About Cille Anne

This blog is maintained, written and edited by she - who likes to travel a lot, more like wishes to travel a lot, doesn't want to miss a photo-op, loves the rain, certified chocoholic, coffee keeps her sane - it runs through her veins, she doesn't know how to swim, but wants to dive in Tubbataha all the same haha

~Come share with me, my travels, my stories, my life.

My name is Cille. AND THIS IS PENFIRES. :)

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Don’t Just Print Your Pics – Photo book It!

My 1st photo book from Photobook Philippines arrived today and it got me so excited! I want more!!! :) You see I have this one folder in my laptop with label ‘PRINT THIS’ – a collection of my fave photos from all the travels I’ve been on. My plan was to print at least 10 to 20 4R pictures from each travel, each event over the years, and then safekeep them in an album. But the digital photos sat on the folder, gathering cyborg dust for god knows how long. Then one day, my sister (@thatneverlandgirl on Instagram) pm’ed me and pushed me Continue Reading

Genghis Mongolian Grill Restaurant in Angeles City, Pampanga

Eat All You Can at Genghis Mongolian Grill! This is one delicious reason why you should check out this restaurant in Angeles City, Pampanga. Now, if you are allergic to ‘eat all you can’ for whatever reason - weight watching or mahina ka kumain or something else - don’t worry you can always go for the single bowl or try their ala cart dishes. If you are not familiar with restaurants serving mongolian bowls – now is the time to try it! Treat your taste buds to something new! When you are at the food counter with your bowl - all you have to do Continue Reading

How to plan for a stress-free Christmas

The thought of enjoying a stress free Christmas seems like an impossibility for most of us. It should be a time of joy and relaxation but it often turns into a chaotic rush. There’s so many presents to buy and the dreaded Christmas day feast to prepare. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to ensure you remain calm and collected, right up to the big day. Shop early The thought of Christmas shopping fills many people with dread and anxiety. Navigating the crowded malls desperately in search of that special gift can affect the Continue Reading

Cebu Pacific Cancelled Flight? Rebook Without Any Penalties

What if your confirmed booking is suddenly cancelled by the airline like Cebu Pacific? What options do you have? How much are you going to pay to rebook your promo flight? Hunting for Piso Fares and Promos Our travels, husband and I, are plan months in advance. We have the destinations and dates plotted early in the year. Why? Promo fares favor the prepared. :) If you want to be among the first to book during piso fares and red hot seat sale events, you got to have a ready list of your preferred travel dates. We booked last April one way Continue Reading

Cruising the Caribbean

There are few forms of vacation that provide holidayers with the type of freedom and luxuries that are available from today’s cruise packages. Not only do modern cruise liners provide the ultimate in on-board luxuries and activities, but the fact you can visit multiple destinations while enjoying all these amenities, makes cruising the equivalent of visiting a travelling all-inclusive resort. The increasing number of cruise companies also means that this form of vacation won’t break the bank, and there are plenty of great cruise deals Continue Reading

Malacanang Declared the 2016 Holidays – List of Regular and Special Holidays in the Philippines

The 2016 Holidays have been declared by Malacanang Office of the President. We now have a LIST of Regular and Special Holidays (working and non-working) to guide us by for next year's trip and vacation planning.  How many long weekends will there be for 2016? Check below for the information and list of 2016 long weekends. Malacanang declared the 2016 holidays by virtue of Proclamation No 1105, series of 2015. There will be a separate  proclamation for the official holiday date for 2016 Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha . Once that info is release, Continue Reading

Angeles City Heritage Walking Tour – Sites and Itinerary Recommendations

Look to the past to know a city better. This is very true, aye? =) I was very fortunate and thankful to be part of the Angeles City Tourism's Total Tourist Experience last July. This tour trashed and debunked my preconceived notions about the city. It made me realized it was poor judgement on my part not to have thought of visiting Angeles before. The city was one of those places I know of but never really thought of visiting, because I thought the city wasn’t interesting enough and offers little. But now I know I was wrong. I urge you,if Continue Reading

Island Hopping to Virgin Island of Bantayan Cebu

It's the second day of our Bantayan vacation. We rose early with the sun, excited to go island hopping to Virgin Island. Our baon was freshly-catch seafood, a combo of blue crabs, local lobster, fish, octopus, that we are to cook once we get to the island. We also had mangoes, soft drinks, and puso for a complete, satisfying, delectable seafood island feast . Lami dyud!  ;) **For an updated Bantayan travel guide and list of accommodations in Sta Fe, you can refer to this post. We hopped on-board a motorized outrigger boat. Boat rental Continue Reading

Updated Bantayan Island Travel Guide and Accommodation Options

Some visitors prefer to skip the city and head straightaway to Sta Fe, Bantayan Island after arrival in the Mactan airport. Can this be done? Yes. But if I may suggest, I’d recommend that you spend the night in Cebu City and then make your way to the Cebu North Bus terminal around 4:45 AM. If you are the type who prefers the ‘no-sleep- adventures’, arrive in Mactan airport late night, then take the first trip to Hagnaya at 1 AM.  There is another one at 3 AM. But this can be taxing on your body, so make sure you have the stamina for the long Continue Reading