Category: Travel

Yakiniku M Dotonbori

Yakiniku M Dotonbori

Yakiniku M Dotonbori is a grill restaurant that specializes in Matsusaka beef. I know that Kobe beef is very famous in the world. In Japan, the top three beef are Matsusaka, Kobe and Ohmi beef. All of those beef are raised in the Kansai region of Japan. Matsusaka beef is the meat of a Japanese black cattle brought up in certain conditions in the Matsusaka region of Japan. The Matsusaka Yakiniku M Dotonbori restaurants specializes in that kind of beef. Only 2,500 Matsusaka cattles are slaughtered every year that is why the prices are quite high. From our hotel, we took the Osaka Loop and transferred for Namba station at Tennoji because of our JR pass.

 

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Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka Review

Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka Review

Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka review is my experience on staying at this aparthotel located close to the Shin-Osaka station. We chose Residential Hotel Hare Shin Osaka mainly because of it’s size. We were looking at rooms on booking sites and they were usually 10-15 square meters. The rooms at this hotel are 35 square meters. It’s also a walking distance from Shin-Osaka station which is very convenient for transportation and food options. We got to the hotel from Kansai International airport by the Haruka limited express which is just two stops away from the airport.

 

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Kansai Airport to Osaka

Kansai Airport to Osaka

After our long flight, we were itching to get to our hotel to put away our luggage and get some rest. Kansai Airport to Osaka is relatively easy to reach but which kind of transport you take depends on which part of Osaka you want to go to. From Kansai International airport, you can go into the city with car, buses, taxi, ferry or train. Kansai airport is also the closest airport to Kyoto. It can easily be accessed by train. When I was researching information for our trip, I found that it depends which train companies you will use the most to get the most value. JR trains were the best option for us for what we wanted to do. We were also staying near Shin-Osaka so the fastest and most convenient for us was the JR Haruka Limited Express. It’s also great value if you go to Kyoto.

 

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Flying with FinnAir

Flying with FinnAir

Flying with Finnair was a mixed bag. Some things were nice and some can certainly be improved. It was my first time flying with them. They had good prices for Asian routes so we bought our tickets with them. We planned a trip to Japan and chose to fly through Osaka. They also fly to other cities in Japan like Tokyo and Fukuoka. Love their blueberry juice! You can read through my experience below.

 

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Princesa Garden Resort and Spa Palawan

Princesa Garden Resort and Spa Palawan

 

Princesa Garden Resort and Spa Palawan is one of the top hotels in Puerto Princesa. It has a top location. Puerto Princesa is just an hour flight from Manila or Cebu. The hotel is a short distance from the airport and the town proper so it’s very accessible but away from the hustle and bustle. The resort has a number of rooms, suites and villas. They also have an in-house spa facility if you like massages. There are three different restaurants in the resort.

 

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Antwerp Chocolate Week

Antwerp Chocolate Week

 

Antwerp Chocolate week is an event that goes on for about 10 days wherein you can visit several participating chocolate stores. You can exchange any of your 10 vouchers for chocolates offered in store. Some stores lets you choose and some stores have it already packed. Locally this event is known as “Antwerpen Week van de Chocolade” and for 2018, it goes from March 2-11. It’s a very short window of time. I was supposed to do it with a friend last Saturday but we didn’t have enough time so I decided to do it after class today.

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How to apply for a Philippine Passport in Belgium

How to apply for a Philippine Passport in Belgium

How to apply for a Philippine Passport in Belgium? You can read on the details below. The good thing about it is that you don’t need an appointment. The Philippine Embassy in Brussels does not require an appointment. You just walk in and proceed to apply for your passport as long as you have the complete requirements.

 

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Tongara Ramen Cebu Review

Tongara Ramen Cebu Review

We stumbled upon Tongara Ramen in Cebu because of its location on Escario Street. Our hotel Best Western Plus is located just a few meters away from the complex of restaurants including Tongara Ramen. We were just looking for a place to eat dinner and we decided to try this ramen restaurant.

 

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Cebu City Tour

Cebu City Tour

Cebu City is the queen city of the South in the Philippines. It’s the second biggest Metropolitan area in the Philippines. It is the first Spanish settlement in the country making it the oldest city. It has a lot of history. In this Cebu City Tour, we went to visit the Old Fort which is pictured above. We also went to see Magellan’s cross, not the original of course but a representation of it. We also saw some old churches.

 

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Best Western Plus Cebu Review

Best Western Plus Cebu Review

I chose Best Western Plus Cebu because it was reasonably priced including breakfast and it was centrally located. The Cebu Ferry Terminal is only 3 kilometers away. There are also a lot of restaurants around the area. In fact, there is a McDonald next door. The rooms look great and the breakfast was nice. Looking back, I wish we had stayed on Mactan Island although the hotels there are much more expensive. I hope this Best Western Cebu Plus Review gives you an insight on what it’s like to stay in this hotel.

 

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