Crowning the heart of the bustling Iloilo City is the region’s tallest building – Injap Tower Hotel, owned by businessman Edgar “Injap” Sia II of the renowned Mang Inasal restaurant chain. The 21 storey high edifice sits conveniently in front of SM Iloilo; there is also a transport terminal here where you can find passenger vans en route to Iloilo City Airport. Also, Plazuela Iloilo, a favorite hang out place, is just a stone’s throw away.
Injap Tower Hotel – Western Visayas’ highest building
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Baptized after the colossal Buri palms soaring in front of the sun-spangled coast – Buri Resort and Spa perches high on the jungle-clad hills of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Secluded in the azure bay of Sitio Dalaruan accessible only by boat, this undeniably plush hotel offers the drained tourists – like me – an unruffled getaway. Twelve well-appointed villas with seductive sea views, luscious cuisine, and a chance to spa, to dive or simply relax by the gorgeous infinity pool which will surely revitalize you!
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The historic city of Naples – the capital of Campania region – has long been a magnet of pleasure seekers and history buffs. It was established sometime in 7th to 6th century BC by the Greeks. Its colossal historic center – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is one of the biggest in the world, draped by 448 heritage and mammoth churches.
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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
She is short and thin, with sun-streaked white hair and sun-burned face. Her eyes looked weary from a night of despair. She was wearing this muted pink shirt and sun-faded skirt.
“The water entered here and the hellish wind kept pummeling our roof. We were scared that we would die,” she bent over to point the area where the flood waters flowed. (more…)
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It was almost summer, the air was fresh and invigorating. But as we strode past the powerful bridge to head to the coastal community where our chartered boat was parked, the ominous storm clouds cloaked the sky. Like the rest of the locals, we hurry like ants to cross to the other side of the land. With a gloomy weather like that, I was prepared to be disenchanted.
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Elegantly designed Metro Vigan Inn in Vigan, Ilocos Sur draws its inspiration from Hispanic flair. Visitors are welcomed by the bracing and inviting ambiance of its façade and interiors. The building is reminiscent of age-old Spanish colonial era mansions with capiz shell windows.
(the standard twin sharing room good for 2 pax)
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