Food, History and Culture Tripping in Taipei

April 30, 2018

When you successfully mix history, culture and food tripping, that’s another level of wanderlust high. Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is just the ideal place to take your wanderings into another height of discovery, learning and fun.

As a tiny nation, it is surprising to discover that Taiwan possesses an abundance of destinations for explorers of all sorts: foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, shoppers and even arts, history and architecture junkies alike. Spending a week might be too short to cover the whole country, but the good news for time-pressed wanderers, the capital city of Taipei can offer you a wonderful glimpse in just a couple of days, thereby giving you ample opportunities to sample its savory cuisine and colorful history and culture.

Tawi-Tawi Travel Guide | Places to See and Other Things to Do

April 16, 2018

As the southernmost province in the Philippines, Tawi-Tawi boasts of a number of destinations still considered to belong along the off-the-beaten path. Home to diversity and a colorful culture that has flourished and preserved for hundreds of years, visitors to this province are sure to be gifted with a memorable experience. Previously overlooked and unreasonably associated with security concerns, Tawi-Tawi is quickly becoming a favorite option for travelers in search of a place teeming with cultural wonders and unforgettable sights. To the lucky and adventurous traveler willing to explore Tawi-Tawi, here are just some of the many places worth visiting.

The Agal-Agal Festival is held every September in Tawi-Tawi 

Siargao for Non-Surfers, Yet!

April 15, 2018

Whenever I think of Siargao Island I imagine myself waiting for a decent swell to come and when it does, I follow through by padding my way to meet the forming waves head on. The first step in a series of difficult process culminating with trying to stand on my surf board prior to crashing hard and being swallowed by the waves. A failure of catastrophic embarrassment ending with my head emerging from the water almost short of breathe and struggling to swim back to safety.

Cebu Pacific Manila to Siargao

Aurora Province | Dingalan Fun Hike with Tripkada

April 12, 2018

Arms outstretched channeling Edmond Dantès staring at freedom following his escape from his dungeon, I regaled at the sight of the Philippine Sea – while listening to its crashing waves mimicking a melodic environment symphony. In this southernmost tip of Aurora Province, I stood awestruck on a rock fronting a stunning landscape of rolling terrain fringed with cliff-side hills. I wanted to scream but instead, I reckoned the hissing winds sounded better in lieu of a yell of exuberance.

White Beach

Lakbay Norte 7: Malolos Heritage Tour | Bulacan

April 08, 2018

Discovering women’s libber, freedom fighters and the city's olden days heritage

Growing up in a time when a P10 bill was enough to buy me a bowl of arroz caldo and a bottle of soda, I always found myself being reminded of the historic significance of Malolos’s Barasoain Church, whose image was printed on one side of the currency. Coined from the term baras ng suwail, meaning “dungeon of the defiant,” the walls and four corners of this church was then the rendezvous point of the anti-colonial Illustrados.

Conversely, as history is told in a myriad of ways, it is also forgotten in innumerable ways. Eventually, the story of Malolos took a backseat, among other places of historic importance in the country.

Barasoain Church

Surf and Chow | Where to Eat in Siargao

April 04, 2018

Chasing waves and nature tripping in Siargao feeds one’s adventurous soul. Undertaking it can be wearing and will leave you famished and craving for a satisfying grub. Great thing though in this island, one will never run out of gastronomic spaces to have a feast, re-energize and have a good chill-out time with friends at the same time. With a thriving culinary sphere that twins the growth of the local art scene, Siargao is fast becoming known as a foodie destination to go along with its reputation as a surfer’s paradise.

Where to Eat in Kaohsiung, Taiwan | 1300 Only Porcelain

April 02, 2018

A line from a Moby song: “As I wake its kaleidoscopic mind”, hummed inside my head as we enter arguably the most unique fine dining restaurant in Dashu District, Kaohsiung. Porcelain filled ceilings, chandeliers, tables, walls, bowls, cups and statues—adorn the interiors. Doubling as a museum displaying porcelain figurines costing from 10,000 NT to as high as 4,500,000 NT, 1300 Only Porcelain also lavish their guests with mouth-watering fusion cuisines.

Catchy Ceramics artworks seen by the entrance of 1300 Only Porcelain

A Guide to What Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park Offers this Summer

April 01, 2018

The coming of summer spells dipping in to cool waters, trying activities under the scorching heat of the sun, and spending time with people who matters. This is most likely what Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park has in mind when it decided to boost and update its plethora of offerings for the benefit their clientele—the Filipino family (and their pets too!). At Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, nothing beats the memories made and the bond made stronger by families, with its fun-filled activities and amenities.