#Philippines

Victory Liner’s P2P Clark to Subic, Olongapo, Dagupan Guide (Schedule)

I’m a child of the South, so accessing NAIA has never been a problem for me. But I do have a lot of friends who live in Northern Manila, who are no strangers to the inconvenience of traveling to NAIA to catch their flight.

Fortunately, more and more airlines are flying to and from Clark – both for local and international destinations. You may think that Clark is still quite a long way from Manila, but this isn’t the case at all. You can reach Clark from Trinoma in just under two hours, and without the stress of Manila traffic.

So, why fly via Clark?


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If you live in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela City) area, chances are, it’s less stressful to head to Clark Airport than NAIA. If you are a local traveler or OFW who has roots in Northern Luzon, flying from Clark airport is the best option.

And if you’ve already been flying from Clark before, you would realize that the P2P is much more convenient than the old way. Previously, if you didn’t have anyone to pick you up from the airport, you have to ride a jeepney. Riding a jeepney involves hauling your own luggage and dealing with the unpredictable weather.

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Whereas, the Victory Liner P2P is far more superior in terms of comfort. Wide legroom, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi onboard. Depending on your flight time, you can even get a row to yourself if the bus isn’t as full.

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And there’s always the certainty that a bus is available when you land. They’ve patterned the bus times to common flight times. Whether you’re the only passenger, or even if there are zero passengers, the bus will leave according to schedule.

For OFWs living in Northern Luzon, Subic and Dagupan are ideal jump-off points as both locations have bus terminals with lines that connect to the nearby provinces.

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Booking a trip is straightforward. Head to the Victory Liner desk that’s located right at the exit of the Arrival area.

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The P2P schedule starts as early as 3:00 AM and ends as late as 10:30 PM. In the event of delays for the last flight, the last P2P trip is also open to extension.

The one-way fare from Clark to Olongapo is just Php 200, while Clark to Dagupan ranges from Php 200-300. The Clark-Dagupan route makes stops at SM City Carmen and Urdaneta, so passengers who live in these in-between areas will find this even more convenient.

Check out the complete fares and timetable below:

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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(Marky of Nomadic Experiences, Kara of Travel Up, Celine of Celineism, Me, and Potpot of Travel Trilogy)

It’s great to see that options like the Clark P2P exists, as the last thing you want after a long flight is worrying about how to go home from the airport. Having Wi-Fi onboard lets you catch up on work, or maybe just your Netflix shows. The buses are quite new as well, so the interiors smell nice and the air-conditioning is still strong. Be reminded though that there is no restroom on this line as the trip is just short, so make sure you head to the washrooms before riding the bus.

 

VICTORY LINER
Contact: 0998-5915102 / 0917-8425463 / (02) 8428679
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Victory Liner Inc.
Website: www.victoryliner.com

Live an Awesome Life,

Monique of Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: Victory Liner invited us to try the Clark-Subic P2P. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

#Philippines

Q&A Kitchen Makati Valentine’s: Is it Now Worth Going to? (A Review)

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We celebrated Valentine’s with our creative entrepreneur friends in the new restaurant of Chef Alain Raye of La Regalade Manila fame. There were mixed reviews when it opened towards the end of last year so we dined with optimistic caution.

Q&A stands for Question & Answers for the culinarily curious or Quality & Attention for the ones looking for Michelin-star taste and service in Manila. The 1 Michelin-starred Chef Alain Raye fell in love with a Filipina during his La Regalade days, and now he is permanently based here with the love of his life.

Is it now worth going to Q&A Kitchen in Makati? Here’s what we think…

 

Q&A kitchen & bar
Unit 2D, Second Floor, ACCM Building, 102 San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating Hours:  Kitchen: Monday to Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bar: 5:00 pm til late
Closed Sunday
Mobile: +63 917 859-5678
Landline: +632 624-4388
Instagram@QandAKitchen
Websitehttp://qandakitchen.com/

Related Blog Post: Chef Alain Raye’s La Regalade in Manila!

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NINYO Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge: Quezon City’s Most Romantic Restaurant!

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Ninyo has long been part of my list for the most romantic restaurants in the city. What started as Manila’s Best Kept Secret, the humble ancestral house of Chef Nins Laus, is transformed into this quiet and intimate hidden paradise with its garden-like charm. From the moment you step in, you’re already greeted by the candle lights, beautiful pavilions, hanging vines, koi ponds, and antique accents in the interior.  —which unfailingly keeps taking the breaths of many lovers.

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Aside from the gorgeous ambiance, it’s also a foodie destination for good food, with Chef Nins’ creative take of European-Asian fusion dishes. Note that Ninyo always updates its menu so its degustation is always a good idea. A set menu is a great option, easier than choosing from a wide array of food.

 

NINYO Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge
66 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Philippines
Landline: (02) 426 0301
Facebook: NinyoFusion

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Makati Garden Club’s Secret French Garden Cafe

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Have you already tried the quaint French Garden Cafe by Chef Robert Lilja at Makati Garden Club?

Founded in 1957, MGC champions urban gardening, plant care, and education to promote cleaner air environment located at the heart of the Makati pollution along the corner of Edsa and Ayala.

The club is now on its 3rd generation younger members; its mission is more relevant than ever, and the food and wine program is getting better over the years.

 

MAKATI GARDEN CLUB
Recoletos Street corners EDSA & Ayala Avenue Makati
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Monday – Sunday)
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 817-2738
Websitehttp://makatigardenclub.com/

Related Blog Post: MARIA LUISA’s Secret Garden Room @ Makati Garden Club!

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Every Brilliant Thing Manila: A Mental Health Awareness Intervention @TheSandboxCo

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Every Brilliant Thing is the Manila adaptation of internationally acclaimed Duncan Macmillan one-character play about mental health awareness.

It’s like an interactive improv play that immerses you into the highs and lows of the mental health mood. Here’s what we love about #EveryBrilliantThingMNL …

(Spoilers Alert:  The play is a must watch and it’s better if you don’t know anything before watching it.)

Every Brilliant Thing Manila
by The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical
Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Theater,
26th Street, cor., 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Email[email protected]
Twitter: @TheSandboxCo
Facebook: The Sandbox Collective
Instagram: @TheSandboxCo

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#Philippines

RAMBLA SALCEDO Makati: Best Spanish Tapas Bar in the Salcedo Neighborhood!

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RAMBLA COCINA MODERNA Salcedo is the second branch of Bistronomia restaurant group’s popular Spanish tapas bar in Rockwell named after the famous street of La Rambla in Barcelona. It’s bigger in terms of space but still exudes the good neighborhood tapas bar vibe.

One of the best Spanish tapas bars in the Salcedo neighborhood area, here’s what we love about Rambla Salcedo…

 

RAMBLA SALCEDO
#129 Unit G12, Tordesillas cor. Bautista Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 2.00 am
Mobile: +63 966 331-1351
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Facebook: RamblaPH
Instagram: @RamblaPH

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Bistronomia Blog Series:
• Rambla Salcedo Makati: Best Tapas Bar in the Salcedo Neighborhood (2019)
• BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati! (2018)
• TOMATITO MANILA: How Sexy is this 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas Bar? (A Review) (2016)
• RAMBLA Rockwell: Spanish Mediterranean Cuisine by Chef Pepe Lopez @RamblaPH (2013)
• LAS FLORES: Modern Spanish Resto by (former) Barcino + Andilana (Spain) Group (2012) 

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NIKKEI NAMA BAR BGC: Japanese-Peruvian with an Awesome View at One Bonifacio

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A big benefit of the Japanese diaspora is the merging of their culture, particularly their cuisine with the countries they emigrated too. Nikkei refers to the fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. First popularized by Nobu Matsuhisa, the cuisine has since trickled down to smaller restaurants and found its way to Manila.

Nikkei has been in the Philippines for over 3 years now, and they recently opened their sister restaurant Nikkei Nama in One Bonifacio in BGC. Nama translates to “fresh” or “light” which reflects in the food served at Nikkei Nama by Head Chef Juan Barcos.

It caters to the younger, well-traveled appetite and value-conscious BGC dining crowd. It also exclusively features the Chifa (Chinese-Peruvian) rice bowls.

Here’s what we liked at Nikkei Nama…

 

Nikkei Nama
2/F One Bonifacio High, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday, Sunday) 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Friday to Saturday)
Mobile: +63 966 533 7573
Website: www.nikkei.com.ph
Facebook: Nikkei Nama Bar

Related Blog Post: NIKKEI: Japanese-Peruvian Chic Restaurant in Legaspi Village (First Look)

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