Laws of Distraction

It seems Mika, Marta and I have become de facto travel buddies this year because aside from going to Brunei last January, we went to Ho Chi Minh a few days ago for another 3 days 2 nights adventure. Unlike our previous trip however, we were accompanied by Mika’s two older sister – Ate Anne and Ate Malou – and our dear friend Maxine.

The vacation planning was done from scratch. We booked a cheap airfare courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air (again) and hotel accommodation at Agoda. We chose Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa located at District 1 near Ben Thanh Market. As for the tour and hotel transfers, I was able to contact Buffalo Tours for it. We were happy at their service because everything was well arranged even in such short notice.

The Travel

As expected, the 2.5 hours travel is another red eye flight. For some reason, I was happy…

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Laws of Distraction

Tips, guide, experience…

  • Brunei Darussalam is located at the north coast of the island of Borneo in South East Asia
  • There are two direct flights from the Philippines to Brunei. First is the Royal Brunei Airlines departing from NAIA terminal 1 and second is Cebu Pacific Air departing from NAIA terminal 3
  • If you’re flying Cebu Pacific Air, be ready for a red-eye flight
  • The money changer in the airport has better exchange rate compared to our hotel (The Brunei Hotel)
  • Taxi to and from the airport cost B$30
  • English is widely spoken
  • Brunei dollar and Singapore dollar are pegged in the same rate.
  • B$1 is about 33 Philippine Peso
  • Most establishment accept Singapore dollar, so no need to exchange currency
  • There are only a few taxi in Brunei so transportation is a bit difficult if you don’t know how to use the public bus service
  • It is more practical…

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