Dallas, Texas

Early in the morning, my college friend and I went to Dallas for me to see my high school friend who was also living in Texas. She came from Abilene but was also staying with a friend in Fort Worth so we met up in Hotel Indigo.

Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown

The Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown is located at Main Street in Dallas.  It is a boutique hotel in a landmark building with a restaurant called Titches Bar and Bistro that offers breakfast and dinner. I also loved the room at the end of the hallway.

After my high school friend and her colleague arrived at the hotel, we left our bags to the hotel’s lobby and went to walk to Main Street.

Giant Eyeball and St. Jude Chapel

We went to the Giant Eyeball, a realistic eyeball made in fiberglass sculpture in a fenced garden in downtown Dallas. Beside it was the St. Jude Chapel in which we went inside to pray and bought souvenirs from St. Jude’s relic medal and a cross with a baby.

Weekend Coffee

We had breakfast Weekend Coffee Breakfast located inside The Joule Hotel. They served their signature coffee and pastries. It is also one of the favorite coffee shops in Dallas.

Museum of Memories

Museum of Memories is an art gallery with a different collection of an interactive art installation that was inspired by childhood memories and imagination. It is located in Old East Dallas. We enjoyed our photo op and selfies here with the different themes per room.

Deep Elum

Deep Elum is known for its vibrant street murals and art galleries. It is also an entertainment district for the concert venues. There are so many restaurants, brewpubs, bars and signature Tex-Mex eateries. We were craving Japanese food so we went to Tanoishii Ramen and Bar. Just beside the restaurants are street arts.

The Sixth Floor Museum

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a historic location that showcases the history of John F. Kennedy that leads to his assassination. From the outside near the Plaza, you can also see the marking or the spot where John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Elm Street. It was overlooking the building in Dallas. We also went to the Museum Store and Café across the street.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

Walking along Houston Street we also see Dallas County Courthouse going to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. It is a monument dedicated to the former president.

Frankie’s Downtown

We ate our dinner in one of the popular sports bars that serves brews and delicious burgers in Dallas called Frankie’s Downtown.

Reunion Tower and Cloud 9

The Reunion Tower is one of the famous landmarks in Dallas. It has an observation deck that features the panoramic view of the Dallas skyline. It is located beside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The observation deck offers an indoor and outdoor observation deck.

We arrived just before the sunset so we had a great view of the sunset. As it becomes dark, you can also see the light shows from the nearby buildings.

Just above the observation deck is Cloud 9, a revolving restaurant.

Ascencion Coffee

After spending a night in the Hotel Indigo, we went for breakfast in Ascencion Coffee – Thanksgiving Tower in Elm Street near the hotel. It is one of the best local spots for breakfast and coffee.

Dallas Art Museum

The Dallas Art Museum or DAM is located at Harnwood Street. It is one of the famous museums in Dallas Texas. During our visit, there was a special gallery for Dior in which we also checked out.

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Siargao Island

Siargao is famous as a surfing site in the south of the Philippine archipelago. It is an island facing the Pacific Ocean. Siargao is located in Surigao del Norte.

Siargao flights are one of the most expensive prices for tickets. There are limited direct flights here.
Our Flight was from Cebu City and a connecting flight going to Siargao. I opted to do this since a friend of mine and her family and an officemate would be coming from the USA and it’s their first time going to an island.

The flight to Cebu was a little bit delayed and we reached Mactan International Airport, they were calling the passengers going to Siargao already so our group hurriedly went to the boarding station after we bought Zubochon.

We arrived at Sayak Airport, but due to some confusion, our transportation service arrived late. From the airport, it was a 1-hour ride going to our resort.

Sandy Feet Siargao

The resort is called Sandy Feet Siargao. It is a 4-star hotel/resort along Malinao Road from General Luna. It is peacefully located in the less busy part of General Luna along with the expensive and luxurious resorts that you can find along Malinao Road. But the downside it was hard to get transportation from the resort, but it’s a little near the crowded General Luna.
Sandy Feet has different gorgeous and spacious villas. The garden is beautifully laid out with different trees and flowers. They have a beachfront and a long stretch of white sand beach. You’ll also enjoy hanging out in the hammock or just sitting in the sand and enjoying the view of turquoise water.

We also love our villa which is located near the owner’s house and the kitchen. We are near the staff whenever we need them. We also enjoyed hanging out in our very own veranda. Two villas were occupied by our group, the villa for 8-10 people and the other was a couple villa which was near the beachfront.

The staff where helpful in getting a tricycle for transportation. We waited for the 2 tricycles to arrive as we went to Cloud 9. It is one of the busiest places in Siargao.

Cloud 9

Cloud 9 is the gateway for surfing in Siargao. It is famous for the waves, boardwalk and the surfing tower. There are different surfing instructors along with Cloud 9.

From the entrance of the boardwalk, you can also enjoy a nearby beach. There’s also a rocky shore near the beach. Within the vicinity are different restaurants.

You can also enjoy a stunning view of the sunset from Cloud 9.