A Mix of Travel and Staycation | Bayfront Hotel Cebu Review

Sunday, February 11, 2018

After braving Cebu canyoneering with the Cyan Adventures team, our legs were wrecked to death that we needed a strategic place to stay given our current state. I can say that we literally walked like old people because we can't lift our legs that much. (that's actually how bad it is!)

It was a wise decision for us to stay at Bayfront Hotel Cebu for our remaining days in Cebu. 💕

Starbucks PH celebrates Lunar New Year with TDF Earth Dog merch

Monday, January 29, 2018

Starbucks Philippines has taught of the best possible way to kick off the new year! On their 20th anniversary, they surprised everyone with different earth dog merchandise to prepare for the lunar new year celebration.

Being a coffee and doggie lover combined, imagine my smile from ear to ear when this package came in the mail! One of the best packages I've ever received. Add to that the fact that I was born on the year of the dog! #quotana 😍


WAFER ROLLS


A returning favorite, I first saw the Starbucks Wafer Rolls on the same season last year. But this time, aside from coming up with a textured packaging and puppy illustration, the Starbucks Wafer Rolls now has three flavors: coffee, matcha, and hojicha. Don't let me choose which among the three I like the most because everything's just amazing. 😛

Patty Villegas - The Lifestyle Wanderer - Starbucks - Philippines - Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte - Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble - Lunar New Year 2018 - Earth Dog -5
Starbucks Wafer Rolls' contents: coffee, matcha, and hojicha flavors

Iloilo in a phone camera's lenses

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Because it's the Dinagyang Festival weekend, I can't help but recall my quick visit to Iloilo's main spots that you too can visit if you have a day or so to go around the city. I'm making this rundown exciting because I'm going to share my snaps with you using (as the title suggests) the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie phone.

Asus challenged us during the We Love Photo PH media junket to use their phone to take photos. Since I have a penchant for photography, I can't help but be excited to show you the set of photos that came up with. Let me know if I did well on the challenge by dropping your comments below! ;)


Checking out Fort San Pedro located in San Pedro Drive in the domestic port area

8 Things to try in Cebu for first-timers

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

In reference to my other blog post here, last year was all about doing different firsts and I'm still over the moon just thinking about how everything transpired. Just like my trip to Cebu with Jonas, my expectations were kept to a minimum because I just wanted to enjoy my first visit to Cebu (and Visayas). And now, here I am sharing a thing or two on what to try in case you are also interested to visit the Queen City of the South.


How did I score the tickets to Cebu


Patricia Villegas - What to do in Cebu first timer - Go To Tops - La Vie Parisienne - Temple of Leah - Tops Lookout - House of Lechon - Magellan's Cross - Sto Nino church cebu -1

Early 2017, I heard about the Philippine Airlines' Seat Sale where I snag two roundtrip tickets to Cebu for Php 3k each only. Some may think that this is expensive for a domestic flight but come to think of it, I'm already riding with PAL where I get to have snacks on board and a 20 kg baggage allowance on a roundtrip flight. I'd say that's a steal already. 😍

Patricia Villegas - What to do in Cebu first timer - Go To Tops - La Vie Parisienne - Temple of Leah - Tops Lookout - House of Lechon - Magellan's Cross - Sto Nino church cebu -2.5


Where to go in Cebu


Temple of Leah

Dubbed as Cebu's Taj Mahal, Temple of Leah became an instant tourist destination when it was opened two years ago to the public because of its ancient Roman architecture and Doric columns design. 

Patricia Villegas - What to do in Cebu first timer - Go To Tops - La Vie Parisienne - Temple of Leah - Tops Lookout - House of Lechon - Magellan's Cross - Sto Nino church cebu -3.5

Apart from that, this must-visit shrine speaks of the undying love Teodorico Soriano Adarna has for his late wife of 53 years, Leah Albino-Adarna. Inside the temple are 24 chambers that hold Leah's collections such as antiques to books.

Patricia Villegas - What to do in Cebu first timer - Go To Tops - La Vie Parisienne - Temple of Leah - Tops Lookout - House of Lechon - Magellan's Cross - Sto Nino church cebu -9

Visit this shrine and be enamored of a love story that's bound to last more than our lifetime. 💖

Temple of Leah charges an entrance fee worth Php 50. However, senior citizens and children 10 years old and below are free of charge.  

Best Year Yet: My 2017 in Numbers

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Even if I ended 2017 recuperating from bad flu, I can still say that this year was one of the greatest years I've ever had because I experienced so many firsts. Different experiences were on my bucket list until the universe aligned and I slowly tick them off as the month pass by. 


It's a great feeling to refresh the memories of my best year yet. I really loved 2017 so much that I had anxiety attacks as 2018 came closer. Now that the new year is already here, I'm left to making the most out of it and continue my life's purpose. #NaksPadeep