Ara Arida in front of the Eiffel Tower
No, it’s not an official business trip. And no again, she is not in so much love (yet) to be swept off her feet all the way to the City of Lights. But Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida is having a relaxing vacation in Paris and cities outside the French capital. She is enjoying the food, the wine, the cheese and the countryside. And she is in such an inspired mood everyday with the scenery, the flowers and all things beautiful in one of the most visited countries in the world.
And you can see just how much she is having a wonderful time by looking at the image below. Very refreshing. 🙂
Ara Arida in Betting, France
courtesy of MissUniverse
Have you already booked your flights to Vegas? If not, then start doing it now because the airfare won’t be cheap, regardless of where you’re coming from. Try American Airlines or JetBlue or Expedia. From Manila, the most convenient flight segments can be booked with either Philippine Airlines or Delta. On the other hand, the cheapest would be China Southern (via Guangzhou). No Chinese visa needed if transit time is within 24 hours of arrival.
Map courtesy of LasVegas.com
Have you already reserved a room at Planet Hollywood
? If not, then boo-hoo! The promo codes may have already been fully used up by the early birds who took advantage of the super-discounted US$40.12/night weekday rate being offered right around the time MUO made the announcement online. Paris Las Vegas
may be nearby, but there’s nothing like staying in the same hotel where the delegates will be billeted.
Have you already filed your vacation leave for the all-important date of December 19 (or the week/s surrounding it for those traveling to the US)? If not, then drop by the HR department pronto. You’ll be surprised how many other co-workers have jumped the gun on you and secured approval for theirs.
Now, if you have all areas covered by now, keep in mind that Las Vegas during December can be very cold. Pack your thermal undergarments as soon as you take out the luggage from its hiding place. And add up a few party attires as well. The strip is the place to spend hip, cool and fun-filled all-nighters.
Miss Universe 2012 is definitely on and what better time to witness this beauty spectacle than during the merriest season of the year! 😀