Tuesday, July 14, 2015

4 Interesting Places to Visit in Quezon City

Quezon City or also known as QC to many is the largest(in terms of land area) and the most populous city in the Philippines. QC got its name from the second Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon who founded the city and which replaced the City of Manila as the national capital for almost 3 decades.

Being a capital from 1948 to 1976 makes it a home for various Government offices like the Batasang Pambansa which is a home for the Philippine legislators and famous Quezon City Hotels like Summit Hotel Magnolia. Aside from the House of Representatives, QC also offers attractions that is exciting to go to.

Here are the 5 Interesting Places to Visit in Quezon City:

Quezon City Memorial Circle


Located inside a large traffic circle, it features a tall mausoleum which contains the remains of President Manuel L. Quezon and his First Lady Aurora Quezon. Aside, from its mausoleum it is also serves as a park for tourists who wants to bike, picnic or dine because bike for rents and food stalls are rampant there.

Araneta Coliseum

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Built in 1960, it is considered as one of the largest indoor facilities in Asia. It is a great venue for entertainment which stages boxing fights, sports, local and international concerts. It is considered the home of the PBA, the first professional basketball league in Asia.

La Mesa Eco Park

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This 33-hectare park was created to protect and save La Mesa Dam which serves as the main source of clean drinking water in Metro Manila. According to the blog I’ve read, there are various activities that can be done inside the park. Aside from picnicking you can also do biking, swimming, boating and fishing, wall climbing, and paint ball. For more info about La Mesa Water Park activities, just visit Solitary Wanderer’s blog.

UP Sunken Garden

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Found in the heart of the 2.2km UP Academic oval that is surrounded by big Acacia trees, UP Sunken Garden must be the second famous landmark in UP after the UP oblation as it gives you probably the greenest place in Quezon City.

Hope you learned nonetheless with this post! Thanks for reading!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quezon City Hotel Alert: Summit Hotel Magnolia

Located at Dona Hemady Street corner Aurora Boulevard, New Manila, Quezon City, Summit Hotel Magnolia is a promising hotel that emphasizes comfort and luxury. On the hotel’s entrance, an elegant front lobby will give you an invigorating feeling that can translate to the best goodnight’s sleep that you won’t experience anywhere else.

With 82 classy spacious rooms designed with modern interiors, art works, 42-inch flat screen TV and a free Wi-Fi access, you will surely forget all your problems that will make you think more of a stress free ‘staycation’ on the Metro.

What’s making this lovely hotel stand-out from others is the team of dedicated crews that is very friendly and accommodating from your first day to your last.

Also, if you need to go to a church for a mass, watch live concerts or basketball games and have a check-up for your ailments, it has a wonderful location that’s just near the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, SMART-Araneta Coliseum and the world class St. Lukes Medical Center.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

10 Hotel Safety Tips

Last week was a fun and great day for our family. We enjoyed the relaxing ambience and the massage facilities available on a Water Spa in Quezon City.  After 4 hours of water massage service, we went to the nearest Quezon City hotel and spent the night there. Because we are so tired, we immediately slept without even locking the door. We are blessed that nothing happened to us. All of our things are still complete, and of course I’m thankful that we are still alive.  With this incident happening, I realized that maybe it is a good idea to put up a check list of what you should do to keep you safe inside a hotel.

1.       If someone is knocking outside your door, don’t answer it immediately. Verify first who it is. If         that person tells that he/she is a staff of the hotel, call the front desk officer and verify if it was           true. Also, ask for what it was for.

2.       Keep your room key as close to you as possible. Always keep it and never display it to the public.       In case, you lost the key, inform the front desk officer immediately.

3.       Lock the door at all times. Never leave the door open.

4.       Check if all the sliding windows are locked.

5.       Never carelessly display huge amounts of cash or jewelries which will draw attention from                 robbers.

6.       Put all your valuables inside the safest place inside the room.

7.       When going out of the hotel, walk on well lighted areas.

8.       If you suspect any suspicious inside the hotel, report it to the front desk officer immediately.

9.       Take time in locating the nearest fire exit to your room.

10.   Never invite people you don’t know personally inside the room.

Following these 10 tips will surely keep you safe when staying in a hotel. Hope you’ll have a safe hotel stay!

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