A Dinner and a Villa

It was good — both the dinner and the place. And I must add, the company 🙂

While in Bohol this month, I had the chance to visit Villa Alzhun. I had dinner there with my brother and his wife and yes, my former Biology teacher who is now overseeing the place, Ms. Judith Bomediano.

I must say that if you love the feel of just being in a quiet home by the sea while you are away from home, perhaps you should consider Villa Alzhun as your address while you are in Tagbilaran City or on a trip to the lovely island of Bohol.

Villa Alzhun was actually a well-appointed family residence but has been converted to what it is today. Thus, the place has a “homey” feel to it. Dining and conference areas have been added in to the original house. And so meetings and even wedding receptions have been held at Villa Alzhun. They also have a nice swimming pool, by the way. And so some Boholanos have been coming over the place for a meal and a good swim on some days 🙂

You may want to check out their website or even contact me for more information 🙂

Entrance to Villa Alzhun

 

The hotel’s swimming pool

Note: This post is also linked with Blog Photo Challenge, Watery Wednesday, Tuesday Travels

An Afternoon at the Park Mall

I had the chance this month to travel to Cebu and Bohol. As I’ve always said, there is always something new to discover, learn and enjoy as we step out of our own homes into other places 🙂

I must mention here that for a change, I did not go to the usual malls I used to visit while I am in the Queen City of the South. This time I checked out Cebu City’s Park Mall which is just a 10-minute taxi ride from the Cebu sea port (specifically from Pier 1, where the Ocean Jet fast craft terminal is located). This is a good option for any traveler just stepping out of a boat or fast craft. It’s about 45 minutes from Mactan airport (taking note of the traffic, of course).

Park Mall not only has fast food places and restaurants to spend time filling your tummy, it also has a supermarket as well as coffee shops. What is also interesting and nice about this mall is you can bring your pets to the area. It has open places where you and the family can spend time with (and with your pet dog, if you like). For instance, you have the option to enjoy your KFC or Mcdonald’s meal inside the air conditioned area or just outside, with the view of the sky and with plants nearby 🙂  I also love the idea of having coffee on a sofa in the open air. This is something one could do at Park Mall. But as I was too happy chatting with friends over a meal, I actually forgot to have that coffee. Well, next time, I’ll find time and the best spot for that coffee 🙂

Park Mall, Cebu City

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Fun Time in Boracay

It has been quite a while since I’ve walked the white sands and enjoyed the waves in Boracay.

Now, my cousin, Irene Sheila, who was just there last May together with her hubby, Jerold, refreshed my memories of this beautiful island and of that one May summer that I was also there with my siblings. I immensely enjoyed riding the banana boat then and yes, doing snorkeling there. Ah, the beauty of the underwater world is captivating! But look now, my cousin and her hubby did something that I would like to do myself some time.

Helmet diving, that’s what it’s called. Check out the photo below. I think this is so cool. My cousin said that helmet diving can be enjoyed apart from a tour package. Well, part of a package or not, I would like to try this out. Ah, but the rains have come as summer is now waving good bye to this part of the world. Oh well, maybe next summer then 🙂

My cousin and her hubby enjoying the world under water

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