Hotel Review: ibis Central and Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

There are two ibis hotels in Hong Kong. One is located at North Point and the other is located at Central & Sheung Wan. Looking at various reviews, we opted to stay at the latter as though the North Point branch may be cheaper, the ibis in Central and Sheung Wan has rooms with a view overlooking the Victoria Harbour and for an affordable price too and that is what, more or less, sealed the deal for us.

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The room we opted for was the Harbour View Room. It’s little, but as there were only two of us, we had more than ample amount of space to move around. Also!! Look at that pretty view. ❤

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Rizal Park, Manila

For a person like me who has lived in Manila all of her life, Rizal Park, or Luneta as it is also known, is a place that I’m used to seeing almost everyday. As a kid, I used to have field trips here. During my college days, I went here with a couple of friends to shoot for one of our classes. I also have fond memories here that’s unrelated to school, that is, of my dad teaching me how to ride a bike, and then an electronic scooter (if memory serves me right, we were shooed away by the guard haha). Some years back, my mom and I would also come here to jog, or well, just to walk around. These days though we don’t really stop by Luneta, we still usually pass it by on our way to other places like Manila Hotel, malls within the vicinity, or even the airport just to name a few.

Some days ago, feeling a sense of nostalgia, and the fact that we had no plans for the day, we made a brief stop to Rizal Park.


Luneta is actually one of the largest urban parks in Asia. It’s really close to Manila Bay, and it’s one of the most important historical landmarks that you can find in Manila. The remains of José Rizal is enshrined in the monument.

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Snapshot: Central District, Hong Kong

One of the last remaining posts of my recently concluded trip to Hong Kong last December 2016. I’m hoping to come back soon, maybe this summer? Who knows, haha.


This isn’t exactly part of Central yet, as I took this photo in one of the alleys in Wan Chai – the alley was a flea market of sorts where clothes and other souvenirs were being sold for low prices.



Whenever one looks up in Hong Kong, you would always be greeted by the sight of tall buildings.



Before heading off to Central, we grabbed a quick bite at one of the small restaurants that line the streets of Wan Chai.


On our way to the Central-Mid-Levels escalator and walkway system, we passed by this building. I can’t remember what it’s called but according to my dad it’s actually a pretty famous building.

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Snapshot: Causeway Bay, HK

Okay, so in the coming days my  posts will more or less be about my recent trip to Hong Kong last December 2016. Haha, I was planning to post them earlier, but I was quite busy last month and ended up neglecting them. Ah, anyway, better late than never!

For this post, I will be focusing on Causeway Bay. As we were staying at Wan Chai, Causeway Bay is just a stone’s throw away.


Nights at Causeway Bay. For me, must places to visit if you love buying clothes would be their huge Forever 21, H&M, Uniqlo outlets. If you love cosmetics or well, facial care products, there are also a lot of Sasa outlets that you can find in Causeway Bay.


We often just ride a tram going to Causeway – 5 minutes (or sometimes less than!) in and we’re already there. I love how convenient trams are, although during rush hour they can get really full.

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FOO’D By Davide Oldani, BGC


!!! It’s been a while since I last posted a blog post, and to think I was actually planning to write more posts this year – not really a great start hahahahuhu.

Anyway, let’s get down to business. This post is about my recent trip to Foo’d by Davide Oldani, a newly opened restaurant located in Shangri-la the Fort, BGC. They serve affordable Michelin-grade food at reasonable prices. They have P800 three-course menu, to their P1,200 four-course menu. Everything can be upgraded though, and the prices of their menu can go up depending if you want to customise and upgrade your food choices.


Started off our dinner with bread! It was okay, for me it was nothing special.

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Snapshot: Lee Garden, Hong Kong

It was the first time in a long while that we stayed at a hotel that’s plopped in the middle of the city. We usually stay at Tung Chung, which, as you may or may not know, is very far from the city centre. Anyway, from time to time, it’s really nice to get out of one’s comfort zone, and this experience is one of them. Because we stayed at Wan Chai, we had easy access to the local trams, as well as that of the MTR. But mostly the trams, haha! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ


One of the places we stumbled upon as we went back and forth whilst riding the tram was this quaint little place called Lee Garden. I think it’s still part of Wan Chai, if I remember correctly.


The place is quite small but it’s streets are very charming! It almost felt as though I was transported into an entirely different country from Hong Kong. Somewhere in Europe, perhaps.

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