La Fiesta Hotel
M.H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo City, 5000, Philippines
More about Iloilo City
JM Basa st.
ILOILO TO BORACAY
I would like to know if there's a BUS/BOAT going to Boracay from Ilo-Ilo and how much does it usually cost? How long is the ride and is it available all the time?
Re: ILOILO TO BORACAY
I took that ride a few weeks ago and it´s a few hours by bus and then a small boatride to the island.
Teherew ill soon be someone answering here that knows the details better than me (Buena where are you), so just hang in for a bit :O)
Travel Tips for Iloilo City
go to Canada!
locals here often aspire to leave the country for a better life. It is getting harder for Filipinos to get to the US but apparently, it is much easier to get to Canada. There are ads everywhere promising a quick and easy entry into Canada.
one depressing sight here is the shanty towns. Barely held together shacks that often have no water or electricity and house entire families. Don't feel TOO bad, though as these people are very happy, hard working citizens and are always willing to help out their fellow man.
like most of the fruit here, the coconuts are out of this world. I usually don't even eat coconut in the states, but here it is just so damn good. Apparently, Margets had the best buko pie, but you can get it all over town.
The city's most beautiful public park
The plaza (as parks in the Philippines are called) in La Paz district (yes, that's the LA PAZ PLAZA - got it?) is arguably the city's most beautiful public park. Used to be known for its football field (yes, the Ilonggos are known to be the most skilled in this sport, quite a rarity in this basketball-crazy country) and tennis courts, the La Paz public plaza was transformed into a beautiful garden complete with a lagoon (in the picture), gazebos and informal tropical landscaping during the term of President Ramos (1992-98), whose wife Amelita, known for her "clean and green" campaigns hails from La Paz. In fact, the house which Amelita calls home in La Paz share the same block as ours (two houses apart to be exact).
As a child, I had fond memories of this park, which is a block away from home. I spent many afternoons running around its wide open fields, playing hide and seek with friends, and swimming(!!) in the flooded fields on rainy days.
How to get there: From downtown area (JM Basa/Iznart Sts.), take a the LaPaz-bound jeepney, which will take you directly to the park.
Mom's choice of batchoy
Ted's is like a regular fastfood restaurant, nothing's so special about the ambience. At least, i've been to their branch at La Sallette Bldg, Valeria Street. Again, La Paz Batchoy was my purpose of visit. I guess to taste to real thing, i need to taste several versions of the batchoy to acknowledge how Ilongos make them differently. My mom insists she likes Ted's better, despite the ordinary surroundings. I am more influenced by a whole package of marketing, customer service, and amenities.
And my mom is a very good cook.