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Hotel Atlet Century Park (Jakarta, Indonesia)
This is a 4 Star Hotel located in Senayan. Centrally located. Near it is a brand new mall, FXtainment. And a bit longer walk is the Senayan City Mall. In front of this hotel is a HUGE Sports Complex.
When I stayed here in 2009. It did not seem it was a 4 Star if based on the rooms, the room was Big. But was very outdated. It had that muggy feel. The Bathroom was big too, but was dirty. Molds had grown on the tiles. But On their website, it says that rooms are now newly renovated.
One of Metro Manila's BEST Crispy Pata can be found in a Garage. I found about Aling Pining's Crispy Pata in a FB Comment a few months ago. The Commenter just said the best Crispy Pata can be found in a Garage in Halcon Street in La Loma. With Just Halcon Street as the address we went to La Loma 2 weeks ago in search of Halcon Street Crispy Pata. When we arrived at Halcon Street we just asked the people there where we can buy Crispy Pata. We passed by it already it turned out. It was indeed just a garage. It had a small sign. Halcon Street Crispy Pata was Aling Pinings Crispy Pata. An Old Lady was the one frying the Crispy Pata. While a middle aged woman was the one accepting orders. We bought a Crispy Pata (P400) and we were on our way.
At home we were eager to finally taste the Crispy Pata. It did not disappoint. The trip to La Loma was worth it. Is it the best? My mom said the one in Marinduque is still the best. For me? Well i need to go back to Marinduque again. Until then…
Villa Elma is a private Resort in Lucban, Quezon owned by former Justice and PCGG Chairman Magdangal Elma. You need to be invited if you want to get inside. Villa Elma is said to be 70 Hectares. It Includes the Mountains and Hills surrounding the property. The water source of Lucban passes through Villa Elma. So, Villa Elma has an endless supply of Clean and Fresh Water. *Unfinished*
The Gaston Mansion in Hacienda Sta Rosalia located in Manapla was used as the Mansion of the Lorenzo's and referred to as Hacienda Lorenzo in the 1980's Film, Oro Plata Mata.
The Gaston Mansion is not as opulent and ostentatious as the other Ancestral Houses in Silay or Talisay Cities. The rooms are small compared to the other Mansions in Silay or Talisay. It definitely was a Countryhome for the Gaston's.
Eversince I saw this Mansion in Oro Plata Mata i was intrigued as to where this Mansion was. I was in luck as it was in the list of Tours Offered by Next Stop Negros. Price for the tours is P2000 a Person, this includes a Buffet Lunch inside the Mansion and served in the Dining Room of the Gastons. It is P1500 a person if you have your own transportation. Aside the tour of the hacienda, you will also be brought to the different Ancestral Houses which are open to the Public in Silay and Talisay Cities.
--oo00oo-- The Buffet Lunch, Haciendero Style
The Buffet we h…