Monthly Archives: April 2015

Birthday trek

mt apo trek

Based on the travel calendar here, a trek to Mt. Apo falls on my birthday. I wish I could climb a mountain as high as Mt. Apo in this lifetime.

How about you, do you have a climbing bucket list? What inspires you to climb a mountain?

More reason to explore the Philippines this year

visit philippines

This year may be the best year to tick off the places in your bucket list as the government recently declared 2015 as “Visit the Philippines Year“.

This is good news for those who love to travel and travelling has become their way of life.

Check out the events calendar here to book your next travel adventure.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. —- Confucius

Our hotel experience

We arrived at Torre Venezia Suites around 8 p.m. because the taxi driver had difficult time locating the place. We could have reached the place in about 30 minutes but took us nearly an hour all because we were not able to provide the exact address. Poor taxi driver.

Image credit:  www.torreveneziasuites.com/

Image credit: www.torreveneziasuites.com

We were greeted by the pleasant receptionist at the hotel lobby. After a few minutes of signing a registration form, we went up to our respective rooms. The kids’ room is more spacious than ours. They had a working shower head (unlike in our room which we don’t bother to report since its just a brief stay).

beds for the kids

Genova (Junior Suite)

Shower area at Genova suites

Shower area at Genova suites

Currently watching TWD

Currently watching TWD

Roma (Panoramic Suite)

Roma (Panoramic Suite)

Magandang buhay, manager! :D

Magandang buhay, manager! 😀

The view from our room

The view from our room

The beds and cover were fine except that the room has a peculiar scent. It’s like no one has been billeted in our room for quite a while. But it’s okay. We had a cable tv (so happy that I was able to catch a rerun of my fave show) and wifi. And we had a good night’s sleep. That’s not bad at all.

Happy birthday, N!

Happy birthday, N!

We had a complimentary sumptuous breakfast at about 9 am the next day. The hotel restaurant is located on the 8th floor. Right after breakfast, the birthday cake was served. Those who were also dining at the time sang Happy Birthday to my daughter. She was surprised (though she looks serious here) and I hope that she’s happy with our birthday treat.

We returned to our room after breakfast and checked out an hour later. We missed the free use of swimming pool and gym because the people with me were not keen in any of those. So KJ.

I’m happy with the experience except for the tiny problem with the non-functioning shower head. 🙁 I would recommend the place and we hope to be able to visit it again.

You can check their location and services from the links in my post.