Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rainy Day Getaway Giveaway

Okay, it ain't the getaway you have in mind. Maybe it shouldn't be called a getaway at all.

But hey, we're talking about the Philippines' rainy season here. And like me, perhaps you're not game for the outdoors because you'd rather surf the channels on cable and 'swim in a deep sea of blankets'. If there's one trip you gotta take, it's a trip to the grocery store because you're running low on instant champorado and tuyo.

giveaway
1) The Philippines: Islands Of Enchantment book, 2) Pink Manila overnight stay in a private room for two.

So the two prizes for this giveaway are all about the great indoors:

One (1) winner of *The Philippines: Islands Of Enchantment coffee table book. Text by Alfred A. Yuson and snapshots by George Tapan. Curl up with this book and plot your next adventure!

Had the rare opportunity of traveling with multi-awarded photographer George Tapan in Mindanao last July, as part of the Allah Valley Tour organized by AVLDA - LGSP LED. Wish I had this autographed but even George himself said, "Na-excess baggage ako sa mabibigat kong libro!". Isn't he adorable?!

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Talented, humble and charming. Not me. Sir George Tapan is.
 
One (1) winner of an *overnight stay for two in a private room at Pink Manila Hostel. The closest you could get to the vibrant Khao San Road or Pub Street atmosphere without the turbulent rainy day plane ride. Maybe it ain't a 5-star accommodation, and maybe the only stars you'll see are the ones spinning above your head when you've had too many bottles of beer, but you are still guaranteed a stellar experience. Just remember to let your guard down.

*Winner must book a week in advance. Prize is transferrable. Read review here.

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Manila's lone hostel with a pool.

What you hafta do... Just "like" a bunch of Facebook pages, leave a comment below, and share the news to others. Let Rafflecopter lead the way.
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Open to Philippine residents. Contest will run from August 25 to September 8, 2013. Winners will be announced on September 10. 

Good luck, fellow travel junkies! Now tell us your fave rainy day destination in the Philippines.

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112 comments:

Kaiye Pallarco said...
August 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Uhm Baler? Hehe :)

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 26, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Oh... Good one Kaiye! I'm not a surfer so that's not the first thing in my mind. LOL.

Arjay | RjDExplorer said...
August 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Palawan!

Jelo Manongsong said...
August 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

In Mauban, town of Quezon Province. :)

Mario Loumele Estrañero said...
August 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Usually in Ormoc, my hometown where I have to spend time with family celebrating fiesta.

Crystal Marie Cañete said...
August 26, 2013 at 6:28 PM

I'm kinda weird but I love spending rainy days in a public beach in our town named Tingko. I feel like I own the beach because I usually end up the only one swimming and enjoying it. :)

sherry ann gole cruz said...
August 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM

my family usually go to baguio or tagaytay,during the rainy season is the only time where my husband is in vacation..

Lovely Joy V. Merced said...
August 26, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Tagaytay, because there are still alot of things to do and see even if it's raining. We can dine in any restaurant with the view of the volcano.

arra carrasco-odeza said...
August 26, 2013 at 7:09 PM

we usually stayed at home :)

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Oh and that cuddle weather!

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I actually love swimming while raining too!

Cel Mendiola said...
August 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM

During rainy days we like to stay in tagaytay the place is relaxing ang calm..

Sheela Marie Castillo said...
August 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM

We usually stayed at home and eat smores :"> hahaha

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 26, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Gah! Smores! Craving for some now...

Snow Dee said...
August 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Tagaytay! yes it's usually zero visibility during rainy season but BULALO <3 haha

Jim Marlon Macaraeg said...
August 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

we like to stay in tagaytay beacause the place is very breath taking.

Mertevchel Teves Cañete said...
August 27, 2013 at 1:20 AM

We love to travel South of Cebu specifically in my hometown, Alcoy, Cebu. We could either spend it at the beach alone or in the cold spring near our place.

Amberry Heavenly said...
August 27, 2013 at 1:46 AM

during rainy days, at home and eating arroz caldo =)

Filipina Explorer said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM

We go somewhere in driving distance lang 'pag rainy season, usually hotspring resorts sa Laguna. Medyo iwas plane rides kasi for safety and less chances of canceled flights :)

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Oh my! Namiss ko bigla ang hot spring resorts sa Laguna. Last I went was for my debut. Tagal naaa! LOL.

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM

With tokwa. Yummm.

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Ahhh yes... The bulalo makes up for the zero visibility. Any day. Haha!

Mel B. said...
August 27, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Just at home. Especially if the rains are similar to the Maring-esque and Habagat-like torrents we experienced recently. Nooks and crannies and old stuff packed away make up for great travels down memory lane. ;P

That or Tagaytay to freeze and then thaw with some Starbucks and Merben's good 'ol bulalo. :)

Filipina Explorer said...
August 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Hahaha! Dalawang dekada na 'yun ah.

Maxine Chua said...
August 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

rainy days = me usually just at home curled up in bed. but, if given the chance, i would love to get out of the house and see the world, if not our country. in the past i would have road trips with my family, drive to tagaytay or baguio, or sometimes we go abroad. this year, CDO. an attempt at being outdoorsy :)

Cotz Y said...
August 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Cancelled our Caramoan getaway for Baba's birthday last weekend and settled for a nice hotel nearby due to potential bad weather here in Bicol. It's been years since he last celebrated his bday here in the Ph, and it felt good spending it with just us 3 holed up in comfy bed, surfing channels, wrestling and tickling our boy.

Kay Yamas Ajoc said...
August 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Rainy days meant traveling back to my hometown Davao where the sun shines more and the flood is tolerable :) this also meant eating more soup-y food and experimenting in the kitchen with hubby :)

Iana Quialquial said...
August 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Tagaytay's ambience is perfect! We (boyfriend and I) don't mind staying too long indoors as long as we have a trusty Internet connection and a good book to read. Right now, he reads a book about Steve Jobs while I busy myself with George R. R. Martin's A Feast for Crows.

Jho VD [mountains&beyond] said...
August 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM

ahum.. chasing lightning and storm at the mountains are "not so" safe rainy day thrills :)

Hazel Marcelo said...
August 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Tacloban and Biliran are asteeeg! We will check Dumaguete and Siquijor next weekend. We'll see if it's goin' to be as astig as Tacloban's and Biliran's. \m/

Kenneth said...
August 27, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I travel back to my bed or have some scary movie marathon with friends.

markyramonego said...
August 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I feel like I've to go on a dating spree, but wait - a comfy bed at Pink Manila Hostel and a Coffee Book is also a welcome addition, that and a new religion too.

Micamyx|Senyorita said...
August 27, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Emote-Emote lang ako kasama si Morrissey at Robbie Williams sa kwarto :))

WanderfulTogether said...
August 27, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I prefer to stay home during the rainy season... plan travels during the cuddle weather!

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Dating spree?!

ayan villafuerte said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

MANILA!

Jeffrey Rilles said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:13 PM

sarap matulog maghapon kapag rainy days :) kung pwede lang hehe

markyramonego said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:16 PM

huh?

Shugah Pauline G. said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I rarely travel when its rainy! Its the season where I just stay at home and the oonly destination I frequent is the bathroom- my room. lol




ps; I want the book! Dbale na d ako makuha sa overnight stay. (Ang layo ko din haha)

Aldwin Ting said...
August 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Anywhere in South.

Eva Grace Parcon said...
August 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM

just go back to my hometown at the south- laguna

Anna Kristine Naluz Santillan said...
August 28, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Jenny Esplana said...
August 28, 2013 at 8:07 PM

In my hometown in Batangas

maydoll0513 said...
August 28, 2013 at 9:17 PM

In Batangas and sipping a cup of kapeng barako! ^^

allanoreyes said...
August 28, 2013 at 9:21 PM

go to cavite city where we have regada

clint odeza said...
August 28, 2013 at 9:36 PM

we dont travel since i also work that time

caryn morales said...
August 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM

here at my mom's birthplace - Pagadian City

dianne said...
August 28, 2013 at 11:01 PM

at my home sweet home here in makati

Jhay Ramones said...
August 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

i travel in Isabela during Rainy season because theirs No Flood in there.

Marinela Diaz said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:33 AM

I travel with my husband and son on weekends to our hometown in Laguna

Jeffrey John Imutan said...
August 29, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Laguna

Mark Oliveros said...
August 29, 2013 at 8:13 PM

No travel. Home only, keep the kids safe.

notyourordinaryteacher said...
August 29, 2013 at 9:16 PM

rizal or batangas

elay23 said...
August 29, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I just wanna stay home during rainy season! Sarap magcuddle tuwing taglamig eh! :D

darwin said...
August 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM

sa bawal or sa museum lang, alam mo yan!

RubySalazarPapio said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Usually i travel at tagaytay during rainy season...

Crystal Marie Cañete said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Wow, we must be sisters from different mothers. Btw, I'm glad you love it too. :)

Ria Ramirez said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:30 PM

we go to laguna to swim while it's raining because I could not do it in manila hehe it brings back my childhood memories

Lea said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I travel to the malls LOL (looking for bargains, of course). Seriously, I prefer to stay at home and read books or surf the net. Mahirap magtravel pag maulan, slippery roads, landslides, etc. :)

May-May said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

When rainy season I usually stayed at Home and enjoy my cup of tea or i'll try to be pro-active on the couchsurfing outreach, here in Cebu, CS feeding of arroz caldo for street children.
Oh, and I take changes during rainy season for window shopping, mura ang summer wear this time. :)

May-May said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM

When rainy season I usually stayed at Home and enjoy my cup of tea or i'll try to be pro-active on the couchsurfing outreach, here in Cebu, CS feeding of arroz caldo for street children.

Oh, and I take chances during rainy season for window shopping, mura ang summer wear this time. :)

DB Mall said...
August 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I usually just travel by land if its rainy for safety purposes compared to flying. I love going to Baguio to maximize & maximize the cool weather.

shandie said...
August 30, 2013 at 1:02 AM

usually i go to sm malls. pero mas madalas nasa bahay lang ako nakikipaglaro sa aso namin :)

Ma. Clarice Lao said...
August 30, 2013 at 4:02 AM

I usually go to Boracay during rainy season. Crazy as it sounds, but its off peak so cheaper fare and accommodation plus the beach is not too crowded. :)

Anita Camungay said...
August 30, 2013 at 4:49 AM

I usually hangout in Ayala Malls. Shopping+Wandering at the same time.

Warren Alulod said...
August 30, 2013 at 4:51 AM

I just stay in Tagaytay during rainy season, so cold!!!

jagger_augustine said...
August 30, 2013 at 5:01 AM

I just stay at home, safe and sound!

JovialWanderer.com said...
August 30, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Look who's here! hihi! Good morning Gay! :P I love going to Baguio - summer or rainy season! :P Sarap mag-food trip!

Sheena Mamaril Malate said...
August 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I just stay at home with my daughter and hubby during rainy days. Movie marathon plus home-cooked steamy soup with my loved ones is a thumbs up! :)

Maeden Tolipas Cusi said...
August 30, 2013 at 9:45 AM

I usually go somewhere in the Philippines where I haven't set foot yet. This year's rainy season, we are off to Coron, Palawan! :D

Cates Dajao said...
August 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I stay at home. Its hard to travel with on rainy days days and i dont go travel that often :(

vincent_genesis said...
August 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Antipolo or Baguio on rainy days. Love these chill-out places.

May-May said...
August 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM

When rainy season I usually stayed at Home and enjoy my cup of tea or i'll try to be pro-active on the couchsurfing outreach, here in Cebu, CS feeding of arroz caldo for street children.

Oh, and I take chances during rainy season for window shopping, mura ang summer wear this time. :)

Ria Ramirez said...
August 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

we usually go to the malls or sometimes in Laguna to go for a swim. Brings back childhood memories :o)

ni ni said...
August 31, 2013 at 8:16 AM

stay home and read a book while enjoying a homemade soup

Riyalyn Gatdula said...
August 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I dont travel during rainy days.. :( Instead I'll just stay at home, foodtrip, sleep or do series marathon :)

Isabel Calleja said...
August 31, 2013 at 3:14 PM

I don't travel during rainy days. I just stay at home and spend my time reading my favorite books and watching movies. :)

Marikka Mampusti :) said...
August 31, 2013 at 3:32 PM

On rainy days, cuddling with my books is the best thing to do :)

Graciella Musa said...
August 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Rainy days take me to different dimensions whenever I read book or write my own make-believe stories.

Gizette Cao said...
August 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Pampanga! and spend time with my grandparents.

ShazGepana said...
August 31, 2013 at 8:09 PM

cuddling in bed, reading books and watching movies. there's no place like home:)

rica said...
September 1, 2013 at 11:36 AM

bicol, help my grandparents in their farm

marjorie dumanlang said...
September 1, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Sagada every October, I just love the cold weather and getting soak under the rain around the marvelous mountain and forest view!

Nelson said...
September 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM

We just go to our place near Tagaytay. The rains make the climate cooler and foggier. Perfect weather to stay indoors.

Michelle Jaguimit-Namilit said...
September 2, 2013 at 4:47 PM

I go to Pasay City where my kids and I can spend the rainy days with my beloved mom with a bowl of hot chicken macaroni soup.

Francis Falucho said...
September 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I dont usually travel that much but I go back to my hometown at Zambales to see our house and the beautiful La Paz Crystal Beach :)

Den Garcia said...
September 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM

we don't usually travel during rainy days... we prefer staying and watching movies at home... sometimes we go mall hopping...

Tinky guañez said...
September 3, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Baguio!! super lamig..

Kimberly Camille Tiu said...
September 4, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Tagaytay with friends

melodyco said...
September 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Boracay!!! no sun and people haha

rant rave blah said...
September 4, 2013 at 4:17 PM

bora/palawan

♥ Jessica Gregorio ♥ said...
September 4, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Rainy days are times for me to stay at home and wrap myself up with my blanket.but when we travel, we usually go to tagaytay, to see the fog and rain clouds..which looks like they are so near, it seems like they are coming for you! XDD

joana kapsa said...
September 4, 2013 at 11:28 PM

id like to experience again rainy days in our province, though its very far, tuguegarao cagayan valley =)

or the soft drizzling rainy days in laguna

Rhea Liza Lirios Munoz said...
September 4, 2013 at 11:43 PM

i would like to go to our family house in la union... just want to spend my time with my family

John Lamano said...
September 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

beach. mas konti tao at hindi maiinit. :D

Andrea Bancud said...
September 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Baguio. definitely, Baguio.

katriane018 said...
September 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

staycation at metro hotels :)

IamPia Jamarie said...
September 6, 2013 at 5:03 AM

staycation in Tagaytay

Ayi Esguerra said...
September 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Food trip in Bacolod and visit friends who lives there too!

Joy Malasaga said...
September 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Went to Boracay several times on a rainy season with friends! What could be better than playing in the rain at the beach! It was a fun , cuhh-razzzy and liberating experience! Felt like a child again!

Olga C. Paguio said...
September 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM

During the rainy season, I just go to Tagaytay or Batangas or staycation in the metro.

Basel Santos said...
September 6, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Where do you travel in the Philippines during rainy season?

I just go to Food tripping in Tagaytay or Batangas. Nothing quite like Bulalo on a rainy day. :)

Charlene Clara Dominguez said...
September 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Tagaytay! It's the neareast place that people can go to. :))

Gheline Tolentino said...
September 6, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Tagaytay! It's awesomr plus it's not that really far from my place.

edel leonsua said...
September 6, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Baguio or tagaytay! =)

Rolly Nunez said...
September 7, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Con, Palawan!

Jaziel Oliveros said...
September 7, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Puerto Princesa

Rochkirstin Santos said...
September 7, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Boracay :)

Trina Ante said...
September 7, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Tagaytay

Jocelyn Oliveros said...
September 7, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Tagaytay

Emilie Canapi Prades said...
September 7, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Honestly, 'di pa ako nakakapag-travel eh. so busy kasi being a full time mommy of two and I'm a student at the same time... ^_^

Abigail said...
September 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Tagaytay

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