Now that the Vegas part of our trip is done, our next destination was Orlando! I was really looking forward to this place since all the great theme parks such as Disneyworld and Universal Studios are here, and ever since I found out about the tragic incidents that happened in Orlando recently, I felt really disappointed about what happened. It really saddens me that innocent lives would be taken just because they chose to be who they are. We should treat everyone with the same love and respect regardless of gender, race and beliefs. As Lin-Manuel Miranda said in his Tony Awards acceptance speech, “Love is love. It cannot be taken away or swept aside.” However, I still wanted to hold on to that part of Orlando that is bright and happy so I decided to continue with this post.
For the continuation of our stay in Las Vegas, I’m going to talk about what we did during our third, fourth, and fifth days.( If you want to read about the first part, you can click here!) For our third day, we actually devoted half day to visit Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon, so we got back on the strip around 5 pm. Since the bus we took dropped the riders off at their respective hotels, I was able to see other parts of the Las Vegas Strip.
After our 3-day stay in Los Angeles (Click to read Parts 1 and 2 of my adventure!), we headed to Vegas. Our relatives brought us to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) at 11 am so that we could catch our flight at 1 pm. We rode at Delta Airlines, and the plane was really comfortable (a lot of leg room!). We arrived at Vegas around 2 pm, and the airport itself had the Vegas feels. The airport had a casino inside, and there was a huge “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign that greeted you once you get there. You can check out the video I made above to know more about the first part of our Vegas trip.
After five years, our family is finally going to have a vacation in the US again! The last time we went, it was a really long stay – almost a month, and we we went from the West Coast (LA, San Francisco) to the East (New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC). Although that was very very tiring, I looked forward to the day that I could come back to this place, and the dream came true! Above you can see the video that I made during our visit to LA, the first leg of our trip. The others (Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Orlando, New Jersey and New York) would follow soon. So here’s what happened during our first few days in the US:
Day 2 at Boracay and we enjoyed what the beach had to offer! We started our day with a buffet breakfast courtesy once again of Discovery Shores. There was a variety of food to choose from, from continental meals to pastries and fruits to local dishes. Afterwards, we posed for some pictures at the beach then we tried the different water activities that can be done!
After falling in love with the musical about 4 years ago, I waited for the moment when Les Miserables would finally come to Manila to showcase its marvelous beauty. Luckily, it was announced late last year that the Australian production would be coming to the country + imports from the other productions of Les Mis, such as Earl Carpenter from New York to play Javert, and our very own Rachelle Ann Go to play Fantine. I was really happy to be able to watch the April 1 show at 8 pm in the Solaire Theatre.
Celebrating the coming of the new year was a blast for me and my family! Despite me starting 2016 sick with colds and literally no voice at all (which I shall explain in this blog post how it happened), I still managed to have a fun New Year celebration.
Classes were called off last November 16 to 20 because the Philippines served as the host for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC for short. To make the most of of the mini-break, my family went to Tagaytay on November 20 to feel the fresh cool air of the south and as well as to spend time with one another.
Click for Day 1 or 2. Click here for photo gallery. For our last day at Baguio, we walked around the mini-forest beside The Manor, and snapped some pics! Then sadly, we already had to check out and head back to the road. For our last tourist attraction for the trip, we visited the BenCab Museum.
Click to check out our Day 1 or Day 3 at Baguio. Click here for photo gallery. On to day 2. I woke up really early and decided to get out to the balcony to enjoy the fresh morning air and as well as to admire the magnificent view of the garden of The Manor. Afterwards, we met up with our relatives again at Baguio Country Club for breakfast.
It was my semestral break during the last week of October, and my family rarely goes out of town during this time because we usually have our vacations during summer. However, we wanted to change things a bit so we headed to Baguio, which is known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” and as well as the “City of Pines”. We wanted to breathe in the fresh cold air and enjoy the northern part of the country so we decided to stay there for three days, from October 30 to November 1.
Our last day in Singapore wasn’t that much because we had to leave for the airport at 11 am so we only had the morning left. We made the most of our time by enjoying our hotel pool. That’s it for my Singapore 2015 Diaries. I am looking forward to the day I can come back to this beautiful country.
To check out my previous days in Singapore, click the links below!
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Day 5 in Singapore and our destination was Adventure Cove which is a Waterpark in Sentosa. We stayed there the entire day and there were many attractions to choose from. We first tried the Adventure River wherein we stayed on floaties and let ourselves flow on the river as we had a glimpse of the other park attractions. There was also a wave pool and a variety of water slides. The one I tried was the Riptide Rocket which was sort of a water roller coaster. Well that’s all I got for Day 5. Till next time!
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4th day? Shopping! We went to Takashimaya which was part of Ngee Ann City in Orchard Road. I was able to buy new shoes!
This year’s family vacation, we are bound for..Singapore! First impression? Very clean! The view from the airplane window is great and Changi Airport couldn’t have been anymore better.
Classes are suspended which makes this the perfect opportunity to catch up on my pending blog posts. So remember when I posted about the first three days of my vacation in Macau? If you don’t here are the links! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Continue reading “From Macau to Hong Kong (5-14-14)”
Hey guys! Sorry for the super duper late update on our Macau trip. It’s been almost 3 weeks since we came back, but I’ve been so busy. I’ll try my best to post all the things we did before school starts. School begins next week, so expect me to post during weekends by then. For now I present to you our third day in Macau!
With a flight delayed for 2 hours, a turbulence that can be compared to a rollercoaster, and a thunderstorm headed in Macau, I thought that this vacation was off to a bad start. But boy, I was so wrong! The second I stepped on Macau soil, everything became perfect in an instant. Macau’s beauty cannot be described in words, so I have these pics to show you how magnificent this place is. And we all discovered this on our first day and since our flight was delayed, we only went to one attraction: our hotel, The Venetian Macau!