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[BANGKOK] Bed Station Hostel

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I had the most wonderful experience here, and it was also my first time to travel outside the country. I’m glad that I did stay at Bed station hostel, the place is in a good location, it’s safe and walking distance to shopping malls.

The location of the place is easy to find, so you don’t have to worry finding the place. Since I arrive early than the expected check-in time and honestly I’m not in the mood to go out because I haven’t slept yet due to the event the night before, but the staff of the hostel is very nice to offer light snack and use of lavatory which is by the way complimentary for their visitors. While waiting for time, I was browsing to my phone and checking where I can kill time, so I decided to check the mall nearby and have lunch as well.

The best way to experience Thailand is to try their food, and the first food I tried is a Korean food πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€Β  After lunch, I head back to the hostel to check-in and I’m dying to get some Zzzzz.

During booking, I already requested for all girls room and a lower bunk bed, when I got to my room I’m so happy that they did give me what I asked for and it is located on the corner with window, I like natural light during the day. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Birthday Dinner @ Mitsuyado Sei-Men Jupiter Makati

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Since it’s a special day for me. No diet can stop me, from trying this restaurant. It’s a no holds bard day for me.. bwahahaha! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Your wish is my command! that’s what he said, since we rarely eat out in Makati area. I did grab this opportunity to try this restaurant which has been on my list for quite a while already.

Mitsuyado Sei-Men is a ramen/tsukemen restaurant. I was first attracted with their interiors which resonates the old street of Japan. (kahit man lang sa picture kunwari nasa Japan narin ako. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ) Interiors are simple and yet they bring a Japan vibe to it.

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[SEOUL] Hello Kitty Cafe

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We wouldn’t pass visiting a Hello Kitty Cafe when in Seoul. We had a hard time finding the place around in Hongdae, good thing there’s a map of Hongdae area in ur guesthouse and we have located the other Hello Kitty which is a couple blocks away from Hongik University. We just followed the map and found the Hello Kitty Cafe. ( I think this is the 2nd branch in Hongdae)

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[SEOUL] Review: Gstay Residences

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So finally we’re on our last accommodation of our trip. I was able to get a FREE one night stay thru one of travelswithahobo promo contest, but we did stay for 2 nights with them. You can reserve a room thru their website and a confirmation will be sent thru your email. No need to pay for downpayment.

After our stay at Kpopstay Guesthouse and with our experience with their subway (not advisable if you have heavy luggage) we opted to take a cab going to G-stay Residences.Β  Check in was fast and reliable since I did not bring any proof of my claim they easily acknowledge my claim hehehhehe.. After paying for the additional stay they have given us our key to our room.

From all of the accommodation that we stayed during our Korea trip, I like G-Stay the most, the room is spacious enough for us to move around and open our luggage, the bed is spacious and comfortable and really perfect for those cold nights. We have mini ref where we can store our beverages andΒ  mini stove if ever we wanna cook, but no pots or pans though.. ahhahha! There’s also a washing machine in case, you need to wash some clothes which we also did not use. But still I love the place, I would definitely stay here again.

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Review: Purple Fountain Courtyard Inn Puerto Princesa Palawan

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It’s my first time to travel to Palawan and to travel solo. I don’t know what to expect but I must admit its a good feeling to have finally travel solo. Since it’s my first solo trip, of course I have to make sure of my safety hihiihih… I may have over budget for my accommodation but its worth it! I booked a standard room with FREE breakfast and complimentary pick-up from the airport.Β  When I arrived I was greeted by one of their staff and we headed back to the hotel.

One minor issue with them is during my booking, they have provided me with a different computation for my room reservation. I have deposited 50% for the reservation of the room and availed of their Underground River Tour. This was easily settled and corrected by the person who is in charge.

When I got to the hotel, friendly staff greeted me with a big smile. After explaining the policy I was sent to my room for the next 3 days.

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[SEOUL] Review: Kpopstay Guesthouse Seoul Korea

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For our second guesthouse, we stayed at Kpopstay Guesthouse near Hongdae and just walking distance from Hongik University. You might be wondering why transfer from one place to another. I would like to think it’s strategic since our planned itinerary is also in those areas, and we can explore the place whenever we want andΒ  just a walking distance to Hongdae, where night life is just around the corner. Kpopstay is located to a more quiet area in Hongdae, so you don’t have to worry about the noise around the area.

I have been wanting to stay in one of their dorm rooms since I have learned about their guesthouse. I contacted them directly and booked, mixed dorm rooms which cost around 25,000won/per night/ per head which is also a good deal because it also include FREE breakfast. Once I have confirmed our booking, no need to pay immediately, you can pay once you have checked-in with the guesthouse on the day you of your arrival.

We had a struggle finding the place when we get off the subway station (Hongik Station, Exit 9) and imagine we’re dragging our heavy luggage on steep slopes.Β  But with a little help from our Korean chingus, we easily found the place, even some of them struggle to speak English, they still try their best to help tourist find their way. ^_____^v Kamsamnida!

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[SEOUL] Review: 24 Guesthouse City Hall South Korea

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Our first stop is our first guesthouse, booked online thru Booking.Com, and found a good deal in one of the most common guesthouse in Korea. I booked at 24 Guesthouse City Hall which has the cheapest room for a twin bed. What I looked for an accommodation when going in a vacation, are accessible to any transportation, comfort and cleanliness and wifi is a plus πŸ™‚ and we also get a FREE breakfast with it… Sweeeet! πŸ™‚

The guesthouse is accessible via subway and airport limousine bus. We opted to travel by bus since it’s cheaper and the instruction given to us, looked easy and we will find the place faster. We got it wrong… hahahha! Just, when we got off the limousine bus, we need to find the subway station on a cold, rainy night and we have to drag our luggage too. It was alsoΒ  unlucky that, when we have to go down the subway station the escalator is not working anymore, so we need to drag again our luggage but once we got off the subway exit, the guesthouse is just a few steps and we arrive safe and with success… Whaiting!

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Review: Locavore

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It’s been a while since I heard of it and really dying to try their food. Since we got time, we head over to Pioneer where you can find Locavore, the restaurant is near Ace Water Spa and just at the back of Pioneer Center. You can dine inside the restaurant but if you want a more open space, they also have tables outside, so make sure to call them ahead to make a reservation if you want to dine inside the restaurant.

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Review: Omakase Marikina

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I cannot get enough of my cravings, and tonight is Japanese Food kind of night, the first thing that pop in my head Omakase, hahaha… well I have been dying to try their food but hesitant that the price if their food is a bit pricey, but I was wrong.. It’s worth the risk! hahaha.. The place is located along Gil Fernando Ave, when we got there, the place is pack so we have to wait for a spot to be seated. The interiors are modern but it has that good feel to it. Service is ok! They got our orders and after 15mins orders started to be served but they have some lapses and we need to follow up the remaining orders that haven’t been served. 20150511_210356
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Review: Backyard Kitchen and Brew UPTown Center Katipunan

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Different food chains are brewing left and right to different parts of Metro Manila. Backyard Kitchen and Brew at UPTown Center in Katipunan is one of the must try food chain. It’s located on Phase 2 with other restos. What I like about the place is design and interior or the place, it has a cool vibe and the interior is like from Backyard Salvage series (if your watching it, you know what I mean) where they used materials and re-create it to something new. I’m a fan of wood furnishing, I don’t know but I just love the homey feeling that it gives with the accentuated lightnings.

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