Yes, you read it right? That’s exactly my question! You see, the whole family will be on holiday this coming December. We will be visiting my husband’s family in Dumaguete on December 19, stay there until the 26th and travel to Cagayan de Oro to visit my family. But how?
The only way is via Cebu Ferries (boat) but upon checking their website, they only have one trip per week and that’s every Sunday. Now this is a problem! We have to be in Dumaguete on the 26th (Monday) because that is my hubby’s birthday and we need to be in Cagayan de Oro on the 27th or 28th as we still have to travel around 4 hours to my hometown in Bukidnon. Oh no! How? Any brilliant idea to share here?
I can only think of traveling to Cebu first and perhaps stay there overnight with my Tita. Then fly again via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines but I am sure it will be too costly. Perhaps, just go straight to the boat and sleep there overnight? I don’t know! I have 2 months to think.
Agoda.com is an online travel agency that you can book and buy cheap hotel deals. I have been asking around of a good yet cheap hotel or apartment since we are a group of six, four adults and two kids. Booking the backpackers way is also expensive. Some hostels charged S$30 so if you multiply by 6, will come out more expensive than booking two rooms in a 2 star hotel. So thats what I did.
I booked at Hotel 81 Star via Agoda.com website. My friend recommended this hotel around Geylang. Although there are several hotels around the area with the same price range, I booked this hotel since my friend already stayed here. We will not be staying in the hotel anyway, so we really just need the bed and bath. And if kids around, the hotel must have a television, a better alternative will be samsung tvs because of its picture quality and cinematic experience.
For two days now, I have been browsing for a reasonable and affordable accommodation in Singapore. I have searched through area by area but ended up buying around Geylang area as it is a lot cheaper compared to Marina Bay where the exhibition will be. As long as the hotel is near an MRT station, we are good to go! We are not so fussy anyway as long as it is clean.
Singapore is such a beautiful country. My kids will be traveling with us thus we must make extra precautions and plan the activities ahead of time. Night Safari is one of our top priority. It is the world’s first wildlife park at night. The kid’s amazing world will surely rock when they hear the roar of wild animals like lions, tigers, hyenas and leopards. And dinosaur? I am not sure if they have it there – but that would be an added fun.
We will be flying on the 25th of this month via Cebu Pacific Air. It’s a low cost airline so we cannot expect a great ride with meals and others stuff on board but as long as it is cheap and clean, again – its good already! Who knows, one day we can afford to fly with jet charter. That would be awesome! A private jet for the entire family! Sounds good to me!
Anyway, aside from Night Safari, any suggestions on kid-friendly activities? Oh before I forget, I also want to bring the kids to Universal Studios. Where else?
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