... especially if you're out for great adventure!
If you're looking for adrenaline rush this Wednesday, you should watch my #SSSelfieAdventures in 3 key places in the Philippines. Play the video below and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel.
If there's one place that I really want to visit again in China aside from the Great Wall, that would be the 798 Art District. I really love this art hub which is steaming with creativity and work of art from all ages.
Here's a short video blog about the papercut master I met during my visit. Language barrier was a big deal so I didn't really had a chance to talk to the old lady but her masterpiece was enough for me to always remember her.
I hope you can SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel.
I'm working on new video blogs which will be uploaded
in the coming weeks. Watch out for it!
Senti Sabado! I can't help but feel nostalgic after browsing my Facebook videos and saw some of my short video blogs about my ASEAN travel and adventures. Here are some of the things I've done when I was in Luang Prabang, in northern Lao PDR. I hope this will excite you for the formal launching of my travel and lifestyle show on YouTube under Chicken Pork Adobo Network by ABS-CBN.
The old town is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that's why buses and other vehicles are not allowed in its old streets. Walking is the best way to explore the town but you can always opt go for a bicycle ride!
For as low as 2 USD, you can rent a bike and pedal your way to major streets and alleys as you feast your eye with ancient temples, world heritage sites and rich Lao-French architecture.
Biking in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
I love biking whenever wherever I can.
It reminds me that I can still keep my balance just as long as I keep going...
EARLY BIRD! I'm not a morning person but whenever I travel, I make it a point to be an early bird so that I can witness how locals live especially in an old town like Luang Prabang... home to the traditional alms giving ceremony.
Wake-up Early to witness the traditional Alms Giving Ceremony
ALMS GIVING CEREMONY
After observing the alms giving ceremony, I decided to walk around town and just enjoy the morning breeze as I stroll in this very quiet place perfect for soul searching. Some of the houses are also filled with though-provoking reminders just like this one... Welcome to Here and Now!
Soul Searching in Luang Prabang
"Everything that you have experience has been necessary to get where you are now. If you think you have been in a better place, stop looking backwards"
#PTM2015 officially opened yesterday. I had my dose of Friday fun roaming around SMX convention center looking for some of the best travel deals for my family and friends. Here are some of the amazing deals you shouldn't miss!
BORACAY or BAGUIO?
There's a special AZALEA room promo for you!
Stay in a DELUXE ROOM of AZALEA BORACAY for as low as Php 4,100 or have your After Summer at AZALEA BAGUIO for only Php 3,250!
Looking for Tour Package plus Airfare?
SAVE TIME, RELAX & BOOK IT ALL IN ONE BOOTH!
#ShroffTravel offers exclusive travel deals, free and easy land arrangements, issues ALL airline tickets and
other affordable tour promos!
TIP: Shroff Travel Booth has a coffee vendo machine and they give
FREE COFFEE to those who will inquire and visit their booth!
Check these CORON super sale from
K-Grill Travel & Tours for your next island getaway.
One of many reasons why I also attend PTM is to be with my good friends in the travel and tourism industry. I got reunited with my BATTO family!
I'm very happy when I saw that both ALMASOR and TRIPLE C are present in this year's Philippine Travel Mart. Please make sure to dropby at these booths. They offer different packages, activities and FOOD tasting too.
Ohh I love the Pili nuts from CamSur, Sili Ice Cream and Pinangat from Albay, Latik from Catanduanes
and many more. Make sure to visit this weekend and
savor some the best delicacies we have in Bicol!
Don't forget to take your photo with this
(with Daet Mayor Tito Sarion and DOT Bicol Director Nini Ravanilla)
Yey, it's time for me to go back to SMX so that I can explore more areas and hunt for more travel deals! See you at the 26th Philippine Travel Mart! They are open until 9pm today and tomorrow will be their last day.
Check my tweets @solessoul or Sole Searching Soul FB Page for more #PTM2015 updates.
According to PHILTOA's website, The Philippine Travel Mart aims to increase the product and market base of the event making it bigger, more colorful and definitely more exciting. This year’s theme “The Philippines, the Fun Capital of Asia embodies the objective of this year’s Philippine Travel Mart.
Just last night, I also received these travel deal promo alert from my Shroff Travel friends. They're offering these amazing "for as low as Free and Easy" domestic packages that's make it affordable to visit key destinations in the Philippines! Ohh look, they even have this 3 days 2 nights Batanes promo.
According to Mr. Cesar R. Cruz, president of PHILTOA and chairman of the Philippine Travel Mart, the annual staging of PTM continues to promote the Philippines as a must see destination not only to our kababayans but also to foreign tourists as we showcase the best of the Philippine tourist destinations.
The 26th Philippine Travel Mart is making sure that this year’s staging will be the biggest and offer more business opportunities to exhibitors and generate more interest to the visiting public.
Last year, PHILTOA initiated the inclusion of ASEAN tour packages in view of the ASEAN Integration. This year, Philippine tour offerings under the Tour Caravan Sale ng Bayan will lead the tour offerings together with ASEAN destinations + China, Japan and Korea ( ASEAN + 3) in line with recognition of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
SHROFF TRAVEL supports this move by PHILTOA by offering these international packages at a very competitive rates. Look, Bali for as low as 62 usd! Seoul is only 170usd!
For more details about these travel deals and other tour packages, please check the NOTES on Shroff Travel Facebook Page.
Experience Life with Shroff Travel!
SHROFF TRAVEL aims to give everyone memorable travel experiences especially those who have great passion for exploration. That's one of the reasons why they make it easier and affordable for tourists to discover the Philippines and the rest of world by offering these special travel deals.
They also offer flight promos and issues ticket on all airlines so booking your tour with them is hassle free.
READ MY POST TO SAVE SOME WON: FREE THINGS TO DO WHEN IN SEOUL.
For more information about Shroff Travel exclusive travel deals, please visit their BOOTH # F1037 & F1042 during the 26th Philippine Travel Mart at SMX Convention Center (SM MoA) on September 4-6, 2015.
For complete information about their available services and packages, please contact (+63 2) 524 2222 / (+63 2) 524 3636 or text 0917 890 3637. You may also visit their website www.shrofftravel.com to search for available tours, flights, hotels, transfers and other travel needs. Book competitive offers with great value for your money!
As much as I love taking photos, I also have plenty of velfies (selfie videos) which I took during my trips and random moments. I also love telling stories and sharing my adventures and advocacies that's why I'm very excited for this upcoming collaboration with ABS-CBN through their Chicken Pork Adobo Network. Yes, I'll finally fulfil one of the items in my Ultimate Bucket List... that is to have my own TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE SHOW!
What is Chicken Pork Adobo Network?
“It is the platform where we empower creators who may not have a chance to go on TV. Chicken Pork Adobo democratizes it for everyone by harnessing and gathering all of them, and for them to leverage on each others’ strengths. We want to showcase the Filipino talent to the world, not only to Filipino audiences,” shared by Donald Lim, head of ABS-CBN’s Digital Media Division.
PaChubby Girls having fun for the first time!!!
I was recently invited for an AfterSummer Group Getaway hosted by Azalea Hotels and Residences, one of the most family friendly hotels in Baguio City. Check my #MagicPalmSelfie below for some fun ideas for your next holiday in the City of Pines!
TRAVEL TIPID TIP: Ohh don't be shy to ask their friendly staff when you're going to check-in if they can upgrade your room for FREE. Who knows, you might get what your little wish if the room is available! That's one of the advantages if you book your #aftersummer at Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio. Visit their website www.azaleabaguio.com for rates and promos.
Create your own AFTER SUMMER moments
in Azalea Baguio!
If you love travelling and get huge discounts on hotels or
tour packages, this is the event you shouldn't miss!
My friends and I are all excited for the upcoming NAITAS Travel & Trade Show this coming weekend, May 29-31,2015 at SMX
Last week, SHROFF TRAVEL gave us a dibs on what they'll offer this weekend over casual lunch at Bollywood Resto in Greenbelt 3.
There will be exciting Flight Promos, as well as unbelievable Discounted 3days/2nights Land Packages for destinations like Bali, Indonesia and Beijing,China for as low as P3,870 / per person, Bangkok for P4,230 /per person and Palawan for P1,679 only.
Kristine Shroff, Marketing Director of Shroff Travel also said that there will be Philippine Luxury Hotels discounts for as much as 50-70% off on properties like Huma Island, Palawan and Maxims Manila. For those looking for more unique destinations, there will be offers for Athens, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Istanbul, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and many more.
You want more?! Here are 3 exciting reasons why you should definitely visit the SHROFF TRAVEL booth this weekend!
1. TAKE A SELFIE AND GET YOUR FREEBIE! You can instantly get a prize when you take a selfie in their photo booth and upload it on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Don't forget to tag them too.
2. WIN EXCITING PRIZES! Yes, Shroff Travel will be giving away free HOTEL ACCOMMODATION with breakfast and it can be the answer to your wish for long overdue vacation.
3. BOOK THE BEST DEALS! Yes, summer is over but it's never too late to have fun and get the perfect tour for your next vacation. Plus they'll have all these deals for you too.
* Korea All - in aifare promo
* Philippines Luxury Hotel up to 50 - 70% off (maxims, huma, amanpulo and twin seasons)
* Special Honeymoon Package
* 5Days 4Nights Golden India for as low as $280 (with inclusions)
* Discount Voucher for every 3K worth of purchased services
* GoPro or overnight hotel accommodation / Get free entrance ticket for the upcoming Travel Madness expo on July 3 - 4, 2015 if your transaction qualify to their promo.
For complete information about SHROFF TRAVEL promos and packages, please visit their website or check their Facebook Page. You may also call them at (+63 2) 524 2222 or (+63 2) 524 3636.
SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND! I'll be roaming around SMX to check NAITAS Travel & Trade Show so say hello if you see me. :-)