Do you want to see Big Ben, the London Eye, or how about the Buckingham Palace or the numerous red double-decker buses that trawl the streets of London? Maybe, you’re more of a Potterhead and you’d like to visit the Warner Bros. Studio? Whatever the case may be, you’re probably interested in going to the UK as you’re on this page. Haha, I’m not an expert at this or anything, but I just wanted to share my experience on getting my UK Tourist Visa (or what’s known as the UK Standard Visitor Visa) here in the Philippines.
After watching the night parade, we were too tired to make the journey back to our hotel so we decided to splurge a bit and have dinner at the Plaza Inn Restaurant. We’ve been to Disneyland a couple of times already but this was the first time that we stepped into Plaza Inn.
Apparently, the decor of the place is inspired by the film Mulan. The ambiance of the place is very nice and unlike the other restaurants/food places in HK Disneyland, I think it also has a more relaxing vibe to it as there are fewer people dining here; at the time that we went anyway. Also, see those red lanterns? They actually change colours! 🙂
Plaza Inn serves Chinese food. Prices are a bit on the high side but that’s to be expected seeing as it is located inside Disneyland.
One of the places my family visited during our trip to Hokkaido last July was the Asahikawa Snow Crystal Museum. It’s not really a popular tourist destination, and to be honest, it’s not really much of a museum too as there’s limited things to do and see here – basically, you just go here to look at the snow crystals, as well as passing by and looking in awe at the huge chunks of ice that they have on display in a corridor.
Upon entering the Snow Crystal Museum, this is the sight that will greet you. A crystal tree! 😀 Entrance to the museum is 650 yen for adults.
Such a pretty sight! During our visit, it was really hot but being able to see this view was worth it. I suggest that you bring an umbrella and a hat when you visit though!
The place sort of reminds me of Sirao Flower Farm in Cebu. Obviously this one is bigger though and there are much more varieties of flowers to be seen here compared to the ones you can see in Sirao.
After our morning tour around Oxford, we were shuttled off to The Manor for lunch before the next activity of the day. Upon first glimpse of the place, I can’t help but look at the exterior of the hotel in awe, admittedly, I’m quite a sucker to this type of architecture lol – like Mercure Warwickshire, it looks like a place straight out of a historical period drama like Downton Abbey!
Then there’s me, literally pointing out the building! 😀
There are various Belgo branches around London but the one we went to was in Noord in Camden Town. This was the first restaurant we dined in upon arrival to London.
The interior of the place is quite nice, however to get to the dining area, we had to climb a short flight of stairs – which isn’t really that much trouble, although the way was a bit dim.
I especially love the well-lit (and colourful, haha) bar area. They have a lot of beers on the menu (around 70! They have tons of beers from draught pilsners to white and Trappist ales), but since none of us really fancy alcohol, we didn’t order any and stuck to good ol’ water and soda.
If you’re planning on taking a quick trip to Hong Kong, I personally think that one of the best hotels that you can stay at would have to be Novotel Citygate, located at Tung Chung.
The room we got was their Superior room with two twin beds.