Friday, February 17, 2012

17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Clark Pampanga

Entrance fee:P200
Venue: Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Where we stayed: Euro Tour Hotel International (P3,000/night for a Suite Room)
contact no.09159154685/(045) 8926913


Since the hot air balloon flights will start at 5:30 in the morning (we thought so!) and we couldn't leave early from our place , I thought of booking a hotel room around Clark but to no avail. They were all fully booked! We just decided to find a hotel room outside Clark Freeport Zone once we get there. We were able to find a hotel room but the only available room was the Suite room that only had 1 double bed and a sofa bed. We had to avail an extra mattress (P600) since there were 7 of us.The hotel was 15 minutes away from the venue. I think I'll book a room at Euro Tour Hotel again just in case we decided to attend next year's hot air balloon festival but we'll avail a cheaper room.
Aside from hot air balloon flights, there were also lots of exhibits and fun activities such as Paragliding Exhibition, Aerobatic Air Show, Skydiving Exhibition, Aerobatic Flight Display and a lot more. The kids wanted to fly a kite but we had to go back to our hotel room to freshen up, prepare for our next destination and check out.



We decided to attend on the second day ( friday) since it will be jam packed on weekends.



We got there at 500:Am



We were lucky enough to be able to reserve a spot.




At 6:00AM, balloons were starting to inflate



Getting ready to take off!




I love this cake shaped balloon!



The daisy and panda shaped balloons are a darling!



car shaped balloon



bird shaped balloon







Paraglider








at 7:20 AM every balloon has flown up away except for the daisy, panda and the one behind us. I'm not sure what went wrong. The daisy shaped balloon was able to take off a few meters above the ground but surprisingly descended slowly towards the ground.



Unlimited use of props for picture taking (P20/pax)






Our Hotel Room



Overall it was a delightful experience! The kids were overjoyed! Who couldn't be happier if you get to spend wonderful happy moments with loved ones. It sure was a joyous day for all of us!




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68 comments:

chubskulit said...

Such a happy bonding for the family, love all the wacky faces of the kids.

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CoffeeFreak said...

Looks so much fun! :)
At obvious na obvious din that everyone had a blast! ♥

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Sey said...

Wah, nasa list ko dina ng hot air balloon festival pero sa kasawiang palad hindi ako nakapag-leave kaya next year lang ulit.

You got a great spot. Sabi nga nila dapat daw early bird kasi palaging crowded lalo na pag weekend. The room were you stayed is nice too. But the most important thing is you enjoyed the event with your family.

KM said...

saya naman nito! kaka-engget! wish ko lang maka-attend din ako ng ganito. swerte ng mga bagets at laging bitbit sa mga larga nyo ah :D

salamat sa pag join sa Happiness Is, anney. see you ulit dun next week for another round of happy posts ah :)

The Joyful Crafter said...

I haven't gone to that festival and I'd love to one day...
The balloons are all really cool and your photos are really nice!

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Lalah said...

hahay... envy nanaman ako.... if we were closer we could have watched that too...

Sayang, Sophia would have love it. :)

i am certified said...

I really wanted to watch this then kaso my sched won't allow me.. Love your photos, looks like all of you got a lot of fun :)

lanie said...

really cute, gustong gusto kong makapunta dyan, sa tv klang napanuod... :-( i really like your photo!
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apple said...

I've always wanted to witness this. My lack of determination won't allow me! Haha!

Nice pics as usual, Anney. I love the daisy shaped balloon the most. Too bad hindi sya nakalipad. :P

[pinkc00kies] said...

nice! you surely had fun!

mai said...

what a happy bunch! it's a great idea that you decided to check in at the hotel. i read from comments in FB that many people were caught in traffic going to the venue and did not get to see that many balloons, and were disappointed. So glad you were able to maximized the experience. i love the photos!

Deli said...

Wow! Thanks for posting about this. I have seen this in the news and I'm glad you shared some fotos to us of the event itself :) And it was family boding time, too. Nice :) Thanks for the visit also for my entry.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Super fun! Love the photos and the kids' smiles!

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joy said...

nice experience and happy to see such event in my home country. The filipinos are very creative people:)

suituapui said...

Yup! I saw it on the news on tv. Very nice... Bet the kids enjoyed themselves.

Tetcha said...

I've never been to Clark, never witnessed the hot air balloon fiesta, but I would love to witness that grand spectacle together with my hubby and little boy. Visiting back!

Mummy Moon said...

Such a nice event you guys have got. love all the hot air balloons design!

myrockingcradle.com said...

ang aga nyo!

i was able to go to this festival 2 years ago. it was fun!

sm said...

beautiful pictures full of fun

Mitch said...

yeh, your right! Nothing beats the happiness when you're with your loveones! It became more memorable!! Ganda ng mga balloons, very delightful!

the food dude said...

Too bad I missed this year's hot air balloon fest, awesome photos! And thanks for visiting my blog!

bluedreamer27 said...

wow... i never had a chance to attend a hot balloon event... nakakaexcite naman to

Mimi said...

Ang ganda naman!

Mimi said...

Gusto ko yung daisy balloon!

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures and great fun, I love those beautiful balloons, great colors. Greetings.

beingwell said...

I've been to this annual event 3 or 4 years ago. Super fun. <3

I love the photos friend!

Rizza (beingwell)

ThePinayWanderer said...

Uy, ang saya naman!

We went there too, road trip nga lang, early morning at naligaw kami kaya ayun, late kaya medyo hindi maganda location namin. Pero ok na rin, at least na-witness ko na sa wakas ang hot air balloon festival. :)

wifetoalineman02 said...

that is one happy event to watch with the family Sis, love the pictures, looks like the family had a blast. Returning the visit from Happiness is...

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Adin B said...

I love, love, love your photos. That looks so much fun. Wow you guys were sure early. :) I love the daisy balloon and that butterfly props. :) How beautiful!

Adin B

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Different shapes of balloon are very nice.

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Maya said...

I can see you had a lot of fun:) Lovely blog I follow you now

mymy said...

mukhang enjoy na enjoy talaga kayo! tagal ko na gusto manood nyan, pero di kaya ng sched (lol, akala mo busy!)...oo nga, mas maganda magpa.reserve na siguro a week (or month!) before the event kasi ang dami siguradong aatend nyan.

Kriz said...

Hi Anney! Looks like you had loads of fun! The pics speak for itself.
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fallenrhainnes said...

isa sa mga gusto kong ma experience ang hot air balloon at ang para gliding sa subic, maybe one day, though not too soon..:)

Ang Babaeng Lakwatsera said...

last year nagpunta kmi ni hubby jan.. parang mas masaya ngyon.. dami kong friends na pumunta.. sayang busy kc ako lately..

Rosemarie said...

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michie said...

we went there also pero saturday,sobrang daming tao pero sulit ang 200php entrance fee.nag enjoy mga pamangkin ko..hopefully next year maka attend ulit kami

Sera said...

Hi Anney.
Been a long time i hadn't be here.
They are great balloons!
i wish we had that kind of festival here.

jelai said...

wow!! nakaka aliw naman. sana may ganyan din dito sa city namin. unluckily, wala nga. hehehe. sa TV at sa newspaper ko lang nawiwitness ang festival na yan!

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Mary de Guzman said...

I'm so jealous! I really want to go to this event. :)

Spanish Pinay said...

I've always wanted to see this but can't really coincide with the schedule huhu! I am so thrilled for all of you! syempre enjoy na enjoy lalo na ang mga mega pose na chikitings :)

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sw0605 said...

Look at the kids game na game kahit 5:00 am pa ng umaga... nakaka envy kayu :( pictures as usual are fantastic! thanks for dropping by from Tales from my so called life Tc darling! kisses sa mga kids~

jeanny said...

Will try to see this next year. :-)

Great photos sis. Looks like everyone had a great time. :-)

Dhemz said...

oh, how fun! I've never been on a hot air balloon before.

Kristeta  (kalokang Pinay) said...

I did hear that this is such a popular event. Lucky that you found a wonderful room to crash in. And good thinking in going there on a weekday. Di ako makadecide kung alin ang pinakacool na balloon - but I love the cake one too =)
And syempre it was all more special coz you were there with your family.
Saya =)

Wild Butterfly said...

this looks so fun! i wish i could gothere someday.

dei said...

gusto ko din ulit bumalik para makapag-picture ng balloons! di pa ganoon ka-sikat ang hot air balloon fiesta when we saw it. konti lang tao so OK lang late dumating. though i think it's better now kasi mas madaming makikita.

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Tin | The Average Jane said...

Ang cute! =)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

ang saya...........

wifetoalineman02 said...

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Tin | The Average Jane said...

Hi Anney! Sorry, dito ko na sasagutin yung tanong mo regarding the Charlie Brown musical. Medyo mahal sya as compared to the other plays I've been to, pero less expensive naman than Mamma Mia. Hehehe! If I remember correctly, the cheapest ticket for the CB musical is around 700 or 800. You can check Ticketworld din. =)

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful and colorful balloons Sis
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Alice Law said...

We hv this balloon festival annually too, but not as many choices as yours!^^

maiylah said...

ganda ulit ng pics! saya-saya! :)

Untied Escape said...

Ang kulit ng mga posing lalo na ng mga kids!

Cee S. said...

It was indeed a delightful experience for kids and adult as well! I would love my kids to witness the same event.

BTW, I love the cake balloon too. And nagulat ako, ang mura ng suite ha, ang ganda pa. Thanks for sharing!

-Sapphire Mommy (Mommy Jo)- said...

kakaaliw! ever ready talaga sa camera ang mga kids,sanay na sanay na :)

Mai said...

visiting here again for Color Connection, Anney.

Lynn said...

Oh wow! That is certainly awesome! I haven't been to Clark, but visiting the place one day is definitely on my wish list.

Visiting late from Color Connection. Thanks for the visit!

dyosa said...

For the longest time, I've been wanting to go to this event but I always miss it.

Thanks for sharing your awesome photos!

Alice Law said...

if u plan to try the pancake, it's 1/4 tsp bicard. Instead of 1 1/4 tsp, typo error!

GSb TechBlog said...

Do they have a Kite Flying? I really love kites.

kulasa said...

such a colorful post! love the kiddo's smiles!

refuse vehicle hire said...

For us, that meant that we had to be on site at 6:45am. Many companies also offer to pick you up at your hotel for a small additional charge. Our adventure began when we meet our Rainbow Ryders crew at the launch site.

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