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Roadtrip Fridays with Asus ZenFone Go

Roadtrip Fridays with Asus ZenFone Go
Roadtrip Fridays with Asus ZenFone Go

TGIF!!! Time to take the gang on the road. The weekend starts with Roadtrip Fridays with and Asus ZenFone Go. With an Android Lollipop 5.1 OS and 2,070 mAh battery capacity, the ZenFone Go is an incredible companion for roadtrips.

But first, use Google Maps to chart your course.

Roadtrip Fridays with ZenFone Go and Google Maps
Roadtrip Fridays with ZenFone Go and Google Maps

I prefer Google Maps over other map and navigation apps. Maybe because I am more used it than other maps apps. I use Google Maps to check out our driving or commuting time and possible routes. It also shows me rest stops, gasoline stations, food stops, and other important destination or stop points along the way. I find that Google Maps is a good guide in most parts of the Philippines.

Some of my friends prefer Waze. I only use Waze in urban centers and places with heavy traffic. If you think there’s an even better app out there, let me know.

Don’t forget to take photos of fun and funny moments during your roadtrip. And of course, tonsss of selfies.

Roadtrip Fridays Selfie
Roadtrip Selfie

Capture moments with ZenFone Go’s 8MP, f/2.0 Aperture, Auto focus with Flash rear camera. And those selfies will definitely look good with a 2M, FF front camera. And of course, share these moments through social media.

And for those long drives, you will never get bored with streaming apps.

Roadtrip Fridays with iFlix
Roadtrip with iFlix

My favorite is iFlix. Hours or a day before long trips, I download films and series episodes on iFlix so I can watch them uninterrupted during the trip. Once downloaded, I can watch it seamlessly even if there’s spotty connection while on the trip.
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Hong Kong Getaway

Walking around Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong by Madie Boie Sahid
Walking around Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong by Madie Boie Sahid

Do you remember the first time you traveled abroad? I do. I vividly remember many parts of my first Hong Kong Trip with my relatives, way back in 1995. We did a lot of walking, a lot of shopping, a trip to an amusement park. And yes, tons of eating Chinese food.

Fast forward to 2014 on Christmas Day, my friends and I were on our way to Hong Kong for a quick getaway. And we did practically what my relatives and I did back in 1995. Only this time, we did much less shopping. And drunk a bit of booze.

Upon our arrival in Hong Kong, early evening of December 25, we took the bus to our apartment which we rented via AirBnB. And we quickly headed out to the shopping district of Tsim Tsa Tsui to look for food. We were hungrrrrry. I was, in fact, HANGRY.

On our way out of our apartment, I took a photo of our apartment complex and several establishments around it just to make sure I’d be able to go home safely, in case I get separated from the group, or we all forget or get lost. We walked from the apartment to Tsim Tsa Tsui. We chose that apartment from the AirBnB options we saw precisely because it was conveniently just a walking distance from most places we wanted to go to.

That first night was a actually a blur for me. After dinner, I think two of my friends (GUESS WHO) went out to party. It was, after all, the eve of Madie‘s birthday.

The next day, we Googled where the nearest Toastbox is and headed out for brunch.

Brunch at Toastbox Hong Kong
Brunch at Toastbox Hong Kong

Of course, we had to have Milk Tea the soonest time possible. Hehe!

Then, it was time to take the train to the farthest station.

Commuting in Hong Kong
Commuting in Hong Kong

We were on our way to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Winston, Andrew, Ria, and Madie at Disneyland HK by Madie Boie Sahid
The Gang at Disneyland HK by Madie Boie Sahid
Ria outside the Its a Small World Ride outside of Disneyland HK
Ria outside the Its a Small World Ride outside of Disneyland HK

It was my first time in any Disneyland so I was quite giddy. Being the scaredy cat that I am, I only rode the It’s a Small World ride. After even more walking around, watching The Lion King show, and a bit of souvenir hunting, we ended our Disneyland visit and decided to go straight to the Avenue of Stars.
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