Sunday, December 30, 2018

Magical Field of Lights in Nuvali


One of the biggest event in the Philippines is Christmas. You're gonna see a lot of Christmas lights and parols on your town. But there is a Festival of Lights that will give you more of Christmas and childhood vibes because of its lights and music. 



Magical Field of Lights: A Stunning Christmas Light Show in Laguna



You can watch the whole christmas light show on the video above. 


Location

This event is located in The Fields, Nuvali, Santa Rosa Laguna. 

So if you are planning to come in Enchanted Kingdom, you can as well pass by in this event. It on takes 25 minutes from Echanted Kingdom to Nuvali. 



Schedule



The Magical Field of Lights opened last November 24, 2018 and will operate until January 13, 2019. 


The show starts at 18:00h to 22:00h, every 30 minutes.


What to Expect


It is a Disney themed and you are going to see a larger-than-life Mickey shaped structure at the center. They have 3,600 square meter field with 5,000 pieces of tulip that change in color and laser light that will truly amazes you. And Christmas lights along the area. 

You might be asking about the 50 meter Christmas tunnel. Sadly, they removed it because people kept on touching it. It is for the security and safety of everyone. 



Others
Of course, aside from the event, you should not missed these stalls where you can buy cute stuff and foods










¨She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 
Matthew 1:21

Sunday, December 23, 2018

What To Do When You Booked To A Non-Accredited Hotel In Boracay




After the 6 months of rehabilitation of Boracay, the Government of The Philippines with The Department of Tourism made a lot of new rules to maintain the beauty of Boracay. They made some requirements for all the hotels and resorts in Boracay that they need to have and to follow to be considered as "Accredited" and be able to work with public.

But last December 2018, I was in Boracay for a short vacation and when we arrived at Jetty Port of Caticlan, where you need to present your hotel voucher as proof that you have booked an accommodation, we found out that our hotel is not accredited by the officials. So now I will tell you what to do if it happens to you:

1. Call the Hotel
When you find out that you hotel is not on the list of accredited hotels on the day of your stay, make sure you call the hotel to also know their part. By this, you can ask them on what you need to do, if they really work or not, if they can refund your money if they already charge you, etc. You need to double check everything.

2. Call the travel app, travel website or travel agency where you booked your hotel
It is really important to call them specially if you are not able to call or communicate with the hotel or resort. By that, they will help you to communicate with them, know your situation, give you suggestions, etc. 

3. Book to another hotel
After calling the travel agency, normally they will tell you to wait for they will contact the hotel and know their side, then they will call you back. This usually takes 1 hour. So I really recommend you to book to another hotel.
If your first hotel is not on the list, there is no way you could enter the island of Boracay. No matter what, you'd be needing to book to another hotel and just wait for the refund that usually takes 14 days depend on your bank.

4. Check the availability of other hotels and resorts
Check right away where you can book a hotel for your whole stay but before reserving, make sure to check if they are in the list of the accredited hotels and resorts so you won't make the same mistake twice. It is really important to book another hotel right away because remember you are there on the same day of your first stay in Boracay and there is possibility that most of the hotels are already full.
Take note that it is better that after verifying the hotel, call them directly and ask for their price for the days of your stay so you can compare it with the price on their website.

For now, you can check the List of Accredited Hotels and Resorts in Boracay.  If you see that your hotel is active on their social media accounts but are not on the list, cancel your reservation right away.

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Isaiah 35:4

Luxembourg Travel Guide


Luxembourg is known as The Green Heart of Europe because of its rolling hills covered in verdant forest and its valley patterned by farmland. They preserve the beauty of nature by different ways such as efficient recycling programs and sort of different materials into their respective boxes, etc.

Luxembourg is one of the best choices for short vacations. It is just a small country where most of their tourist destinations are located near to one another.

The Luxembourg Card

This time, I am going to tell you about something that people will not tell you about or you will not be able to read on the internet or other blogs. This is the Luxembourg Card and here is how it works.

It is indeed an ideal tool to discover Luxembourg. For 1, 2 or 3 days, you can already enjoy the free access to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions in all the areas of of the entire country of Luxembourg. This is just one of many advantages of this Luxembourg card, especially all public transport is free! Benefits:

  •      free access to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions
  •      visitor's booklet identifying the most attractive sites to visit
  •      train and buses on the national public transport network of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg can be used free of charge in the 2nd class
  •      exclusive discounts of up to 30%
  •      free access to more than 60 attractions

Prices
  • 1 day / 1 person = 13,00
  • 2 days / 1 person = 20,00
  • 3 days / 1 person = 28,00
  • 1 day/ 2-5 persons = 28,00
  • 2 days / 2-5 persons = 48,00
  • 3 days / 2-5 persons 68,00
You can directly buy the Luxembourg card in Luxembourg Railways Stations.


Best Place to Stay in Luxembourg


I made a seperate blog about this and you can directly read it here.


Best Places to Visit in Luxembourg


1. Grand Ducal Palace



2. Statue of William II
It was sad that when we visited the Statue of William II, there was a contruction that was being held on its back side so we were not able to take a proper picture of it.


3. Luxembourg City Hall


4. Chocolate House
This one is really for millenials like us who love to take photos for instagram and facebooks. It is indeed a #instaworthy. They have variety of hot chocolate and they have different sugar percent. Their pastry and chocolates that you should not miss!



5. The Parliament

6. Gelle Fra Memorial


7. The Bock Casemates
There will be an entrance fee for this but if you get the Luxembourg card, you can enjoy the Boch Casemates for free. 


8. Chemin de La Corinche
This one is one of the most famous tourist place in Luxembourg and is indeed an #instagramworthy for all of us.


9. Statue of the Grand Duches Charlotte

10. Musee National D'histoir Et Art
There will be an entrance for this but if you get the Luxembourn card, you can come to this museum for free.



11. Notre Dame Cathedral 


12. Luxembourg Railways Stations



All these places are near to one another. So it is OK to get a hotel or any place for your accommodation outside the city center for you only need to ride few times to get in the city center then walk around.

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