Saturday, December 14, 2013

Have you ever tried the delicious Jonas Shakes?

Hi all! I'm finally back from the Philippines! its been quite some time since my last entry as I was busy either on work, or vacations. But well now I've got loads to share!

So I recently went to Boracay, Philippines for another amazing trip! This is my 3rd trip to the Philippines since Cebu and Manila. Why you ask? its because I managed to win the Cebu Pacific Airlines Juan Blogger contest which allowed me to become Cebu Pacific Airlines 1st Blogger Ambassador which gives me free trips to the Philippinesi!

So first stop, to get money from the ATM teller! Visa has sponsored me a total of 2000 USD to spend at my trips in Philippines, and it is all preloaded in some prepaid cards! Boracay is quite a small island so ATM's are not easily found. There are probably only about 10 ATM's in the island so I  thought its better to get some cash before it all runs  out from the tellers!

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Check out ze cards!

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Redrawing some cash

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Peso's galore!

As for every trip, I'll be given a Visa Challenge to complete, and in each challenge, I'll need to find a certain kinda food based on the clues that were given to me. 

So the clue for this challenge was:
Locals, frequent tourists and online travel reviewers will tell you that this refreshments store in Station 1 offers the must-try shakes in Boracay! Even local celebrities are regularly spotted in this Fruit Shake and Snack Bar. Once you locate this colourful store, you have to order a shake flavored with our national fruit – a sweet, yellow tropical fruit. You can have it blended with either banana or milk, whichever you prefer 

I was a genius to think that I'll be able to find it right on the spot since its a famous place, but actually it was quite tough to find it. The internet in the hotel was slow due to the Typhoon Yolanda which recently hit Philippines, so I headed out on foot to find it. The most famous tourist area in Boracay is D'mall, located at Station 2. After asking a few locals and shopowners, I finally found out that I could be able to find what I'm looking for at Jonas Shakes.

Me and Eileen took a 10 minute walk from Station 2 to Station 1 and finally found what we're looking for. Jonas Shakes! The colours of the restaurant matched the description of the clue as it was so colourful! We sat down in the shop and finally got to order the Delicious Mango shake which everyone talks about!

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Jonas Shakes!

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The exterior of the restaurant

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The Interior of the restaurant. see how colourful it is?

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The types of shakes you can order

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It comes in plastic bottles with a straw poking out

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My mango shake!

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Yummeh!

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Eileen with her Chocolate Banana Shake

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Paying the shopowner with the money i got from VISA

Its really special and nice as it is blended there and then and it has a really rich flavour to it! Definitely to die for! You better try it if you're ever at Boracay!

Thx Visa for the chance to get me to drink this awesome drink! I'll be blogging soon about my recent adventures at Boracay! Stay tuned!

*all photos were taken using the Samsung Galaxy S4 HDR Mode

Read about my other Philippine adventures here:

Manila Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/my-first-all-expense-paid-trip-to.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/riding-jeepney-in-manila.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/the-balut-challenge-taal-volcano.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/05/awesome-dessert-halo-halo.html

Cebu Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/08/my-trip-to-cebu-philippines.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/07/cebus-lechon-baboi.html

Boracay Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/boracay-getaway-awesome-beaches-and.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/flying-skies-sinking-deep-below-ocean.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/12/have-you-ever-tried-delicious-jonas.html

Palawan Trip
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/03/exploring-palawans-city-with-crocodiles.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/04/the-ultimate-zipline-camwhore-and.html

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