I used to feel uncomfortable about taking photos of First Class or Business Class travel, even though I use points, because I felt it was flaunty. ( I had to get over that since my blog focuses on travel.) I have now decided that excellent flights with exceptional service and interesting lounge design should be recognized and included in my blog in the same way an innovative restaurant or beautiful architecture should be.
I flew from Manila to San Diego with a 5 hour layover in Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific (thank you American Airlines points) The journey was one of the highlights of my holiday trip. Here are some photos....
My first stop was the Cathay Pacific lounge in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila which was opened in May 2015 and meant to look like a domestic space. I felt like I was in a Danish Modern, Mad Men style living room and I love the wood walls (I am not sure what type of wood) which looks like teak. I was surprised and how nice the lounge is.
I work in the food industry and there are days when life is hectic and I want to escape to a beach, drink tropical cocktails and mentally unwind on a hammock. My fantasy came true when Peter and I flew to Coron, Palawan known for its pristine white sand beaches, clear waters, aquatic life, diving and snorkeling sites and shipwrecks. We stayed 3 nights at the Club Paradise Resort.
When I visit my mom in Manila, we always schedule a beach trip. I am proud to say that the Philippines has some of the world's most beautiful beaches.