Out on a Business Trip, Out for Fun

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. When you go on a business trip, don’t forget to set aside time to hang up that suit and have some fun as you sample the nightlife in the best bars in London. People normally feel stressed and tired from the moment they start packing their documents and laptop for their business trip. While a business trip is intended for work purposes, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot take it as an opportunity to travel and it does not necessarily mean that the trip should be boring.

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There are plenty of bars in London that you can visit when you are done with your business meetings. If you have not been to London, you can check out the internet for information about the best bars that are near your hotel or meeting venue. Since you would most likely have just a couple of hours to spare, you do not want to have to travel far to get to these bars. It would also help if you are going with people who are familiar with the place. They can show you the best bars to go to.

To enjoy the bars in London, you want to look for places that play your kind of music, serve your kind of food and drinks, and have the kind of people you want to hang around with. The choices are not limited. There are various bars that are known for their specialties. There are even bars that showcase only a specific music genre. Of course, there are those bars that are great for dancing the night away. Choose depending on your personal preferences. But, remember you’re on a business trip so do not go overboard especially if you have another meeting in the morning or if you need to catch your flight back in the office. Also remember to stay safe and be mindful not to break any laws. You want to get home in one piece, with a bunch of memories of your fun business trip.

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Discovering the Beauty of Florida

Have you ever tried the summer experience in the sunshine state? There is no other place to have a perfect summer vacation than to be in Florida. It is considered to be the best place to visit when it comes to stunning beaches, awesome nightlife and famous theme parks. The mere existence of the famous Disneyland and Universal Studious is the very reason why flights to Florida from all over the world are never ending. Not to mention that the climate in Florida is tropical and is one of those that rarely receive snowfall thus considered to be the sunshine state.

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The state of Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated among the 50 United States of America. It is also known for being one of the most visited places by local and foreign tourists. In fact, tourism makes the majority of the state economy.

If you are planning to have than longed tan-line or perhaps that tan complexion, you might consider planning a vacation to Florida one of these days. It can easily be done by simply utilizing the power of the internet. It readily displays all the famous cheap hotel rooms for your stay.

For bigger discounts, book your trip as early as possible and if you can convince more people to join your escapade, it would be much better. There are several cheap packages for groups for that matter. However, if you want to enjoy the sun alone, then there won’t be any problem either.

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Florida is also a picturesque place and can also offer the beauty of the wild. It houses quite a number of rare marine mammals, reptiles and birds of various kinds. For nature lovers, this state is also for you. Just don’t forget to bring along your camera to capture everything.

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The Belmonte Underpasses

If you have been to Quezon Memorial Circle or Elliptical Road then most probably you’ve passed the Belmonte Underpasses that are named after the former Quezon City Mayor Sonny Belmonte. They connect major government offices to Quezon Memorial Circle on Elliptical Road and the City Hall.



Unlike most underpasses that are full of vendors, pungent, dark and scary, the Belmonte underpasses are well-guarded 24/7, well-lit and clean. Both feature granite flooring and cove-type ceilings. It is also a great idea to post the historical transformation of the city through old photo exhibits and descriptions posted on the bulletin boards. It is like visiting a mini-museum while making your way to Quezon Memorial Circle. How I wish all underpasses in the country are as hygienic as the Belmonte underpasses to ensure the safety and protection of the pedestrians.

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A Letter to My Hometown

Dear Hometown,

Thinking back of my childhood makes me miss you. A place like you where everyone knows everyone is far different from where we are residing now. There with you, we were living in a small hut made of bamboo and nipa. Life was so simple yet fulfilling. Everyone in the neighborhood is so accommodating and willing to lend a helping hand.

I miss your green rice fields where we used to play tag and catch dragonflies. The same rice fields where we looked for edible snails during rainy season that Mom used to cooked with taro leaves and coconut milk. I miss your river where we go fishing and Mom washed our blankets sometimes. I miss your lake and its small volcano.

I miss my cousins and old friends who were walking with me on our way to school everyday. With our old rubber slippers we go through one kilometer road, unmindful of the scorching heat or heavy rains because on the roadside there were our favorite tamarind and jocote tree where we hid from the boys and eat the fruits.

It’s been five years since I last visited you and I miss so much everything about you. I hope someday, I can buy a small piece of your land and build that same old nipa hut where I can spend the last days of my life with my family and old friends. When that time comes, I want you to welcome me with the smell of dry leaves, cold breeze, peace and tranquility…just like the old times.

Love,
Rossel

Wondering where my hometown is? I grew up in San Nicolas, small town in Batangas, the home of famous tilapia, tawilis, Pansipit River, Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. The photo above was taken from the roof top of my friend Juliet’s house, overlooking the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. My hometown is just beautiful!

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A Tour to Fort Santiago

Have you been to Fort Santiago? If you are a Filipino living in Metro Manila then most probably you have.

When I accompanied my daughter to their field trip, one of the destinations was the Fort Santiago. Would you believe that it was my first time there? I am glad that I accompanied my daughter, if not I haven’t seen this beautiful historical place.

This is one of the old dungeons, used to be storage vaults for powder magazine of the Baluarte de Santa Barbara. Because of the humid weather and the nearness of the vaults to the Pasig River, the Spaniards decided to build new powder magazine on top of the baluarte and the vaults were converted into prison cells and dungeons.

These vintage bombs are the same bombs used to ruin Intramuros. They remind us of the Spanish and American’s colonization.

You can roam around the place riding on this Hispanic cart pulled by a horse.

If you are in group, you can ride this one made of capiz shells and wood.

If you are somewhere in Manila, you might want to pass by Intramuros and take a visit at Fort Santiago. It is just beautiful!

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