Friday, March 29, 2013

Second Visit To Anne Raquel's Resort

I have posted here our first visit to Anne Raquel's Resort in Olongapo City few years ago and since hubby did not have the chance to join us the first time, we've decided to go back for another day of fun filled activities inside the resort.   The place was kept well, everything was well maintained and we were surprised to see new facilities in the area.  However, entrance fee doubled up.  I remembered us paying only Php200 per head the last time, but now they are charging Php400 per head.  Maybe because of the new chapel and new hotel building constructed which were not available during our first visit.

This cottage was already included in the entrance fee.  I love the fact that it comes with it's own sink with faucet and grill area.  Made everything very comfortable for us.

Our two lovely kids with our ever loyal house helper, Ate Elsa.

Father and son with Marcus and Lucio, our lovely shih-tzu pets :)

newly constructed building near our cottage


nice kiddie pool area but I wonder why they never operate this one

spacious pool area

area near the chapel


Overall, it was a pleasant experience being at this resort once again.  Those who would like to stay for a day or two can choose from the overnight accommodations available.  Price depends on the size of the room.  The cheapest I think is Php1,500.  They also have a cafeteria serving snacks, lunch and dinner at affordable price.  They also have sports facilities like basketball court, badminton court and table tennis.

Our day visit to Anne Raquel's resort cost us around Php3,500 for 6 people including entrance fees, foods, drinks, cottage and transportation.  We were at the resort from 10:30 Am until 6PM.  Swimming pool closes at 8PM.

Celebrating CNY At China Town Bangkok

This is quite a late post about how I spent Chinese New Year last February at China Town in Bangkok.  I almost forget that I intend to make this post.  Anyway, visiting China Town has always been a great experience for me.  Aside from the fact that you can find a variety of good restaurants serving sea foods, there are also lots of shops selling jewelries, souvenirs, accessories, gift items and of course all kinds of dried herbs that can be used in your kitchen.  It may not be a pleasant experience for some to trail the busy streets of China town as it is always crowded especially during the day time.  But if you are the adventurous type and would like to get the most of your hard earned money, then you can never get wrong visiting this place.  There are also lots of street foods that you can try at affordable price.  I've tried their hongkong noodles and soup and it's really yummy. :)   

You can find so many things to buy right on the streets.

Love to see the colorful Chinese decors on display.  So festive. :)

If you intend to spend a day or two at China town, you can find lots of hotels around the area.  Finding good foods will never be a problem as you can find restaurants and eateries every where.  If you are more into shopping and cannot control your impulse :), you don't have to worry as there is a courier office nearby where you can ship goods back to your country.

Overall, I love visiting China town.  I will definitely be back in one of my future trips to Bangkok.
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