Paid a visit to this coworking space located along U.N. Avenue in Manila called BlueTurtle Premium Lounge. The floor area was spacious, and had plenty of couches for small group meets, or group study sessions since the customers who were there were students from the nearby schools and medical institutions. The rates weren't all that expensive either for a place that feels like a premium coworking space, and the staff were very attentive. There's a shower room as well for those who'll do an all-nighter on a weekend, the bathroom is kept clean at all times. There is also a huge pantry at one end of the room filled with a selection of instant noodles, snacks and a few simple pastries, nothing too fancy, but just enough for people there to snack on something. There's a dedicated barista as well for those who are more keen coffee drinkers, but there's a hot and cold water dispenser for those who'd prefer tea, and a soda dispenser for Pepsi products. Plus a soft serve ice cream machine. And all of those are FREE. If what they're offering isn't up to your liking, they allow food and drinks bought outside. Internet access is stable, and the quiet atmosphere of the place allows you to focus on what you need to do without much distractions. Overall, a very good venue for coworking within Manila. @blueturtleph#blueturtleph#blueturtle#coworkingnomad#coworking#coworkingspace#coworkinglife#coworkingcommunity#manila#placestovisit#placestowork#philippines 🇵🇭
We headed up to the Vatican Museums at 8am and there were hundreds of people already gathering and milling about the streets. We stopped for a coffee down a side street before heading in (definitely a good shout). This place is incredible. Around every corner is some more fascinating artwork or architecture to admire. Unfortunately even early in the morning it was so busy (I heard a guide telling her group it was quiet and it only gets busier through the day). You couldn’t really stand and admire anything for too long as you would get swept up in the crowds and the Sistine Chapel for me lost some of its magic because a) there were so many people it felt like a bus station and b) those people would not shut up no matter how many times security asked them to 🙄
Would I go again? No.
Am I glad we went? Yes. It was an experience and I’ve not seen anything like it before.
Tips for anyone going: go early. Have a coffee before going in. Go to the Basillica first as soon as it opens. Don’t take a backpack. Take water with you.
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5⃣ Trolltunga, Norway
Ask a herd of knee-worn hikers for the best trek in the world and each will give you a different answers but one name is bound to remain common in all of them – Trolltunga, Norway. It is an incredibly scenic hike, ending at the Troll’s tongue, a thin sliver of rock perfect for creative photographs. Challenging in its own way, Trolltunga is no doubt one of the most awe-inspiring cliffs in entire Europe, situated about 1,100 meters above sea level. The hike to Trolltunga is recommended from the beginning of June until the end of September after making a careful evaluation of your own shape and equipment.