Archive | February, 2012

3 Hotspots in Tacloban

27 Feb

People needs recreation sometimes. It relaxes both the mind and the body. The question is, where can these people go to relax and enjoy? Before I answer that question, let me tell you something. Choosing a place for a vacation is quite hard since there are so many options to decide on.

Here is the answer to the question above, Philippines. Why? Simply because it is more fun in the Philippines. Most of its attraction spots are natural, and undoubtedly beautiful. But let us concentrate on a specific place in Philippines named Tacloban. Tacloban has many attractive and wonderful sites in it. But let us only discuss three of them.

Before discussing the beautiful spots, let me remind you that you’re going to need a place to stay in you’re enchanted vacation here in Tacloban, Philippines.

Now that you are ready, let me now discuss the 3 spots where you should go during your trip in Tacloban. The first one is St. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum, the second one is the Price Mansion, and the last one is the Stations of the Cross.

Let me further discuss St. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum. It is found along Real Street of Tacloban. During the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos, it served as their vacation house. Inside the museum is an olympic-sized swimming pool that is well maintained. Another attraction of the Shrine is the image of the 14 stations of the cross, which is very attractive to religious leaders and devotees. And the most savorable attraction of the shrine is the world-class paintings and masterpieces of the famous Philippine artists Fernando Amorsolo.

Let mo now discuss the Price Mansion. It is identified as the Tacloban office of College Assurance Plan. It is a historic place in the city that tourists must see and enjoy, Even though it is the office of the private company, CAP maintains its original architecture and structure. The historic value is what makes this place interesting since it became the headquarters of the subordinates of Gen, Douglas MacArthur during the World War II. After the war, it also served as the office of the Philippine government.

Let me now guide you to the last spot I will discuss that you must visit. It is the 14 Stations of the Cross. It is found near Calvary Hill in Tacloban City, tourists can find and explore the popular 14 Stations of the Cross. Tourists and devotees alike are amused by the statues that depict the scenarios like the condemnation of Jesus Christ, as well as the entombment of the Savior. When the vacationers reach the summit, they can have peaceful and serene moments as they gaze at the statue of the Sacred Heart.

Read the original post on Hotels Tacloban.

Green Hotel Ideas for Tacloban Hotels

20 Feb

Green Hotels Tacloban

It’s one thing for a hotel to tout “green” initiatives that smack of sustainability; it’s another thing for properties to actually practice what they preach.

Geothermal energy is used to run refrigeration equipment in the on-site restaurant, and energy from the sun heats nearly 60 percent of the hot water provided at the green hotels that are the first LEED-Platinum resorts worldwide. The hotels’ construction resulted in the restoration of 700 feet of streambed, and 87 percent of all construction waste was recycled.

Don’t expect plastic water bottles at these hotels. Instead, guests receive glass (and therefore reusable) bottles of house-filtered water every day (and only upon request). Other green features include concrete floors and motion sensors that shut off the room’s heat and air-conditioning when guests leave their rooms.

Guests love the free electric water-taxi service because it’s convenient and reduces traffic congestion on city roads. The properties also participates in Grounds to Grow On program, through which coffee grinds from in-room coffee machines are donated to local farms.

A special “nano” filtration system turns wastewater into irrigation water for plants, while more than 75 percent of food waste is reused as compost or animal feed at a local farm.

Entire three-story buildings require only 1,500 watts of electricity to operate—less energy than most four-slice toasters—with most of the powering coming from an extensive photovoltaic array. The hostels leverages geothermal energy, too, pulling heat up from the earth in the winter and pushing it back down come summer.

Those are just the concepts hotels in Tacloban can utilize to help make the world a cleaner and safer place to live in.