BOROBUDUR is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, located in the Borobudur village, Magelang Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia. It was renovated from 1973-1983 to preserve the temple for the next 1,000 years and was subsequently listed in 1991 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
BOROBUDUR is an ancient temple inherited by Buddhism after the fall of the Hindu Kingdoms in Java in the 14th century and the Javanese conversion to Islam. It's a world pilgrimage site during the Buddhists' holy day of Vesak (like Christmas) based on the lunar calendar, which falls in the month of April or May.
Its name means Monastery on a High Place -- was derived from two words: Boro means temple from the Sanskrit word "Byara" and budur means above the hill from the Balinese word "Beduhur".
The best time to go is during sunrise when the temple is beautifully lighted by the sun, the environment is cool and there are relatively less number of tourists.
Let me share with you our BOROBUDUR Sunrise Experience...
Mangan Tamu! Ligligan Parul! The Ultimate Pampanga Food and Heritage Tour
Journey to the central heartland as we immerse ourselves in things Kapampangan!
From Buro to Baroque, it's a fun-filled day as we poke around and get intimate with the very best of Pampanga's cultural offerings. Gaze at the jewel-box of a church in Betis while wading through the lahar-buried town of Bacolor.
We'll stuff ourselves silly with a pre-Christmas Kapampangan noche buena fare by one of the country's best known Kapampangan chefs! And to it cap it off, get a front row view of the most dazzling display of Kapmpangan artistry the Ligligan Parul (Giant Lantern Festival) of San Fernando! It's a tour with nothing but Kapampangan cool!
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They say that the secret to the best ice cream is the quality of milk used. New Zealand is known to produce the best milk from the stress-free, well-fed, happy cows there.
New Zealand Natural offers unique flavors, and the signature one is the Hokey Pokey, which is a honey-flavored ice cream with crunchy butterscotch balls. For the macadamia lovers, you've got to try the Macadamia Supreme (ice cream with roasted Australian macadamia nuts). If you are going for the healthy treat, try the Superfruit Sorbet with the antioxidant power of pomegranate, blackcurrant, goji berry and passionfruit.
You can find its stalls in SM Fairview, SM Megamall and Robinsons Place Manila. I do hope it opens in more high-end places for better accessibility for foodies. :)
Congratulations, New Zealand Natural for winning the top #1 spot in UTT X! (The overall winner also wins a free booth in one of Rockwell’s bazaars :)
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Bayani Brew (P45 SRP - 400 ml).
I'm impressed with the products that come out of Gawad Kalinga's Enchanted Farm. The social entrepreneurs from the farm know that you have to sell really good quality products first, and that the social cause is not an excuse to be mediocre.
You have to try their Bayani Brew's Purple Leaf Tea! Yes, it is made from the purple leaf of kamoteng kahoy. :) It is very Filipino and produced by the community of Gawad Kalinga's Enchanted Farm.
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Villa Del Conte is a Filipino Brand of artisan chocolate made from a rural town in Padova, Italy. Check out the complete story of VILLA DEL CONTE Chocolates.
Our favorite flavors are:
Praline Balls in Dark Chocolate with Coffee Cream Filling (Black Wrapper),
Praline Balls in Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Cream Filling (Silver Wrapper),
Tartufone (Chocolate with Hazelnuts), and
No doubt, this is the best chocolate in Manila this holiday season. :)
Congratulations, Villa Del Conte, for winning the #3 spot in the Ultimate Taste Test series!
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Here's an interesting kind of tapa from SkewU -- a salty-sweet variation that is perfect with really sour vinegar. The meat is soft, and they only use USDA Angus meat for their tapa.
This is a legitimate contender for the Best Tapa in Manila! (They also have it in Salpicao version.)
Congratulations, SkewU, for a great debut in the Ultimate Taste Test series! :)
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If you are looking for a new dessert this Christmas Season, we've got something for you, especially if you're a certified Nutella lover! Think of the combination of Moist Chocolate Cake + Nutella Mousse + Nutella Cream... What's not to love, right? :)