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February 16, 2017

LUCKY PIERROT: Hakodate's No.1 Burger Chain!

by Abigail Javellana

Lucky Pierott

Bite into Japan's best local burger!

Food is central to any trip to Hokkaido. Hakodate in Hokkaido may be famed for their fresh seafood and rich salt-ramen, but it's their unique burger joint serving this juicy and addictive Chinese Chicken Burger that locals and tourists rave about.

Lucky Pierrot currently has 17 branches found all over the city. Each restaurant has a unique theme that sets it apart from all the other fast food stores. Did I mention it's only found in Hakodate?

Lucky Pierrot
Hakodate-shi Goryokaku-cho 30-14 (Hakodate)
Gakkoukoukyo 30-14 Goryokoro Tower
Telephone: 0138-55-4424
Opening hours: 10am to 12:30am (1:30 am Sat only)
Website: http://luckypierrot.jp/

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February 14, 2017

Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!

by Abigail Javellana

Hakodate Moring Market

If there's one thing you can't miss when visiting Hokkaido, it's their seafood!

Fatty salmon and tuna, sweet hairy and king crab, and amazing squid sashimi are among what tourists from Japan and overseas always rave about when in Hokkaido. You'll surely be impressed by the taste and freshness of their seafood.

The Hakodate Morning Market is conveniently located near the JR Hakodate station and opens daily from 5 am (6 am during winter) until noon. Various types of seafood are on sale here such as crabs, squids (Hakodate's specialty), tuna, salmon eggs (ikura), sea urchin, as well as fresh produce like Hokkaido's famed sweet melons. There are also many restaurants in the market offering fresh seafood donburi.

Here's a quick guide to enjoy the bustling Hakodate Morning Market...

Hakodate Morning Market
Japan, 〒040-0063 Hokkaido Prefecture, Hakodate, 若松町9−19
Phone: +81 138-22-7981
Website: www.hakodate-asaichi.com

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LOTUS BLANC: Excellence in Siem Reap (Photo Essay)

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Lotus Blanc is a 4 Star resort in Siem Reap Cambodia that has won numerous awards over the years for excellence.    

Part of The Innotality Group of Hotels – Lotus Blanc is proudly run and managed by an entirely Cambodian staff.  They take great pride in the reputation they have built, and their dedication to customer service is their number one priority. 

Fantastic service, world-class cuisine, and friendly staff are the reasons why we recommend Lotus Blanc Hotel and Resort to anyone visiting Siem Reap.   

 

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Located 15 minutes from Siem Reap Internation Airport20 minutes from Angkor Wat Archeological Park, and 5 minutes (Tuk-tuk) ride to downtown, Lotus Blanc sits at the heart of the busy tourist city of Siem Reap.    

Lotus Blanc Resort    
National Road 6, Kruos Village,
Siem Reap 069, Cambodia
Phone: 00 855 63 969 300
Email: info@lotusblancresort.com 
Website: lotusblancresort.com
Facebook: Lotus Blanc Resort

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February 13, 2017

LITTLE BAO Hong Kong: Our 14th Wedding Anniversary Eve Celebration @LittleBaoHK

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LITTLE BAO is a modern 20-seater Chinese Diner by May Chow. Chef May was recognized as Best Female Chef in the 2017 Asia's 50 Best Awards.

We love how she was able to elevate the simple Bao into a sought after dish that treads the fine line between fusion and authentic. Her concept is simple: it's all about sharing--both food and cultures. She takes inspiration from local traditions as well as from the international tastes you'll find in Hong Kong.

We celebrated the eve of our 14th wedding anniversary here at Little Bao Hong Kong. Take a look at our experience... 

 

LITTLE BAO HONG KONG
66 Staunton Street, SoHo
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Email: info@little-bao.com
Telephone: +852-2194-0202
Facebook: @littlebaohk
Instagram: @littlebaohk
Website: https://www.little-bao.com/

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February 11, 2017

JOZANKEI YUKITOURO: Snow Lanterns on a Clear Winter Night!

by Abigail Javellana

Sapporo Snow Festival

One cold winter night, a stillness settles over the small hot spring village of Jozankei as they watch in silence the full-scale installation of flickering lights from lamps made of ice and snow, creating this simple yet magical site.

Jozankei Yukitouro starts early February, the same period as the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Here's a short photo essay of our experience...

Jozankei Yukitouro
Jozankei Shrine, Higashi 3 Chome, Minami-ku Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
February 2-5, 2017 (18:00-21:00)
Website: www.jozankei.jp/yukitouro/

Related Blog Post: SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL: Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido! (First Timer's Guide)

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February 10, 2017

Php1,000,000 Valentine's Date!? @ManilaHotel

by Abigail Javellana

Manila Hotel: V-DAY

Ready to pop the question or spice up your relationship by renewing your vows?

Manila Hotel has something exciting for you with their extravagant “SKY’S THE LIMIT” room package, offering a luxurious stay at the newly renovated Presidential Suite, a sunset helicopter ride, a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, a five-course meal, and a private in-room ceremony with a priest or pastor for the renewal of your vows.

Here are the full details on what to expect from Manila Hotel's One Million Pesos Valentine's Package...

THE MANILA HOTEL
One Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 527 0011
Websitehttp://www.manila-hotel.com.ph
Facebook: Manila Hotel
Twitter: @ManilaHotel
Instagram: Manila_Hotel

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February 09, 2017

SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL: Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido! (First Timer's Guide)

by Abigail Javellana

Sapporo Snow Festival

February is the coolest month in Hokkaido, yet millions of people here step out of their homes and hotels to brave the cold temperatures outside with one destination in mind--the Sapporo Snow Festival, a winter dreamland made from crystal-like ice and white snow.

Held in early February, the festival is one of Japan's largest winter events, attracting visitors from all over Japan and around the world. About two million people come to Sapporo to see the numerous snow and ice sculptures lining the grounds of Odori Park, Community Dome Tsudome, and Susukino Street.

Here's a first-timer's guide to the Sapporo Snow Festival...

68th Sapporo Snow Festival
February 6 -12, 2017 
Odori Park, 1-12 Chome, Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan
Website: http://www.snowfes.com/

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February 08, 2017

ATV ADVENTURES RIZAL: A Breathtaking Off-Road ATV Adventure in Rizal

by Juanico Fernandez

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ATV Adventures Rizal is a guided All-Terrain Vehicle tour through the steep mountains and muddy jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Rizal.

Just 1 to 2 hours away from Manila, Rizal is home to countless towering landscapes, scenic views, beautiful waterfalls, and crystal clear Rivers.

It is also a favorite destination of hikers, bikers, and adventure-seekers alike, so it’s only fitting that an ATV adventure trail would co-exist here.

So get ready for some serious off-road adventure! 

ATV ADVENTURES RIZAL

Sapinit Road, Antipolo, Rizal
Mobile: 0947 308 6374 / 0977 750 2671 
Website: www.atvadventuresrizal.com
Email: atvadventuresrizal@gmail.com
Facebook: ATV Adventures Rizal 

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