This is where you should’ve stayed the last time you went to Tagaytay.

This is where you should’ve stayed the last time you went to Tagaytay.  Escala Hotel Tagaytay This is me. Follow me on Instagram: p.vittorio1 The initial plan was to leave BGC at 06:00H, but my two friends and I couldn’t resist the thought of relaxing by the pool overlooking the Taal volcano.   That’s exactly what we did upon arrival at around 12:00NN. We had booked this room over a month ago but it was moved free of charge due to unforeseen circumstances so I would have to thank Escala for being flexible with the reservation. We stayed over Escala hotel is a clean-cut, glass enclosed modern building situated just before you reach Sky Ranch in Tagaytay with panoramic views of the lake and the volcano. Upon arrival, we were greeted by large doors that paved the way to the open air lobby connected with a large terrace featuring a partial view of the Ferris wheel in Sky Ranch simulating a view of the iconic London Eye.   1.     The room When we arrived, w

The best way to do a day trip to Kawasan Falls in Cebu

Kawasan falls is located about 3 hours away from the center of Cebu City in Badian. Recently, a rise of canyoneering adventures have drawn a number of tourists both domestic and international so I thought I may share how I took on Kawasan. The best time to leave the city would be at 4am to avoid any traffic from southern districts such as Minglanillia. Driving to the chapel where cars are parked before the kilometer walk to the falls was a smooth one. The landscapes and seascapes of the south is filled with coconut trees, mangroves and lush greenery. Lowering the car windows is ideal for a breath of fresh air.  Once you arrive, you can proceed and pay the environmental fee of about PHP 20.00 for locals and proceed with the walk that would lead you to the first waterfall where everyone is at. It's also where the iconic waterfall could be found. You can dine here, swim and rent the bamboo raft for PHP 300.00  mid-level pool  After a few minutes on the first level, a

How to disconnect from the world without the need to travel far

It was 3am when we left Makati. After I came back to Manila from my hometown in Cebu last week, my friends and I headed up north to Zambales, which is about a 4 hour drive from Makati City. The scenery we aimed for was beyond the popular Philippine shores circulating heavily around the internet and we hit jackpot with the coves of Zambales.  Most international travel bloggers arrive the Philippines and cover three main spots "Palawan, Boracay and Cebu" . I absolutely love their content and everyday, I get inspired to create my own. My goal is to show people other spots that are barely developed highlighting the wonders of the country despite the common international impression.  Be prepared by the scenery that Zambales has to offer. The flora resembles nordic fjords splashed with savanna imagery on the inner side. The beaches of the coves sparkle bright during sunlight channeling the shores of Boracay and fades to earthly colours during dusk and sunrise.

I'M Hotel Makati (Is it the newest 5 star hotel?)

Who is the new kid in town? I'M. (yes, that's the name of the hotel) After spending most of my days working in a hotel, I've adapted a feature that subconsciously notices details of service and even the architectural and engineering aspects. I am proud to be a Filipino hotelier and from now on, I will be exploring more of the country and hopefully SEA nations as I will take you along with me. I'M hotel bags the title as the newest 5-star hotel in the district. But is it really a 5 star hotel? The tall building soaring through the skyline of the CBD's outskirts located in Poblacion sparks curiosity mostly because of it's name. Similar to most, I asked why "I'M hotel" and up to now I still don't have an answer. After passing through the property along Makati avenue countless times, it was like a timelapse of the building's construction until a day came where they've put up a sign written onsen spa. Back in uni

Bali Video

If there are two places in the world aside from my home country, that I love, it would be Paris and Bali. The lush greenery, friendly people, and the overall energy really caught me. The affordability of the place too. As a citizen of a South East Asian nation, cost of living is fairly low compared to EU counterparts and spending for basic necessities in Bali is similar to the Philippines. While I was there, I felt as if time had moved at a pace that suited me. I woke up at a decent time of 9 in the morning, took my breakfast, read some news and briefed myself with pinned areas to see without any timeline. Along my exploration, I was able to capture some moments that I'd like to show you all. Here is a video that I created:

Blog to Vlog

Over the past few months, I've constantly noticed that I am drawn into vlogs. I guess with today's handful information at reach, it's sometimes nice to let your eyes rest and effortlessly watch people entertain you. After my trip to Bali, I took the opportunity to visit my friends in Singapore wherein it was also the chance for me to re-visit the city after 10 years. Here is a clip of my adventure for three days summed up in a five minute vlog. It is also my first one, so comments will highly be appreciated.

Weekend out of Manila and the 2 times I got stuck in Changi Airport back in 2014

Today marks my 14th day off my last day at work and I'm taking a trip to see one of my good friends in Singapore. It was 10 years ago since I last step foot out of its immigration borders although I've spent a total of countless hours in their beautiful airport back in 2014 due to two separate reasons, which gives me the reason to look back into it. 12 hour delay The first one was during my transit from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to NAIA. I had purposely adjusted my layover to amount to 12 hours for me to explore the city. Unfortunately, I lost my passport in Paris a day prior to my flight. Although I was able to travel across the world with a photocopy of my passport, I braved going to the Singaporean immigration to try to go out. I blame the sleepless flight for this move as I should have known that it was merely impossible to enter borders without a passport. True enough, I was stuck in the airport for 12 hours. It was a beautiful experience with multiple en