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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

MNL Ice Cream Cafe

MNL Ice Cream Cafe

     After two failed attempts, we were finally able to eat at MNL Ice Cream Cafe last Tuesday. This cafe opened just 6 months ago, last October 8. They're open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 10am - 8pm.


Sumptuous Meals

     The space used to be a shop where car parts are sold. Now it's an ice cream cafe serving delicious snacks and desserts! The mustard yellow walls are adorned with photos of their mouthwatering dishes! Not only do they offer a feast for the palate, but for the eyes as well.

Food Pics

Red & Orange

     The small area is made bright and cheery with the red and orange chairs and white tables. On the left corner of the space is a red desk with a laptop, some magazines and radio. On the right is one long, red, comfortable sofa.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Fun in Boracay: Day 3

Shot! ^_^

     We woke up early and ate breakfast at our hotel, La Isla Bonita Resort. Then, we contacted Ride the Zorb again for the ATV. We were informed to meet up at Budget Mart in Station 1. Since we were in a hurry and it was far, we opted to ride a tricycle for 60php.

Happy Land

     The shuttle then brought us to Happy Dreamland Theme Park where our ATV awaits. We paid 450php each for the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and additional fees for the Everland Aviary, Ocean Tower View Deck and Trick Art Museum. One of the staff  members explained us the route and the allotted time for each destination. We were given 15 minutes each at the three locations. The whole trip took about an hour.


     We then walked our way to where the ATVs are parked. Our tour guide/instructor demonstrated how to operate the ATV, the do's and dont's while riding, some safety tips as well as road etiquette.

     Riding an all-terrain vehicle is one of the must-do activities in Boracay. We rode up Ocean Tower View Deck, the highest point in the island,  passing by the Aviary first. 

All set and ready to go!

Cruisin' through greenery

     The ride was fun but short! We could go all day if not only for the scorching heat.. Hehe! (add to that the fact that our flight is in a few hours)

Monday, May 7, 2012

More Fun in Boracay: Day 2

Boracay sunset

     After our tummy-filling activities on our first day in Boracay, it's time to burn some calories and put our adventure-seeking instincts to the test! As promised, our day 2 will be spent on watersports and other cool activities offered in the island. On our list: parasailing, helmet diving and ATV. We plan to watch and enjoy Boracay sunset, too! :)

Big Meal

     Before heading out, we grabbed our first breakfast in Boracay. We had quite a big meal - hotdog, scrambled eggs, strips of bacon, toasted white bread with butter and jam, a cup of rice,  steaming hot coffee and banana for dessert. It was a perfect meal for a fun-filled day ahead! :p

     From Station 3 where our resort was located, we walked to Station 1 until Budget Mart where the staff members of Ride the Zorb are waiting for us. We rode the shuttle to where we'll Ride the Zorb is!

Ride the Zorb

     We purchased vouchers from Ensogo for Parasailing + Zorb ball ride for 1999php. Original cost was about 3000php so that was big savings! :p

     Zorbing is a fun sport of rolling down a hill inside a plastic orb. The first zorbing site was in New Zealand. You can choose between harness and non-harnessed (water-filled). What we tried was the non-harnessed.


     We then headed up the hill where we'll mount the giant orb. The guys pushed the big orb up the hill, poured water in it and inflated it some more. We then went it face first. Haha! It was hilarious how we clumsily got into the orb! :D

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

More Fun in Boracay: Day 1

Summer is Boracay! ^_^

     Boracay has been known to be one of the best beaches, tourist spots in the Philippines. And because of that, we've been wanting to spend one summer in this famous summer getaway. 
     Our friend, Tonie, has graduated from Medicine and we needed to celebrate! (with barely a month to prepare and book for a decent vacation) Good thing AirAsia offered a promo going to Kalibo for only 1200php roundtrip. We didn't pass up the chance to grab this promo especially since we won't get to buy cheap tickets in such a short period of time, considering that it's peak season.

     We had to research how to get to Clark since AirAsia only flies to and from Kalibo International Airport. From Cubao, we took the Dagupan Bus to Dau. It took us about 2 hours to get there, from 3am to 5am. We ate at Jollibee first  before taking the shuttle to Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA). Fare costs 100php.

Red and White

     We finally arrived at DMIA at around 6 in the morning. We checked-in, paid the terminal fee of 400php and waited for our boarding time. We stayed at the second floor which reminded us of NAIA Terminal 3 with the tall glass windows, bare white walls and stainless steel seating.

Beach Bound

     Our flight lasted about 50 minutes, 20 minutes earlier than the estimated time of arrival at Kalibo. Kuddos to AirAsia team for our on-time departure and arrival. The flight was fast and smooth! :)

Welcome to Kalibo!

     We arrived at Kalibo International Airport (KIA) at around 8am. After getting our checked-in bags, we were greeted at the exit by one of the staff of Island Star Express. Our friend, Raye, contacted  Island Star Express to arrange all our land and sea transfers from KIA to our hotel in Boracay. Stickers were handed to us for easy identification. We're thankful to them for a hassle-free trip from the airport to our resort.

      From KIA, we boarded a van that will take us to the port in Caticlan. The trip lasted for one and a half hour but we didnt felt it since we were asleep. Haha! :D