Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Chicago, Illinois

tourist attractions in Chicago

Chicago is acclaimed to be among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The city is renowned for entertaining avenues, museums, and art centers. It is perfect for the family since its attractions are also fascinating for the kids. You can also find rentals with Blue Green Resorts if you are searching for accommodations in the city. These are the ten best places to visit in Chicago.

10. The Museum of Science and Industry
This is a great destination for tourists in Chicago. The museum offers a great learning experience through exhibits such as Zephyr, the train that once set a record for the land speed, and idea factory for the kids. There is also the Omnimax Theater here where you get a chance to enjoy a virtual journey to outer space or under the sea.

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
9. Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field declares a high demand for the ChicagoCubs fans. The stadium features ivy-coloured brick walls and a manual scoreboard. If you are coming for the game, book your tickets early because they sell out quickly.

8. John G. Shedd Aquarium
The John G. Shedd Aquarium is conveniently situated on the shores of Lake Michigan inside the Grant Park. This aquarium has an impressive collection of marine creatures such as sea lions, porpoises, beluga whales, and penguins.

7. Buckingham Fountain
The Buckingham Fountain is located in Grant Park. It is widely known for its majestic size and the elevation of its spray, 15 stories.

6. John Hancock Observatory Center
Here you get a chance to observe the stunning Lake Michigan. John Hancock Center also offers great entertainment such as sky touring. You can also enjoy the feeling of the world’s highest indoor swimming pool.

5. Magnificent Mile
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Mag Mile’, it is considered one of the best shopping districts in the world boasting of a vast number of hotels and restaurants. It also links the many landmarks and tourist destinations in Chicago including the Wrigley Building, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Water Tower.

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4. The Millennium Park
The Millennium Park is located in the Loop district of Chicago along the coastline of Lake Michigan. Its most outstanding feature is perhaps ‘The Bean’, a giant stainless steel sculpture sometimes referred to as the Cloud Gate. It also has a gorgeous garden, a serpentine pedestrian bridge, and a skating rink.

3. The Art Institute of Chicago
This is home to renowned works of art such as paintings by Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh. It is so far the biggest Fine Art Museum in the state of Illinois. The museum hosts a family room aimed to engage and inspire youngsters.

2. Lincoln Park Zoo
Located about 5 miles downtown Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo is famous for hosting creatures such as African lions, giraffes, elephants, polar bears and gray seals. It also has a carousel for the kids. This zoo stays free to the public.

1. Navy Pier
This is one of the top attractions in Chicago. Located on the east side of downtown Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier is popular for its dining and entertainment facilities. The Navy Pier has a children’s museum, an IMAX theater and a 150-feet tall Ferris wheel that make it ideal for both adults and kids. Here you will also enjoy cliff climbing, funhouse, and miniature golf.

Navy Pier Chicago
If you are planning on a tour to Chicago, these are the places you should not miss visiting at any cost! Just plan the day of your visit and then go for it.

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

The Worst “Luxury Hotel” I’ve Ever Been

The Worst Luxury Hotel In Baguio


I was torn between blogging this or just to forget it . I don’t want to give them any kind of free publicity,  after all bad publicity is still publicity.  But then again, my  duty as a blogger to inform my readers is what made me decide to blog this anyway.  My readers need to know about the worst luxury hotel I have ever stayed in Baguio City.

So yes,  not everything about my trips are showered with roses and lined in red carpet. There are crappy services , poorly coordinated events and acommodations that are very well disguised by pretty facade and overpriced fees.

Recently, I was in Baguio for the Grab Taxi launch,  we were booked at Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio.

If you look at their website,  they pride themselves as a luxury hotel where one can experience “ultimate relaxation and comfort with style”  and  “legendary royal customer service and accommodation” .  I say this is total bullshit and false advertisement.

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Ultimate Relaxation and Comfort with Style?  Is a total joke
After touring the city in the morning as we head back to the hotel to relax and take a nap,  an annoying announcement over a speaker in full volume above our head sounded off.  It was paging the participants of a government office seminar.  They did not just page participants once,but three times with an interval of 3-5 minutes I think.  I was totally pissed and by the third call  I immediately called the front desk and told them to remove my room from their participants paging  it is an utter disturbance. The front desk personnel who answered my call said “I am sorry for that,  don’t worry ma’am it’s the last call for the day.”   Bullshit!  I want to be off the paging list!  Then I slammed the fone and true to what he said it was the last call for the day, (for the day take note)  I was able to take my nap.

The next day,  the speaker sounded off again.  Damn this hotel!   Inconsiderate,  stupid people.   I understand wakeup calls,  I know paging systems,  but it was not suppose to be inside the guests hotel room, aligned directly on the ears of the guest.   We did not checked in the lobby of the hotel or in the airport to hear a customer service paging service from time to time!  That is the stupidest thing ever!

They also page for owners of the car thing which is really annoying! I did not check in and stayed in the lobby did I? Or in the airport lobby or department store!

Do they know how to use the fone? Don’t they have the list of the hotel rooms the participants for any function in their hotel, especially if they are group booking and just call those room one by one for reminders, no over a goddamn overhead speaker inside the guests room! What style are they talking about, overhead speaker paging inside the guests room is totally tasteless! Talk about ultimate relaxation and comfort in style.  Ugh.

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Legendary royal customer service and accommodation
Legendary indeed as this is the first time in a so-called Luxury Hotel have I experienced a hotel so poorly lit.  If you follow my Instagram I even posted about our room saying it reminded me of The Ring movie.  The twin sharing room we were in only had 2 outlets by the dresser meant for a lamp that is probably 10watts only and a personal ref.   If you unplug both so you can use to charge your gadgets then the fridge and the lamp will be out.  Ironically,  they have poor electric supply as well,  because my fone that can get full charged in an hour or less coz of my fast charger,  takes forever to charge (4 hours!)  while I can’t even get my powerboats fully charged overnight!  There is no air-conditioner in the rooms,  they solely depend on Baguio’s cool weather (stupid)  at noon the temperature rises and somehow you wanted to get cooled down.  Oh,  their answer for that,  they provide electric fans by request,  if you plug the fan in,  you will be left with one working outlet to charge your gadgets.  Really stupid.

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Breakfast
The breakfast is a joke,  there’s no grand European buffet,  you only have a choice of Tocilog or Hotsilog served with coffee,  if you want hot chocolate or juice you will have to pay extra. The tocino and hotdog is not even that extraordinary,  it’s like the hotdog from the market not even branded or jumbo hotdog. Same goes for the tocino it’s palengke tocino by the kilo!  The coffee taste like pinagbabaran ng mejas,  they must have brewed more than twice!

About the interiors
There are only four things grand in this so called “luxury hotel” : the grand staircase,  the chandeliers,  the grandfather’s clock and the piano at the hotel lobby.

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The rest is blah.  Those big couches,  office couches scattered on the lobby are too big and uninviting for comfort.   The bed on the rooms are so stiff!  I got backaches on our first night!  Pillows are not even huggable and stuffed and the headboard, smells Yuck!

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The Bathroom
The only good thing inside the room was the shower. I love big shower heads. The rest was blah. The hair dryer could not even dry my hair because the current is so weak, an electric fan set to #2 as more powerful than their hair dryer. I tried plugging my hair curler to use but it doesn’t even heat it up :(

What I think of Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio!

  • Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio is a poor hotel to be called a luxury hotel.  It can be classified as a motel,  a cheap motel.    Sogo is way even better.  Victoria Court is even better.
  • People checking in there are not paying for value. Published price is about Php2,000 +++ a night.
  • I guess the guest are paying for the location?   Because on the hotel building itself are Baguio City’s most celebrated clubs and karaoke place, Spade Superclub, Verve, in spite of the location I’d still say this is the worst.

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I don’t recommend people book and stay at Crown Legacy Hotel until the hotel management makes the changes they need to improve their service and be true to what they publish about their so-called Luxury Hotel.   Even their free Wi-Fi in the rooms don’t work! What a joke!

Yes, I sound very unhappy and irrate.  That’s how bad that hotel is. I will also post my bad review on Trip Advisor so the management get their act together and change for the better . Don’t call your hotel luxury hotel if you can’t even provide privacy among your hotel guest with that intrusive in-room Paging service.

How about you, what is the worst hotel you have been yet and what made your stay really bad?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Pay What You Want to Pay for Coffee Shop!

Recession Coffee by Digital Walker

How much are you willing to pay for a cup of coffee?

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Are you a cheapskate or a big spender? Will you pay one peso (Php1.00) for a nice cup of Java? Or are you willing to pay more than Php500.00 for an excellent brew? It is all up to you. Seriously!

I was at the opening of Recession Coffee by Digital Walker at Eastwood City Mall in Libis Quezon City and I was totally floored with the concept of pay what you want to pay for a coffee concept.

Recession Coffee by Digital Walker

I even have to ask the owner, how is this gonna work and how are you gonna profit from such business model.

They said this will be a challenge for them and for the coffee aficionados alike as this will show their love for coffee by giving them the freedom to pay as much as they want for a cup.

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A very tricky business model and concept that poses challenges for Recession Coffee and Digital Walker as it will bring about curiosity among each of the customer. They even said if you give greater than Php200.00 and you might just get a marriage proposal but if you pay lower than Php50.00 you might be mistaken for someone broke and in between jobs. It really is up to you how you want to be perceived and how much are you willing to pay. So yeah contribute at your own risk!

What I like about the Recession Coffee by Digital Walker is that you are in a free atmosphere wherein you can also play with some digital accessories, it will be a pleasure for them if you do flat lays, post an OOTD inside the store wearing/using any of the digital stuff you see, just don’t forget to use the hashtag #recessioncoffeebydigitalwalker! You might want to include how much you paid for your coffee (show how cheap or generous you are #humblebrag).

Pay What You Want to Pay for Coffee Shop

Aside from coffee and digital accessories they also serve pastries to pair with your coffee. I fell in love with the Love Wins cake, it has nice chocolate icing typing and has rainbow colors!

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Digital Walker offers a slew of noteworthy music headgear, portable speakers, gizmo guards and a few cult loved gadgets that the true tech savvy and social geek won’t have to think twice about a single purchase.

If you want to try this coffee shop you can go to the 3rd level of Eastwood City Mall in Libis in Quezon City. I would love to hear your experience!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Red Planet Hotel Redefining Asia’s Value Hotel

Red Planet Hotel Amorsolo

At the height of Metro Manila’s unusual early morning traffic (that’s becoming so common lately) because of the sudden heavy rains and thunderstorm last week, Red Planet was formally launched int he Philippines coinciding with the launch of the 10th Red Planet Hotel in the country.

Red Planet Hotels

Red Planet Amorsolo in Makati, near Makati Medical Center, is the perfect venue for business and medical travelers because of the easy access to one of the best hospital in the country and the country’s business district.

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Red Planet Amorsolo Special Needs Room 2

Red Planet PWD room

Red Planet Amorsolo


Upon touring around the property, what attracted me most is their huge rooms for PWDs (persons with disabilities) and the very minimalist room interiors that is made for those who just want comfortable, affordable and accessible hotel room. Their hotels also boast of fast and free WiFi in all rooms.

The Red Planet hotel brand was specifically created to redefine the value hotel experience for domestic and international travelers in Asia by providing a high quality, comfortable and connected, technologically-enabled stay in desirable locations and attractive prices.

Red Planet’s other hotel in the Philippine can be found at Kalayaan Ave. Makati, Aseana Manila, Ermita Mania, Ortigas , Timog Ave. Quezon City, Angeles City, CM Recto Ave Cagayan de Oro, Archibishop Reyes Ave Cebu, and Bajada Davao. There are Red Planet hotels in Indonesia, Japan and Thailand.

Just so you know, Red Planet took over all the Tune Hotels in the country.

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Baguio Craft Brewery Craft Beer Tasting and Review

Baguio Craft Brewery

One of the fun things to do when in Baguio is go on a food trip or have a drink (coffee or alcohol) because the weather is cool and you need to get warm!  One of the most famous place to have a drink in Baguio is the Baguio Craft Brewery which is one of the first craft beer makers in Baguio if not in the Philippines (if I am not mistaken, correct me if I am wrong)

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It was such a pleasure that the venue picked for the  Grab Taxi Baguio formal launch was Baguio Craft Brewery.As the owner , Christopher, a Fil-Canadian, was gracious enough to let me try all the 16 Craft Beer on the bar that day.

Place was nicely located, at a second and third floor/rooftop of a building in Ben Pilapis Highway, Brgy. Pilapil, overlooking the entire Baguio City.  There are transient rooms for rent at the lower ground level where one could probably stay if too drunk! (haha).

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One of the main attraction of Baguio Craft Brewery, aside from their craft beer of course, is their bar/ tasting room. The bar a.k.a. the Beer Shrine is beautiful, the bar is made of wood, the handle bars for each tap had a little wooden ethic art sculpture that displays the craftsmanship of Baguio folks.

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Grab taxi drivers invited at the launch!
Now the moment you’ve been waiting for let’s go beer tasting!

Baguio Craft Brewery
They have 39 kinds of craft beer and the tap list rotates every time so customers have the time to try everything out and find what suit them best.

Craft Beer Tasting in Baguio Craft Brewery
On the Tap List that day was the following:

  1. Rolling Fog, craft beer with Banana flavor
  2. Kabunyan, American Wheat Beer
  3. Pugaw, Indian Pale Ale
  4. Keywheat, Kiwi Beer
  5. Kraken, craft beer with coffee
  6. Hop Attack, something they call Internal IPA
  7. Extintor, very light beer taste like San Mig Light!
  8. Stout Crusader, craft beer with Coffee and Chocolate
  9. Black Sparrow, Dark Wheat Beer
  10. IDA, Raspberry Beer
  11. Message in a Bottle, their best seller dark beer
  12. Old Xavier, taste like San Mig Pale Pilsen
  13. Orly’s Dunkenweizel, with slightly toasted chocolate
  14. Hoppy Ending, with 9 different hops
  15. Hop Wheat, a lighter version of Hoppy Ending
  16. Dough’s Flying Amber, Baguio Craft Brewery latest craft beer release this August 1, 2015.

I was game that day to try everything out so as to find which beer flavor I will have for the entire night.

Watch me try all 16 craft  beer flavors and my unbiased and uncensored opinion and reaction for every beer flavor on the tap list that night:

Among the 16 Craft Beer I have tried, my Top 3 Favorite Baguio Craft Beer Flavor are the following.
1. Rolling Fog 
2. IDA
3. KeyWeat

I pick these three because obviously, I am not a beer drinker .  These three beer flavor have that fruity taste or kinda sweet and less bitter, they’re the girly beer, according to the barista with me that night.

Baguio Craft Brewery Tasting Tray
 

For regular customers they have the Tasting Tray, where you can try 6 types of craft beer in one tray fo Php390.00 only. This is perfect for those who have more than 1 beer favorite.  You also get to save if you opt for the Tasting Tray as the price for a glass of craft beer is between Php160.00 to Php230.00.  The tray is no ordinary tray it is custom made of wood!

 

Aside from the craft beer they have food to go with your beer.

 

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The experience was fun, the craft beer are worth trying out, while the price is more expensive than the regular beer, you know it is “homegrown” “handmade” “crafted” beer.  I enjoyed the beer tasting and the place so much that I would like to try the other 23 beers I have missed. Hopefully I get to try it again on my next visit to Baguio!

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As for you, I suggest you drop by at Baguio Craft Brewery when you visit Baguio. Trying it out yourself will make you know what’s your flavor, as for me I know dark beer is not for me. Haha.  It’s located at Ben Palispis Hwy, Baguio, Benguet, or you can book a Grab Taxi to take you there.

How about you what kind of beer brew do you like? Do you like it bitter, dark or light?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

GrabTaxi Now In Baguio + The New Face of Grab

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While Baguio City is known to be one of the city in the Philippines to have the most honest and trustworthy taxi drivers, the need to update and improve the taxi hailing system to match the passengers and drivers is badly needed.

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This was found after an online survey Grab Taxi did at their Facebook page when they asked where is the next city in the country Grab Taxi should be made available. In the same survey, they also found out that it is very hard for passengers get a cab and drivers get passengers when it is raining outside.

Because of that, Grab Taxi went on a soft launch last July 2015 to test the waters and was formally launched this August 2015 at the Baguio Craft Brewery where local media, Baguio and Manila bloggers and some of the pioneer Grab Taxi drivers gathered.

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GrabTaxi in Baguio

Baguio Bloggers meets Manila Bloggers

Baguio is the 6th city in the Philippines that GrabTaxi operates in. The app first launched in Manila in 2012 followed by Cebu, Davao City, Iloilo, Bacolod and now Baguio.

As a starting promo, GrabTaxi in Baguio passengers can use the promocode Baguio to get free booking fee and Php50.00 off their fare for the entire month of August!

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Meanwhile, aside from the launch, we were able to meet the new Country Marketing Manager Head / new face of Grab Taxi Khriztina Lim.#GrabtaxiBaguio

 

We also paid a courtesy call to Baguio City Mayor Domogan who was ecstatic for the arrival of Grab Taxi in Baguio City.

GrabTaxi in Baguio
To jumpstart the operations in the city of pines, GrabTaxi just opened an office in Baguio and is looking to hire over 50 employees. For more information, please visit www.grabtaxi.com .

See what happens on this video from the GrabTaxi in Baguio launch :

I will tell you more about this Baguio City trip soon!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon

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Have you heard of the place called Paraiso in Sariaya Quezon?

That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon
It was my Mother’s Day birthday and an Independence Day weekend when the family planned an out-of-town beach trip to Sariaya, Quezon.

We rented a van (Php4,000 drop-off and pick-up only ) to take us there, we met with the driver at exactly 530am. Our destination was Paraiso Beach Resort at Barangay Guis-Guis Sariaya.

That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon
Our driver took the new express way route to the south and we arrived at our destination after just 2 and a half hours, including a stop-over at a fast-food station for a quick breakfast.

I was not expecting much, I have never been to Sariaya, or have I heard people talk about the place that often. It was not a popular place for beach lovers it seems. Quezon is more popular for hikers and mountaineers as Mt. Banahaw was in full-view before getting to our beach resort. I was glad we went there to see an off-beaten path, or shall I say I less hyped beach resort in the Philippines that is equally good as the other popular beach destination in the country.

That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon
The entrance to Paraiso is gated and walled A staff of the resort will come to you and ask if you have reservations. On a weekend it is important to make a reservation, as the place is often book by local (Filipino) tourist / visitors every weekend and used as a venue to company team building and outings.

While the entrance is not that first class, in fact it looks like a cheap fly-by-night dusty check-in counters in the provinces. They have giant animal figurines and a wishing well by the entrance. Not so fancy, but kids will love it. They also have playground for kids.

Upon entering, you will pass by numbers of nipa hut cottages and picnic tables. Since it was a long weekend Holiday, the place was packed with overnighters who I think have been there a day earlier. Most of them are large groups of (I think its from companies and local government offices).

Accommodations
We rented an aircon cottage (Php 5,000) that is good to house 8 to 10 people. It has 4 beds, 2 beds at the loft and 2 beds at the ground floor. The loft only has electric fans only the ground level has an aircon. There’s one small bathroom to do your business and shower in privacy (the resort has big restrooms and shower areas for public use of those who rented the open cottages.)

 

Outside the rooms are dish washing , cooking and grilling area. So cooking is allowed here. There’s corkage fee for drinks Php150 per case for Beer, Php100 per case for Softdrinks and Php500 per case for imported alcoholic drinks.

You should bring your own hygiene kits (towel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion) because they do not provide it.
When we arrived, those who got there first and occupying the open cottages were making loud noises, they are belting out loud in the Karaoke Machines found in every corner of the place. You can smell the stench of alcohol. It appears that these people have been drinking all night and singing all night. Ugh.

I thought it will be the worst beach stay I will have in my life, I was wrong.

By check-out time around noon, the noisy people left! Hooray! I also learned that singing is only allowed until 2 am and will resume at 8am, so you have ample time to get some sleep.

Activities to do in Paraiso:
Aside from singing your heart out at the Karaoke Machines, guest can do other water sports activities like Jet Ski (Php3,000 per hour), Banana Boat (Php 3,000 10 pax for 15 minutes or Php300 per head or Php1,500 for 5 pax for 15 minutes), Wake Boarding (Php3,000 for 30 minutes), Speedboat (Php3,000 for 30 minutes) and Flying fish (Php1,800 for 6 pax for 15 minutes).

At night, although some parts of the beach front is lighted, swimming in the beach is only allowed until 7pm. You can swim at the pool area which is open until 10pm.

Now I know why there’s Karaoke there’s nothing else to do at night here but drink and be merry by singing to your favorite tunes while having a good time with friends and relatives. Oh, bring a lot of Php5.00 coins. You need to drop Php5.00 coins to play your song.

Food
There is a restaurant in the resort that can cook your meals for you. Price depends on the dish you order an estimate of Php200.00 – Php350 per dish good for 3-4 people and Php10.00 per cup of rice. They can cook whatever dish you want them prepare and will buy all the ingredients for you, just give them the budget and they will cook it. I think this is a better option instead of bringing tons of food items (no fridge in the cottages) that might get spoiled. You don’t need to pack a lot, just your clothes and personal hygiene kits and enough money for your entire trip. There’s no ATM machine in the area, you have to go to the town proper to withdraw money if needed. Everything is by cash transactions only.

What made me fall in-love with the place?
The beachfront is huge. It was laced with grey sand. Coconut Trees line the beach front. The water is clear. And my favorite part, the longest Bamboo Bridge across the sea! It was beautiful.

Here’s the gorgeous photos I took of the beach! Eat your heart out!

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That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon

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That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon

I learned that the bridge was actually owned by the other beach resort, Dalampasigan Beach Resort, who just put up this Bamboo Bridge a few months ago when we arrived. It was put up to attract more visitors in Sariaya and their resort which is actually good. I am glad that they do not prohibit other resort guests to check out the bridge.

I experienced sunrise and sunset at Paraiso in Sariaya, Quezon both experience were equally wonderful. At sunrise, you can see fishermen coming back to shore after a night of fishing. At sunset you can see the beautiful golden sun and mesmerizing change and play of colors painting the sky. The best place to witness the sunset is by the Bamboo Bridge. It is so peaceful in there and the breeze was refreshing. It definitely feels like paradise!

That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon
That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon

That Place Called Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon

I am glad to spend a long weekend with my family in Paraiso. It is a perfect place to just relax and enjoy the beach and just bond with family and friends.

How about you have you been to Paraiso In Sariaya Quezon before? Was the bridge there when you visited?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

Watch how Paraiso in Sariaya Quezon looks like here:

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Free Globe Traveler SIM to Arriving Tourist and OFWs

Philippine Tourism Board x Globe Telecom

Arriving Tourist and OFWs in the Philippines can claim a Free Globe Traveler SIM by presenting their non-Philippine passport, foreign resident card, Seaman’s book, or OFW E-cards at any Globe booths located at NAIA, Cebu, Davao, Kallio, and Clark International Airport starting July 30,2015.

The free Globe Traveler SIM is part of boosting the Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign of the Tourism Promotions Board (PTB) who just forged a partnership with Globe Telecom.

Philippine Tourism Board x Globe Telecom
The Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign aims to promote the country as Asia’s top tourist destination, Globe is TPB’s first Philippine Telco partner to offer affordable communication services to millions of tourists and Overseas Filipino Workers(OFWs) returning to the country.

According to a recent report by the Department of Tourism, the Philippines registered a total of 2.23 million international visitors from January to May 2015 alone, an 8.15% growth from the previous year. The same report also revealed that the average length of stay of a tourist is 10 nights and has an average daily expenditure of P4,583.29, bringing total earnings generated from tourism activities to P93.907 billion for the first five months of 2015.
The report also showcased Korea as the country that led the top 10 visitor countries in the Philippines with the united states of America and Japan ranked 2nd and 3’d, respectively.

Other countries which had notable presence in international arrivals are china (4 t h), Australia (5 th), Singapore(6 th), Canada (7 th), Taiwan (8 th), the United Kingdom(9 th), and Malaysia(10 th).

With the steady growth of international visitors (Non-philippine residents) in the country as well as the increasing number of OFWs returning home to spend time with their families and loved ones, Globe collaborated with the TpB to drive its Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign by offering its Globe Traveler SIM for free and give tourists and OFWs worry- free connectivity during their stay in the Philippines.

The Globe Traveler SIM is a local prepaid SIM card that offers local rates for calls, texts, and mobile data services, giving tourists and visitors a more convenient and affordable way to reach their contacts from around the world from the philippines. Getting a local SIM will afford the user a more cost-efficient way to connect than using an international number which charges international call, text and browsing rates.

Users can also receive calls and texts from abroad for free and cut costs on mobile data by subscribing to Travellers, which allows them to surf the Internet on mobile for an affordable rate of US$11 for (7) seven days or US$23 for 3days, giving them access to emails, social networking sites, apps, and travel blogs and reviews for a wore unfreeze stay in the Philippines. Users can also call abroad for as low as US$0.40 per minute.

For more information of the Free Globe Traveler SIM, please visit www.globe.com.ph/internationa/travellinh-in-thr-philippines/traveler-sim. For jets ethers, backpackers, and thrill-seekers, Visit the Philippines 2015 provided a year-round calendar guide for all adventures, weather it be food trips, walking tours, or festival. For more information you may check www.visit2015.com

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About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

#WIWTD 75: Botanical Garden, Casa Vallejo & Mt. Clouds

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My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.- Andy Goldsworthy
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What I wore:
Sleeveless Top:STRADIVARIUS
Jeans: WRANGLER
Shoes:CONVERSE
Eyewear:SUNNIES
Cape: Eastern Weavers
Taken at the Botanical Garden, Casa Vallejo and Mt. Cloud in Baguio City
During our free time from our After Summer Baguio City Group Getaway we visited some popular hangouts in the area. Mt. Cloud is such an interesting book Shop that can be found inside the Casa Vallejo complex.  It has a lot of hard to find books from. Kids, art, literature and even textbooks.   Casa Vallejo is such a packed placed with a diner,  the Hillside, which serves delicious desserts.   It also has a cinema and yes a bed and breakfast.   
If you are going to Baguio don’t forget to check this place out.  It is just in the town proper. 
Stay gorgeous everyone! 

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

How Was My Stay In Azalea Residences Baguio

Azalea Residences Baguio review

Recently, I visited Baguio City and Azalea Residence was my home for three days and two nights. This was the first time I stayed in a hotel/ full-service residence type in the summer capital as usually I stayed in relatives homes or at home rentals in the area.

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I am very much impressed with the facade. It reminded me of country vacation home somewhere not here in the country. The lush greens especially the pine trees that surrounds the area added a cozy homey out-of-the-country vibe to Azalea Residence Baguio location.

We stayed at one of the 2 bedroom suite in Azalea, here’s how it looks like:

Azalea Residences Baguio is the first all-suite vacation residence in Baguio that has has 99 suite-rooms: 46 Deluxe, 17 One Bedroom, 33 Two Bedroom, and Three 3 bedroom suites. It has complete facilities of a living room with a sofa bed, flat screen tvs with cable connection, toilet and bathroom with hot and cold shower, and amenities in the kitchen dining area such as kitchen appliances and utensil.

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Designed with the whole family and barkada in mind, Azalea Residences Baguio offers more beyond rooms: lounge, playground, businss center, WIFI connection, NDD-DDD-IDD, 24 hour doctor on call, laundry and dry cleaning services, coffee shops, massage services, transportation services to and from Manila and tour arrangements!

They actually made all the arrangement for our

Fright ToursArt and Culture Tours and Food Tour 

when we were in Baguio (all those links are clickable so you can see what we did when we were in Baguio).

What I think of Azalea Residences:

  • As far as my personal experience with them, I am happy, the beds are huge, the bathrooms are huge and clean.  I love huge bathrooms and beds. I love their bath essentials, theirs shampoo and lotion smells good and the shampoo did not get my hair all tangled. I love that there’s option for someone staying to cook (although we did not cook) as we had all our breakfast and dinner at their in-house restaurant the Tradisyon Coffee Shop .Food was okay, very limited but I loved their kakanin or the local delicacy sweets for desserts.
  • All the staff members are very friendly and accommodating.  And complied to our whims even if I think some of my trip-mates demands were not part of their job.  They took good care of us.  I enjoyed my stay.

Will I go back?
I would. The rooms are very well kept. The hotel location is very serene there’s room to breathe. For the price range a Barbaka/group/Family of 6 an share in a suite.

Azalea Residences Baguio is located at Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio City. For reservations you may visit www.azaleabaguio.com or email reservations@azalea.com°

How about you, have you tried staying at Azalea Residences Baguio? How was your stay?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

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