Colonial splendor – The Peninsula Hotel in Manila – Part2

Rooms

The 498 rooms of the best superior rooms to presidential suite have a more modern ambience than for example the house in Bangkok or Hong Kong. There are exquisite beds. As the first hotel group, there was a central control from the bedside table for the guest electricity, air-conditioning and humidity.

Phone and hands-free system are embedded in the bathroom in the wall. For all guests there is a basket of fruit and flowers (not only for VIPs). The bathrooms are fantastic: toilet, walk-in shower – all in marble. We enjoyed a great breakfast buffet, perfect ambience and pure enjoyment.

In the restaurant there is a huge sashimi and sushi area, a barbecue station, a huge Speiseeisbar with 18 varieties, but little fruit. The Peninsula Afternoon Tea is almost as famous as the Manila Hotel. He is accompanied by waltzes. In the “Pen” there is a wide selection of dinner options: the “Spices” Indian and South Asian Küchn, in the “Old Manila” international cuisine and in the “Escolta”, buffet food is offered. Overall, a great experience, especially the terrific service.

Manila

The guest is given the highest attention. Room service, cleanliness, all at 5 – star level. In addition, a beautiful spa area to relax. A great atmosphere intoxicates the senses, a classic grand hotel with modern orientation. We slept very well and fly to Boracay tomorrow on the most beautiful island in the world. Let’s see what awaits us.

Colonial splendor – The Peninsula Hotel in Manila

Arrival at Manila International Airport. I am expecting one of the largest airports in the world. Here business as usual is announced, the typhoon tragedy of 2013 is overtaken from everyday life. 30 degrees, winter escape now succeeded, everything here is incredibly different. We live in the Hotel Peninsula Manila. Huge buildings growing out of glass and steel in the sky.

The size of the city is impressive. We are not picked up at the airport, yet it feels right after arrival than cared-VIP. A waiter in a white uniform takes over our suitcases. In the entree behind the glass door presents itself colonial splendor. The hotel is located in a central location of the giant Moloch Manila. Makati called the district and is located near the banking and financial district, but also directly in the main shopping street.

The hotel has 498 rooms and suites and one of the most beautiful lobbies in the world is the perfect place for a small coffee shop or drink in between. It is three stories high and with great colonial similar ceiling decoration. In the area there are many large established first class hotels such as the Shangri La.

Over the years nearly $ 200 million has been invested in renovation and expansion work on the Peninsula. All vehicles are checked up to the roof from the subfloor before directions – obviously there are more prominent visitors than us in the house.

Destinations in Myanmar

Is Myanmar the new Thailand?

For years, the tourism is booming in Thailand. Neighboring countries such as Laos or benefit Cambodia, which can also look forward to more and more guests from the ever increasing number of visitors. A country was found long ago but remained outside. There is talk of Myanmar, formerly Burma.

In the state under the rule of the military ventured only a few. Those who made ​​the trip, also was often unsafe to do the right thing because the opposition once used to call for tourism boycott. Even if they took the back again later, many years did nothing. That changed in 2011, however, abruptly. With the surprising start political reform, the run began on one of the last undiscovered destinations in Southeast Asia. And quite right.

Because Myanmar has to offer, which belongs to a memorable trip. Great scenery, beautiful beaches, stunning temples, an interesting culture and incredible hospitality.
 
Must-See Spots in Myanmar

Even if you pack your backpack and want to Myanmar travel, you experience here are five destinations that you should have seen.

All talk of Angkor in Cambodia, but the temples in Bagan are no less impressive. Between the 11th and 13 Century were built there on a 40 km area around 4,400 temples. A large number fell to decay, looting and a massive earthquake mid-70s to the victim in the course of time. A census has shown, however, that today is about half of that. A visit to the facilities is impressive, especially in the morning or in the afternoon.

In the midday heat, you look for the best a shady restaurant with lounge or hammock, because at temperatures above 40 degrees also makes the most beautiful temple little fun.