Barcelona: Hotel Barcelona House, Las Ramblas, Plaça Reial

Houma and her two boys who are friends of my cousin Sidney and his family joined us in Barcelona. After our dinner in Moncho’s she showed us her hotel right next to Plaça Reial and a few meters away from the famous tourist attraction Las Ramblas.At night the tree-lined 1.2 km. pedestrian mall known asContinue reading “Barcelona: Hotel Barcelona House, Las Ramblas, Plaça Reial”

Barcelona: AC Hotel Sants

Our home in Barcelona was another Marriott / AC Hotel chain located right across the Sants train station. The location was quite convenient to the major tourist attractions in the city by train or cab. Wifi was free in the lobby. Stark, simple… Nice, spacious room with laminate flooring. Quite clean and modern. The tableContinue reading “Barcelona: AC Hotel Sants”

San Sebastian: Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

San Sebastian located in the north of Spain in the Basque country may not be as popular as Madrid or Barcelona but in the foodie world its the star of Spain. San Sebastian boasts of more Michelin starred restaurants per capita than any city in the world. I may be the only food blogger inContinue reading “San Sebastian: Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra”

AC Hotel Carlton Madrid

We decided to book Marriott hotels in Madrid and Barcelona since my cousin Sharon is an elite member and she was able to get us good rates. In Spain Marriott’s hotels are called AC Hotel. Sharon chose the Carlton Madrid property for it’s proximity to the top 3 museums in Madrid which were only aContinue reading “AC Hotel Carlton Madrid”

Breakfast Buffet at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

I would never deliberately pay for breakfast buffet since I always eat a simple and boring breakfast and all the choices would simply overwhelm me and tempt me beyond reason. But since buffet breakfast at Shangri-La Boracay’s Vintana restaurant was included with the room I might as well enjoy myself.The small shots of mango lycheeContinue reading “Breakfast Buffet at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa”

What I Ate in Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

Last April I had the good fortune of staying at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa. Since the resort was a bit isolated and we were just too lazy to leave the beautiful hotel we had more than a few meals in their restaurants.Our first dinner was at the Vintana restaurant which also served as theContinue reading “What I Ate in Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa”

Breakfast Buffet at Discovery Shores Boracay

I eat low fat yogurt with fresh fruit every single day. The only time I let loose is when I stay in a hotel that has buffet breakfast included. I was so excited to show you the pictures of Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa that I forgot to post the breakfast buffet at Discovery Shores’Continue reading “Breakfast Buffet at Discovery Shores Boracay”

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

My trip last April to Boracay was a short one but I got to stay in two of the island’s best hotels. My first night was spent at Discovery Shores and the next two nights I got to experience another level of luxury at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa. How lucky was I? We hadContinue reading “Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa”

Discovery Shores Boracay

My first view of Discovery Shores was through their rear entrance which was quite unremarkable. My disappointment in the entrance was quickly erased by their smiling staff who offered me a cold drink as well as the nice guys who carried my bag and showed me to my room. A beautiful layout and pool areaContinue reading “Discovery Shores Boracay”