Hot Air Balloon Festival – Day 01
It’s now 2am of Feb 11, the first day of the 15th Hot Air Balloon Festival 2010, and I’m still awake.
Actually, I’m finishing some work and task before we leave for Clark in Angeles, Pampanga in an hour. Thanks to fellow blogger Iris with whom I’m hitching a ride with 2 more blogger friends heading to the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Earlier, I came from Ayala Mall’s admin office to get my media pass for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. I came about 5:15pm, past business hours, but thanks to Trisha Narciso of Marquee Mall and Ms. Mench Dizon of Ayala for the assistance and I still got my media access ID.
Marquee Mall joins the festivities of the Hot Air Balloon Festival from Feb 11-14 with their own showcase of a tethered hot air balloon offering rides to the public, among others. This is the first time Ayala malls will be participating in the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
After which I proceeded to Fort Bonifacio to pick up the 12MP camera. Thanks Ed!.
We’re taking the faster NLEX-SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway Interchange Road) route which leads to Clark South exit. Passing through the North Luzon Expressway (skipping the Dau exit) upto the SCTEX and eventually the Clark South exit through the Yokohama complex and turn right to Manuel Roxas highway.
An alternative to NLEX-SCTEX route is the NLEX-Dau. Check directions here. See this very helpful map from PhilBalloonFest.net as well.
So stay tuned to this blog as I update it later on with some Day 01 photos of the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Update: 9pm Feb 11, 2010:
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23 thoughts on “Hot Air Balloon Festival – Day 01”
excited! will go there on sat. crowd2! will keep posted for your updates!
I love the sun 🙂 too bad the whiskas balloon is not there anymore. I wanted to see that 😛
@K.o. – hi! I added some pics na. The full album over the weekend nlng. 🙂
In what hotel are you staying? How much rate nila? Planning to be there on Saturday night or early Sunday morning (got passes from Marquee Mall, too). Thanks!
I am officially envious! Been wanting to see this for 2 years already and every time, I get tied up with work. >.<
I have to say, I like the turtle balloon! 🙂
hi, where did you exactly buy the tickets. i bought mine in sm ticketnet, it doesnt have any prints like that, just looks like their normal concert tickets, want to keep it for souvenir sana 🙁
@Bob – i went home yesterday 4pm so we did not stThere are a lot of hotels around the area. One ride away.
@Rina- pde pa Sat & Sunday – mas marami nga lng tao sobra. 🙁
Many beautiful balloons this year roundabout and I miss Clark and CDC so much! Want my resume to be hired again. Lol!
@mich – mine came from together with the media pass. if I’m not mistaken, that’s the ticket sold at the venue gates.
It’s also the regular tickets sold by Marqueee Mall in Angeles. 🙂
andito pala kayo hehe…
buti pa kayo, nakapunta na. ako tumitingala na lang sa langit at hinihintay dumaan ang mga lobo 🙂
@Roy – awts. 🙁 pde pa bukas, last day 🙂
Wow! I wanted to bring Ethan, my son, there. Kaya lang medyo malayo. Next year… 🙂
@sebs – its two hours away frm Manila; but you have car naman ah 🙂
Malabo nang magka hot air balloon next year cause sabi Capt.Joy Roa nung pagkatapos ng night glow (last day) wala na daw sya next year 🙁
Sana magbago pa isip niya
Im a chase crew kaya nalaman ko ito
Si Capt.Joy Roa pala ung organizer ng balloon fest
@Ralph – awts, that’s sad news. 🙁 But we’re not losing hope. There’s still chance. 🙂
Hi There CoBlogger,
I will be definitely be there. Hope to see you this year.
For the sched, you can check it out here: