I was lucky enough to have been invited by RAMADA Manila Central Hotel to discover, witness and experience the magic and beauty that is Binondo and also take part in their Chinese New Year festivities. Brought Mich with me (my forever travel twin) na mas excited pa sa lahat ng tao dun. Lol. Here are photos!
Did not want to look overdressed or maarte since I was in the midst of lifestyle and travel bloggers (hehe), so I decided to just wear an old plaid shirt with my new Wrangler jeans! This one has a darker wash and like my other pair of Wrangler, soft as a cotton and fits perfectly!:) And as you can see, there are Ws all over! Cute:)
Now here are our Binondo photos!
facade of the lovely Binondo church
beside Binondo church is, tada! RAMADA Central Hotel!
Ramada is a relatively new hotel situated at the heart of old Manila. Their goal is to promote Binondo through their "Discover Binondo" campaign.
Entrance to Ramada. Masayang kaguluhan! I likeee.
After giving our mala-zombie-sa-level-ng-gutom stomachs their much needed refill, we were then escorted to our assigned room to rest for a while. Suite! Chuchal!
I love personalized notes/letters, kahit computerized pa yan. Hehe.
I love the Primer Group!:) Brought my Hedgren overnight yellow bag and my Herschel vintage backpack:)
I know we were told to rest and enjoy our room, but bilang claiming 2013 career wise ang peg, I still managed to squeeze in work (meaning pullout) in our mini vacay. Haha. After putting down our things and taking quick snaps of the room, Mich and I rushed out for our quest to find Roel Rosal's atelier to pick up Ms. ZsaZsa's gowns for ASAP the next day. Hustler! Haha.
outside the hotel
more tikoys for you!
all variations of pampaswerte! buy all, sayo na ang Binondo! haha
it was super crowded but can't help but smile coz of the place's good energy:)
wearing a Wrangler tee and jeans! Wasn't able to take decent outfit shots of this one so I will just re-style it, soon!:)
We came back just in time for the tour!
short briefing. hello Sir Azrael! hehe
Ramada gave each one of us a detailed map where you can see all the sites & places to visit, as well as their partner establishments for great deals or discounts!
and off we go!
1st stop: Dong Bei Dumpling!
After our 2-hour tour, we went back to the hotel for meryenda! Woot. Mich and I decided to spend all our food fair stubs in one go. Takaw lang!
Fiesta??? Chicken laksa noodles, Prosperity salad, Matchang, Kutchay dumpling
After eating, we headed back to our room for some tea and to nap! Woke up a few minutes after 7pm and prepared for dinner.:) Wasn't able to take photos of what we ate (was still charging the cam) but here's what our fortune cookies foretold...
"An opportunity to make a career stride will be revealed to you". And the cookie has spoken! 2013 is miiiine. Bwahaha.
Part 2 of our Binondo adventure up next! Plus some more blog utangs. Hihi. Working on it, stay tuned...;) I wanna say a huge and warm thank you to Pam and to the management of RAMADA!:)
*Ramada is professionally managed by Hospitality International, Inc.
Location:Ongpin cor. Quintin Paredes St 1006 Manila, Philippines