An impromptu trip to Baguio left us with no other choice but to find the most comfortable and cleanest hotel we could get at the last minute.
That is why I am so thankful for travel websites like Hotels.com, Traveloka and the others. You can just go online, find a place and book easily. Booking with these travel apps / websites comes with its own perks as well.
Like in Hotels.com, most of their hotels are included in the earn and redeem promo. The more you book rooms with them, the easier you could get a free room. This free room is redeemable anywhere in the world.
So anyway, we finally booked Newtown Plaza Hotel with the recommendation of a friend. It’s a newly built hotel and it’s affordable, clean and modern.
We arrived midnight so checking in was a breeze.
Didn’t get much pictures of the room because it’s midnight and we were all tired from the trip.
The room is big and spacious. There are 2 double beds. The TV is huge! Ample space for our things. We asked for an extra bed the 2nd night.
For Php1,200.00, this is what you get, a bed that could fit 2 more persons.
As for the bathroom…
The bathroom is spacious as well. And the shower is the best ever! I could stay longer than the normal under the hot shower.
The balcony and the view is just breathtaking! So nice to wake up to a view like this!
Real value for money! If I am going back to Baguio, I am definitely gonna stay in Newtown Hotel again!
They even have a swimming pool and a playground.
By the way, if you love wandering in a garden, and just be lost in time, the Botanical Garden is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There’s also a coffee shop and some souvenir shops within the vicinity of the garden.
If you are bringing a car with you, better partner it with Waze. Helps a lot in navigating through the mountains and hills of Baguio!
One Sunday evening, my cousin and her boyfriend dropped by to visit the kids. Since we stayed home all day, we were excited to go out and grab some dinner.
Browsing through the internet for places to eat, we found ourselves going to the U Belt in Espana. Depended on Waze to bring us to Tori Box.
We found Tori Box beside Starbucks in I Tower along P Noval in Espana Manila.
Tori Box is a small space compared to Starbucks and we got there just before people started filling the place. We occupied the only parking slot in front of the resto and had a nice table in the middle.
The interior has that homey chillax feel to it. The smell of the chicken karaage greets you as well.
Checked out the menu and we were so happy that the prices were very affordable. “Presyong Estudyante” (student price) for working people like us looks very attractive.
We tried to order all that caught our eyes but many of them were either sold out or out of stock! Too bad because we wanted to try the spicy ones.
Anyway, we settled for what’s available. Here they are.
I love Potato Corner and eating these yummy Karaages in the same bbq flavoring that is my favorite is just heaven.
There are so many flavors to choose from! BBQ, Sour Cream, Chili Pepper, there’s 3 or 4 more and I forgot about them already.
What I also love aside from the flavoring is the chicken karaage itself. It’s not all breading. You could actually taste the chicken.
I would love to go back again to Tori Box! If you want to visit them, they have branches in Agno, Taft, Manila and Regalado, Fairview, Quezon City.