Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When in Singapore, Visit Gardens by the Bay

Last Christmas, my family decided to visit Gardens by the Bay in Singapore via Philippine Airlines and it was by far the best decision we have made for a holiday vacation. If you have never visited Singapore, or if you or looking for somewhere spectacular and different, I would highly recommend Gardens by the Bay and fly only with Philippines Airlines. This is one place in Singapore that is an absolute must-see attraction. There is so much to see and do. 

A visit to Gardens by the Bay makes for a truly unique experience for everyone.

What is Gardens by the Bay?

Gardens by the Bay was an ecological project started by the government of Singapore to create a sense of a city within a garden. The country has immersed themselves with perfecting the gardens and experience and has become a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike. In fact, November of 2015 saw its 20 millionth visitor to the gardens, an impressive feat, for sure. These are not your typical botanical gardens, though. On the whole, Gardens by the Bay spans a whopping 101 hectares, or roughly 250 acres of beautiful land. So, what, you may wonder, is so unique about the gardens? Let’s find out.

What is special about Gardens by the Bay?

The gardens are broken up into three main sections.
  • Bay East Garden
  • Bay Central Garden
  • Bay South Garden
Bay East Garden has a promenade with a view of the city’s skyline, which I found lovely at sunset. The promenade is a little shorter than the one at Bay Central, ending at about 1.2 miles, but there is also more to see here. In Bay East, there are several themed gardens to enjoy.

Bay Central Garden is primarily a waterfront promenade, but makes for a  wonderful 1.9 mile romantic and scenic walk. The city is making plans for further developments for this area in the future, but for now, the promenade is the main attraction here. I walked it during my trip and found the views to be breathtaking, not to mention a great way to get in a little fitness while on the go.

While we enjoyed our visit to the Bay East and Bay Central gardens, the biggest attractions of all were located within Bay South Gardens. This is where we spent most of our time because of the sheer number of things to see and do in the south gardens. But, to keep my post a reasonable length, I will touch base on the main attractions in this area.

The Supertree Grove

Tropical Singapore has these lush, green gardens that were a pleasure to walk through. One of our favorite parts of the gardens was the Supertree Grove. They were amazing structures and at night were the basis of an equally amazing music and light show that began around 9:00 pm. It was better, in my opinion, than many of the fireworks displays that I’ve seen elsewhere. 

A photo I got from Instagram in perfect lighting!

It also includes the OCBC Skyway which is a walkway between a couple of the larger trees. The skyway provides a phenomenal aerial view. If you get a chance to visit, I highly recommend the skyway for the best views. 

The Flower Dome

If you are more into flowers, Gardens by the Bay has that covered as well. Walking through the dome is comparable to a spectacular Spring day. There is a wide assortment of flowers, which is ever-changing specializing in first one part of the world to another. The dome is serene and immersed in beauty.

The Cloud Forest

The cloud forest also offers a sense of serenity, but instead of being wrapped in floral, visitors are surrounded by lush greenery, rumbling waterfalls. There are several different floors, accessed by an elevator, that you can visit for different views. One of the floors includes several different cavern displays, like crystals, stalactites, and stalagmites among other things, and a treetop walkway to round out the visit.

The Children’s Garden

Do you have children that will join you on your trip to the Gardens by the Bay? If so, there is a children’s garden area, which is wonderful play place for toddlers and older kids alike. There are swings and rocking toys, rope bridges, and treehouses. When we stopped here, my kids couldn’t get enough of the “rainforest treehouses.” I honestly think they would have played for hours if time permitted. There is so much to explore here, your kids will surely love it too. 

Special Events

One more thing, be sure to check out the Gardens by the Bay calendar of events. They are constantly offering something appealing for everyone. 


There are also several different restaurants and dining venues to choose from within the gardens.
  • McDonalds
  • Pollen (for British-Asian cuisine)
  • Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
  • IndoChine (IndoChinese and Western cuisines)
  • Bakerzin (sweet treats to tantalize the tastebuds)
  • Cafe Crema
  • Supertree Dining (Local and International cuisines)
  • Satay by the Bay
  • Children’s Garden Cafe
  • Conservatory Cafe
Regardless of where you are in the Gardens by the Bay, there is always a dining venue close by.

We really enjoyed our visit and will revisit another time. The trip was enjoyable. The people were friendly. The prices were reasonable. The sights were spectacular. What more could you hope for out of a vacation or holiday?

Smart hosts ‘virtual party’ in country’s first Facebook Live Video

Amidst the frenzy of revelers at the much celebrated Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo over the weekend, unrivaled mobile services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) broke new ground as it became the first brand to pilot Facebook Live in the Philippines.

The latest feature of the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook Live allows users to broadcast live video content as a new way to engage followers. For a more shared experience, Facebook Live also allows viewers to post their comments and interact with each other in real time. 

The feature was first introduced for use by US celebrities last August, and was then rolled out for verified accounts of public figures, news sites, brands and other users just last month.

Party at your fingertips

For its pilot Facebook Live video, Smart broadcasted a 20-minute segment of the Love Dance, one of the biggest electronic dance music celebrations at the Dinagyang Festival last Jan. 22

The live video came as a regular notification to the followers of Smart’s official account on Facebook. Upon clicking the notification, they were directed to the live video, which featured the rousing beats of Smart ambassadors and party staples DJ Ace Ramos and MC Pao. 

Viewers from all over the county streamed in and posted their reactions – mostly in awe of the new feature and thrilled to be able to join the celebrations virtually on their mobile devices: “Ang sarap pumasok sa screen at maki-party (If only I could enter the screen and join the party)!,” commented user Jaylord Ambe. “This is amazing!,” user Jr Florentino chimed in.

The next day, Smart once again tapped Facebook Live to broadcast the set of Smart Ambassador Inno Naguit at the Dinagyang Invasion, another major electronic dance music celebration, eliciting positive responses from viewers who got to share the festival experience despite being miles away.

Each Facebook Live video was automatically published on Smart’s Facebook page, which was later viewed and shared by the thousands of followers.

Forefront of mobile technology

“Smart has always been at the forefront of mobile innovations in the country, and we are very honored and thrilled to be the first brand to launch Facebook Live in the Philippines, which promises another awesome Smart Life experience for Facebook users,” said Kathy Carag, Smart Brand Head. 

“This new feature not only stretches the capabilities of Facebook, but also opens great possibilities for us to enrich the mobile lifestyle of our subscribers, who can now tune in to witness significant events and share the experience with others in real time – all with just a few taps on their smartphone,” she added.

History of innovations

Smart’s launch of Facebook Live follows a string of mobile innovations and product offers which Smart introduced to keep Filipinos abreast with the latest technologies, enriching their digital lifestyle. 

Smart recently pioneered the ‘Shared Data’ scheme which allowed postpaid and prepaid subscribers to share data volume conveniently with their loved ones so as to keep them connected online, with access to the widest breadth of digital content – from music and videos to games and more – on their mobile devices. 

Last year, Smart led the way for Southeast Asia’s first Smart LTE Multicast of a live event through the use of the evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS).  After pioneering and launching the use of LTE in the Philippines in 2012, Smart also conducted the country’s first trial of LTE-Advanced in 2013, joining only a handful of carriers around the world with such capability.

Smart offers fast and reliable broadband services via its nation-widest network, which is backed by the country’s most extensive fiber optic footprint that spans over 100,000 kilometers.

Rhombus International Hotel Groups Triumphs at the Hong Kong Business High-Flyers Awards 2015

Mr. Tim Charlton, Publisher of Hong Kong Business presenting the prestigious award 
to Mr. Wayne Mak, Managing Director

(Hong Kong, 26 January 2016) - Rhombus International Hotels Group commences the year of 2016 on a high with winning the ‘Leading Hotel Management Company for Worldwide Investors’ on the fifth year at the High-Flyer Awards. The 12th Hong Kong Business High-Flyers Awards were held on Tuesday 19 January at the award-winning Azure Restaurant Slash Bar at the summit of Hotel LKF by Rhombus. This esteemed award acknowledges elite enterprises in Hong Kong, endorsing their outstanding performance and remarkable breakthroughs made in their industries. Speaking of the recipients of the award, Mr. Tim Charlton, the Publisher of Hong Kong Business, says, “It is not an easy task to remain committed to excellence and customer satisfaction in the midst of a challenging operating environment and weak investor sentiment. This is why it is with great honor that we award these companies for their exceptional effort to stay ahead in the market.”

Founded in North America, Rhombus has over 29 years of experience in Canada, Europe and Asia. Management expertise and knowledge that is practical, efficient and customised to meet each hotel and region's specific needs and requirements has resulted in a growing demand within the international marketplace. Irrespective of the size or scope of each project, Rhombus’ commitment is to achieving excellence in service while maximising profits and increasing asset values.

Rhombus International Hotels Group is poised for growth on an international scale as it continues to be the pioneer of excellent and versatile hospitality products and services on a worldwide basis. Rhombus currently manages four hotels in Hong Kong; Hotel Panorama by Rhombus in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hotel LKF by Rhombus in Central, Hotel Bonaparte by Rhombus in Wan Chai, and Hotel Pennington by Rhombus in Causeway Bay. The company also manages Rhombus Park Aura Chengdu Hotel in Chengdu, China.

Indulgent Valentine's Day Weekend at BINTAN LAGOON RESORT

Make it an exceptional Valentine’s Day weekend with a stay over at the Bintan Lagoon Resort, a short ferry ride away from Singapore. Perched on 310 hectares of verdant greenery with its own private beach front, the Resort provides intimate moments to connect. From romantic moonlit strolls under starry skies to capturing the sunset over cocktails at Nelayan, the chic beachfront restaurant, cherish the memories of an island in the sun.

Priced at S$160 per Deluxe Room per night, the BLR Valentine’s Day package comprises a hearty buffet breakfast for two. For an extra special weekend, upgrade to the plush Forest Suite at S$120 per room night. The package also provides free access to a host of recreational activities such as an archery session, admission to the new Powerhouse Gym, tennis, billiard/snooker, badminton, volleyball/beach volleyball, board games at Leisure Centre and dart games at The Terrace. Couples can also join the Valentine’s Night party at Silk Night Club on Saturday, 13th February without a cover charge.

Cozy up for a romantic dinner at the Nelayan Beachfront Bar & Seafood Dining at S$98 per person.  For a truly private time away from others, go for a candlelit dinner under the stars on the beach or by the spectacular hole number 12 on the golf course. (Price on request)



Two nights’ accommodation minimum in a Deluxe Room
Minimum two persons (Twin-sharing) only
For local bookings only
Not applicable with other promotions, offers and discounts.
13-15 February only
Book by 12 February
Subject to availability
No cancellation or changes are allowed once booking is confirmed
Rates are Net prices

Singapore Corporate Office, c/o Mozaic Hotels & Resorts, 
151 Lorong Chuan, New Tech Park #06-07A, Singapore 556741
Tel: (65) 6750 2280  Fax: (65) 6534 5157
HOW TO BOOK: Email or call +65 6750 2280 and quote the "Valentine's Day" package.

About Bintan Lagoon Resort
Sprawled over 300 hectares of beachfront gardens in the tropical paradise of Bintan, Bintan Lagoon Resort is the premier lifestyle destination for leisure, golf and corporate meetings & incentives with its own ferry terminal. A 75-minute direct ferry ride from Singapore, Bintan Lagoon Resort boasts 470 contemporary rooms, suites and villas complemented by an impressive range of 12 dining options, nine function rooms and a dedicated MICE Centre. For leisure, there are two world- renowned 18-hole golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Ian Baker-Finch comprising the Bintan Lagoon Golf Club and a slew of over 50 sea sports and land activities including spa treatments are available. 

Bintan Lagoon Resort
Tel:  (62) 770 691 388/(65) 62233223
Fax: (62) 770 691 300
Singapore Corporate Office
Tel: (65) 6750 2280
Fax: (65) 6534 5157

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Alex Castro - Runs for Office - 4th District Board Member

I originally decided not to campaign for anyone running for public office. But for someone like ALEX CASTRO, who I have known for few years now would just be not right. Given that I have enough number of readers,  I have to help in telling people how smart, humble, responsible, honest and dependable he is. I want the people of Bulacan to know that he is someone they could depend on once given a chance. 

Alex Castro is not just incredibly good looking outside but more so inside. His dedication to serve his constituents in Marilao and 4th district is commendable. I'm sure many can attest to how good he is as person, as a friend, as a son to his parents and as a public servant to Bulacan. 

Alex started in politics at the age of 14, served as an SK Chairman for 6 years and 5 years as Councilor. He was even recognized many times for doing noble acts! Now,  he wants to be of help and serve a larger community. He filed his COC few months ago running for Board Member in 4th District of Marilao Bulacan

Alex will be focusing more on campaigning this 1st-2nd quarter but will not leave showbiz. He believes entertaining people is also a way of public service. 

Alex Castro for sure will do great things when he becomes a Board Member. Here is a Poster of what he has done and what he has achieved for the years when he was in public office:

Inflight Experience with Philippine Airlines

Why Fly with Philippine Airlines?
PAL’s Business class cabin of B777-300ER is equipped with everything you need to be comfortable when flying. Each seat has:
1. Reading lights
2. Charging ports for your laptop and gadgets
3. USB port for your MP3 or MP4 players. 
4. Adjustable to a variety of positions like a full flat recline with a 15 degree angle (Chaiselongue position). 
5. Touch-screen personal television.
6. Programmable position controls with memory, individual directional LED reading light, oversized tray table and bottle holder. 

7. Plush, deep-blue upholstery accented with touches of silvery-copper threads that simulate reflections of light on water. 

The Economy Class Passengers also experience great things from PAL. The seats are new and they come from Weber which features an actuating seat pan that enables the seat bottom cushion to be moved up or forward to support the body when relaxing.  It is also outfitted with a 9inches seat-back mounted and in-arm touch-screen personal television.  The seats feature the undulating wave-pattern design in a blue, aqua and terracotta palette.

The whole cabin has a tropical and relaxed feel including the interiors, curtains, carpets and surfaces a in colors of white, blue, silver, gray, and tan. 

PAL’s new B777-300ERs is equipped with Panasonic eX2 Inflight Entertainment System. This is a fully digital inflight entertainment system that enables Passengers to choose from a full-library of video and audio content.  Each passenger seat is outfited with personal TV and Audio/Video On-Demand AVOD feature which will enable passengers to start, pause, rewind, and fast-forward any of the video programs at any time using the touch-screen controls or the passenger control units.

The AVOD system gives passengers a wide range of digital on-demand entertainment options – you can select from a variety of digital games and entertainment programs anytime. The selections includes 18 of the latest Hollywood movies, a Filipino film, 8 popular TV programs, 12 radio channels and a selection of CD albums.  

iPAD is available on select flights. You can enjoy a library of Movies, TV shows, Music and Games when you avail of IPADS onboard. Varied line-up of English and foreign-language newspapers are also available.

For Meals and Beverages

A sumptuous selections of Filipino, Western and Japanese Kaiseki dishes are available on particular routes, prepared to the exacting standards of our airline food experts. for the business class. While for the economy seats, it offers traditional and fusion cuisine guaranteed to give you a unique inflight dining experience. For local flights, complimentary snacks are prepared.

For more details, you can visit Philippine Airlines Website here.


To Experience sending text messages, making calls and browsing the internet through the internet portal. You can select the price plan that best suits your needs.

Available on select aircraft only (A330 & B777 fleet

The Wi-Fi and GSM services will be available once aircraft is at cruising altitude and unavailable during take-off and landing. Mobile phones must be switched off during take-off and landing.

For the Wireless Entertainment service, can be used once aircraft is at cruising altitude and unavailable during take-off and landing. Media can only be streamed and cannot be downloaded for post-flight use.

Available on select aircraft only (A330 & A340 fleet)

The service will be available once aircraft is at cruising altitude and unavailable during take-off and landing. Media can only be streamed and cannot be downloaded for post-flight use.
PAL may substitute an aircraft due to safety, security or operational requirement. 

Philippine Airlines launches new flights to Cairns Australia and Auckland New Zealand

Philippines #1 Airline and flag-carrier, PAL, launches new flights to Cairns Australia and Auckland New Zealand

Auckland New Zealand is the 39th destination in the international route network of Philippine Airlines. The inaugural flight was warmly welcomed by Auckland's Airport Officials and some representatives of the more than 44,000 Filipinos living and working in Auckland.

Philippine Airlines flies four-times-a-week to Auckland with one-hour stop over at Cairns in Queensland, Northern Australia

The flight gives the passengers options to visit for a few days Cairns before taking the next flight to Auckland or Manila, all in one PAL ticket.

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's wonder. Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are also a must visit attractions. 

In New Zealand,  you can visit the renowned Hobbiton (from the movie 'Lord of the Ring'), Mt. Cook (the highest mountain in NZ) and Sky Tower. 

All-in Economy Class Roundtrip Fare starts at USD1,043
Travel Period: February 22, 2016 onwards
Selling Period: All-year round; subject to seat availability.

All-in Economy Class Roundtrip Fare starts at USD1,339.
Travel Period: December 2, 2015 onwards
Selling Period: All-year round; subject to seat availability.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Full London Itinerary - United Kingdom Itinerary - Edinburgh Scotland Itinerary - Belfast Northern Ireland Itinerary

United Kingdom Itinerary
LONDON England Itinerary
Edinburgh Scotland Itinerary
Belfast Northern Ireland Itinerary

In a city the size of London, there is no rest for the curious mind. The city is full of many places to see and things to do. There are ample theaters and restaurants. You can go for afternoon tea or take a chocolate class. Visit the London Zoo. Visit the Palace at Westminster, which houses the Parliament. See Westminster Abbey and the coronation church, St Margaret’s Church. Feed the Pelicans in St. James Park. Not everything has to have a large price tag during your trip. London offers many exquisite opportunities for visitors, but they also offer many free and low-cost ways to enjoy the city as well.

These are but a few of the many things to do in London, whatever your budget is. Whether you are looking for a getaway for yourself, as a couple, or as a family, London is the place. There is something for everyone and in that, the city will not disappoint.

Scattered throughout London you will even find smaller curiosities like Victorian style water fountains, antique police boxes, and along the Thames, there are street bollards made from the canons of 18th-century warships.

Here is a suggested London Itinerary I prepared and collated. This is good for a 5-day, 7-day, 10-day and 15-day Itineraries.

Things to do in London England:

Day 1 and 2.
1     Houses of Parliament
Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA,
Transport: Parliament Square in Victoria Street
Underground: Westminster Station.
Use Circle, Jubilee or District LinesTrain:
Charring Cross and Waterloo Stations are 20 minutes away.

You can tour the Parliament building on Saturday and during the Summer. You can also watch debates and committee hearings when Parliament is in session.

2.    Big Ben London
Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA,
Food Cafe Nero St Stephen's Tavern PubSwitchroom Cafeteria The Red Lion

3.    Westminster Abbey
Address:  20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA,
Transport: Use the Underground: Saint James Park Tube Station,
or Use District or Circle Lines.

4.    St James Park, The Guards Museum and Buckingham Palace
Address: The Official Residences of The Queen, London SW1A 1AA
Transport: London Victoria
Underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.
You can also take Bus Numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.

5.    Green Park
It covers a 19-hectares attraction between Hyde Park and St. James Park, Green Park is part of the open stretch that goes from Whitehall to Notting Hill.

6.    Trafalgar Square and National Gallery
Address: Westminster, London, Greater London WC1N 5DS,
Transport: Charring Cross Station

7.    Piccadilly Circus
Address: 19 Regent St, London SW1Y 4LR,
Transport: Underground: Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
(You can use the Piccadilly line or Bakerloo Line).

8.    The London Eye
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
Transport: Train: Waterloo and Charring Cross Stations
Bus: Belvedere Rd, Waterloo Bridge and Stamfords Street

Day 3.
1.    Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens, London, Greater London W8 4PX,
Transport: Underground: District and Circle Lines To Kensington High Street. Bus: 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, and 452 to Kensington High Street.

2.    Apsley House, Wellington Arch and Marble Arch
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT
Bus: Near Hyde Park
Train: Victoria
Underground: Hyde Park Corner

3.    Covent Garden
Address: Covent Garden,City of Westminster.
Transport: Covent Garden Station is the closest tube station.
Many buses can take you to Covent Garden.

4.    After You can go to Notting Hill, Portobello and Harrod’s.

Day 4.
1.    Baker Street
Address: Baker Street,City of Westminster, NW1,
Dining Place: Sherlock Holmes
Transport: Baker Street Tube Station

2.    British Museum
Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG
Transport: Tottenham Court Road is the closest tube station.
Bus Numbers 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 stop on New Oxford Street.

3.    Cleopatra’s Needle
Address:  Cleopatra's Needle, Victoria Embankment,
Transport: Golden Jubilee Bridges Stop

4.    Oxford Street
Address:  Oxford Street, City of Westminster
Transport: Marble Arch, Central Line.
Bus: Routes 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 53, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139.

5.    There is no admission fee for the British Museum, British Library, or National Gallery.

Day 5.
1.    Tower of London
Address: London EC3N 4AB
Transport: Fenchurch Bridge Station

2.    Tower Bridge
River Thames, London
Transport: Tube Stations: Tower Hill Station and London Bridge
Bus to Tower Bridge: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1.

3.    St. Pauls Cathedral
Address:  St Pauls Churchyard London EC4M 8AD
Transport: Bus Routes: 4, 11, 15, 23, 25, 26, 100, 242.
The nearest underground station is St Paul's on the Central Line.Train Stations: London Bridge, Canon Street, Blackfriars.

4.    Millenium Bridge, Globe Theatre and TATE Modern
The Tate Modern is the most visited museum in the world London's top museum of modern art houses works of art representing a range of modern art movements including fauvism, surrealism, abstract, impressionism

NOTE: Visit the Tower first. Then you can take the #15 bus from the Tower to St Paul's. Then walk across the millennium bridge to the globe, and finally walk down river to HMS Belfast.

You can experience a choral mass at St. Paul at 5pm. Then take a bus going back to the bridge and tower and see the beautiful display of lights at night.

Day 6.
Watch a show in West End. You can get your tickets at the ticket booth in London Theatreland. In a day, you can watch 3 plays, let say, Miss Saigon at 2pm, Les Miserables at 7pm. Other nice plays that are high recommended are The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and Gypsy.

Take the Bus No.15 towards Trafalgar Square for a West End show.

Day 7.
1.    Greenwich Park
London SE10 8QY
Transport: Greenwich car park south

2.    Royal Observatory
Blackheath Ave, Greenwich, Greater London SE10
Transport: Greenwich park

3.    Queen’s House
Romney Rd, London, Greater London SE10 9NF
Transport: Trafalgar Estate station

4.    Canary Wharf – This where they hold the World Travel Market,
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London E14

5.    Mansion House
Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH,
Transport: Queen street place

6.    The Monument
Fish Street Hill, LondonEC3R 6DB
Train: London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations.
Transport: Bus: 17, 521, 21, 43, 133, 141, 48, 149

Day 8.
Full day excursion to Bath and Stonehenge and Windsor. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to just book a tour. These are very far places and it will be a hassle to do it alone. I’m suggesting you book a tour with - They’ll take care of everything. It will cost you less than 100 pounds.

Stonehenge is Europe's most famous prehistoric site while Bath is an Ancient city rich in Georgian charm. Windsor Castle on the other hand is a 900-year old historical attraction. Successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world.

Day 9.
Harry Potter Tour

This is another attraction that I suggest you book with a tour company. The Harry Potter tour provides a magical opportunity to discover the magic of the Harry Potter Films. You’ll have the chance to step inside the great hall, diagon alley. you can also visit Dumbledore’s office and other memoribilias from the film.

Day 10.
Wales is the friendly, green, hilly bit on the western side of Britain. So if you want to experience the nature and more royal side of England, then spend a day or 2 in Wales. Wales is where you’ll see a lot of mountains, valleys, castles, ruins and even beaches.

Wales is also where the famous TV Series Dr. Who shoots their episodes. It is also known to be the home of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Catherine Zeta Jones and Tom Jones.

Day 10 and 11.
Make a Side trip to Edinburgh  Scotland

The train journey from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh can take as little as 4 hours 20 minutes and cost as low as £40 one way if you book in advance. You have the option to take a low cost airline, but I’m not recommending it. The view from London to Edinburgh is breathtaking and one that you should not missed.

What to do and visit in Edinburgh other than riding a Tram.

1. Arthur’s Seat - Eat at Hemma.
2. Calton Hill
3. Museum of Scotland
4. Royal Botanic Garden
5. St Giles Cathedral
6. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Oldtown, Edinburgh Castle
7. The Scotch Whisky Experience
8. The Edinburgh Castle

Day 12.
From Edinburgh, go to Glasglow  Scotland

Take the bus from Edinburgh to Glasglow. The travel time is around 1 hour.

Glasglow is known for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. Today tourists go there to check out national cultural hub. It is also a home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland and some great universities.

Things to do in Glasglow Scotland

1. Glengoyne Distillery
2. University of Glasgow
3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
4. Glasgow Cathedral
5. Glasgow West End
6. Glasgow School of Art
7. The Burrell Collection

Day 13-14.
Take a low cost airline from Glasglow to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Budget airline EasyJet has regular/daily flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast Northern Ireland.

To fulfill your Irish Dreams, make a Side trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital and the birthplace of the RMS Titanic. It is also a centre for the Irish linen industry (earning the nickname "Linenopolis"), tobacco processing, rope-making and shipbuilding. Belfast remains a centre of arts and higher education like the Queens University.

Things to do or visit in Belfast Northern Ireland.

1. Titanic Belfast
2. Belfast City Hall
3. Grand Opera House
4. Giant Causeway and Causeway Coastal
5. Dark Hedges – Game of Thrones Location
6. Stormont Estate and Parliament Building
7. Queens University

Day 15 – Flight Back to London, then London to Manila via Philippine Airlines. It is the only airline that flies non stop from #Philippines to #London, For more details and promos, visit their website,