This will wound up the Four Hats Series- I became a rice farmer, a big brother, a copra farmer and now, the thing that is least expected of me- A LUXURY TRAVELER. Trying a posh hotel, sleep on a double bed, AC on, LCD TV and a hot shower bath, a taste of how rich people enjoy their vacation even just for a night.
I just came from a 14-hour trip (from Mongpong island in Marinduque to Catanauan, Quezon to Gumaca then finally to Naga City), I haven’t had a decent bath for almost 2 days and I was smelly and dirty. My fingernails are filled with dirt and my pants are somehow hard because of dried sweat, in other words #KADIRI. I think the hotel staff was having second thoughts if I really do have a reservation in their hotel.
I gave my name and the front desk staff gave me an electronic key, followed by a welcome drink. Feels weird to be stepping on this tiled floors with my dirty slippers. Somehow I felt uneasy, out of place, but these thoughts were taken aside because all I wanna do is get a hot shower and snooze!
Wanna see the video
during and after the shower?
Anyway, I just want to thank Avenue Plaza Hotel for providing me an awesome room for a night. I so enjoyed the room, the shower and the softness of the sheets. Not to mention the crispy friend daing served during breakfast. It is a must-try when you are in Naga City. Special thanks to Alison, their marketing officer for this opportunity.
Contrary to what many believe, I welcome hotel invitations. I guess I want to experience more of this on my coming travels but this doesn’t mean that I will be leaving the backpacker lifestyle. I’m always on the lookout for adventure and I believe that adventures happen when you stay close with the locals.
James Wearing Four Different Hats- a series of some unforgettable moments during my #isangdaan journey.
Rice Terraces Farmer / Big Brother / Copra Farmer / Luxury Traveler
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This is post part of ISANG DAAN Journey. ISANG DAAN is a personal journey and challenge to backpack around the Philippines the cheapest way possible for 100 days.
If you want to follow my steps, I have an interactive map