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May 16, 2016

POP CAFE by Kettle Korn: Liquid Nitrogen-Charged Popcorn Pops! @POPCafePH

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POP CAFE is the first Liquid Nitrogen-charged Popcorn Cafe in the Philippines by Kettle Korn--originally created by RFM's Joey Concepcion--and is the latest craze in enjoying this popular snack.

This is the first time I've seen liquid nitrogen used in popcorn. The nitrogen not only provides a cooling effect but also gives a smoky fun factor that even kids can enjoy. The popcorn kernels are made from whole grains and popped fresh in-store too, making for a healthy treat.

We recently tried all the flavors and offerings of Pop Cafe. Here's what to expect and what we recommend...

 

POPCAFE by KETTLE CORN 
SM Fairview Upper Annex Building, Fairview
Facebook: PopCafePH
Instagram: @PopCafePH
Twitter: @PopCafePH

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May 14, 2016

NOBU STAYCATION: The Art of the Hotel Staycation in Manila! @CityofDreamsPH

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Our NOBU HOTEL Staycation is one of the most awesome stays we've had in Manila with the family.

It's conveniently located, the rooms have elegant Japanese-inspired interiors, the famed Nobu Restaurant is found here, and there's an awesome view of the City of Dreams Promenade.

Here is a guide on how to plan your own awesome staycation at Nobu Manila...

NOBU HOTEL MANILA
City of Dreams Manila, Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard,
Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
Email: guestservices@cod-manila.com
Telephone: +632 800-8080
Website: http://www.nobuhotelmanila.com/

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May 13, 2016

VIGAN Calle Crisologo: 24-Hour Guide to Best Experience Vigan's Most Beautiful Street! @HotelLuna_Vigan

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Vigan is the third oldest city in the Philippines following Cebu and Manila. It is famed for the Philippines' most beautiful street Calle Crisologo, that brings back history which rivals Intramuros. The streets are cover with cobblestone lined with old Spanish houses from either side.


Calle Crisologo is the only World Heritage City in the Philippines inscribed by UNESCO. Because it perfectly preserves the livelihood of the Hispanic colonial era.

 

Watch this video: VIGAN: Food and Travel Guide to one of the 7 Wonder Cities of the World!

The best way to tour around Vigan is by foot or tricycle because it is such a small city, the sights are only a few minutes away from each other.

Here's our 24-hour itinerary that you can do on your own...

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FOX & THE FIREFLY COTTAGES Experience in Loboc, Bohol (Photo Essay) @SUPPhilippines

Related Blog Post: SUP Tours Philippines: World Class Stand-Up Paddle Eco Tours in Loboc, Bohol!

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The Fox & The Firefly Cottages in Loboc is the bed & breakfast place of Fred & Joan Soupart of SUP Tours Philippines.

We stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights with our 4 boys. Here are the things we like and some considerations for your own visit in Loboc...

FOX & THE FIREFLY COTTAGES
Baranggay Valladolid, 6316 Loboc, Bohol, Philippines
Mobile: +63 38 5379011, +63 947 8933022 , +63 917 7137577
Facebook: standuppaddlephilippines
E-mail: info@suptoursphilippines.com
Website: www.suptoursphilippines.com
Facebook: SUP Tours Philippines
Instagram: @suptoursphilippines
Twitter: @supphilippines

Private cottages rates:
High season rate ( Oct. 1 – June 30 ) Php 1,400 per night
Low season rate ( July 1 – Sept. 30) Php 1,200 per night

 

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May 12, 2016

INCREDIBLE ILOCOS GUIDE: 8 Incredible Sights You Should Not Miss in Ilocos! @TourismPHL

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The Ilocos Region, consisting of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, may sound like a daunting place for first-time visitors.

Often, our friends and relatives ask for a dozen Vigan Longanisa, a bottle of Sukang Iloko, a bundle of Native Garlic, or a packet of Bagnet in hopes of also experiencing your travels through your souvenirs.

However, we all know there is a lot more to this beautiful region than what we can find in your typical Pasalubong bag.

Here’s what every traveler in Ilocos should experience before returning home…

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May 11, 2016

SUP Tours Philippines: World Class Stand-Up Paddle Eco Tours in Loboc, Bohol! @SUPPhilippines

Related Blog Post: The Fox and the Firefly Cottages Experience in Loboc, Bohol (Photo Essay)

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Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the latest eco-adventure in the Philippines. And if you ever find yourself down south in Bohol, don't miss the chance to paddle for 8kms across the Loboc River, one of the biggest rivers on the island.

Here, you'll get to experience local Boholano culture and natural sceneries from a unique vantage point--by gliding on water! You can even watch magical fireflies at night on a SUP board.

 

SUP Tours Philippines is the first ASI SUP School in the Philippines. ASI meaning Academy of Surfing Instructors , an international body that offers the highest level of certification for "supping" instructors.

SUP is for everybody, that's why it's currently the fastest growing water sport in the world. It's quite popular because the learning curve is so easy and people of all ages and skill can quickly master it. It also provides a low impact full body workout and an eco-friendly way to experience the outdoors.

SUP TOURS PHILIPPINES
Baranggay Valladolid, 6316 Loboc, Bohol, Philippines
Mobile: +63 38 5379011, +63 947 8933022 , +63 917 7137577
Facebook: standuppaddlephilippines
E-mail: info@suptoursphilippines.com
Website: www.suptoursphilippines.com
Facebook: SUP Tours Philippines
Instagram: @suptoursphilippines
Twitter: @supphilippines


Here's a photo essay of our SUP Tour experience in Bohol...

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NOBU Sunday Brunch: A Special Celebration for a Very Important Person! @CityofDreamsPH

Related Blog Post: NOBU MANILA: The Art of the Nobu Hotel Staycation in Manila! @CityofDreamsPH

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The NOBU SUNDAY BRUNCH is a well-curated Japanese-Peruvian-Filipino buffet of the best of Nobu in City of Dreams Manila--Sushi/Sashimi, Hot Dishes, Kushiyaki, Meat Carving, and Dessert.

We were there recently to celebrate Mother's Day and the dawn of a new era for our Mother Country.

Here's what to expect when celebrating that special moment with your very important person in your life at Nobu Sunday Brunch...

 

NOBU MANILA
Level 1 Tower 3 Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila
Sunday Brunch 11.30am to 3.00pm
P 2,880 ++ with non-alcoholic beverage package
P 4,580 ++ with cocktail and champagne package
For restaurant reservations, call +632 691-2882 or 691-2885 

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May 07, 2016

SOS Coastival: Saving our Seas, Saving our Selves! @HumanNaturePhil

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180 meter long Sand Art depicting the core message of Human Nature's Save Our Seas Festival or SOS Coastival.

Meant to be a Green alternative to Labor Day Weekend, the event was host to people from all walks of life who share a common love for the environment and a genuine concern with preserving The Philippines coastlines and oceans.  

SOS Coastival kicked off Ocean Month, in hopes of becoming an annual event that draws awareness to the state of The Philippines Coastal Environments.   

 

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(From left, event host Ingrid Nieto of Mellow 94.7 FM, Maye Padilla of World Wide Fund for Nature, Tina Antonio of La Union Soul, Anna Meloto-Wilk of Human Nature, and Anna Oposa of Save Philippine Seas.)

"The Champions of the Seas"  Taking a moment to pose, the heroes who made SOS a reality all share a passion and appreciation for the life and future of our fragile ecosystems.    

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