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.
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.
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.
Ever since our first visit to Wong Tai Sin around two years ago, it’s one of the places we almost always never fail to visit when we’re in Hong Kong. Also, since the MTR stop to get to Wong Tai Sin is on the same line as Prince Edward and Mongkok, we would, more or less, always make a side trip to to visit the temple as well. 😀
Something that I like about Wong Tai Sin is the fact that there’s a mall nearby so you can easily find a place to eat before or after your visit to the temple. During our last visit, before heading to the temple we went to Temple Mall and ate at Shanghai Teng – one of the various Chinese restaurants that can be found in the area.
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.
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. ❤
No matter where are in the world, chances are, you know about Shakespeare. After all, he’s one of the most prolific and iconic writers in all-time. Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and Othello are just some of his works. You may either love him or hate him, bottomline is at the end of the day, Shakespeare’s a household name.
That’s why, though I have sort of lukewarm feelings for Shakespeare’s works (haha!), I was still glad that Stratford-upon-Avon, his birthplace and the place where he spent most of his life, was included in our itinerary.
This isn’t Anne Hathaway’s cottage yet, but this is the place that you will pass by first before seeing it!
Can you spot the Shakesbeare? 😀 So cool that they also have a Monopoly Startford-upon-Avon Edition!