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Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway By Riatravelbug.com

Welcome to Palawan’s Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway which is hosted by The Travel Bug and in cooperation with What’s Up  |  Henry’s Mom Blogs  |  My Own Travels  |  Sporadic Thoughts  |  It’s My Party  |  Home Is Where The Heart Is  |  Red Lips and Pinky Toes  |  The Bunny’s Review  |  Boracay Resorts Bookings

You can do this when you win in this amazing getaway sponsored by the generous owner of Hidden Hills Exclusive Villa.

Hidden Hills is your exotic vacation home in the Philippines, situated in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The exclusive villa is a lovely rustic chalet which sits on top of the hill with an additional loft built downhill to accommodate additional guests.

The whole villa is a masterpiece and truly a place to enjoy a quiet time, to de-stress and marvel at Mother Nature’s best! To get more info about the property and view the gallery, please visit: http://www.flipkey.com/puerto-princesa-villa-rentals/p132853/

The Prize:

1 winner will be chosen to avail the 2 nights/3 days free accommodation. The prize is for 2 persons in one accommodation.

Prize includes:

  • Accommodations : Exclusive use of the entire property
  • Welcome Drinks
  • Welcome Pack / Fruit Basket
  • Daily Freshly Picked Flowers From the Garden FREE
  • Unlimited Coffee or Tea&nbsp
  • Mineral Drinking Water
  • Eat-All-U-Can Fruits & Veggies in season whatever grows in the farm FREE!!!
  • Cutleries & beddings / towels/ flip-flops / rain boots / beach mats provided for use
  • ONE BOTTLE OF WINE (Seasonal Welcome Compliments)
  • Cleaning services (daily)
  • Cooking Assistance
NOT INCLUDED: Transport. The winner will shoulder his/her plane/boat/land fare and visa for a foreigner winner must be the sole responsibility of the winner.

Important notes:

  • The dates chosen by the winner will have to be discussed with the owner of the Hidden Hills for the availability.
  • The prize is NOT convertible to cash and is valid for a year upon winning
  • The winner is responsible for his/her plane/boat fare, if applicable. Visa formalities, if required, will be the sole responsibility of the winner.
This will run from 15 January to 15 February 2013 (12:00 a.m. Dubai, UAE local time or +4 GMT and close at 11:59 p.m.), and a single winner will be chosen via rafflecopter.com after all the entries have been verified.
This giveaway is open WORLD WIDE.

Join now and next thing you know, you may just find yourself relaxing in Hidden Hills!


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Home Is Where The Heart Is blog did not receive any payment from the sponsor to host this event.
The prize will be awarded by the owner of Hidden Hills as soon as the entries are verified.

Singapore Vacation Is Over Too Soon

Good things never really last like our just concluded vacation. My daughter and I had so much fun and I wish it was tad longer. The 5 days spent in Singapore was eventful with showers here and there and then hot and humid afterwards. However, all in all, it is a nice vacation.

I am very surprised and in awe by the beautiful Resorts World Sentosa. We stayed at Hard Rock Hotel which is inside the resort so going to the Universal Studios was a breeze, only if it didn’t rain! We walked around Universal Studios in rain coats and my SD card in the camera got wet so half of the pictures taken in Universal Studios were gone. Too bad.

Few days after, we moved to Landmark Village Hotel. It wasn’t as fancy as Hard Rock Hotel but it was close to the

Bugis Metro Station and a lot of eateries and malls.

We also visited the Gardens By The Bay which was newly opened last 29 June 2012. It is a haven for nature lover because it has 2 big conservatories filled with flowers and tropical plants. The other parts of the Garden is open to the public from 5 in the morning until 2 in the morning the next day. This is a must-see attraction and I will guarantee you that it is worth the time.

Another thing that got my attention is the major infrastructure around the bay area like the new steel buildings around the Marina. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is breath-taking and very imposing. It stands facing the bay and has a beautiful infinity pool on top of the hotel. Another must-see place in Singapore!

A Lot has changed in Singapore since the last time we were there and it was only 4 years ago. It is more greener and beautiful with the addition of the attractions surrounding the bay area. I didn’t fancy Singapore then but I guess, it is starting to grow in me. We may be back soon for all you know.

Vacation Time

I will be on blog leave starting tomorrow as my daughter and I travel to the Far East for a much deserved R & R and mother-daughter bonding time.

I won’t be checking mails nor posting in my blogs because I want to enjoy this vacation. It’s only for a week but thankful for the leave just the same.

I will be back next week and will certainly catch up on my blogs and other events in the blogosphere. Gotta go! I have some packing to do :)

Back Home

The New York trip was amazing. We’ve been there before but it seems like it’s always new to me. I just love the place. It’s the kind of place I want to frequently visit because of the weather, scenery, accessibility and cost. It’s not as expensive as what most people say and think. Of course, you can always stay in a 2 or 3 star hotel and check promo deals in the internet just like we did. We were just fortunate enough of land a good deal in the internet for a 5-star hotel in midtown Manhattan.

I can’t wait to be back. I just feel that there are more to explore in NYC. I love NYC!!!

Missing the U.S.

I just realized lately that we didn’t have our annual family trip last year. I went home in the Philippines for a short vacation and that was it. We didn’t go anywhere.

It is an annual event in my family to travel every year once or twice and explore new countries and experience new culture. I don’t know what happened but I got very busy with work. My daughter’s class had become more demanding. I have plenty of leave left but I didn’t go anywhere at all.

Come to think of it, my husband has traveled several times already in the US and back in the Philippines while I was here in Dubai. He also experienced Thanksgiving in the US. My daughter and I have been dreaming of a Thanksgiving in the US but was unable to go. My husband also went on the Black Friday sale and his cousin brought some coupons.  Now that it’s 2012, I hope I will be able to travel back to the US and experience all the sales and other holidays we don’t have here in Dubai. I also hope my husband’s cousin can get some 2012 sears coupons for us to enjoy and use. Who doesn’t love a sale?

I miss the US. I like to spend longer vacation there next time. I still have plenty of places to see, family and friends to visit and outlet malls to go to! I may squeeze few days for a US trip this April after our Tokyo trip. I hope I get my vacation leave dates approved in my new department as well. US, here I come!

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