful stay in  the Philippines. Really excited of been there for the first time and taken photos in Manila, General Santos City and Cebu.  The tourist office is here, http://www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/

My flight was long, leaving by train from nearby me in Auray to the station in Nantes, there taking the navette bus for 8€ to the airport of Nantes while staying for one night at the Escale Océania hotel in the airport just 300 meters from  it.http://www.oceaniahotels.co.uk/h/hotel-escale-oceania-nantes-aeroport/presentation

Finally, the next morning walking to the airport and take my AF flight to Paris CDG and then China Southern Airlines to Guangzhou China , changing again on China Southern to Manila inter airport.

This same day going to my hotel and main base there the  City Garden Grand Hotel in the Makati business district.  http://www.citygardengrandhotel.com/

First, I set for General Santos City on Cebu Pacific Airlines, https://www.cebupacificair.com/id-en/Pages/default.aspx  , and here is some tourism info on the town known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines  or GenSan even if now not much tuna is done. http://www.visitmyphilippines.com/index.php?title=GeneralSantosCity&Page=1&pid=1049

I had local driver and stay at the Microtel by Wynham hotel http://www.microtel-gensan.com/

I ate at Big Ben Restaurant, where the tuna steak was great as the city is famous for it ,tuna that is. more on it here, http://ph.openrice.com/other/restaurant/bigben-steaks-grills-general-santos-city/17779

I went for dinner at Gillian’s where the tuna feast continue, and great San Miguel beers, the resto is a chain and this one was Inside the Veranza mall a nice shopping place too, http://giligansrestaurant.com/branches.html

So , if want to browse for some bargain shopping, its the best one two combination in town, here is the mall webpage: http://kccmalls.com/mall-branches/kcc-mall-of-gensan/misc-pages/veranza/

I came back to Makati ,Manila area and then went out again to Cebu, a beautiful area. http://www.visitmyphilippines.com/index.php?title=ProvinceofCebu&Page=1&pid=7355

To Cebu I flew on Philippine Airlines, here http://www.philippineairlines.com/ ,and it was a same day roundtrip.

I ate lunch at the Pancake House, nice friendly place in a shoppig center, you can  see more of it here, and I had ham omelet with sprite here for a change lol!!! http://www.munchpunch.com/pancake-house-sm-city-gensan?t=had

I stayed mostly in Makati district and was able to go the wonderful Ayala Malls and especifically in the Greenbelt malls 1 thru 5.  This is really a shopper’s paradise with about five malls all interconnected with stores, restos ,cinema, chapel and others all wonderfully modern and clean; a place to spent a whole day and night. I was there having a few beers at my old hangout TGIFriday’s and great chat with bartenders Grace and Manny! I know the TGIF’s and always fun to seek them anywhere.  The main webpage for Ayala is here http://www.ayalamalls.com.ph/

In here , there is a great Ayala museum with great exhibits and cultural awareness, http://www.ayalamuseum.org/ and spent some time in the Ayala Triangle park , http://www.ayalatriangle.com/ ;  where you have business offices like mines’ and a great park to walk relax and eat in some unique places like the bananapple resto ; http://www.banapplekitchen.com/  . Also, came back for Simple Lang and the famous Lechon or pork dish, in the wonderful park, more on them here;http://www.munchpunch.com/simple-lang-ayala-triangle-gardens. A wonderful place to spent your time in Manila.

I did went for lunch to Apartment IB, I had passed it by and thought it was an apartment building ,actually its a restaurant with gourment new cuisine tastes and it was fabuleuse, fish and chips with San Miguel beers, more here, http://www.munchpunch.com/apartment-1b-one-lafayette-square

Other than the official webpage above this one show some pictures of the Greenbelts mall, http://www.makaticity.com/shopping/greenbelt-mall.php

I was join by friends for lunch at Mesa a nouvelle Filipino cuisine restaurant right in Greenbelt 5; It  was special having lunch with good company. This the restaurant http://mesa.ph/main/3000/indexf8cc.html?pageid=102903

Of course, my home central while in the Philippine was the City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati, a wonderful experience central, big, all amenities, and friendly service; just nice. http://www.grand.citygardenhotels.com/

Going out I took Philippine airline to reach Jakarta Indonesia , and then transfer on Garuda airline to Surabaya , my next stop on this trip;which ,also will take me back to Jakarta and onwards home, more,to be continue.

It will remain a wonderful experience and good memories of the welcome.  Enjoy the Philippine experience.

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5 Comments to “The Philippines a country of islands!”

  1. Wow! That must have been some trip! It sounds really wonderful, although I gather that this was a business trip? Exciting all the same, I bet! 👍👍👍

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