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When you’re on the way to everlasting happiness, signed and sealed on a piece of paper in the form of a contract, with the love of your life, is there anything better than this? Well, yes, there is – doing exactly the same somewhere far away, soaking up in beautiful views and enjoying the trip with your special someone, your friends, and family!
If you’re looking to tie the knot in 2019 and wouldn’t mind going the distance, here are some of our suggestions for top destinations where you can exchange your vows:

Las Vegas
In the past, Las Vegas was likely the most popular destination wedding choice. This is not exactly the place where you want to celebrate with your nearest and dearest – but if you and your spouse to be are in the mood to do something wild, get married in Las Vegas! More than 80, 000 couples get married in Las Vegas every year, and you can even get an Elvis impersonator to officiate your marriage. But if you still dream of a white wedding, this can be arranged here too – there are options by the pool, on the rooftop, or even ballroom.

Hohenzollern Castle, Burg Hohenzollern, Germany

Germany
If you’ve always imagined a wedding in a castle, or out in a rustic small town with a castle on a hill as the backdrop, Germany might be the perfect choice for you. Getting married in the land of bratwurst and beer can work for you equally well if you’re after small town charm or large city action. If you’re a nature lover, a venue somewhere in the Bavarian Alps can be a perfect place to say your I do’s. Hipsters would probably go crazy with a wedding in Berlin, while princesses can find some of the castles that allow renting out for events.

Australia
The tiniest continent is a great wedding destination for those looking at stunning nature and animal encounters. Even if you already live there, there’s plenty of places to go for a change of scenery and a lovely wedding! You can get married on the beach, out in the mountains or in the city, and then enjoy some diving adventures and world-known nightlife. If you want to bring your family along, look into hotels that will offer exclusive deals for wedding parties. Don't forget your travel insurance. Here's a good travel insurance in the Philippines.

Greece
Ever seen the Mamma Mia musical? Aren’t Greek islands a gorgeous scenery for a wedding? Sea and the sun will make all your photos so good, everyone looking at them will be green with envy. Think picturesque blue roofs, cliffside views and clear water – living the moments out there will be like in a dream, but you get to save the memories of your wedding forever. Don’t forget the delicious Greek food!

a couple in a beach in Bali

Bali
Bali can easily suit some of your wildest dreams and wishes. Getting married on a Balinese beach has been popular for a while now and for good reason. Do you want to say your I Do’s on a beautiful white sandy beach? Or in an exotic lush jungle? How about rice terraces or saying yes on elephants? You name it – it can become a reality. A beach or a rainforest wedding can easily be organized, you just have to find your Bali wedding packages, that will make even the pickiest of guests happy. So get ready for a year of stories about that dream wedding of yours!

Morocco
Have you always felt a strange connection to Aladdin? Well, getting married in Morocco isn’t quite the same thing, but you can pick up the details. For example, an eclectic wedding dress, henna coloured hands, and wild, sensual entertainment, like fire performers and belly dancers. Morocco is actually quite popular with young couples so you can choose from palaces, beaches and historic courtyards to be the places where you’ll say yes.

San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy

Tuscany
While the whole of Italy can work as a wedding destination, this time we give our vote to Tuscany. If you love good wine and amazing gastro experiences, this region of Italy known for its hilly scenery will make your wedding the one to remember. Medieval towns of Tuscany and the rolling fields will make your guests fall in love quickly, wrapping all of you in a love-soaked weekend.

Ireland
Get some serious medieval vibes getting married in Ireland. Castles are abundant here, and some of them work as hotels, while others are specialised in wedding ceremonies and related activities for couples and their guests. Ireland cannot promise you sunshine, but it will definitely deliver in the beer and knights in shiny armours department!

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Whatever place you opt for, we bet you’ll have the time of your life. Getting married elsewhere also cannot make you a bridezilla, so you’re bound to have more relaxing months in advance, while also enjoying perfect time saying I do and celebrating with friends and family. Good luck!

What do you think of these wedding destinations? Any dream wedding destinations you have for yourself? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Today’s blog post on The Girl with the Muji Hat is about selling life insurance policies as part of a sponsored post with Mason Finance.
Recently, a family member had a problem with his life insurance. To simply put it, he no longer wanted to continue paying for his policy so he thought of withdrawing it. As expected, fees were imposed upon him and although he got his deducted money back he got all stressed out with the whole process and the waiting.
I wish I knew it's possible to sell my life insurance. It may have been the best option for my family then.

So how do we really sell a life insurance policy? And where do we sell it?

if you think of selling your life insurance policy

Life Settlement 
Ever heard of life settlement? The Life Insurance Settlement Association defines life settlement as "the sale of a life insurance policy to a third party for a value in excess of the policy's cash surrender value, but less than its face value, or death benefit".

In a life insurance settlement transaction, you as a policyholder sells your insurance policy or in other words transfers ownership of your insurance policy to a life settlement provider. That means as a former policyholder, you no longer are responsible for paying the policy premiums and you will "receive a cash payment that’s larger than the surrender value of the policy. The life settlement provider is now responsible for all expenses and benefits related to the policy". (Mason Finance)

Should you sell your life insurance? 
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    • If you find yourself in any of these situations or having any of these thoughts, you might consider selling your life insurance: 
      • 1. You can no longer afford to pay the premiums.

        Selling your life insurance is a great way to avoid letting your policy lapse if you can no longer afford the premiums. If you let your policy lapse, you might end up with little to no payout depending on the type of your policy.

        2. You no longer need your life insurance policy.

        Another reason to sell your life insurance is that you no longer need it. Life insurance is important to many families because it eases any burdens (ie debts, funeral expenses) in the case of your passing. But if you no longer have family that would be dependent on the claim in the case of your death, you might as well sell your life insurance policy.

        3. Your term policy is expiring.

        When term policies expire, they hold no cash value and often have expensive replacement costs. The smart way to deal with it is to convert it into permanent life insurance and then sell the new policy for cash.

        4. You want to supplement your retirement income.

        A life insurance settlement can actually supplement your retirement income so that you won't find yourself deprived of funds and really enjoy your retirement days to the fullest.

        5. You are looking to cover unexpected expenses.

        If you are facing unexpected expenses such as medical bills or long term care, selling your life insurance can help you pay for them.
Where to sell your life insurance policy?
Once you made up your mind about selling your life insurance policy, the next question you might ask is where to sell it. There are many investment companies or life settlement providers who are willing to appraise the value of your policy. You can get your estimate anytime.

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You can sell your life insurance in any case you no longer need or want it. There are life settlement companies ready to solicit bids for your policy. Whichever you choose, make sure you talk to an expert and understand the terms so that you can make the best deal out of selling your life insurance.

What do you think of selling your life insurance? Do you know anyone who wants to sell his or her life insurance? Remember to share this post to him or her. Also, let me know your thoughts about selling life insurance policies! Thank you so much!
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Manila Bay is a natural harbour in Manila that's been facilitating trade and commerce between the Philippines and its neighbouring countries. It also serves as a jumping-off point for Corregidor and other nearby islands ripe for adventure. A growing number of locals and tourists prefer to end a day of sightseeing or shopping around the area to catch a spectacular view of the sunset. A unique way to do this is through the Manila Bay Dinner Cruise by Sun Cruises. 
The idea of a dinner cruise is often tagged as "expensive". It is also romantic, intimate, and truly special. I remember my brother-in-law proposed to my sister aboard a cruise ferry, also along Manila Bay, and I once celebrated an anniversary on a houseboat...

So, when I received the invite from Sun Cruises to experience a dinner cruise aboard the M/V Spirit of Manila, I was ecstatic... I was overjoyed on the day of the cruise... And a little late for boarding!

Posing for a photo while enjoying the view and a glass of wine...


IN THIS POST

☑ Boarding
☑ Buffet Dinner
☑ Fireworks Display
☑ Rates and Schedule
☑ Reservations


Don't be late!

    The boarding time is at 5:30 PM. The ferry sails at 6 PM sharp.

    In my experience, it is better to arrive at 5 PM at the Esplanade Seaside Terminal so as to avoid getting stuck in traffic along EDSA going to SM MOA Global Rotonda.

    My first mistake was to arrive at MRT TAFT station at 5PM. I should've known better than anyone else never to brave EDSA during the rush hour... My second mistake was not reading carefully (or maybe understanding) the exact location of the ferry terminal. So this oversight led me to run 1.2 km in heels to make it to the sailing time.

    (You don't want to follow this schedule unless you want to end up ruining your curls and wedge shoes)

    5:00 PM Arrived at MRT Taft Station
    5:27 PM Stuck in traffic by the SM MOA Global Rotonda
    5:46 PM Got off at the bus stop
    5:52 PM Called the group I was near Seafood Island
    6:02 PM Called the group I was near Vikings
    6:10 PM I FINALLY boarded***

    ***My apologies to the other passengers on board

    My in heels sprint path to the sea side terminal from the bus


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      • Boarding
    If I were a regular passenger, I wouldn't have been able to make it since cruisers need to check-in before the boarding time just like in any other ferry rides.

    Again, you should be at the Esplanade Seaside Terminal at around 5PM. Proceed to the Check-in counter, pay the cruise fee and a PHP 30 terminal fee. The staff will give you an identification sticker that should be placed on your chest all throughout the cruise. Do not lose this to avoid any problems.

    At 5:30 PM, prepare to board the ferry. Follow signs and staff members to board your Sun Cruise ferry right away.

    You may choose to settle in the lower deck of the ferry with chairs and tables close to the buffet station and also close to the restroom. But I recommend you stay on the upper deck for the best view and rather cooler experience. The live band is also on the upper deck serenading the guests during the one and a half hour cruise.

    While waiting to sail, make the most of the golden hour and take photos with the Manila skyline as your backdrop. You can also enjoy the changing hues of the horizon with a cool drink on your hand as the sun slowly sets down.

    Sail we go...
    As soon as we started sailing, the ambience in the upper deck transformed. The music turned up. The lights became softer. I also felt it got cooler. Well, I was out of breath when I boarded so the breeze must have calmed me down.

    I've always loved the wind breeze on my hair and against my face. Not only that it refreshes but also it reminds me a great deal of my childhood. Those times I was on top of tall trees, jumping from one branch to another like a proper monkey; or several rollercoaster rides with my sister. We were sitting in the front row. Those were ultimately fun memories...

    Although I am fond of blasting speed, I still appreciate a slow cruise. That said, I thought you'd wanna know the ferry moves very subtly. It's obviously unlike that speedboat I took in the Maldives wherein one passenger literally threw it all out because of its speed. This cruise won't in any way make you feel seasick. In fact, you can move around (even in high heels), take photos, grab your food from the lower deck, take a short trip to the comfort room, and back to your table no sweat.

    If in case you experience any difficulty moving around, the crew are all prepared to give a hand and assist you. Speaking of the staff, I must commend all the crew for being helpful, professional and courteous at all times.

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      • Dinner Buffet
    The dinner might not be gourmet, but decent courses were served. The selections during our cruise: fish fillet with zesty lime sauce, baked chicken with pepper sauce, callos, roast pork with balsamic glaze, local salad, onion soup, steamed rice, bread, cupcakes.

    If you have a big appetite, you can eat as much as you want. In my case, I loved (and ate much of) the fish fillet, salad, and cupcakes.

    The drinks served were water and iced tea. You can request for soda in can or wine. I had a glass of red wine.

    While we were enjoying our dinner, the live band played acoustic hits. They also invited anyone who would like to join them singing or dancing. Some passengers danced. It was entertaining.

    I like this salad... it is flavorful and could work as an appetizer...

    Interesting cupcakes as desserts 

    callos and baked chicken with pepper sauce

    Oh my plate!

    Photo opp with fellow bloggers and Sun Cruises staff

    On the upper deck of M/V Spirit of Manila

    This Sun Cruises ferry is well maintained and generally clean

    Cruise Captain and fellow blogger Rona Beltran

    Personally, I feel proud of the fact that we have this kind of cruise to offer to people visiting Manila. For one, the night scene surrounding the bay is amusing. Actually, the lights from the infrastructure and establishments plus the February breeze reminded me of the time we took a yakatabune or Japanese houseboat and had a dinner cruise in Tokyo. I'm happy to say I could enjoy this cruise as much as I did aboard that foreign houseboat...

    Sun Cruises has been working on improving their cruise over the past three years and until now they continue to make their facilities and services better for the satisfaction of their guests. And they are doing a great job!

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      • Fireworks display
    Before the fireworks display, I already thought the dinner, the ambience, and the view from the ferry were already amazing. But the fireworks happened!!! Wow! What a romantic way to start the love month!!!

    I really love that this dinner cruise gives a spectacular view of fireworks on Saturdays. I was able to capture decent photos as you can see below:

    Fireworks display along Manila Bay

    Night scene along Manila Bay

    Manila Bay at night

    Fellow travel blogger Joel Andrada

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      • Cruising Schedule
    REGULAR SAILING:
    PHP 1,499 per person

    SAILING SCHEDULE: Mondays-Sundays 6-7:30PM | 8-9:30PM
    (Boarding time is 30mins before the start of sailing)

    For PHP 1,499 per person, passengers can enjoy:
    ✓one and a half hour cruise along Manila Bay
    ✓premium buffet dinner and drinks
    ✓live acoustic serenade

    CHINESE NEW YEAR SAILING:
    PHP 1,300 per person

    SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 5, 2019 6-7:30PM | 8-9:30PM
    (Boarding time is 30mins before the start of sailing)

    For a special rate of PHP 1,300 per person, passengers can enjoy:
    ✓one and a half hour cruise along Manila Bay
    ✓premium buffet dinner and drinks
    ✓live acoustic entertainment

    SPECIAL V-DAY CRUISE RATE:
    PHP 2,550 for 2 persons (instead of PHP 2,998)

    SAILING SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 14, 2019 6-8PM | 9-11PM (Boarding time is 30mins before the start of sailing)

    Inclusions:
    ✓ Two-hour cruise along Manila Bay
    ✓ Premium buffet dinner and one round of drink
    ✓ One round glass of red wine
    ✓ special token for couple
    ✓live acoustic serenade

    3-HOUR PYRO CRUISE 2019:
    PHP 2,999 per person

    SAILING SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 16, 23, MARCH 2, 9, 16, & 23  6PM -9PM
    (Boarding time is 30mins before the start of sailing)

    Inclusions:
    ✓ Three-hour cruise along Manila Bay
    ✓ Premium buffet dinner and one round of drink
    ✓ One round glass of red wine
    ✓ Cocktail Food bar
    ✓live acoustic serenade

    How to get to the Sun Cruises terminal address
    Esplanade Seaside Terminal is located at the Seaside Boulevard SM Mall of Asia (MOA) complex Pasay City, Philippines. If you are getting off MRT/LRT Taft Station, take a cab straight to the terminal.


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      • Book your Manila Bay Dinner Cruise by Sun Cruises
        • For Inquiries and Booking Reservations:

          Email: reservations@suncruises.com.ph
          Contact. Nos.:+632-834-6857 to 58 | +63998-968-3056
          Book your Manila Bay Dinner Cruise by Sun Cruises
    Had a great time aboard! I recommend you try Manila Bay Dinner Cruise by Sun Cruises especially with your special someone!
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    What a cruise I’ve just had! And what a run in heels before that! My experience has me agreeing the Manila Bay Dinner Cruise is indeed pleasant, safe, and so much fun; I'll do it again. But next time, I'll definitely take the cab!

    Have you ever been on a dinner cruise? What do you think of the Manila Bay Dinner Cruise by Sun Cruises? Do you want to try it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! If you know someone who'd be interested to try this, remember to share this post! Thank you!
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    To the uninitiated, mansions are just things of grandeur and luxury that are nice to see but hold no real purpose. This may be true for most mansions to today, but to a seasoned tourist, there are several such structures that are as good as history books. You can visit them, tour them, and as you do you see less of the shiny stuff and more of the past that has been embedded in its walls and halls!
    One of these mansions is the Pamintuan Mansion of Angeles City. If you’re thinking that this is just another museum, these points would convince you otherwise...



    Why should you visit Pamintuan?
    It is a beauty. Highly visible because of its unusual (at least in this place) Muslim-inspired architecture, the mansion has etched its place in the country’s history. The architecture itself was a thing of note, with the bold details of the arches and the wispy pillars (as opposed to the big ones that were prevalent at this time) attracting our eyes in all directions.


    It is the site of a momentous celebration. It is the site of the first-anniversary celebration of Philippine independence. Remember that scene where Aguinaldo stood on a balcony, waving the Philippine flag? That did not happen in Cavite, during the declaration — it happened right here, a year after!

    It has fine exhibitions. Of course, due to this, the mansion has been turned into a museum as well. Inside, we can see the fine china and the glass chandeliers, even the playthings that once belonged to the young inhabitants of the mansion.


    It is an all-new take. What we see now are fruits of the efforts to convert the Pamintuan mansion into the very first museum dedicated to the country’s social history. It has been a beautiful transformation! The mansion-cum-museum wouldn’t be the first to transform around this neighbourhood, though.


    Angeles Reborn
    Angeles itself has seen its fair share of changes throughout the years. In fact, for some time the Pamintuan Mansion became the only reliable sight that you are in this part of Angeles! Indeed, we were told during our heritage tour that Angeles was once called Barrio Culiat, named after the vines that grew abundantly in the city. This unkempt nature continued on for some time, and there were even stories that journalists cautioned the public never to go to Angeles. This stirred the minds of the settlers here, and galvanized them to action in improving the city.

    One good example of the transformation is the fact that there used to be wires everywhere. Now, there aren’t any! Either the electric wires are now running along the walls, or are completely underground. The marketplace, which used to be… well, like the traditional Filipino description of a marketplace, has been scrubbed clean.


    Even age-old structures like the local church had to be improved. The walls of the church were once pink, sticking out like a sore thumb from the locale (besides, the somber structure didn’t match the gaudy color). Now, it’s done in gray and cleaned up really well.

    Parting Words
    Museums are being renovated left and right, with the Pamintuan Mansion not being left behind. Now that it’s open, everyone can see its splendor again. It’s just sad that it’s the only one that I managed to see during the limited time I was here, but I hope I can go back and see more of what the city has to offer. Maybe then even the Pamintuan Mansion has moved forward in time, to show us more of the past!


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      • Author Bio
        • Karla Ramos is a former preschool teacher turned travel blogger/ travel consultant and social media manager. She writes at Karla Around the World and Hungry Travel Duo. People call her an energizer bunny, a never-ending source of energy and laughter, who is a lover of adventure. She was bitten by the travel bug early on and enjoys talking about my action packed and adrenaline filled experience. While traveling, Karla loves to experience local culture, trying out local cuisine, meeting new people, most of all adventure. Follow her Instagram karlaroundtheworld and facebook karlaroundtheworld.

    What do you think of this article? Do you like visiting mansions or historical houses? Let me know your thoughts in the comments sections below!
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    Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga houses the biggest, tallest, most thrilling, most modern water theme park in the Philippines to date. A 10-hectare property with more than 38 water slides and attractions, Aqua Planet guarantees to give you an adrenaline rush like no other!
    The visually inviting Aqua Planet boasts world-class facilities combined with top-notch services and good value for money. With over 38 slides & attractions available and the vast land area surrounded by lush greenery, guests are in for a relaxing yet satisfying resort experience.


    KIDDIE ZONE1. MERMAID BAYWater play made extremely fun for kids as they enjoy curved, spiral and juxtaposed slides
    with an exciting array of sprinklers namely the fig, small turtles, sunny flowers, colorful
    mushrooms, morning glory and even a friendly alligator. You also may be just as lucky to see
    the mermaid!

    WATER DEPTH: 0-14 inches
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    RESTRICTIONS: Area is reserved for children under 47 inches or 4ft and must be
    accompanied by an adult.

    2. ORC LAGOONAn orc wonderland with water cannons, wheels, ropes and a giant bucket that
    splashes every four minutes making it enjoyable to kids and adults alike!

    WATER DEPTH: 0-12 inches
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs. or 90.72kg
    RESTRICTIONS: Area is reserved for children under 47 inches or 4ft and must be
    accompanied by an adult.

    3. BUBBLE BASE: KIDDIE WAVE POOLThe first kiddie wave pool in the country that thrives on three kinds of waves (diamond, roller
    and stretch roller) built specially for kids!

    WATER DEPTH: 0-44 inches (3ft 8inches)
    RESTRICTIONS: Area is reserved for children under 48 inches or 4ft and must be
    accompanied by an adult. Life Jackets are required for children under 48 inches that can
    walk.


    ZONE 11. TORNADOScream through the twists and sudden the 45 degree drop of pure adrenaline with your
    friends as a gigantic funnel take you to the extremes while giving you the thrill of being inside
    a huge tornado!

    WATER DEPTH: 3 feet
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    MINIMUM WEIGHT TO RIDE: A maximum combined weight if 792 lbs
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Quad Tubes

    2. OCTOPUS RACERSRace your way head first through six side by side race track of colorful and vibrant slides
    beginning with an enclosed loop for a much needed healthy competition with your families
    and friends!

    WATER DEPTH: 5 inches
    SLIDE WEIGHT MIN: 88 lbs or 39.92kg
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Race Mat
    NUMBER OF RIDERS AT A TIME: 1

    3. AQUA LOOP
    Behold, the most extreme ride there is in this planet, the Aqua Loop! Be ready for a jaw-
    dropping 100-meter free-fall into a heart-stopping 360-degree-loop as the launch flap opens below your feet allowing you to slide down in a standing position.

    WATER DEPTH: 5 inches
    SLIDE WEIGHT MIN: 100 lbs or 45.36kg
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 60 inches or 5ft
    TYPE OF FLOATER: N/A ***This is a body slide
    NUMBER OF RIDERS AT A TIME: 1
    SPECIAL FEATURES: The Aqua Loop Tower holds two slides beautifully designed to be
    interlaced with each other allowing riders to experience the jolting fun at the same time
    without interfering each other.

    4. WAVE RIVERCruise through a 412-metre current as it takes you to a relaxing tour around the planet. It is
    the perfect attraction to see Aqua Planet as a whole as it sweeps you around on a single raft.
    Lazy River, out... Wave River, in!

    WATER DEPTH: 0-3ft7in
    SLIDE WEIGHT MIN: 100 lbs or 45.36kg
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 60 inches or 5ft
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Single Tubes, Life jackets for children under 48 inches/4ft and weak
    swimmers
    RESTRICTIONS: Children under 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

    5. HURRICANE SLIDESWant to know if you can take it on the next level? Our next attraction is a more extreme
    version of the Spiral Slides. The four spacious Hurricane slides will give you the best ride of
    your life! Ride on twists and bends that can either be a slow or a fast course that can be
    enjoyed on a double raft!

    WATER DEPTH: 3 feet
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Double Tubes
    NUMBER OF RIDERS AT A TIME: 2

    6. SUPERBOWLExperience a whirl of a lifetime as the four-person raft slide, Super Bowl, devours you into its
    spiral tubes swinging you right to left into a grand splash down!

    WATER DEPTH: 3 feet
    SLIDE WEIGHT MIN: 88 lbs or 39.92kg
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    TUBE MAX COMBINED WEIGHT: 660lbs or 299.37kg
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Quad Tubes
    NUMBER OF RIDERS AT A TIME: 4

    7. SKY SHUTTLE
    What goes up, must come sliding down! Be blasted upward into space with a steep sliding
    experience leaving you a weightless feeling as you slide back down.

    WATER DEPTH: 3 feet
    SLIDE WEIGHT MIN: 88 lbs or 39.92kg
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    TUBE MAX COMBINED WEIGHT: 660lbs or 299.37kg
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Quad Tubes
    NUMBER OF RIDERS AT A TIME: 4

    8. WAVE POOLPlunge into a 3500 sq meter pool that could generate 8-types of gigantic waves situated in
    front of a 600-inch LED TV to amplify a #wavetasticexperience you’ll never forget!
    WATER DEPTH: 0-5ft 9in
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Life jackets for children under 48 inches/4 ft and weak swimmers
    RESTRICTIONS: All children under 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

    9. BOOGIE BAYGet your boards ready for a 1500 square meter deep wave pool for more adventurous
    swimmers that want to beat the current with its 9-ft depth that is sure to add up to the
    excitement the wave pool brings!

    WATER DEPTH: 0-8ft 8in
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    MINIMUM WEIGHT TO RIDE: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Flow Rider Board
    RESTRICTIONS: This attraction has strong current.
    SPECIAL FEATURE:

    10. FLOW RIDERThe waves are calling! Ride through a simulated high thrill surfing attraction that is designed
    to allow riders to experience a surfing wave at a controlled environment. It operates through
    high volume pumps generating a continuous sheet of flowing water. The stationary sheet
    wave can be similarly ridden like a shaped ocean wave by using a body board or a Flow
    board. Skill is required to properly ride this attraction and controlling the ride position during a
    sheet wave drop in will enable a rider to turn, drop and climb on the wave face performing
    various maneuvers.

    WATER DEPTH:
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    MINIMUM WEIGHT TO RIDE: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Flow Rider Board
    RESTRICTIONS: This attraction has strong current.

    11. SPIRAL SLIDESIt takes two to not just tango, but also water fun! Experience a variety of exciting twists, turns
    and instantaneous fall with varied loops and speeds with a friend through this 4- tube slide
    attraction that has curve spiral turns and crisscrossing slide combination.

    WATER DEPTH: 0-14 inches
    SLIDE WEIGHT MAX: 200 lbs or 90.72kg
    MINIMUM HEIGHT TO RIDE: 48 inches or 4 ft
    TYPE OF FLOATER: Double Tubes
    NUMBER OF RIDERS AT A TIME: 2

    AQUA PLANET RATES
    Weekend rate - 1180php for adults and 980php for kids (4ft. and below).
    Weekday rates - 950php for adults and 750php for kids (4ft and below).

    Contact Aqua Planet
    Visit Aqua Planet at J.P. Rizal Avenue J.P Laurel Avenue and Prince Balagtas Avenue Clark Freeport Zone Philippines 2023

    To learn more, like and follow Aqua Planet on Facebook and Instagram (@aquaplanetph),
    visit www.aquaplanet.ph and/or contact 649-8500/ (045) 499.8277 / 8284
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    It’s not my first visit to Clark — in fact, I’ve already made an Ultimate Guide to Clark list some time ago. But like any good tourist place, Clark still has surprises up its sleeve. This time around, I got to visit places with Lakbay Norte 8. Our first stop was Zoocobia, one of the most unique family fun parks I’ve come across lately.
    For one, while Zoocobia is primarily a zoo, it is also a completely immersive educational experience (more on this unique point later). It’s geared towards large excursions both from tourists and from organizations such as schools, churches, and other groups. Zoocobia is located in a pristine patch of nature, on the lush foothills of the Freeport Zone. If I were to sum the trip up in one word, it would be “phenomenal”!


    What to see in Zoocobia
    The sad thing is that we didn’t have nearly enough time in this park as we’d like to have. So we started off with an exciting 400-meter gravity thrill ride called “Zooc”! This is pretty much like the “Luge” in Singapore or Calgary Olympic Park. It’s the first of its kind in the Philippines, too! Such rides have always been awesome for me, and I enjoyed it as much here.

    We were also supposed to do a camel ride, but I’ve already done one in Marrakesh so I wasn’t too keen on experiencing it again just because it was already late and dark outside. Zoocobia has a lot of bird exhibits, including love bird and ostrich enclosures. You can even buy love birds that are trained singers!

    For those looking for an unusual take on animals (albeit one that is a little creepy, depending on how you look at it), Zoocobia also has a “Menagerie”, a collection of stuffed animals preserved after their death. There are animals here that would otherwise be dangerous to meet in the wild, such as a Bengal cat, a monitor lizard, an iguana, and more.

    In case you’re raring to meet a real-life version, though, there’s a bearcat encounter where you can feed this cute-yet-wild animal! They’re not totally dangerous, though, as they love a bit of playtime with homo sapiens.

    As the clock winds down, we decided to do something really weird, really meaningful, and really immersive (here comes that part!).


    Dinner in the Dark
    There’s much that has been said about blind dates, but this one’s really pushing the limits! You may have seen the concept of “going blind” for a dinner in some movies, but being the one doing it really takes the cake.

    A little background. The idea was floated by the Zoomanity Group, the team behind the creation of Zoocobia. They’re also moonlighting as a humanitarian group, and the Dinner in the Dark was created to create awareness of one’s sense of sight. As they say, we never really appreciate things until we lost them. And since it’s a proven fact that eyesight deteriorates with age (or can totally be lost through various reasons), the experience is geared towards us appreciating our eyesight more.
    It wasn’t my first such engagement since I had already done a “dialogue in the dark” experience in Hong Kong. They are both trying to teach and portray the same thing, but the experience was substantially different. We were told what to expect in an orientation, and we were then given time to take a bathroom break because once the dinner started there was no turning back. All gadgets were turned off, to make sure their light does not break the experience.

    Our group was divided into four groups, each consisting of eight people. This means we had to share the dinner with strangers, and we don’t even know if we’re sitting beside our friends or not. We were then blindfolded and assisted one by one into a room. Here, we were sat down around the table.


    Dinner was about to begin.
    Up to this point, I was slowly appreciating the idea of the blind dinner. We had to learn to trust and to rely on instincts. I was not sure if there were steps, or if there was anything I should be wary of. We were completely in the dark! This was the case even when our blindfolds were taken off. I thought my eyes would adjust, that we could see silhouettes at least. Surprisingly, not even ambient light was coming through. We were really blind, for now.

    We were told that blind people rely on clock points for direction when they eat. To the 12:00 mark is the whole set, 1:00 is water. The rice is located at 6:00, and the food is right beside it.

    I struggled a bit (I’d like to think we all did). At first, I couldn’t even find my plate! But the meal turned out to be very lovely. It’s true that your senses heighten considerably when your sight is lost!
    Our meal tasted like sticky rice, cordon bleu, and corned butter with vegetables. Those who finished their plate completely got a prize! Thing is, the whole meal was very filling and I didn’t get to finish it. Overall, it was a good experience.

    Back Into the Light
    Right after we left the dinner, we watched the Owl Show which was done in multiple parts. The first part was the parade of animals, which was followed by a skit that doubled as a cultural demonstration. It was a fun learning experience! Then we saw a fire-breather and the “Fire Nation”. It was a fascinating display.


    There was a lights show, which led to the grand finale! The dance they performed, along with the accurate level of technology, was really amazing. I loved it a lot, and for me it is a must-watch.
    Park Info

    Zoocobia is located in Calumpang, Mabalacat City. Entrance fee is PHP 295 for adults, while kids below 3 feet are free of charge. They are open from 8AM to 5PM, 7 days a week.

    The Owl Show is open every Saturday evening, from October to January and from March to May. The Zooc ride is PHP 100. The Dinner in the Dark is a seasonal thing, so prices may vary depending on the time and location (it is also being held in other Zoomanity properties).

    If you want something awesome and unique, make sure to check out Zoocobia!


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      • Author Bio
        • Karla Ramos is a former preschool teacher turned travel blogger/ travel consultant and social media manager. People call her an energizer bunny, a never-ending source of energy and laughter, who is a lover of adventure. She was bitten by the travel bug early on and enjoys talking about my action packed and adrenaline filled experience. While traveling, Karla loves to experience local culture, trying out local cuisine, meeting new people, most of all adventure.

    What do you think about Zoocobia? Do you have any plans to travel north? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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    When was the last time you gave a gas station a second look? Most of us just pass through and head on to our destinations. But time and again you encounter a station that makes you stop and think — “Hmm, maybe I’ll pass this way again.” The PTT gas station in Clark, Pampanga is one such station!
    The PTT gas station in Clark is the perfect pit stop on your way north. Not only will you be getting all the items and services you need for your trip, but you’ll also be getting some much-needed rest.



    Ready, Get Set...
    A pit stop isn’t just a place where your car can refuel. It’s where you can fuel up your mind and body as well. Imagine sitting in a comfy armchair as you sip some premium coffee while watching the vehicles zoom past. PTT Clark is host to Café Amazon, which serves some great pastries and coffee!





    Café Amazon is one of Thailand’s biggest café chains, famous for its sustainable business practices. They serve a wide variety of products, from tea, coffee, and juices to various treats. An even more remarkable concept is “Restroom 20”. This is a pay toilet, where you have to shell out PHP for each use. But before you gripe about the price, wait till you hear about what’s inside.

    These restrooms have top-of-the-line facilities, including individual cubicles that open out to a garden view! The whole restroom is also very environment-friendly, with a solar roof that saves around 1.5 megawatts (enough to power a house).

    Even better, Restroom 20’s proceeds go directly to PTT’s partner charitable institutions. Here in Clark, that includes reforestation and the support of ethnic tribes. A similar Restroom 20 in Lucena support the projects of its local government.

    PTT restroom 20

    toilet and sink of PTT restroom 20

    Of course, there are also regular toilet facilities available for free. It’s also clean and comfy, as are all PTT facilities. But after you’ve used Restroom 20, trust me, paying PHP 20 would be a pleasure!

    Karla and cute Godji, the PTT mascot

    About PTT
    PTT Philippines is a subsidiary of Thailand’s largest oil company. PTT markets its products to both retail consumers and commercial companies. They have been in the Philippines for over two decades, and they have opened more than 100 branches throughout Luzon and Central Visayas.

    Aside from the proceeds of its Restroom 20, PTT also has several social responsibility projects which include the support of educational and environmental advocacies. They also help in sustaining the health of various communities through outreach and livelihood programs. It feels really heartwarming when you know that you’re not just getting top-notch service, but the money you pay is also working for the betterment of the world.

    Parting Words
    We all need a pitstop on our way during road trips, whether it’s to grab food or to gas up or to take a restroom break. But there are some like PTT Clark that desires to give us so much more and succeeds in doing it. It’s a station with a good cause, and it’s one you’re sure to visit again and again!

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      • Author Bio
        • Karla Ramos is a former preschool teacher turned travel blogger/ travel consultant and social media manager. People call her an energizer bunny, a never-ending source of energy and laughter, who is a lover of adventure. She was bitten by the travel bug early on and enjoys talking about my action packed and adrenaline filled experience. While traveling, Karla loves to experience local culture, trying out local cuisine, meeting new people, most of all adventure.


      What do you think about PTT Clark? Do you have any plans to travel north? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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      The United Kingdom is the country of beautiful sceneries and delightful views worth to be a picture or part of heaven. Some of the areas of England are an accurate representation of the United Kingdom’s culture and history and enchantress natural beauty. Millions of tourists attracted to charmer United Kingdom every year which will increase in the future.
      Check out these top-rated tourist spots in the United Kingdom:

      Canterbury Cathedral

      1. Canterbury Cathedral
      Canterbury Cathedral draws tourist attention as the place of murder of Thomas Becket. The building of Canterbury Cathedral has its hidden histories and mysteries with unique architectural styles and extensive size. The entrance of Cathedral will stun you by its historic tall, cluster pillars and gothic windows. Altar of the sword’s point is the most famous point of the building because it seems the exact site of the murder of Thomas Becket. The Cathedral tombs enhance the uniqueness of the building.

      A baby elephant at Chester Zoo

      2. Chester Zoo
      Chester Zoo is located in Chester. Chester is the old city which has its connections with Saxons, Scots, Normans and Vikings. It remains under sustentation for more than 50 years. Chester zoo is the most famous and biggest zoo in the United Kingdom. It is the home of more than 11,000 animals.  The points of attraction of tourists are Europe’s largest tropical house, Chimpanzee Island, penguin pool and Blue Planet Aquarium which is home to 50 marine species.

      Lake District National Park

      3. Lake District National Park
      It is included in 12 top-ranked largest lakes of the United Kingdom. The travelers of England should never miss this beauty of nature. Lake District National Park covers some area of 900 square miles full of delightful sceneries like Scafell Pike of 3,210 feet and lovely aesthetic small towns like Grasmere.

      London

      4. London
      London is the capital and most glamorous city of England. According to the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, London will hopefully get 40 million visitors annually from 2025, which will make it the greatest city in the world. London is inspected to be the most influential and visited place due to its culture, art and history. London was the host of the Summer Olympic Games in 2012. Fringe Theatres and Museums are also the beauty of this city. The capital of the United Kingdom has a broad history of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. In order to visit this historic and beautiful city, the hackney carriage is the safest and comfortable mode of transport.

      Reading

      5. Reading
      Reading is the most important town of Berkshire. It is famous for trading in the medieval ages, but the town was severely influenced due to the English Civil War. Reading is identified as the top-ranked economic area due to its development in the field of IT, and nowadays, it’s the vital commercial center. It organizes the Reading Festival every year-biggest music festival of England-which attracts visitors from all over the world. Visitors of this developed town of Berkshire should use the facility of a Reading taxi which is cheap and convenient.

      Stonehenge

      6. Stonehenge
      Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric monument of United Kingdom. It seems as a ring of stones. These stones are of 13 feet height, 7 feet width and 25 tons weight. Archaeologists said that it was built from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.  Stonehenge is the most visited place by tourists due to which visitors need to purchase a ticket for the entry. It is located in Wiltshire.

      The Cotswolds

      7. The Cotswolds
      The Cotswolds is one of most charming cities of England which covers around787 squares miles. It is the place of astonishing natural beauty and it is the heart of tourism in England. Castle Combe, Chipping Norton, and Tetbury are the masterpieces of Cotswolds due to their incredible natural beauty. The wonderful views of Severn Valley make visitors think that they are standing in heaven.

      The Roman Baths

      8. The Roman Baths and Georgian City of Bath
      Britain’s most attractive city Bath is full of artistic and magnificent places and listed in world’s heritage sites in 1987. Romans Baths are the eye catcher of tourists in the United Kingdom. Roman Baths are a place of relaxation established by Romans in 75 BC. The water of baths possesses 43 different minerals and its healing powers are popular among people. Roman Baths are also famous among visitors due to the unique Roman architecture. The other places in the glamorous city (Bath) are Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, Thermae Bath Spa, Holburne Museum, Jane Austen Centre and Theatre Royal.

      Warwick Castle

      9. Warwick Castle
      Warwick castle was constructed by William the Conqueror in 1068. It is built by a wooden fort and highly attracted tourist’s attention due to its history and unique architecture works. Warwick Castle is on the huge area included a number of gardens, out of which most famous are peacock reserve and rose garden. The 14 century Castle Dungeon full of its terrible past became the hub of visitor’s attention. Also, wax model museum and full-scale working siege machine are the eye catchers of tourists in Warwick Castle.

      York

      10. York
      York is a historic city in North Yorkshire. York was established by Romans in 71 AD.  The economy of York was raised in 19th century due to its railway network, University of York, national health services and most importantly tourism. York Castle was constructed by Normans in 1068. Its remaining part named as Clifford’s Tower made of wood. Clifford’s Tower was established in 13 Century named after Roger de Clifford. This castle is very popular among visitors due to its beautiful views. Tourists are also attracted to York Castle Museum and Shambles.


      Author Bio: Jessica Watson has 4 years of experience in writing travel and business-related articles. Currently, she is working with Taxi In Reading who are famous for their Heathrow to Reading taxi which is cheapest in the whole Berkshire.

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      TheOneSpy guarantees you for the protection of your business and as well as your children and teens from all digital vulnerabilities. You can use it on your company’s owned cell phones, gadgets and computer machines running with android, windows and MAC operating systems respectively. 
      Moreover, the user can monitor each and every single activity of employees at workplace and kids and teens activities whenever you want to within no time.

      It empowers you to perform monitoring on the company’s owned phone and PCs secretly without letting the targeted employees that you are keeping a hidden eye on them. It allows you to measure the productivity of your employees and set parental control on your children online activities.

      You can use a mobile phone and PC tracking software powerful features with complete efficiency, accuracy, and get access to the information in real time. There are a number of monitoring apps that are available on the web claims to the best tracking software for mobile phones and computer devices.


      Why TheOneSpy is so popular among users?
      The reason behind its popularity is its powerful hundreds of features and its user –friendly and exciting interface. The best part of the cellphone and computer spying app is its real –time tracking features both for tracking employees and to set parental control on kids and teens activities on cellphones and on laptop and desktop computer devices.

      You can track text messages, phone calls, emails, text conversations, multimedia, and Voice messages logs of social media apps and even you can remotely control cell phone with Android spy app. Furthermore, you can track widows and MAC laptop and desktop computers in terms of block websites, listen to the surround sounds, keystrokes applied and remotely capture screenshots and also you can get user –friendly reports.

      How phone and PC spy app works? Installation process
      First and foremost you need to visit the official website of TheOneSpy and then you need to subscribe for the cell phone or computer tracking app. Then you will be able to get passcode and ID of your chosen spy product of TheOneSpy.

      Moreover, you need to get physical access to the target cell phone or computer device. Once you have the access to the target device you need to get started with the installation process. After you have ended up with the installation process then activate it on the target device. Now use the credentials and get access to the online control panel and visit the multiple features of multiple cellphone and computer monitoring products of TheOneSpy. Let’s discuss all the spy apps and their features one by one.

      Android monitoring software Features 
      Surround Monitoring 

      You can record and listen to the surrounds with the use of three bugging features such as for audio and video bugging and capturing photos.

      Call recording 

      End user can record live incoming and outgoing calls on the target android device with use of cellphone spy app for android. However, after you have record and listen to the live calls you can save the recording over the internet.

      Live Screen recording 

      You can perform live screen recording by making short videos of the screen. It means you can do screen recording of all the social media activities, chrome activities, emails, SMS, Password used and plenty pf other activities in real –time.

      GPS Location tracking 

      You can track GPS location, location history and can mark safe and dangerous areas for the target device holder.

      Remote Android Controller 

      You can remotely view installed android apps, block messages, incoming calls and last but not the least internet.

      IM’s Social Media 

      You can get the logs of all the trendy social media apps such as text messages, text conversations, shared media and Voice messages and audio and video conversations.

      Windows spy app Features 
      Block websites 

      You can out the ULRs of all the inappropriate websites visited on windows and place it into the filters to block the websites

      User –friendly reports 

      You can get user –friendly reports of windows laptop and desktops in terms of activity logs, alarms logs, emails, visited apps and websites.

      Real-time and invisible Mods tracking 

      You can track all the activities happen on the windows computers secretly in real –time and secretly.

      MAC Monitoring app Features 
      Website blocking 

      Block all the time wasting and bad websites in term of adult content. Just put the URLs into the control panel filters.

      Screen recording 

      Monitor all the activities happen on the MAC laptop and desktop computer device screen activities in real time.

      Keystrokes logging, camera Bug & MIC bug 

      You can get all types of keystrokes applied on MAC device in terms of passwords keystrokes, messenger keystrokes, messages, and email keystrokes. Moreover, you can remotely get control over the camera to view device user and get control over MIC to listen to the surround sounds and conversations.

      Parting Words
      TheOneSpy cellphone and computer monitoring spyware is an ultimate tool for digital parenting, employee monitoring and as well as to track adult affairs.


      What do you think of this review? Have you used this app before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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      Travelling has become a routine activity for most people. We travel for different reasons like leisure or work. A large percentage of our time is spent travelling, and this may interfere with our daily health and fitness plans. 
      The following tips will come in handy to ensure we remain healthy while on the go:

      Incorporate Walking in Your Travel Itinerary
      Instead of using your car to get to your camping site, you can decide to walk or hike part of the distance. This can also be fun for the family because everyone feels involved. In the city, you could also walk some blocks and take a cab for the next stage of your trip or walk to the subway from your home. This ensures you exercise without having to set a specific time for it.


      Plan Your Diet
      It becomes tough to follow your recommended diet plan when travelling. This mostly happens when people travel for long distances from their homes because we tend to eat readily available fast food. Plan your diet in advance and make sure you eat a balanced diet despite travelling. You can carry foods that do not spoil easily or find a place where you can have a decent meal at stopovers. Again, you should not forget to take your supplements and steroids. If you have been buying from 120kgs online, you cannot afford to miss the cycle dose even when on the move.


      Get Enough Rest
      The good thing about travelling is that you usually have some time to rest. Take your time and get enough sleep to enable your body to recover from the fatigue of walking around and lifting luggage. You will also feel tired of sitting in one position for a long time. Therefore, sleeping will help you relax the body for a while.

      Hydrate
      Confirm you have a bottle of water with you all the time while travelling. You might have to be careful to be sure you do not end up running out. Take enough water to last you to the next stopover, where you can visit the bathroom and create room for some more. Water is necessary to keep you hydrated and cool.

      Improve Hygiene and Protect Your Skin
      Hand sanitizers and wet napkins can come in handy when you are travelling and cannot access soap and water. You may find yourself eating on the journey and should sanitize your hands first. You can also package the food you bring along in napkins or wrappings to ensure you do not need to touch the food while eating.

      This, in turn, prevents the spread of germs and bacteria while travelling. You should also protect your skin by applying sunscreen or insect repellants if visiting areas that are prone to mosquitos or ticks. You must consider your health when planning your travel schedule to make certain you do not miss out on a healthy lifestyle. It is possible to remain healthy even as you enjoy your travel adventures.


      What do you think of this article? How do you stay healthy when you travel? Let me know what you think in the comment section below!
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