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Top 10 Posh Staycation Sites Around the Metro Manila

stay·ca·tion
ˌstāˈkāSHn/

noun

informal
a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, STAYCATION is a newly coined word that first came into use back in 2005.  It is a mash-up of the words STAY and VACATION, and means that one is on vacation but also stayed home.  But the staycation definition can extend just beyond the two coined words. It means attending to any household related matters that you would not have been able to do because you were busy at work. For example, you can use staycation as a chance to undergo that long-overdue physical exam that your doctor has been pressing you about. But what is staycation, really?

For the more creative, the staycation meaning can be about being on vacation within the limits of one’s town or city.  It is not necessarily about staying home, for you can also go on staycation at a local hotel or even a friend’s house.  The only difference is that you can easily be available if you are needed at home.

Here are eGetinnz top 10 picks for elegant and affordable staycation around the Metro Manila.

Travel and Tours Now in eGetinnz

eGetinnz, one of the newest travel accommodation websites, offers smart flexible options of properties for its market since 2016, however after a couple of years of sole focus in helping people to find a home away from theirs. However, eGetinnz has started to acquire travel and tours partnership over the last few months of operations and is now ready to offer more to its market.

The travel and tour packages would include itineraries, guides, even airfares on the sides of its main piece de resistance, the wide pool of properties eGetinnz has around the world. Although the aforementioned packages only are available in the Philippines, eGetinnz continues to widen its scope of service.

As of today, there are eight packages to choose from after you book from eGetinnz, that would definitely take you to an eGetexperience of your life.

Boracay’s Nearing Comeback

Boracay is set to be re-opened this October 2018, since its closure decreed by President Rodrigo Duterte last April. Albeit the slow pacing of the island rehabilitation and the deconstruction of illegal establishments, Boracay is yet to set the hype of its reopening this October 26, 2018.

eGetinnz is one of the newest travel accommodation website in the industry the offers wide and flexible options of properties, is already on the game to accommodate people who are anxious and eager to touch the famous white sand.

The flagship island of the Philippine tourism has also been a part of the Travel + Leisure top 10 best islands of Asia where the tourism magazine featured islands of superb beauty.

1. Java, Indonesia (95.28)
2. Bali, Indonesia (94.06)
3. Lombok, Indonesia (93.88)
4. Maldives (90.48)
5. Palawan, Philippines (90.04)
6. Cebu, Philippines (89.10)
7. Phuket, Thailand (86.14)
8. Boracay, Philippines (86.14)
9. Koh Samui, Thailand (85.07)
10. Koh Lanta, Thailand (82.50)

Boracay is known worldwide for its crystal clear waters and white sand beach and everyone from all walks of the world just love the place for over a couple of decades already, and eGetinnz is already anticipating the bulk of people who missed these marvels.

Go back to Boracay as you leap around the world, make a reservation today while it is early here https://www.egetinnz.com/s/malay–aklan–philippines/ChIJc2lexjk_pTMRg27ef2MEaqA?&guests=1

Bali’s Eerie Beauty

Ghost tourism has been quite rampant and famous today and for most travel backpackers who seek unusual and thrilling activities and Indonesia is such a superstitious country making it one of the best places to go to for these travellers; stories of the past, myths, and folklore combined and Indonesia is basically unbeatable, from graveyards by the yard to ghost shipwrecks, haunted houses are just meh in Indonesia.

However, if you want to actually go to South Asia and visit Indonesia, we could provide you a place to stay at that is not haunted, check https://www.egetinnz.com/s/bali–indonesia/ChIJoQ8Q6NNB0S0RkOYkS7EPkSQ?&guests=1

The Bedugul Taman Hotel, or popularly known as the Ghost Palace Hotel was erected back in the 1990s and there is quite the number of stories as to why the hotel earned its namesake. The hotel definitely looks majestic, or it should have been one but today it is on top of a hill overlooking a lake, with all the fog clouding and hiding the supposedly great view, it could only add to the suspiciously haunting explanation why the hotel never saw daylight.

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It is as if the Indonesian nature spirits really never forgave the people who bothered their peaceful territory, that is technically owned by Tommy Suharto, the son of the former Indonesian dictator General Suharto who was convicted and sent to prison in 2000 for murdering a judge. This was one belief explaining why the locals call this hotel cursed because Suharto was a corrupt and unjust person. The second theory says that the hotel did welcome guests and everyone just vanished the next morning, no sign of any life in the place, not the guests, or the hotel crew, nothing but their souls said to be lingering in the labyrinth-like corridors of Ghost Palace Hotel. Lastly, and the most ghoulish and morbid yet, is that story where the workers building the palace hotel ended up to be human sacrifices to appease the nature goddesses but it backfired when those betrayed souls were the ones who began haunting the place.DSC_0774

Whichever you pick to believe in, there are no certainty or documentation that says which is which, we could only cling to logic and sense, meanwhile, locals are just careful to avoid the place, even taxi drivers that take brave heart tourists up this hill cannot wait to drive away, and the guards on duty are most likely getting paid high digits of money to wave off any unnatural feeling on the back of their necks, if the heavy fog is not too much then perhaps the vibe would do the job to scare anyone away and attract other beings closer.DSC_0766

 

Any reasons why this place is a good spot for ghost tourism and photography are an understatement, the palace is huge and the architecture is of an eerie beauty. The serpents by the grounds seem to know something that people do not, and everything else just fit into a horror movie or documentary.

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Who would want a serpent that big to welcome anybody? No one would be able to relax in this hotel even if it is not abandoned.

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But perhaps it is not really meant for relaxation, but for something more, an art that is rarely understood by many but few.

Ghost Palace Hotel would give you a different kind of adrenaline that would make you feel alive amongst the opposite. If you would dare to experience it, although Ghost Palace Hotel is not listed with us, eGetinnz offers flexible options for you to choose from and might you be traveling for business, pleasure, or even an unnatural adventure like this.

Visit us and find great accommodation deals at http://www.egetinnz.com

 

The Blogger Philippines: Your Next Local Blogger Guide

As one of the myriad blogs that serves as guides to all travel bugs and wanderers, The Blogger Philippines is quite distinguished already, verified page on The Blogger Philippines Fan Page by Facebook Developers, nominated in Blogger Recognition Award, listed at the TOP 8 Trips to Make in 2018, and was listed at the TOP 25 Best Philippines Travel Blogs on the Planet. Philippines could never fit into a single travel blog hence a network of bloggers is much better to give everyone admiring the country every possible angle to look at.

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The Blogger Philippines is your next local blogger guide, as its founder and writer, Jeff Valle has been doing these past two years. Assisting numbers of celebrity icons and even beauty queens of the Miss Universe 2016.

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Valle lives in the famous island of Boracay, Philippines and has first-hand experiences and knowledge of what the place has to offer.

Engaging with such guides make a travel journey much genuine and unforgettable. Guides such as The Blogger Philippines and Jeff offer something more than sharing what you could do in a place but rather what you would actually enjoy when you visit the place.

Check it out and find out for yourself, at http://www.thebloggerphilippines.net.