Archive for January 23rd, 2018

January 23, 2018

Cebu to Bacolod, the Philippines!


Ok so I did had a little time on my last trip to the Philippines, my third. there was not much time to do sightseeing but did get into a whole new area of the Philippines.

I flew from Cebu to Bacolog on Philippines Airlines. Their page is here:

A bit more on Bacolod city:

Let me give you something different than the tourist office on Cebu here:

I needed to get the flight at 6am had a driver take me to the Cebu airport, hop on Philippines airlines was easy and the flight smooth. Arriving at Bacolod city airport by 7am where another driver was picking me up and gave a brief introduction to Bacolod. The airport site is here:

We ,then set out to eat at the favorite place of the locals, Bob’s Restaurant. Here we had blue marlin fish dish just fried as it is, and rice, and delicious fruit punch drink, wonderful. I would come back just for the fish! More on them here:

We did visit a nice shopping mall SM City really nice modern and many nice stores, we had our coffees here at Starbucks inside the mall. The stores were all very clean, nice displays and many popular names notice. More on it here:

As we got back to Cebu a bit late, we had a good night wrap up at one of the joints of the past still very lively: Howling Dogs! Best at their facebook page here:

The beers are cold, the drinks superb , karaoke music , and plenty of good ambiance to get you into the late night. HD is the place in Cebu city.

And this was it ,this time. I was disappointed on the time but cannot always get free time on business travels. It will be next time , already working on it for summer this time. Looking back ,it seems I always visited in January for the last 3 years lol!

Stay tune for more on this your blog and my stories, Paris1972-Versailles2003. Enjoy the rest of your week in good health and happy travels. Cheers!

Tags: , , ,
January 23, 2018

Vannes-Nantes-Paris-Hong Kong-Cebu and back!!!

I just came back from my third trip to the Philippines and been a rush business trip of only four days gave me no time to see much.  The other two times, I did some out traveling but could not be possible this time. So will tell you mostly of my travel ordeals on a long voyage.

I started from home on Saturday January 13 going to the train station in Vannes with free parking behind it, and getting a train to Redon, changing train to Nantes train station 62€ . There took the express airport bus 9€ to the Nantes Atlantique Airport. From arrival headed to my one night hotel the Escale Oceania Hotel across from the airport 90€. This is the usual hotel I stayed when coming and going thru my closest decent flights airport.

For Vannes train station:

Redon train station:

Nantes train station:

Airport Express Bus, the updated price is 9€:

Nantes Atlantique airport:

Escale Oceania hotel:

Once back into the Airport on Sunday January 14, took my regular flight with Air France to CDG airport arriving in Terminal F and changing for my connection to Terminal A.

Air France:

CDG airport transfer on blue bus:

Once at my departure gate in Terminal A I flew with Cathay Pacific for the first time; and it was a nice ride indeed. This is the airline of Hong Kong and I was going to the airport there for connection to final destination.

Cathay Pacific:

Hong Kong airport:

The Hong Kong airport was my first time too, but as connections were made tight, really had no time to see much of it.

The flight arrive late into the day and still needed a connection on the same Cathay Pacific airlines from Hong Kong to Cebu in the Philippines. I finally arrived in Cebu by 19h Monday January 15, and taking the hotel shuttle headed straight to my usual hotel the Best Western Plus Lex, Cebu.

This was the rest I needed to begin work the next day. The hotel site is here:

The hotel is very nice and central to all. I spent four nights here at BW Plus Lex Cebu a repeat visit to the hotel.

On my way back left on Friday January 19 by 20h on Cathay Pacific same routing back after been deposited at the airport by a company driver.  From Cebu airport going back to Hong Kong, needing a bit of running to catch the flight until to find out it was been delayed 20 minutes!  Again at Hong Kong taking Cathay Pacific again by 23h35 local time to reach Paris CDG Terminal A .

Cebu airport:

This is a smallist nice airport full of shops and restos nice to come early and enjoy the shopping.

Tourist info on Cebu here:

Finally on Saturday January 20 from CDG T2A transfer to TF2 using the same blue bus line again. Here I departed by 10h10 on Air France back to Nantes Atlantique airport. Again taking the Airport Express bus to the Nantes train station.

Here I had my lunch out of airports on my popular Café des Plantes just out of the Nantes Nord train station section and next to the jardin des plantes. Great friendly service always, and fast. The menu of the day is always good and great quality/price value. I had  my veal pipettes with fries in a mustard sauce, leffe Belgian beers, and expresso coffee all for 15€. More here:


From the Nantes train station took a TER train to Rennes train station, and here change to another TER to Vannes. Finally picking up my car to drive home arriving on Saturday by 19h!

Rennes train station(going major overhaul) :

There you go another exhausting trip not to brag about it, just another opportunity to see by now friends and a nice welcome by the locals as usual.  Stay tune for more.

You all have a wonderful week and happy travels. Cheers!

 Cebu Nantes  Paris  Paris

%d bloggers like this: