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Preparing for the Giant Lantern Festival blog Happy and Busy Travels in San Fernando Pampanga

Preparing for the Giant Lantern Festival 2018 in San Fernando Pampanga

Christmas season is here! That’s why participating barangays in San Fernando Pampanga has prepared for the Giant Lantern Festival for 2018. Preparing for the giant lantern festival is not easy! It takes guts! hard work! money! and creativity! Lanterns are called Parol in the Philippines. Every Christmas season in the Philippines, you can see a […]
All of the food Chavez Estate review of Happy and Busy Travels to Tagaytay Silang Cavite

Chavez Estate Silang Cavite

When Busy and I passed by Emilio Aguinaldo Highway in Silang, Cavite, we noticed a charming restaurant, Chavez Estate. At night, the restaurant was really an eye catcher!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chavezestaterestaurant/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chavezestate013/ Operating Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Address: By Pass Road Aguinaldo Highway Silang, Cavite, Philippines Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/rfVna6rUcMr Public Transportation: Ride a Bus going […]
Spring City Shrimp Fishing Restaurant of Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Shrimp Fishing in Taiwan

In Shillin District they have a road with full of restaurant that offers Shrimp Fishing, the Zhi Shan Road. The temperature and the clean water in this area were factors that’s why Shrimp is very abundant in the area. I included this in our Taiwan itinerary because Anthony Bourdain went here and I also saw this from […]
A Star is Born Review - Happy and Busy Travels

A Star is Born, my Heartfelt Review

Right after I watched the trailer of the movie A Star is Born, I immediately told myself that I should watch it upon it is shown in theaters. I am a fan of Lady Gaga and I think I will love the movie. The movie premiered in October 2018, and it was about how Ally […]
Orange Hotel Kaifong Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Orange Hotel Kaifong

Our first home in Taipei, Taiwan was Orange Hotel Kaifong. It is one of the hotels of Orange Hotels in Taiwan. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orangehotelkaifong/ Contact No.: +886 2 2388 1523 Website: http://www.orangehotels.com.tw/en/store/index.php?index_store_id=4 Address:  No.41, Sec. 1, Kaifeng St., Zhongzheng, Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/3Stoug13D4T2   We booked directly through the hotel, but you can also book the hotel […]
OIA Cafe, Alpaca Cafe, animal cafe - Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

OIA Cafe, A.K.A. the Alpaca Cafe

During our trip in Taiwan, we went to OIA Cafe. The cafe is known for their animals which just roam around inside the cafe. Ohh yes… pets… not just cats or dogs, they have ALPACAS inside the cafe! SURPRISE!!!   Quick links The Alpacas Li Bai Snow Feeding the Alpacas Pictures with the Alpacas Other […]
Ownrides Rent a car Customize your Tour Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

How to Book with Ownrides?

During our stay in Taiwan, we had the opportunity to book our tour with Ownrides. What is Ownrides? Ownrides is a Taiwan based travel agency that focuses on customized trips. The agency has tour packages already, but what we love about the agency is we can customize our trip. We had a lot of places […]
Seeing the rooms of nigi nigi nu noos 'e' nu nu noos beach resort Happy and Busy Travels to Boracay

Nigi Nigi Nu Noos ‘e’ Nu Nu Noos Beach Resort

Busy and I were back in Boracay in its opening last October 27. During our stay in Boracay, we choose to check in with Nigi Nigi Nu Noos ‘e’ Nu Nu Noos Beach Resort. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NigiNigiNuNoosBoracay/ Contact Numbers: +63 36 288 3101 Email Address: info@niginigi.com Website: http://www.niginigi.com/index.htm Room rates: http://www.niginigi.com/Nigi_Main_room_rates.htm Address: Station 2, White Beach Manggayad, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines […]
Boracay Island Now open to the public review of Happy and Busy Travels

Boracay is Now Open to the Public!

The Island of Boracay was closed to the public in April 26, 2018 for rehabilitation, and it was opened in October 26, 2018. We went back to the island last October 27 to check what were the improvements. Aside from the rehabilitation of the island, there were also changes on how to go in the […]
Lanas Beach Resort

Lanas Beach Resort by Oceans11

We visited Carabao Island in Romblon, Philippines, while Boracay Island was still close. In our visit on the island, we found a charming resort, the Lanas Beach Resort by Oceans 11. The resort was just by the beach and can be reached immediately by our boat. The resort was a perfect getaway from the hustle […]
Welcome to Boracay Sign - Boracay Island

How to Go to Boracay Island?

Boracay Island was again open to the public last October 26, 2018. We had a chance to visit the island right after it opened. So we are sharing our experience and some of the tips for travelers. 🙂 Updated as of October 21, 2019 Quick Links Arrival Mode of Transportation Tricycle Terminal Caticlan Jetty Port […]
Boracay Airport The New Caticlan Airport article of Happy and Busy Travels

Boracay Airport, The New Caticlan Airport

Boracay was closed last April 26, 2018 and was opened in October 26, 2018. Before Boracay was opened, we had a chance to visit Boracay Airport, the new Caticlan Airport while on our way to Carabao Island. Here are some of our experiences with some tips while we arrived and depart from the Airport. NOTE: Updated […]
Dessert Plate D' Banquet Bakeshop and Restuurant Happy and Busy Travels to Tagaytay

D’ Banquet Bakeshop and Restaurant

Having an empty stomach is a big no! no! So Busy and I looked for a restaurant with buffet in Tagaytay. Goodbye diet! HAHA Hello D’ Banquet Bakeshop and Restaurant! The restaurant was easy to find, it was located at the corner of Emilio Aguinaldo Highway and the road to Pink Sisters. The location of […]
Jacuzzi at night of Asian Village Tagaytay Happy and Busy Review

Asian Village Tagaytay

Staycation! Oh yes Busy and I had a staycation in Tagaytay again. This time we went to Asian Village Tagaytay. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asianvillagetagaytay/ Instagram:  instagram.com/asianvillagetagaytay Contact No: +63 956 935 2808 ; (+632) 736 96 71 Email Address: asianvillage_tagaytay@yahoo.com Address: Brgy. 4120 Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Rd, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/MJYsiGGbhMN2   Asian Village Tagaytay […]
Herb de Provence Porkchop Deli de San Honore Happy and Busy Travels to Tagaytay

Deli de San Honore, Tagaytay

Deli de San Honore, Tagaytay It’s Sunday! So Busy and I were in Tagaytay again. This time we searched for a new eating place with an unexpected vibe. We searched for a while and YEY! we found Deli de San Honore!   Important Information Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delidesanhonore2014 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delidesanhonore/ Contact number: +63915 959 1675 Operating days and hours: Friday […]
Little Italy - Pizza making - Happy and Busy Travels

Little Italy, Love is an acquired taste

If you are looking for a feel good movie, Little Italy is the best movie for you!   Year of release: 2018 Director: Donald Petrie Lead Actors:  Emma Roberts (Nikki) Hayden Christensen (Leo) Alyssa Milano (Dora) Linda Kash (Amalia) Adam Ferrara (Sal) Gary Basaraba (Vince) Andrew Phung (Luigi) Jane Seymour (Corrine) Daniel Aiello (Carlo) Andrea […]
Best sellers of Trifoglio Ristorante Fora Mall Happy and Busy Travels to Tagaytay

Trifoglio Ristorante, Tagaytay

It’s a Sunday again! So Busy and I went to Tagaytay, our usual date area ? This time we tried Trifoglio Ristorante! Ohhhh it looks like sosyal! (a slang term for upper class ?) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trifoglioristoranteforamall/ Cellphone Number: +63 908 885 9767 Operating hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Address: GF Fora Mall, Tagaytay (in front of […]
Riyad of Morocco condominium for rent in Tagaytay

Riyad of Morocco, Cityland Tagaytay

Busy and I had a quick staycation again in Tagaytay, this time we tried renting a condominium unit in Cityland Prime Residences. Good thing Riyad of Morocco was available during our trip. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riyadofmoroccotagaytay/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riyadofmorocco/ Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26820764 Contact Numbers: +63915 853 8125 Address: Cityland Prime Residences, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines In-front of McDonalds, and near Dreamland Arts and […]
The Cliffhouse Laguna Boutique Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Los Banos Laguna

The Cliffhouse Laguna, A Boutique Resort

Tired of the old style private hot spring resorts in Laguna? Yes, we are! That’s why Busy and I looked for unique hot spring resorts in Los Banos, Laguna. Luckily we found The Cliffhouse Laguna, a boutique resort.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Cliffhouse-Laguna-Hot-Spring-Resort-2077641285848148/ https://www.facebook.com/cliffhouse.laguna.5 Contact Numbers: SMART +63939 9036856     GLOBE +63917 5225168 SUN +63922 3752935      […]
Bohol Bee Farm Happy and Busy Travels Queen Bee

Bohol Bee Farm Tour

One of the popular tours in Panglao Island, Bohol is the Bool Bee Farm Tour. We saw several IG worthy spots when we entered the Bee farm. ? Welcome to Bohol Bee Farm! The waiting area was cute! The Bee Farm has unique decorations, just like this chandelier made out of colored wine bottles. Back […]
Sea Breeze Cafe Hennan Resort Bohol, Happy and Busy Travels Seafood BBQ Shrimp Squid and Fish

Sea Breeze Cafe, Hennan Resort, Bohol

What is a vacation without eating a lot? ? So, when we visited Bohol, my mom and I ate at Sea Breeze Cafe in Hennan Resort along Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol. When it was 6:00 PM, my mom and I went straight to the restaurant. There was a small line going in the restaurant. We had […]
Alona Tropical Beach Resort Swimming Pool

Alona Tropical Beach Resort, Panglao, Bohol

Before our trip to Bohol, I was looking for awesome beach front resorts in Alona Beach, but I am also making sure that the price was reasonable. Through research, I have decided to book Alona Tropical Beach Resort. So here is our review on Alona Tropical Beach Resort 🙂 Booking the resort We booked Alona […]
Food Barn Salitran Dasmariñas City Cavite in the evening

Food Barn – A Quick Guide

Just this August 2018, a new food park in Dasmariñas City, Cavite was born. Let me introduce to you The Food Barn. Food parks are awesome because it gives people a chance to enter the food business. The food park is exactly located here: Inside the Food Barn Oh yes we are food addict hahaha, […]
Lugnason Falls Siquijor Happy and Busy Travels

Lugnason Falls Siquijor

Welcome to Siquijor again! I’ll never get enough of Siquijor! If given a chance I would like to visit the island again. One of the thousand reasons I wanted to go back were the majestic waterfalls. Lugnason Falls is one of them. Lugnason Falls is the last waterfalls out of the 12 waterfalls under what […]
Vegetarian Burger of Baha Bar Siquijor

Baha Bar

During our second day in Siquijor, we had our lunch in Baha Bar. We’ll it actually spelled Baha Ba’r but for easier reference I’ll spell it as Baha Bar 🙂 Before we even enter the Bar, we already had the feeling that our experience in the bar will be great. Just look at their signage ? The Bar opened […]
Maribojoc Mangrove Firefly Watching Bohol

Bohol Firefly Watching

Bohol Firefly watching is one of the activities that every tourist should do. During our day tour in Bohol, our driver suggested Bohol firefly watching in Maribojoc. He informed us that there were a lot of Firefly watching places in Bohol, but this one is the best. We arrived there around 5 PM, which is […]
Flat lay of our orders from Shaka Restaurant Bohol

Shaka Restaurant Bohol

During my and my mom’s stay in Bohol, we tried some of the dishes in Shaka Restaurant Bohol Branch for our lunch. Shaka Restaurant is a Vegan or Vegetarian friendly restaurant. The restaurant was small but the area was enough to serve their guests 🙂 The restaurant was simple but it was also decorated with […]

Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor

One of the must visit places in Siquijor island is the Cambugahay Falls. Which means “the flow of water”. It is the last waterfall in a series of small waterfalls. In the past, there were no tourists in Cambugahay Falls, the nearby residents just use the water from the falls to wash their clothes or […]

Coffee Gus·to

One Sunday night, Busy told me that he will bring me to Coffee Gus·to, a cute cafe near their house. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coffeegustoph/ Contact Number: +63 917 701 8772 Operating Hours: Weekdays: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM ; Weekends 2:00PM – 11:00 PM Address: Tierra Vista Subdivision Langkaan 1, Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines   The cafe has a rustic […]

Larena Triad Restaurant and Bakeshop

We had our first lunch in Siquijor in Larena Triad Restaurant and Bakeshop. The restaurant is exactly located at the Triad View Deck. Contact No. +63 956 557 8434 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Larena-Triad-Restaurant/ Address: Triad View Deck, Siquijor The restaurant has a view deck, wherein we saw almost all of Siquijor. Ooohhhhh the view!!! ? The Menu of Larena Triad Restaurant & Bakeshop […]

Bellview Kuzzina Bar and E.I. Suites

During our first day in Siquijor we had our breakfast first in Bellview Kuzzina Bar and E.I. Suites. Address: Poblacion, Siquijor (near the Church of Siquijor/ Siquijor Belltower) Contact Nos: +63 906 338 3890 or +63 917 700 8501   When our van passed by the restaurant we noticed the restaurant immediately. Bellview Kuzzina Bar is a […]

Aozora Japanese Restaurant

Busy and I were looking for restaurants in Tagaytagy again when we found Aozora Japanese Restaurant. Busy loves Japanese food so we went in the restaurant and we tried their food. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aozora-Japanese-Restaurant/ Address: SVD road corner, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Cavite Contact Numbers: (+63 46) 413 4486 ; +63915 503 8800 Operating Hours: 8:00 […]

Torres Farm and Resort

Busy, me, and a couple of our friends decided to have a late summer outing. Through Busy’s research, we have decided to go to Torres Farm and Resort in Naic, Cavite. When we entered, the guard gave us a gate pass and informed us to go to the tourist information center. Inside the tourist center, […]

A Relaxing Visit to La Union

La Union is one of the places in the Philippines which is known for Surfing. However if you do not want to surf, it is still great to visit La Union. Together with my brother and two of my friends, we went to La Union in April 2018. So where did we go during our […]

Halo-Halo de Iloko

After we had our breakfast in La Union, we went straight to Halo-Halo de Iloko to have our dessert. The decoration of the facade of the restaurant looks festive. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magpasarapkamuna/ Address: San Fernando, La Union Halo-Halo de Iloko is a famous restaurant in La Union because of their Halo-Halo. The place is an old house […]

Manguerra Grapes Farm

We have a list of Grapes Farm in La Union, however we choose to go in Manguerra Grapes Farm because they were the first farm to reply to us when we arrived in San Fernando. We arrived around 5:30 AM, usually the farms are open at 6:00AM. (They also always reply to my text messages […]

McDonald’s Secret Menu

Since we were children we usually eat in fast food chains especially when we are in a hurry or we just want the Happy Meal ?. McDonald’s is one of the leading fast food chains in the world, and in the Philippines. But do you know that they have a secret? ? May I introduce to […]

STONS Minute Steaks + Onion Rings

While Busy and I waited for our movie in Evia Lifestyle Center, we had a quick dinner in STONS Minute Steaks + Onion Rings. The store captured our attention immediately because of the design… and of course… they sell… STEAKS! STONS Minute Steaks + Onion Rings’  store is just small but it has a nice design. The […]

Gil and Mar Restaurant and Cafe

It’s a Saturday so Busy was working and he was just near the salon. So, after my visit to the salon, Busy picked me up and we went to Gil and Mar Cafe to have a snack.  Gil and Mar Cafe opened back in 2015, and now it is quite famous in Dasmarinas City, Cavite […]

Maybelline’s Affordable Kiss-Proof Lipstick Good for Travelling

When we travel we make sure that we look good especially for pictures. But every girl’s problem during on tour is to retouch our make up, especially after eating. Our lipstick is always gone after we eat, or kiss our boyfriend ? Our boyfriends also loves to kiss us but hates when we transfer the lipstick to […]

Trattoria Mario Mio Ristorante Italiano Tagaytay

Busy and I were in our way to Tagaytay when we saw Trattoria Mario Mio Ristorante Italiano. The restaurant is just inside Monteluce condominiums compound along Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Cavite, Philippines. Upon turning left from Aguinaldo Highway, we passed by the guard house and immediately saw the restaurant at the right side of the street. […]

Snorkeling Around Apo Island, Philippines

During our tour in Negros Oriental, in November 2017, we went snorkeling with the Pawikan or giant turtles around Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines.  Apo Island is a volcanic island which also has a marine habitat around it. The marine habitat in the area is declared a marine reserve which prohibits anyone from […]

Hirasei Japanese Restaurant Tagaytay

Yey! Busy and I were back in Tagaytay again hahaha as usual. For those who wonder why are we always here, Tagaytay is just a few minutes away form our home ? This time we saw Hirasei Japanese Restaurant in Tagaytay. It’s a new restaurant, they opened in January 2018. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiraseiph/ Contact details: (+63 46) 412 – […]

Once Upon a Thai

As usual, Busy and I were in Tagaytay again because we were looking for something new. Busy saw the sign “Once Upon a Thai” and we followed it. The sign can be seen at the right side upon entering Mahogany Avenue (southbound). Address: 154 J.P. Rizal, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onceuponathaitagaytay/ Contact number: +63917 514234 Operating hours: […]

Bomod-ok Falls, Sagada Mountain Province

The Bomod-ok Falls is one of the main attractions in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines. Here is our experience during our trek last March 24, 2018. Full Sagada Itinerary at: Sagada, Mountain Province Estimated time: 3 – 4 hours back and forth We went to the tour guides of Bomod-ok Falls at the entrance, we paid the tour […]

Marlboro Hills and Blue Soil Traverse Trek, Sagada

It was our second day in Sagada when we have decided to do the Marlboro Hills and Blue Soil Traverse Trek . Even though the trek is a bit longer and it costs a bit more than the other available activities or treks, we still pushed through because we wanted to see the sea of clouds from […]

Sagada, Mountain Province

Sagada, Mountain Province It’s March again and it’s Busy’s birthday! So as usual we always plan an out of town tour. A few months ago we have decided that we are going to Sagada! Sagada is a municipality in the mountain province, it is known for its peaceful environment, and its cold weather even though […]

Noni’s Resort – Talisay Cabin

It’s Busy’s birthday again!  So we went to a hotel with his favorite facilities… a pool… and an awesome view from a cliff…. This one is perfect… the Talisay Cabins of Noni’s Resort in Alitagtag, Batangas, Philippines. The Talisay Cabins is a new addition to the resort. The cabins were created for people who would like […]

Blue Wave Inn Beach Resort and Restaurant

During our stay in Siquijor, we stayed in Blue Wave Inn Beach Resort and Restaurant. Address: Siquijor Circumferential Road Contact: +63 975 199 0450, bluewaveinnresort@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Wave-Inn-Beach-Resort-Restaurant/ Check In and Check out : 2:00PM and 12:00PM Book through Agoda: https://www.agoda.com/blue-wave-inn if you want to book now and pay later, with free cancellation You can also book directly through the […]