Some of my co-bloggers and I went to the 17th HOT AIR BALLOON
and availed of Yats Int'l HOT AIR BALLOON VIP PARKING
which I prepaid for One Hundred Fifty Pesos ( P 150) last Friday, February 10, 2012 @ their office in Tektite. (Geez, imagine the hassle of going there and paying for a HOT AIR BALLOON VIP PARKING
which turned out to be not a premium location.)
When we arrived @ Clark,Pampanga yesterday morning, we were shocked to find out that it was very far from the entrance of the 17th HOT AIR BALLOON to think that it was supposed to be a HOT AIR BALLOON VIP PARKING which usually means a premium location near the event.
Imagine our frustrations when we had to walk for fifteen (15) minutes from Yat's Int'l HOT AIR BALLOON VIP PARKING
to the event's entrance under the heat of the noon time sun and were showered with dust when we passed by the military parking nearer the event. It is a good thing that the sun showed up only at noon and not the whole morning.
We were initially pissed off. Imagine our precious legs walking for fifteen minutes for a premium parking which costs three times more than the military parking nearer the entrance of the 17th Hot Air Balloon
Fiesta. Yes, dearie. The military parking which is just beside the entrance and where you could just walk-in cost only P50 pesos. But the security is more lax and when you walk towards your car you expect to be showered with dust.
The one that saves the day for Yat's International HOT AIR BALLOON VIP PARKING was the Lounge at the second floor where we were able to use a clean and more spacious restroom than portalets ( portable toilets located inside the 17th HOT AIR BALLOON Fiesta). We had some cat nap at the lounge sofa. It was fully air-conditioned, giving us comfort, sun shield and the rest we badly needed plus the parking was well-secured. Overall, the one hundred fifty pesos HOT AIR BALLOON VIP PARKING was not that bad after all.