After our Bohol day tour, Bohol, Philippines

After our day tour in Bohol, we were dropped off at our hotel. We stayed at Belian Hotel. It was a small, cozy hotel. The price per night wasn’t that bad and breakfast was included.

They also had restaurant inside the hotel. We were tired from the tour so we ate dinner there and the food was really good.

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This was one of our favorite lumpia ever, Cheese lumpia! Never had it with cheese and this one was very good.

After we had our dinner at the hotel. We went to a spa and massage right across the hotel, Masaje de Bohol. The people were very nice and helped us figure out what we need. With all the traveling and time changed, it helped us relax and made us sleep great that night. 

We woke up the next morning around 6 am to have breakfast and relax. We had to catch our ferry at 10:40 am at the Tagbilaran Port. Good thing the ferry was just down the street.

Funny, we were expecting a small breakfast table with bagel, cereal, or pancakes, but we were surprised with what they prepared for us.

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Belian Hotel was by the ferry and it took us about 5 minutes or so from the hotel to the ferry. We could of walked, but with 2 luggages and the weather was hot, the hotel offered us a ride for free.

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We book our ferry from Bookway and it costs us $27 for 2. Travel time was 2 hours.

Next stop Cebu!

 

First night in Manila, Philippines

We arrived in Manila around noon on a Sunday. There was no traffic and the roads were easy to drive. I think it was a good time to arrive that day. Gave us time to adjust and just relax.

My friends from childhood picked us up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. I was glad the airport was organized. I couldn’t use my cell phone (Verizon). I tried using one of the plan they offered, $10 a day, but I couldn’t send or call anyone at all. I turned my data off and turn the airplane mode just in case I get charged. FYI, no free WiFi at the airport. Only free for anyone who has globe or smart phones. Good thing my friend lend me her extra phone and I used hotspot for my phone to work.

Once we got outside where the “greeting area” was. My friends found me right away. There’s an area for people to park in front of the airport for some time and made it easier for us.

We made a reservation at Go Hotels Manila AirPort Road. It was too early to check in so we just dropped our bags and left.

After dropping off our things at the hotel. We went to Manam Comfort Filipino. It’s a Filipino restaurant. There was a bit of a wait, but the restaurant was clean and the staff was very friendly.

We were told not to drink tap water. Only bottled water or soda in can and no ice. We didn’t want to risk getting sick in our trip.

My friend Grace ordered for us and she did great with the choices. Since I have never been there, I told her she can order for us. She ordered a lot!

One of my favorites was the house crispy sisig. The others were good, but I’m satisfied with the sisig with white rice. There palabok was good, too, and the presentation was pretty cool.

Manan Comfort Filipino
Manam Food

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After lunch we went back to the hotel and checked in. The room was pretty small but we were just there for 1 night. We had to catch an early flight the next day anyway. Go hotels Manila Airport Road was about 10-15 minutes away. Grab costs around $5.

Our view from our room.

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