AirAsia Zest flies from Manila! Yes, you read that right! AirAsia in Manila! In case you were wondering, Zest Air now goes by the name “AirAsia Zest.” Here’s a snippet off their press release:
Zest Air is now flying with AirAsia, The World’s Best Low Cost Airline. The Civil Aeronautics Board (“CAB”) approved “AirAsia Zest” as the new brand name of Zest Airways, Inc. CAB also approved the new logo of Zest Airways, Inc., wherein the Zest name has been incorporated into the iconic red hot circle, which is the signature logo of AirAsia.
AirAsia Zest, NAIA Terminal 4: the perfect combo for Manila-based people who love to travel! I would love to experience this since my first AirAsia flight was at the former hub in Clark for our TPE trip this year.
With AirAsia Zest, you can get to your destination of choice at affordable prices. In fact, the folks at AirAsia Zest dare you to compare prices! Yay for travelers who want a no-frills experience. Plane ticket savings = shopping funds (or for the next plane ticket!) Wee!
Aside from that, they also have an ongoing contest in cooperation with Nuffnang. Bloggers stand a chance to win tickets to their destination of choice just by sharing dream destinations. How cool is that?
Presenting my AirAsia Zest destination wishlist (with illustrations I worked so hard on)! Here goes:
1. Incheon, South Korea
In 2012, my dream to explore South Korea came true. I found myself instantly making a promise to return even before I left Incheon airport. Illustrated above is bibimbap, one of my favorite Korean dishes. Cmprised of select veggies, bits of meat, egg and chili paste, it’s the closest I could get to healthy eating. In fact, it’s the only dish where I enjoy spinach. Just the thought of gojuchang (spicy sauce) makes my mouth water! Must really go to Korea soon for the authentic experience, soju included.
Since I’m such a late bloomer when it comes to makeup, part of my agenda is to buy different products in Myeongdong. Some of the beauty products that are also available here are way cheaper in Korea, so expect me to stock up on those high-rated products to save some moolah! I also adore their fashion sense and shopping here and there is also on my mind. Hihi.
One of my Korea travel plans include a solo trip (inspired by friends and bloggers), preferably in fall. Also on my dream itinerary is to go on a “That Winter, The Wind Blows“/”The Innocent Man” tour! Seeing Jo In Sung, CL of 2NE1 and Song Joong Ki in the flesh would be amazing, too.
2. Cebu, Philippines
A few years ago, I was supposed to go to Cebu but chickenpox got in the way. Cebu is known for landmarks such as the Magellan’s Cross I illustrated above. The Edge Coaster and Sky Walk Extreme also piqued my interest (although I’m not really sure if I am brave enough for both, let alone one!). Beaches and resorts are also popular destinations that I want to see for myself (and who knows, I might bump into a Korean superstar while enjoying the waters!).
I’ve also tasted lechon from Cebu but I don’t think it qualifies as an authentic Cebu lechon experience. I’ve heard so many raves about it (even from a friend who doesn’t eat as much!) so I guess it only means that the lechon is that good.
They say Cebu is similar to Manila in so many ways. I can’t wait to discover it for myself!
3. Davao, Philippines
Now you might think that I am referring to Japan in my illustration above, but where can you get the freshest and most succulent tuna in the Philippines? Davao, of course! Enjoying good food ranks high on my list whenever I find myself in a new place, and as a big fish lover, tasting the best tuna in the Philippines would be one for the books!
Other attractions I look forward to include visits to Museo Dabawenyo and Davao Museum (apparently, these two are different from each other!), People’s Park and Davao Zorb Park, and the famous Samal Island. If only I am strong enough, I would definitely attempt to climb Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines!
These are my top AirAsia Zest destinations. What are yours?